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OUR STORY

We trace our roots back nearly 70 years to a traditional accounting firm. We've evolved and today are recognized as a foremost authority on finance department improvement & automation.

How we evolved is a somewhat interesting story.

In the late 90's, we began to see a trend; finance departments struggled to keep up with the demands being placed on them.  When we interviewed finance teams we heard that either:

1) they had not found the best solutions to enable efficiency gains, or

2) they had purchased software but, were getting little benefit from it for some reason. 

We investigated with numerous clients to understand why this occurred and found the following... Read More

In short, we determined that many finance departments did not have the necessary expertise in three key areas and universally lacked the time to dedicate to ensuring they received maximum value from their IT solution.

We took these observations and built our team to solve this problem for our clients and move their finance department into the future.

We implement, integrate and optimize industry-leading tools & best practices to evolve our client's finance function.

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Grandpa Black's firm, F.H. Black & Company Chartered Accountants was formed in 1950 with offices in Fort William, Ontario, Port Arthur, Ontario and Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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Harry Black (grandson) founds F.H. Black & Associates

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Jamie Black joins Harry. The firm formally changes name to F.H. Black & Company and reinstitutes Grandpa's firm's style & brand. The focus of the firm is traditional accounting, bookkeeping & tax.

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Jamie Black becomes the CaseWare Certified consultant & trainer for Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

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By 2000 the firm has grown. Our team has expanded and we have begun rendering a full range of IT consulting services including systems needs analysis, ERP implementation, custom application development, training and support. FHB becomes the CaseWare certified trainer & consultant for Alberta.

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FHB implements full remote-work policy enabling complete flexibility to live and work where it best suits the individual.

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Jamie & Harry found F.H. Black & Company Incorporated.

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F.H. Black & Company Incorporated partners with Questica Budget to provide an automated budget book solution for their users.

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Clients

230+
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Successful Engagements

600+
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Combined Years of Experience

200+

Why work with us?

Because, like you, we despise lazy, repetitive, short-sighted band-aid “solutions” that do not solve the problem. As far as we are concerned, "Good enough" isn’t.

We are dedicated to ensuring our clients are doing more with less. Doing it better than it was done before and in less time.

We have an extensive track record of achieving this goal with our clients because of our competencies.

Core competencies:

  • Accounting expertise:
    • Our lead consultants are all designated accountants. In fact, every member of our team has extensive accounting experience.
    • We have tackled reporting projects in nearly every major reporting framework in North America including GASB, PSAB, IFRS, GAAP & ASPE. 
    • Every one of our consultants has conducted audits, prepared the working papers and year end financial statements for audits, and/or prepared budgets and budget books. Many of our consultants have done ALL of these tasks. 
  • Technology expertise:
    • We have been implementing technology solutions for more than two decades.
    • From performing business process analysis to building custom applications,  from designing and implementing RF wide-area networks that cover multiple city blocks to building custom web applications that present annual tender awards, our professionals have a breadth and depth of experience that is difficult to duplicate.
    • We continually investigate and review current and evolving technology solutions to identify best-of-breed tools.
    • We are the sole authorized provider of implementation & training services for numerous government & education solutions. 
  • Domain expertise:
    • With more than six decades of experience working both in and with 100's of finance & budget departments across North America, our team has a broad perspective on numerous approaches to solving problems. 
    • Those decades of experience preparing local government financial reports (annual financial statements, CAFRs, quarterly reporting to council, etc.) allows our team to immediately step in to assist your finance department.
    • We are regular presenters for numerous government, education and corporate associations across North America on business process automation, communication, internal controls, data analytics & monitoring.

Enabling competencies:

  • Project management:
    • Working with our client, we carefully and formally map out each step in the project, assign responsibilities, establish and track deadlines and develop fall-back plans. 
    • We share this project plan with our clients so they can participate and continuously track progress towards their goals. Our clients always know the status of each task and the project as a whole.
  • Communication:
    • We focus on ensuring clear, concise and regular communication as it is essential to understanding your needs, setting expectations and modifying approaches throughout the relationship. 
  • Client care:
    • Prioritizing client satisfaction is the focus of every one of our team. We build our processes with this goal front and center. We ensure our clients can reach us easily, have access directly to their consultant and will be supported not just during implementation but on an ongoing basis. 

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