We trace our roots back nearly 70 years to a traditional accounting firm. Today we are considered a foremost authority in finance department improvement & automation.
How we evolved is an interesting story.
In the late 90's, we discovered numerous clients who purchased leading ERP software but, were getting little benefit from them. They read all the manuals, watched all the videos (VHS tapes back then) even took training but still only scratched the surface of the software‘s potential.
We dug in to understand why this occurred and found the following:
1) Technology - The finance team weren’t technology experts, and technology knowledge was necessary to install, configure, utilize and integrate with other systems.
2) Project Management - There were lots of tasks to tackle. Finance needed input & support from others in their organization and coordinating/managing it all was challenging.
3) Accounting - Though they were experts in how their business process worked, often they had an imperfect understanding of all the accounting principles and processes that affected optimal system configuration.
4) Domain - Frequently the finance department was so ensconced in their approach to a process that it was challenging for them to step back and think about alternate, better approaches.
We took these observations and built our team to be able to solve all these problems.
We implement, integrate and optimize industry-leading tools & best practices to improve our client's finance function.
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.
Harry Black (grandson) founds F.H. Black & Associates
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.
Jamie Black becomes the CaseWare Certified consultant & trainer for Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
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.
FHB implements full remote-work policy enabling complete flexibility to live and work where it best suits the individual.
Jamie & Harry found F.H. Black & Company Incorporated.
F.H. Black & Company Incorporated partners with Questica Budget to provide an automated budget book solution for their users.