Taking risks is part of doing business

Risk management

Am I actually in control? This is what many entrepreneurs will be asking themselves, especially in these challenging times. Risk management revolves around three questions: which risks do I run as an entrepreneur, which risks am I prepared to take and which risks would I rather avoid? Doing business means taking risks. Risks need not just be threats: they can also create opportunities. An entrepreneur will understand that like no other. PKF Wallast can help you gain insight into the risks you run, the risks you want to avoid and the steps you can take to that end, but also in your potential opportunities.

PKF Wallast helps companies obtain a manageable overview of relevant risks and of the desired control measures pertaining to those risks. We do not see risk management as an end, but as a means to an end. We believe in involvement of people, responsibility and “ownership” of risks. If there is an understanding of the risks and willingness to deliberately accept particular risks, organisations will become more “predictable” and will be better able to act proactively rather than act purely reactively in response to threats. Our objective is process simplification, because we know how dangerous “paper tigers” can be.

PKF Wallast helps companies obtain a manageable overview of relevant risks and of the desired control measures pertaining to those risks. We do not see risk management as an end, but as a means to an end. We believe in involvement of people, responsibility and “ownership” of risks. If there is an understanding of the risks and willingness to deliberately accept particular risks, organisations will become more “predictable” and will be better able to act proactively rather than act purely reactively in response to threats. Our objective is process simplification, because we know how dangerous “paper tigers” can be.

What are the benefits of risk management?

  • Insight into the internal and external risks that matter;

  • An overview of control measures, including action plans;

  • Responsibilities in the organisation for risks and control measures;

  • Support and involvement in the organisation, which will enhance the organisation’s resilience;

  • Risk framework appropriate for your organisation.

Risk control

In a few transparent steps, we help organisations identify and control risks. Our approach is pragmatic and to the point. Together with the client, we carry out the risk analysis and assessment and take decisions on appropriate control measures. In this context, we look not only at the relevant use of the IT environment, but also at the “soft controls” within an organisation. It is important to achieve the control level that is appropriate for the company.

Creating support within the organisation is one of the pillars of PKF Wallast’s approach. This process is not a “tick-box exercise” but fosters a collective feeling of “ownership”.

We provide a transparent picture of a framework setting out the risks, measures, owners and action plans. All this is based on and integrated into the organisation’s existing planning and control structure.

In a few transparent steps, we help organisations identify and control risks. Our approach is pragmatic and to the point. Together with the client, we carry out the risk analysis and assessment and take decisions on appropriate control measures. In this context, we look not only at the relevant use of the IT environment, but also at the “soft controls” within an organisation. It is important to achieve the control level that is appropriate for the company.

We provide a transparent picture of a framework setting out the risks, measures, owners and action plans. All this is based on and integrated into the organisation’s existing planning and control structure.

Strategic risk assessment

Internal and external risks are changing all the time. The key issues that were relevant a few years ago may now appear in a different light. Is there insight into the organisations’ current strategic risks and is it clear which risks the company is prepared to accept?

Risk management is not an end in itself
PKF Wallast helps companies obtain a concise overview of the strategic risks and the key issues relevant in the next 3-5 years. This insight into the strategic risks will enable the organisation to identify the principal concerns and make the impact of these risks on the strategy and objectives clear to all involved. 

PKF Wallast helps companies obtain a concise overview of the strategic risks and the key issues relevant in the next 3-5 years. This insight into the strategic risks will enable the organisation to identify the principal concerns and make the impact of these risks on the strategy and objectives clear to all involved. 

Business continuity

Risks need not just be threats: they can also create opportunities. An entrepreneur will understand that like no other. Internal and external risks are changing all the time. However, there are risks which, if they materialise, may have such an impact as to jeopardise the company’s continuity. Is there insight into these continuity risks, and is it clear what measures are required? These include measures to reduce the risks, but also measures to guarantee an adequate response if an incident should nevertheless occur. All this will help ensure the continuity of the organisation.

Sander Gunst
Specialist Risk Management

Sander Gunst has worked at PKF Wallast since 2020. He advises and supports organisations, based on more than 30 years’ experience in industrial executive and management consulting roles. His background is in business administration. As a CFO, he held various board and managerial positions (primarily at family businesses) in the Netherlands and abroad. In the advisory practice at PKF Wallast, his particular focus lies on the pragmatic development and implementation of Business Risk & Control Frameworks, with a strong emphasis on process improvement and business continuity.

Tailor-made advice from a PKF Wallast risk specialist

Why not arrange a no-obligation introductory meeting with one of the PKF Wallast specialists? You can do so by contacting us on the telephone number or email address stated below. Alternatively, you can request an introductory meeting without any obligation by means of this form.


    Amsterdam

    Beechavenue 78-80
    1119 PW Schiphol-Rijk

    Postal adress
    Postbus 74681
    1070 BR Amsterdam

    020 653 18 12

    Amsterdam@pkfwallast.nl

    Rotterdam

    Schaardijk 372
    2909 LA Capelle aan den IJssel

    Postal adress
    Postbus 84030
    3009 CA Rotterdam

    010 450 40 20

    Rotterdam@pkfwallast.nl

    Delft

    Delftechpark 40
    2628 XH Delft

    Postal adress
    Postbus 332
    2600 AH Delft

    015 261 31 21

    Delft@pkfwallast.nl

    Woerden

    Pompmolenlaan 9
    3447 GK Woerden

    Postal adress
    Postbus 533
    3440 AM Woerden

    0348 416 262

    Woerden@pkfwallast.nl

    Alphen aan den Rijn

    Europaplein 10F
    2408 GX Alphen aan den Rijn

    Postal adress
    Postbus 533
    3440 AM Woerden

    0172 748 218

    AlphenaandenRijn@pkfwallast.nl

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