Tomorrows Advice s.a.r.l., established since March 1996, secures a high quality consulting service to both the Public and the Private sectors. Built on experience from North America, it extends the knowledge and technology of the developed nations to a nation eager to continue its interrupted development. Executed by a highly qualified staff, its mission is to handle unusual projects that require special technical skills and insight into the country's economy.

While each project is reviewed, studied and planned as a special case, we serve both sectors as consultants and technical advisors.

Services are provided in the following three divisions:

Financial Management
Division (FMD)
Research and Economic Studies
Division (RES)
Accounting and Internal
Control Division (AIC)
Project Management
Financial Management
Financial, Legal & Fiscal Impact Analysis
Reorganization
Contractual Obligations
Negotiations
Litigation Support
Construction Supervision
Automation
Research, Surveys, and Studies
Trade Related Matters, GATT (Uruguay Round) & GATS
Marketing
Documentation
Internal Administrative and Accounting Control Systems Design
Internal Auditing
Accounting
Efficiency and Compliance Audits
Training
   
     
Services provided by Tomorrow's Advice
Consulting Fields
Public Sector Experience
Private Sector Experience
Training Experience
 
 
Some of our Recent Projects
Industrial Modernization Program / European Union and Ministry of Industry (Lebanon)
Electricit du Liban / World Bank and EDL
Tele Liban / Ministry of Information (Lebanon)
One percent... / Lebanese Parliament
Pharmaceutical Sector Study / United Nations Development Programme and Ministry of Economy and Trade
(Lebanon)
Documentary List of Dangerous DRugs / Amideast
Public Housing Programs / Amideast and Public Housing Institute (Lebanon)
Certificates of Origin / Amideast, Ministry of Industry (Lebanon), Chamber of Commerce, Industry, and Agriculture, Association of Lebanese Industrialists
Damages from Breach of Contract / Private Middle Eastern Pharmaceutical Firm
Arbitration between Shareholders / Private Lebanese Firm
Solid Waste Management / United Nations Development Programme - Local Initiative Facility for Urban Environment ("LIFE")
Health Care Services / Private Hospital in Lebanon
Services and Manufacturing
Lebanese Association of Certified Public Accountants
 
 
Services provided by Tomorrow's Advice
Consulting Fields
 
Overall Restructuring
Strategic Planning
Management Reorganization
Financial Planning including Treasury Advisory Services
Accounting
Internal Auditing including Fraud Detection and Prevention Analysis & Controls
Design and Implementation
Legal and Fiscal Impact Analysis
Economic Research and Studies
Management Advisory Support
Accounting, Financial and Administrative Systems Design and Implementation
Marketing Strategies and Research
Construction Project Management
Training and Educational Support, Seminars, Conferences etc
 
PUBLIC SECTOR EXPERIENCE
 
Departmental Operations and Management Reorganization including Finance,
Police, Public Works, Building, Planning, Purchasing, Revenue and Recovery,
Print Shop, and EDP
Internal Accounting and Administrative Control Documentation and Review
Design and Implementation of Internal Control Review Recommendations
External Auditing
Internal Auditing
Automation
Legal and Fiscal Impact Analysis of Projects and Proposed Laws and Regulations
Fiscal Impact Analysis of Public Sector Projects
Contract Negotiations on behalf of the Public Sector with the Private Sector for
Privatization of Services
Advice on International Trade Activities
Technical Assistance to Advisors and Public Sector Staff
Planning and Negotiations of Trade Agreements
WTO and GATT Agreements Analysis
Economic Studies for Revitalization Projects
 
PRIVATE SECTOR EXPERIENCE
 
Independent Auditing
Internal Auditing
Accounting
Banking Relations
Budget Management
Financial Reporting
Fiscal Impact Analysis
Debt Portfolio Management
Fiscal Policies Review and Recommendations
Financial Planning
Cash Management
Strategic Planning
Market Analysis
Fraud Audits
Technical Assistance
Management Advisory Services
Reorganization
Contract Negotiations, Mediation, Facilitation
Project Management
Automation
 
TRAINING EXPERIENCE
 
Accounting Training in the U.S. and Lebanon
Auditing Training in the U.S. and Lebanon
Statistical Sampling Training
Finance and Budgeting Training in Lebanon
Construction Accounting Training
Flowcharting Training
Workpaper Preparation Training
Participated in several Conference and Seminars on Auditing, Accounting, GATT
Agreements, and Capital Markets
 
Some of our Recent Projects
Industrial Modernization Program / European Union and Ministry of Industry (Lebanon)
  The Industrial Modernization Programme is a European Union funded project started in May 2001 to support the development of private sector manufacturing in Lebanon, with particular emphasis on established SMEs in the Agrofood, Printing, and Packaging industries.

