Armanino: Providing Sound Insights that Lead to Positive Action

Dave Burlington, Partner, Cloud Solutions Consulting
One of the largest independent accounting and consulting firms based in California, Armanino provides integrated audit, tax, consulting and technology solutions to clients in the U.S. and abroad. The firm’s Cloud Solutions group helps finance teams at public and private companies minimize time spent on low-value accounting processes and increase time spent on strategic decision making. They offer strategy, implementation, integration and regulatory compliance services, and have completed more than 350 successful cloud financial solution implementations, customizations and integrations.

The Cloud Solutions team includes CPAs, certified implementers, developers, former CFOs and controllers, and experienced software industry executives. They provide a unique combination of real-world experience and technical skills to meet the needs of CFOs in a wide range of industries. Armanino uses this expertise to provide strategic guidance that helps clients lower their total cost of IT solution ownership. They also share their process re-engineering knowledge and industry best practices to ensure successful implementations.
The Cloud Solutions group brings its deep experience to integrations, as well. They’re able to increase ROI for clients by combining silos of cloud applications into an integrated “nervecenter ” that goes beyond data integration and supports the entire business process. Armanino’s configurable, pre-built integration packs also allow for quicker and more robust implementations. The firm offers a range of SaaS solutions, including Intacct, Adaptive Insights, Certent, Coupa and Microsoft Dynamics CRM.

Armanino partners with Intacct, a leading provider of cloud-based financial management and accounting software, to eliminate tedious financial data entry and provide strategic business insight. Armanino’s prepackaged, best-in-class integrations―which support specific industries such as SaaS/software, professional services and nonprofits― streamline the quote-to-cash process, cut order processing times, improve donor and project reporting, and provide greater controls over deferred revenue. They also simplify subscription billing for clients that need complex options like recurring, usage-based and event-based billing.

Armanino partners with Adaptive Insights, a leader in cloud corporate performance management, to meet clients’ budgeting and reporting challenges, and provide an accurate planning and reporting process with timely re-forecasting.
“We are proud of our very experienced team that offers clients a deep understanding of financial reporting and FP&A. We provide business process best practices, along with Cloud Solution implementation, integration and strategy solutions,” says Dave Burlington, a partner in Armanino’s Cloud Solutions Consulting practice.

Rapidly growing e-discovery software company kCura recently chose Armanino to implement the Intacct and Adaptive Insights solutions when the time came to move to an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. The company had year-over-year transaction volume growth of more than 30 percent and needed to find an alternative to QuickBooks and spreadsheets that could also be integrated with, Concur and Adaptive Insights. Armanino deployed Intacct in less than four months, improving efficiency (automating revenue recognition saved one employee two full days each month) and enabling the accounting and finance team to deliver greater value to the company.
“We want to control all of the applications we use on a daily basis, yet not create an IT burden,” says Todd Bailey, Controller at kCura. “We get that self-sufficiency with the Cloud.”

We provide business process best practices, along with Cloud Solution implementation, integration and strategy solutions

The firm’s rapid implementation approach recently won them a deal at Southwest Gas, a large utility company. Armanino was the only cloud provider in the running, and speed to implement was the key against their competitors. “Other on-premise firms were promising implementation in a timeline of 12 to 18 months, and we were able to get them their first reporting in 90 days,” says Burlington.
Armanino’s Cloud Solutions include cloud financials; budgeting, forecasting and planning; governance, risk and compliance; equity management solutions and customer relationship management (CRM). The firm also offers a complete range of financial and tax consulting and audit services, including IPO readiness support and SOX compliance.


San Ramon, CA

Dave Burlington, Partner, Cloud Solutions Consulting

Armanino LLP is one of the largest independent accounting and business consulting firms offering audit, tax and consulting services across diverse verticals.