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“OTUS Group was engaged by ATAC to oversee our financial management operations, including managing the transition to a new bookkeeper and providing interim CFO services to ATAC. I would not hesitate to recommend the OTUS team to organizations needing professional business advisory services.

“We were very fortunate to have OTUS Group step in while we searched for a new Executive Director. OTUS Group has expertise in the hospital foundation sector that is not readily available elsewhere. There were so many things we needed to learn and the guidance we received was invaluable. I recommend them highly to any organization seeking to raise the bar.”

“The Operational Review completed by the OTUS Group provided valuable insights into the core functions of our business and provided us with specific performance indicators and industry benchmarks. The exercise was extremely worthwhile.”

“When I need dependable, objective management consulting, with solid understanding of current trends and best practices, I call OTUS Group.”

I am forever grateful for the top notch service that OTUS group offered CAOT. OTUS group was able to provide us with an immediate placement of an experienced, highly skilled Interim Director of Finance. Clare offered her skills and experience to help CAOT streamline accounting and budgeting procedures and systems. OTUS Group also provided mentorship and coaching to help advance staff members’ knowledge and skills on accounting and budgeting practices.”

“The OTUS Business Strength Assessment provided insights into all areas of our business. We now understand where we need to focus our attention.”

“CBAA selected OTUS Group to fully re-evaluate our financial management system, OTUS Group delivered as advertised. We are extremely pleased with the OTUS Group’s services, they are always conscious of our costs and always able to provide expanded services as required.”

“We engaged the OTUS group to conduct a Financial Management Assessment and overall financial system review. Best practices guide our work in all areas and financial operations is no exception. The wealth of expertise and experience marshalled by the OTUS group is significant and particularly beneficial in the not-for-profit and charitable sectors. OTUS prepared a thorough project proposal and delivered a comprehensive report containing relevant and practical recommendations.”

“OTUS helped CHHA navigate through both the turbulence of COVID and significant staffing changes without missing a beat. OTUS Group upgraded our financial operations, protocols and procedures. They converted CHHA to a paperless online accounting system, and provide meaningful financial information to our management team. We highly recommend OTUS Group to any organization wanting to optimize their financial management.”

“CHEP engaged the OTUS Group to complete a Business Strength Assessment (BSA). This assessment provided valuable insights and many useful and practical recommendations for our organization. I would recommend OTUS Group and their BSA to anyone seeking an outside perspective on their current business practices.

“We engaged OTUS Group to assess our financial operations, identify any variances from recognized best practices and to recommend improvements. Within a short period of time, OTUS provided us with a comprehensive and prioritized report of financial recommendations, together with many others relating to strategy, governance, risk management and HR. OTUS also delivered an implementation workplan that involved board members, senior executives and staff.

We have no hesitation recommending OTUS Group to other organizations similar to ours, who want to assess their financial and/or executive suite, to implement best policy and practice, or to provide financial and governance expertise”

“We were introduced to OTUS Group through their Business Strength Assessment, which provided insights and validation into all areas of our business. We subsequently engaged OTUS to conduct a targeted marketing review and to provide options and recommendations. We were pleased with the report and would engage OTUS again should the opportunity arise.

Working with OTUS has been above my expectations. The professionalism of the OTUS people working with us, their in-depth knowledge but overall, taking the time to understand our very nature and to genuinely help us has made the difference.”

“The quality of work performed by OTUS Group was outstanding. Their expertise in strategic and business analysis, coupled with the practical skills to carry out the needed work, completely met our needs and, in fact, exceeded our expectations. This work was completed on time, on budget, and over a very short period, allowing CRKN to begin its new fiscal year in a very strong position.”

Working with the OTUS Group team has allowed me to spend less time thinking about our finances, and more time focussed on activities that drive value for our members. They have also referred us to a variety of suppliers and services to improve efficiencies and decrease costs.”

“The financial and human resource review conducted by the OTUS team was thorough and honest and set a course to ensure our continued existence as a national association. OTUS oversaw the full implementation of that plan that I believe saved our organization. We now have the information we need to make informed business decisions.”

“OTUS Group has been such a strength to our organization for these past few months. We engaged OTUS Group to fill the role of interim director of Finance, Facilities and IT for several months during a period of transition between directors. I am grateful for their insights, advice and proactive approaches in addressing key issues during this time of transition. I highly recommend OTUS for such roles.”

