It is a great honour for us to welcome you on the web-site of Alt. We
are a private Ukrainian professional practice based in Kiev since 1998.
Our primal field of expertise captures audit, accounting, business and
tax consulting. Basically, this is a standard range of services for any
professional practice. The matter of real difference comes to the point
what we all mean behind these words. Putting aside the adjectives in
superlative degree, we will just outline our understanding of the
profession and its prospects in Ukraine.
Making business in Ukraine besides normal entrepreneurial risk also means taking high risk of uncertainty.
That uncertainty is caused by various factors: undeveloped business
community, low general business culture, political instability, obscure
and drastic changes in legislation, raiders attacks and a lot of others.
I am deeply convinced that the first objective of the profession is to minimize the effect of uncertainty for the people doing business in Ukraine.
In the modern world the business success is no longer a question of
luck but instead a question of planning, management, control, and
motivation. The times when audit firms were concentrated mainly on
performance of their public function of external audit have been
irretrievably gone. We are more than sure that the future of the
profession lies in the area of business consulting and its modifications.
To become a business advisor requires not only highest professional
qualification and big experience but also a right attitude as a must
condition. The real consulting is only possible when we understand the
client's business as well as our own and try to produce more than we are
asked for. Consulting should generate new ideas, management tools and
business processes creating in this way competitive advantage for the
business. Any business can be viewed as a mixture of culture,
technology, people and other resources. As a result, the tool perfectly
working for one business may appear to be useless for another one.
The professionals of highest calibre in Ukraine nowadays are
concentrated mainly in corporate sector but not in public. This fact can
be explained by a relatively low demand on the market for independent
business advice. But the real problem is that the proposition is even
lower. The great majority of Ukrainian audit and consulting practices
just buried themselves into tax returns not even trying to go further.
It's obvious that "further" means change of philosophy, investments in
qualification, practical experience, tools and procedures to approach a
client with an idea of business related advice. It would not be quite
true to say that our consulting department outnumbers the audit one but
we are looking at and moving in that direction. Thus, just do not be
surprised when we knock at your door one day. All that we ask you for is
to open it and give us a chance to understand your business and make it
We do not sell connections with "the strong" or connections "to settle"
the problem. What we do sell is the result on paper which has value in
client's eyes. We do have procedures and policies but they are not set
up by the distant Head Office; instead they are adjusted for every
client if the better result requires so. From the number of clients
which contracted us once we have retained 90% of them for continuous
engagements. This optimistic rate is being achieved due to one general
perception we imply in our work: business success of our clients directly affects our business success.
This simple perception basically gives you a very practical tool how to
identify a good business consultant on the market. If your consultants
have a well-organized growing practice, it is more likely that they have
the loyal successful clients and you can be just one of them.