Rokeby School: PFI Contracts

    Background Insight MSC was engaged by a secondary school, recently built under PFI, to examine the contractual agreements between the school and the Council in relation to a proposed revision to the annual unitary charge. We then went on to build a case for renegotiation and redrafting of…

House of Commons: ERP System Consultancy

    Background The House of Commons (the House) had implemented the Agresso Business World ERP system in two of its six departments. In so doing they had brought together core payroll, human resources and finance functionality into a single system. A further project in currently under way to extend…

Harborough District Council: IFRS Conversion

      Harborough District Council (HDC) as other local authorities, account for their transactions and balances under UKGAAP according to Local Authorities SORP. As part of the public sector conversion to IFRS it was necessary for HDC to be fully prepared for IFRS external reporting in 2010/11. The Challenge…

ERP System Rescue and Managed Services

Background: A financial institution regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA). The company used an old version of the Oracle JD Edwards ERP system across a number of functions. Following two key appointments at Board level in October/November 2006 the finance department took immediate responsibility for systems from IT and…

Cabinet Office: Accounting and Financial Systems Consultancy

    There were weaknesses within the financial structures and systems of the Cabinet office that were preventing the timely and accurate reporting of financial information. Delays in the completion of the 2002-03 annual accounts led to a disclaimer to audit opinion, followed by a Public Accounts Committee hearing. As…

Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC): Process Mapping

      Background The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) was established in October 2008 from parts of the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (now the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills or BIS) and the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). DECC’s…

HM Treasury: Financial systems specification

    The SDS project team had been formed to investigate possibilities for rationalising three HMT systems used for collecting processing and reporting financial information from public sector organisations. These systems were operated by 3 different HMT teams, and were as follows: General Expenditure Monitoring System (GEMS)- Spreadsheets that collected…

Cheshire Police Authority: Authority: Financial Systems Consultancy

    The Cheshire Constabulary is responsible for policing a population of 980,000 and an area of 232,850 hectares. It has a annual budget of £160m and employs 3000 officers and staff. Cheshire Police Authority had since being created in 1996 shared corporate systems and services with Cheshire County Council.…