“We found the Business Strength Assessment to be very valuable for our organization. It challenged us to really think about our current processes and how they could be improved for greater outcomes. The assessment offered an immense amount of value and advice on how to strengthen our organization.

Overall the expertise that OTUS Group provided was instrumental in updating and streamlining our credit card procedures. More importantly, their involvement concluded with a significant reduction in the credit card fees we were paying to our merchant service provider. We would not hesitate to recommend OTUS Group to any organization.”

“Hiring financial expertise from Canada may not appear to be the most logical choice for a non-profit organisation based in Amsterdam. Right from the start it turned out that OTUS understood our business as well as our needs. OTUS does provide the advice and services they promise and as an extra they are committed to the organization, acting as a valued partner and sounding board.

“When you need insightful, practical perspective that you can use to manage risk, OTUS Group provides trustworthy, expert advise. Contact them – we did.

“OTUS Group helped us define a new business model, and provideed an objective assessment of our financial management operations. Their business advisory services were insightful and delivered excellent value, and their recommendations have helped us out significantly. We plan on hiring OTUS Group for our next project, and we would not hesitate to recommend OTUS Group to other organizations.”

“Our VCFO from OTUS Group was hired at a time of change and flux at our affiliate. OTUS Group came on board with a passion to help us advance our operations, increase efficiency and ultimately save money and time. Their expertise is now an invaluable asset to me and our organization.”

“HealthPartners engaged OTUS Group for a digital transformation project. OTUS helped us to develop a clear picture of our IT environment and prioritize opportunities for improvement, review business processes, define requirements, select new solutions and project manage our implementation. OTUS Group’s insights, recommendations and support have helped us to modernize our operations, reduce costs and reduce risk.

The OTUS team has been providing us with sound financial advice, and invaluable professional assistance during a challenging transitional phase in the evolution of our association.”

OTUS Group identified approximately $27,000 per year in savings in credit card merchant fees. We are exceptionally pleased with the outcome of the assessment and would definitely recommend OTUS Group to other organizations seeking to reduce their credit card fees.”

“OTUS Group has been an excellent support to OCF over the last couple of months. I am extremely grateful for all they have done and applaud the “what is best for the customer” approach they always demonstrate.”

OTUS helped Ottawa Food Bank ensure that our financial management systems were in good order and serving our needs. They helped us implement a core recommendation and we are now more efficient and have tighter internal controls. It was a pleasure working with the OTUS team.”

“The Cancer Foundation has worked closely with the team at OTUS for more than six months, developing important guidelines and protocols for the day-to-day operations of the new Maplesoft Centre. OTUS Group responds quickly and effectively to all our needs providing practical solutions for our operations, and has been an important partner for the Cancer Foundation.”

“OTUS Group’s contribution to the Perley and Rideau Veterans’s Health Centre Foundation in the past 6 months has been outstanding. Their strategic thinking, expertise, and enthusiasm for campaigning make them an absolute pleasure to work with and learn from. The impact of their goal to build capacity within our team will be felt for many years at Perley Rideau and in our community.”

“Within just one month of working with OTUS Group not only did they meet our expectations and needs for financial management support, but they also blew us away with their efficiency, expertise, guidance and professionalism. OTUS has enabled our team to focus on realizing our vision rather than worrying about our day-to-day financial management. We highly recommend OTUS Group!”

“You’ve made us better!”

OTUS Group plays an instrumental role in keeping our company on track to achieve its ambitious growth targets and specific milestones. OTUS’ collective experience really shined when we partnered with the firm to develop and deploy a company-wide operations manual. we were so pleased with the project, we partnered with OTUS on a initiative that saw OTUS perform an in depth investigation and procurement of a new business system software (ERP).”

“We highly recommend the OTUS team… We have been very pleased with OTUS’ assistance and expertise”

“We were fortunate to engage the services of the OTUS Group, on several occasions. Not only did they work to produce a thorough Risk Assessment report but they also provided accounting/financial support services to oversee the day-to-day operations and the monthly and quarterly reporting of our accounting department. I would highly recommend OTUS Group to any organization seeking financial, accounting or strategic planning support.

OTUS Group’s commitment to the project helped us achieve success. We engaged OTUS in a very complex project, and, as is often the case with projects of this nature, we experienced a few bumps along the way. I don’t remember the bumps as much as I remember the OTUS team’s thoroughly professional reaction to them.”

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