About Us

Company Profile

S&S Financial Services was founded in 2005 by Sydney S. Shaw, a financial services industry veteran. The company is committed to providing professional business 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.

About Our Founder

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. 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.

He is also founder of the Kansas City Financial Shared Services Consortium (KCFSSC) – a consortium of multinational companies headquartered in Kansas City whose mission is to benchmark best practice performance measures across several industries.

About Bookkeeping Advisors

A division of S&S Financial Services, the Bookkeeping Advisors staff have been assisting small business owners since January 2007.  As experts in their field, they eliminate your bookkeeping hassles so that you can focus on being an expert in your field. Details of our services can be found here.

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Client Testimonials

"I started working with Sydney Shaw, and where other accountants failed - he shined. S&S Financial Services has truly helped our small business prepare for the future!"
K. Gaskin - Kansas City, MO

"S&S Financial Services came in and identified areas of weakness within our financial systems that our auditors didn’t bring to our attention. Their knowledge and professionalism makes them the perfect company to trust with our financials."
Damon Washington, Evolv Solutions, LLC, CFO

"...Sydney, you and S&S Financial Services filled this bill really surpassing my wildest expectations..."
James Stewart, GM/President, Stewart Town Coffee

"Sydney Shaw has taken over the council's finances and done yoeman's work. He is accurate and capable of analyzing and forecasting results."
Lonnie Scott, MidAmerica Minority Business Supplier Council