Strategic Consulting

Industry, economic and business expertise

We bring together industry, economic and business expertise to give you a complete sense of the opportunities and challenges you can expect on the road ahead. 

As your business grows, it’s natural that you find yourself facing issues of a scale, scope and complexity that are beyond what you’ve encountered in the past. In those instances, it pays to have access to a reliable third party with a track record of helping privately held businesses.

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HORNE can provide objective insights into the potential pitfalls, innovative solutions or best practices that can help you make smarter, sounder business decisions. By combining our strong analytical skills with the lessons we’ve gleaned from working with clients, we can bring a fresh perspective to key areas of your business.

Leadership & Governance

Build leadership structures that reflect the knowledge and experience needs of your company.

  • Board and audit committee training
  • Strategic planning
  • Corporate governance
  • Succession planning

Accounting & Advisory Services

Both privately held and publicly traded organizations rely on HORNE to help navigate and implement new, often complicated accounting standards. Focusing our efforts on nonroutine transactions, we advise on accounting for income tax, business combinations and share-based compensation, as well as assisting with SEC reporting and adoption of current and new pronouncements.

We help our clients anticipate the impact of major events on financial reporting, from mergers and acquisitions to significant contracts to the compensation of key employees. Because we’re focused on your accounting needs, you are free to focus on your passion – your business.

  • Financial reporting and accounting standards relief
  • Income tax accounting support
  • IPO readiness
  • Transaction accounting assistance

Exit Planning & Wealth-Building Strategies

When you’re focused on the day-to-day running of a business, the idea that you may one day walk away from it could be the last thing on your mind. Because of that, an estimated 75% of independent business owners do not have an adequate exit plan in place.

Whether your end goal is to sell, leave your business to your heirs or groom a second generation of leadership to continue your legacy, we can help you prepare for a successful and lucrative departure from your business.

More Services

Other strategic consulting services include:

  • Staff augmentation
  • Project management
  • Process efficiency assessments
  • Data analytics
  • Business model transformation
  • Growth strategies
  • Human resources consulting
  • Vendor management and assessment
  • Incident response and preparedness
  • Process automation and outsourcing
  • Succession planning

Insights and

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Acceleration & Growth

HORNE’s acceleration and growth services help you stay ahead of the change with our technology, people, process and experience solutions.


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