We trace our roots back nearly 70 years to a traditional accounting firm. We've evolved and today
How we evolved is a somewhat interesting story.
In the late 90s, we began to see a trend; finance professionals 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
We investigated with numerous clients to understand why this occurred and found the following...
In short, we determined that often finance teams did not have necessary expertise in three key areas and universally lacked time to ensure they received maximum value from their IT solution.
We took these observations and assembled our team to bridge the gap between finance and technology. We implement, integrate, and optimize industry-leading tools and best practices to evolve our clients' finance functions.
Grandpa Black's firm, F.H. Black & Company Chartered Accountants was formed in 1950 with offices in Fort William and Port Arthur, Ontario as well as Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Harry Black (grandson) founds F.H. Black & Associates, specializing in assisting finance departments to understand the complexities of the newly-implemented Goods & Services Tax (GST)
Jamie Black joins his brother 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.
Already focussing on improving finance department efficiency, the firm reviews and selects CaseWare Working Papers as the best solution for automating complex, standardized reporting tasks.
By 2000 the firm has grown. Our team has expanded and we have begun rendering a full range of services to finance departments including systems needs analysis, ERP implementation, custom application development, training and support.
FHB partners with Tableau Software to enable our finance department clients to perform ad-hoc analysis and create dashboards, to more effectively understand and communicate complex business insights.
To better service clients in numerous time zones, as well as attract and retain the best talent, FHB implements full remote-work policy enabling complete flexibility to live and work where it best suits the individual.
To focus entirely on finance department improvement, Jamie & Harry found F.H. Black & Company Incorporated. The accounting firm continues to provide traditional accounting services to small and medium size businesses.
F.H. Black & Company Incorporated partners with Questica Budget to develop a one-click integration with CaseWare Working Papers and provide an automated GFOA Distinguished Budget Book award-compliant solution for their users.