Guiding hand: Countercyclical services have somewhat mitigated volatility in the industry

The industry includes businesses that provide advice and guidance on financial systems and strategy. Industry revenue is expected to rise at a compound annual rate of 0.7% over the five years through 2018-19. However, industry revenue has been relatively volatile over the past five years, having been affected by fluctuating business confidence and weak business capital expenditure. The most successful year for the industry was 2014-15, as business confidence rose, supporting revenue growth of 16.1% However, business confidence has been volatile since the vote to leave the European Union, due to widespread uncertainty, which led to firms refraining from consolidation activity...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£5bn
Annual Growth 14-19
0.7%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
22,120
Businesses
9,691

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry has been extremely volatile and revenue is expected to fall in the current year
  • Many operators have focused on the value they can offer when firms are facing difficult conditions
  • The UK’s exit from the European Union is likely to support demand as firms face the new landscape
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The level of investment required is determined by comparing the human and capital equipment factors of production, using wages and depreciation costs as proxies. Comparatively high depreciation costs are indicative of a high level of investment in depreciable assets such as buildings and equipment, therefore, high capital intensity. Conversely, comparatively high wage costs are indicative of high labour intensity.As with most service industries, the industry is based around the use of human knowledge and labour to deliver a service to clients. Specialist skills and knowledge are essential, with professional qualifications required to provide many of the industry’s services. Without these specialist skills, industry operators will not be able to complete their core operations...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Financial Management Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Financial Management Industry are

  • Ability to effectively communicate and negotiate
  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Business capital expenditure and Business confidence index in the Financial Management industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Financial Management Industry?

    Operators in the Financial Management industry provide advice, guidance and operational assistance to businesses and public-sector organisations on issues such as accounting system design, financial risk management, budgetary control procedures, cost-reduction strategies, compensation and other financial issues. The industry excludes the design of accounting systems software (see IBISWorld report J62.010) and accounting and auditing services (see IBISWorld report M69.201).

    Industry Products
  • Accounting system design
  • Financial control strategy
  • Cash flow and cost-management strategy
  • Financing and investment strategy
  • Industry Activities
  • Designing accounting systems
  • Advising on financial control procedures
  • Advising on cost and cash flow management
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Business capital expenditure
  • Business confidence index
  • FTSE 100
  • Mergers and acquisitions involving UK companies
  • Government capital expenditure

  • Current Performance
  • Industry volatility
  • Benefits of uncertainty
  • Regulatory change
  • Technological advancements
  • Profit performance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand strengthens
  • Complicated divorce
  • Technological change
  • New alliances
  • Table: Financial Management Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Financial Management Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Software Publishing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Renting and Operating of Own or Leased Real Estate
  • Temporary-Employment Placement Agencies

  • Products & Services
  • Accounting system design
  • Financial control strategy
  • Cash flow and cost-management strategy
  • Financing and investment strategy
  • Chart: Financial Management Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Financial services sector
  • Manufacturing sector
  • Public sector
  • Other
  • Science and technology sector
  • Construction and transportation sector
  • Resources and energy sector
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Financial Management Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesSubcontracted labourOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Financial Management

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Financial Management Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, KPMG LLP, Deloitte LLP, Accenture (UK) Ltd,
  • Table: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP - financial performance
  • Table: KPMG LLP - financial performance
  • Table: Deloitte LLP - financial performance
  • Table: Accenture (UK) Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Financial Management Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Financial Management Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Cash Flow Management
  • The process of monitoring, analysing and adjusting a business's cash flows.
  • Restructuring
  • Modifications to a business that can provide improvements to cash flow, profit and the corporate balance sheet.
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Act
  • US legislation that addresses conflicts of interest in cases where an accounting firm both audits and provides consulting services to the same client.
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