S&S Financial Services was founded in 2009 by Sydney S. Shaw. The company began doing business in 2009 as an LLC organized in the state of Kansas. Our firm is committed to providing professional accounting, bookkeeping, tax, business valuation, performance measurement and management consulting services. We partner with clients in all sectors and regions to identify their highest value opportunities, address their most critical challenges, and improve their business performance.
We’ll start by getting to know you. You do the talking, we’ll do the listening. Our tailored solutions will help you meet the challenges and opportunities of doing business in the US market, and beyond (we’ve done work as far as Florence, Italy). We have a track record of delivering value-added professional services to our clients. S&S Financial Services focuses on accounting, bookkeeping, accounting software implementation & training, audit, tax and CFO advisory services.
Additionally, we serve 9 key industries and provide targeted services that include — but are not limited to — business valuations, shared services advising & setup, forensics, and staff productivity consulting services. We help resolve complex issues and identify opportunities. Our reputation lies in building lasting relationships with our clients and a focus on delivering value in all we do. We share our knowledge and expertise to help you reach the goals you set for your business.
Sydney Shaw, B.S., M.B.A., Founder and CEO graduated from Hampton University with a B.S. in Accounting. He holds an M.B.A. from Northern Illinois University (NIU) with over half his MBA classes completed at University of Kansas (KU). Mr. Shaw is also a faculty member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He has held several senior leadership positions in finance and accounting management at Fortune 1000 multinational firms crossing various industries, including hi-tech, insurance, pharmaceutical, private equity, retail, telecommunications and wholesale. Companies include Ascension Insurance, Aventis Pharmaceutical, Hallmark Cards, Motorola, and Sprint.
In his position at Ascension Insurance, Inc. (a private equity portfolio company owned by two multi-billion dollar private equity firms), he held the position of Senior Vice President, Controller and Interim CFO, presiding over a portfolio of insurance companies valued at over $100 million dollars.
Mr. Shaw has been an invited guest speaker and presenter on the subjects of business performance management/measurement, activity-based costing/management, balanced scorecards, business process improvements, and shared services at several national and international conferences hosted by the following organizations: The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Consortium of Advanced Manufacturing – International (CAM-I), Armstrong Laing Group, International Quality and Productivity Center (IQPC), and the Activity Based Cost Management-Advanced Implementation Group (ABCM-AIG). He founded and led implementation of a multi-million-dollar accounting shared services center for Hallmark Cards, saving the company $4 million dollars annually in the process. Mr. Shaw is also visiting adjunct professor of accounting at Johnson County Community College.
In 2004, Mr. Shaw was a guest speaker at the popular webcast “Business Performance Management Strategies” hosted in San Francisco by Business Finance Magazine and Penton Media. Below is a recap of the services we provide:
- Auditing Services
- CFO Advisory Services
- Tax Preparation
- Long-term Business Strategic Planning
- Financial Modeling
- Best Practice Studies
- Shared Services
- Productivity Analysis
- QuickBooks ProAdvising
- High Volume Transaction Processing
- Business Valuation
- Activity based costing/budgeting consulting & advising