Safire Press

Safire Solutions Risk Management Share Forum

Nov 11, 2014

The Safire Solutions LLC Risk Management Share Forum will be held in Houston TX this year. Details and speakers for this years event will be announced soon.

On-Time / On-Budget Projects: Where is the Promised Value?

Jan 12, 2012

Stockholders, boards and senior executives are increasingly focused on the value of their business investments. Business objectives and bottom line results are often delivered through a series of investments in campaigns and projects. Achieving expected business value from investments has never been more important. Growing regulatory activity and the challenging business environment today are increasing complexity at a time of decreasing budgets and a focus on immediate payback and cost reduction.

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Telecom Risk Management: How Can We Reduce Telecom Cost?

Dec 19, 2011

In today’s competitive landscape companies are reviewing telecom vendor relationships and negotiating new and improved voice and data telecommunications contracts. Wireless services are adding to the complexity of managing both telecom assets and costs. This dynamic landscape is a good time to evaluate telecom risk and cost management strategies.

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Outsourcing vs. Contracting: What Solution Is Best For My Business

May 26, 2011

The recent decades have seen a rapid rise in the outsourcing of business activities and the use of external parties to provide services to organizations that previously were performed internally. Unfortunately, far too many organizations have not realized the full benefits of such a strategy, and instead have confused outsourcing with a straightforward staffing model that only replaces or adds to the internal employee base with contract resources, likely based offshore, from external vendors.

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Green IT: It's About Money and Trees

Aug 23, 2010

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Safire Solutions Launches Financial Advisory, Internal Audit, Risk & Compliance and IT Advisory Office in Houston

Dec 15, 2009

HOUSTON, TX (December 15, 2009) – Former KPMG Partner, Bill Carr announced today the launch of Safire Solutions LLC in Houston, Texas. Safire Solutions is an advisory group with expertise in financial reporting, internal audit, risk & compliance, and IT. “Safire is an objective third party—we do not sell or implement any product or accept any compensation from vendors or value added resellers for our recommendations. Our advice is based on extensive knowledge of what is available and what is typically required across a range of industries including energy, financial services, insurance, retail, professional services, real estate, public sector and not-for-profit organizations,” said Carr.

Carr was with KPMG for 28 years before leaving the firm earlier this year to launch Safire Solutions. The launch of business included a meeting with prospective clients and a website at   

Safire is a professional services firm founded and led by Bill Carr. Safire, specializing in financial reporting, risk management and information systems advisory services is a network of consulting professionals committed to providing sensible solutions at a realistic cost. “Our experts bring versatile knowledge, tactical skills and a pragmatic approach to improve the financial operations of our clients,” says Carr.

About Safire Solutions
Safire helps CFOs and financial executives with tailored solutions to strengthen their finance functions, management reporting and accounting operations. Safire has deep expertise in complex aspects of financial reporting for non routine situations including, mergers and acquisitions, IFRS conversions, financial restatements, acquisition due diligence and investment impairment.   

Safire assists CEOs, CFOs, CROs and boards in efficiently building and implementing risk management process, procedures and financial models and reports that help organizations monitor, measure and improve financial risk strategies and risk management capabilities. 

Safire professionals provide guidance in managing service delivery costs and developing the right innovations to improve client resources, so companies are able to fully appreciate the value of their technology investments.

About Bill Carr
Bill has over 30 years of business experience including leading both regional and national advisory practices as a partner at KPMG. Bill is a dynamic, results oriented senior executive with a rare combination of financial accounting, enterprise risk management and information systems experience. Bill is a strategic partner and trusted advisor to executive management teams. His diverse background directing global project teams, directing financial and IT audits and building and running successful consulting practices has given him an exceptional ability to create and execute successful business strategies while achieving client objectives. Bill has a recognized track record of developing new products and services and achieving business growth targets.

For further information, please contact:
Bill Carr, President
Work: (713) 973-1055
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