Excerpt from First of 4 Charters

PreClose / Planning

  • Retention Plans: work with teams to define costs
  • Day 1: Ensure plans developed to ensure readiness for Close
  • Org. Structure: Finance team migrates to Acquirer reporting Day One
  • 2018 Spend: schedules reviews to control and manage; identify opportunities to reduce spending (duplicate functions, projects, activities); control payables and accruals
  • Rev. Rec. / ASC 606: align accounting treatment; revenue roll forward; forecasts
  • Earnouts:  establish collaborative Investment planning and decision-making processes
  • Audits: complete Acquired Co. audit by Sep.15; define ongoing SEC compliance requirements
  • FP&A: align Management Reporting, define budgeting process, policies

Day One / Close

  • Treasury: gain control of capital; bank account cutover; signature cards; cash / debt reporting, FX
  • Tax: legal entity structure established; signatures obtained; tax filing calendar established; align tax compliance, planning and audit mgmt.
  • Accounting: Billing/AR/AP cutover; align policies; support Close and G/L Consolidation, align Rev.Rec. accounting treatment until implementation finished, Map Chart of Accounts
  • Employee Onboarding: support ERP data migration, US Payroll migration; migrate cards to Amex; retention and offer letters
  • Sales: define compensation to support cross-selling
  • DOA: establish roles/limits in ERP system

Day 30+

  • Fixed Assets: migrate data and organize tracking and reporting in ERP
  • India Transfer Pricing:  see Definitive Agreement protections; initiate plan to modify
  • VAT: see Definitive Agreement protections; initiate plan to modify
  • 2025 Operating Budgets: schedule reviews to develop; align KPI’s; define chargebacks/allocations; define new cost centers
  • QTC: support Quote-to-cash Workstream planning
  • GTM: support Go-to-Market Workstream planning
  • Product Integration: support SKU/PID setup in ERP
  • Real Estate:  initiate search for new space; identify and control all third-party relationships
  • Cost-to-integrate budget: establish budget, process and controls for all Workstreams

Key Dependencies (Identify functional team)

  • Employee Onboarding (HR, IT)
  • Communications (HR, Marketing)
  • Applications / Systems Access (IT, Hosting) ...


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Finance: 4 M&A Integration Charters from Different Acquisitions

Finance Charter

Finance Charter (1 of 3)

Finance Charter (2 of 3)

Finance Charter (3 of 3)

Finance Integration Charter

Finance Integration Charter (cont.)

Finance Integration Charter