SD Mayer understands that a strong, comprehensive budget is the cornerstone of every successful business — improving liquidity, reducing costs and increasing profitability. Our team will help your company maintain optimal cash flow through proven budgeting and forecasting methods. We will analyze your spending and rebalance your budget and/or debt to support the success of your business.
We build close relationships with each client to clearly understand their goals. We leverage this deep understanding and knowledge of your business to help you plan for the future with forecasting, allowing us to create financial projections and inform decisions.
With a technological focus and unique approaches custom-built for each client, SD Mayer is transforming the way client services work in the accounting industry.
We offer a variety of services for planning, budgeting and forecasting in San Francisco, the Bay Area and around the globe. For expert-provided financial budgeting and forecasting solutions, companies turn to SD Mayer. We are a trusted advisor to our business clients, able to offer actionable insights targeted to the business issues of today and strategies for the future.
Annual and monthly budgets are critical to understanding the flow of cash throughout your business. They often dictate what you can do and when, allowing you to translate income into new investments and projects. It also allows company leaders to make financial decisions with confidence and know what money is available based on current goals and commitments.
A well-planned budget also creates transparency, so stakeholders can see exactly where the money is. Budgeting provides an outline of the company’s priorities and where it wants to focus.
Forecasting is similar but more immediate. With more frequent updating, the forecast can show you realistic estimates of what your company can accomplish in the short term. With an accurate forecast, you can more readily understand and adjust your operations accordingly.
Outsourcing your budgeting and forecasting is an excellent way to find a variety of benefits on everything from time savings to new insights.
Say you need to create an annual budget. You could assign the task to an existing employee, but if that process isn’t among their specialties, you may get subpar or even inaccurate results. Even if the results are sufficient, the employee might need a significant amount of time to get the job done, pulling them away from other work.
Another approach would be to hire an expert to work in-house. Of course, that new hire will come with extra costs like insurance, taxes and paid leave. And if your needs fluctuate, you could end up paying more for services that a lower-paid employee could accomplish. You may also end up keeping your specialist employee on the payroll even as business requirements lessen.
When you outsource your accounting, budgeting and forecasting, you can avoid many of these problems while also enjoying the following benefits:
When you choose to work with a partner like SD Mayer, you also get the assistance that comes with a full-service advising company. In addition to budgeting and forecasting, we can also provide insights to help you reach your business goals and improve operations.
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When you partner with us for budgeting and forecasting in the Bay Area, you can expect accurate reports, expert insights and quick communication. To learn more about our financial budgeting and forecasting solutions, reach out to a representative today.
Director, Business Development
San Francisco Office
With a distinguished career that spans three decades, John Benjamin brings to SD Mayer a wealth of knowledge encompassing entrepreneurship, real estate development, accounting, and management consulting. His dynamic experiences have seen him delve deep into the intricacies of finance, real estate development, and hospitality services. John’s remarkable acumen in fundraising, team development, and strategy consulting positions him as a leader par excellence within our firm.
At SD Mayer, John spearheads the business development department. His role is crucial to the relationship management of all client engagements. With an unwavering commitment to excellence, he drives the expansion and growth initiatives of the firm, ensuring our services not only meet but exceed the expectations of our clients.
Before his instrumental role at SD Mayer, John demonstrated leadership at Golden Gate Global as their Director of Project Development. Further testament to his multifaceted expertise, he has donned the hats of both CEO and CFO/Controller roles for various esteemed companies.
In John Benjamin, SD Mayer boasts not just a Director of Business Development, but a visionary dedicated to the firm’s continuous ascent in the world of business.
Founder & Managing Partner
San Francisco Office
At the intersection of ambition, vision, and relentless dedication stands Steve Mayer, the mastermind behind SD Mayer & Associates. With San Francisco as its backdrop, this accounting, consulting, and wealth management firm is a testament to Steve’s visionary spirit and unwavering commitment to excellence.
Before embarking on his journey with SD Mayer, Steve helmed the ship at Burr Pilger Mayer (BPM) as its CEO. His leadership acumen extended far beyond the accounting domain, with ventures spanning the eclectic realms of gastronomy, banking, and literature. From co-founding Presidio Bank to owning a slice of Books Inc., and even diving into the bustling restaurant scene, Steve’s entrepreneurial flair is evident in every endeavor.
Yet, what truly amplifies Steve’s professional prowess is his holistic approach. With an expansive career that encompasses accounting, consulting, and wealth management, he offers a rare 360-degree perspective. Whether it’s the intricate nuances of tax and accounting, strategic mergers and acquisitions, or guiding businesses with visionary advisory services, Steve is the quintessential professional his clients rely upon.
Beyond his business ventures, Steve’s heart beats for the community. Over four enriching decades, he has poured his time, energy, and passion into more than 15 non-profit boards. Noteworthy stints include the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, the influential Bay Area Council, and the halls of Riordan High School, underscoring his commitment to giving back. The creation of the 5 Buckets Foundation is the legacy he leaves to future young adults seeking financial literacy education.
A man of letters, Steve has also penned three books, sharing his insights, experiences, and expertise with a wider audience. On the home front, San Mateo resonates with the joyous echoes of his family life, where he cherishes moments with his wife of over three decades and their three children.
And if there were any doubts about Steve’s zest for life, they were put to rest when, at 60, he embraced the grueling challenge of an Ironman. Not just a feat of physical endurance, it symbolized his indomitable spirit, proving that age is merely a number when one’s spirit remains unyielding.
In Steve Mayer, one witnesses the remarkable fusion of a visionary leader, a community pillar, and a man deeply committed to every facet of life.
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
San Francisco Office
If the world of accounting and operations at SD Mayer had an unsung hero, Wyatt would be wearing that cape. Joining the firm in 2018, Wyatt’s quick rise to the position of COO within just a year is a testament to his unparalleled skillset and forward-thinking approach.
With half a decade’s experience in the complex realms of operations and project management prior to joining the firm, Wyatt wasn’t just another run-of-the-mill operations professional. His distinctive engineering background brought an analytical rigor and a precision-oriented mindset to the table, setting him apart from the crowd.
While Wyatt’s primary role encompasses overseeing the multifaceted internal operations, including domains like IT, HR, billing, and project management, his involvement doesn’t just stop there. He is an intrinsic part of several of the firm’s consulting projects, especially when it boils down to the realms of data analysis and reporting. The man possesses an uncanny knack for diving deep into the vast seas of data, extracting pearls of insights that drive actionable strategies.
His prowess in analyzing intricate data streams and turning them into actionable intelligence has paved the way for the firm to enhance its productivity and revenue streams significantly. With Wyatt’s hand on the wheel, data isn’t just numbers. It becomes a story, a map, a guide to what’s next.
And while his analytical talents are commendable, whispers around the firm have it that Wyatt’s engineering genius isn’t just limited to accounting and operations. Tales of his capacity to engineer spacecraft and missiles are told in hushed tones, adding an aura of mystique around this operational wizard.
At SD Mayer, Wyatt is much more than just the COO. He is the bridge between numbers and narratives, the beacon guiding the ship through stormy seas of data, and the strategic compass pointing the way forward. With an engineer’s precision and an analyst’s insight, Wyatt is redefining the paradigm of operations at SD Mayer.