The Project includes managing a European Union grant of 11 Million Euro to provide Technical Assistance to the Lebanese Industry. Assistance includes Access to Markets, Product Development, Management Information Systems, Accounting and Financial Systems, Financing, and Networking. Tomorrow's Advice together with three other Consortium members (French, Italian, and Greek) form the Project Management Unit (PMU). Tomorrow's Advice as the Local Consultant performs Quality Assurance and provides advice and input to the team. 50% of the PMU team is assigned to Tomorrow's Advice professionals.
 
Electricit du Liban / World Bank and EDL
  The Project funded by the World Bank included a Co-Management function of EDL's financial affairs for a period of three (3) years ended in May 2001. It was implemented in Joint Venture with PriceWaterHouseCoopers ("PWC" formally "Coopers & Lybrand"). Tomorrow's Advice was assigned Technical Oversight and Project Management. Ms. Chammas-Mrad was contractually assigned as Project Manager by EDL and the World Bank and supervised a team of seven (7) professionals.

Several issues that improve use of financial resources at the Finance Department of the Electricit du Liban ("EDL") have been identified, analyzed, and reported. Among others, impact of efficiency and savings is analyzed to increase the margin of support to Local Industry and below poverty line customers. Recommendations were addressed to Public Sector.

 
Tele Liban / Ministry of Information (Lebanon)
  Tele Liban ("TL") faced restructuring due to its poor financial situation. TL employees were being let go. Their indemnity packages were evaluated and calculated by TL. Tomorrow's Advice performed the review of Calculations and Records of the Exceptional "End of Services Indemnity" of Tele Liban employees including the permanent, contractual, daily, and other workers.

Services provided within this mission included legal compliance with regulations, laws and contractual obligations as well as proposed resolutions to exceptions found.

 
One percent... / Lebanese Parliament
  The Lebanese Ministry of Finance proposed a new tax in 1998: "The One Percent Turnover Tax". For the benefit of the Lebanese Parliament, the tax impact on Industry and business development was analyzed and reported on.

The Study included the evaluation of the cascade effect inflating production cost and impacting Industry's ability to compete in the Lebanese market considering the low protection, open trade policy, as well as foreign markets. Recommendations were addressed to Public Sector.

 
Pharmaceutical Sector Study / United Nations Development Programme and Ministry of Economy and Trade (Lebanon)
  "Promoting Pharmaceutical Exports Based on a Regional Market Study" falls within the Regional Project to support Arab States in their Pursuit of Economic and Social Reform and Multi-lateral Economic Cooperation based on a Contract with UNOPS via UNDP-Lebanon and the Ministry of Economy and Trade. This study was extensive and included details on Stakeholders of the sector, Institutional Framework, Status of the Industry in Lebanon, Syria, and Jordan. The Report described main issues, addressed recommendations to Industry, Private Sector, and Public Sector, and provided stakeholders with an Action Plan for sector progress.

Tomorrow's Advice exceptional contribution earned the firm "copyrights" to the Study. The Study was turned into a published Report disseminated to interested sectors and banks.

 
Documentary List of Dangerous Drugs / Amideast
  Tomorrow's Advice developed a documentary list of main dangerous drugs banned and withdrawn in main international markets and identified their market status in Lebanon in order to heighten consumer awareness vis--vis some health risks.

The documentary list was disseminated to stakeholders, consumers, and other interested parties on the internet via a website designed specifically for this Project: www.drugavoid.com. The list was also published in book format for distribution to concerned Public Officials, Professionals, Orders, Non Governmental Organizations, Private Health Providers, and related International Organizations.

This Project was executed under the Transparency and Accountability Grants ("TAG") Program and co-funded by Tomorrow's Advice and AMIDEAST/USAID.

 
Public Housing Programs / Amideast and Public Housing Institute (Lebanon)
  Tomorrow's Advice developed tools to disseminate information about the Public Housing Institute' ("PHI") services and projects targeting low-income families/citizens. The main objective of this Project is to empower these families/citizens with tools and information to help them benefit from PHI available programs.

Three communication tools were developed: a Booklet enclosing relevant information about PHI programs, a website for the PHI www.housing-institute.com, and signs advertising the availability of the Booklet and the on-line website. The Booklet is to be disseminated mainly to PHI's regional offices, Ministry of Social Affairs' regional offices, Ministry of Municipalities and Rural Affairs' regional offices, concerned NGO's across the Lebanese territories, various Public Administrations, Institutions, and Public Schools among others.

This Project is executed under the Transparency and Accountability Grants ("TAG") Program and co-funded by Tomorrow's Advice and AMIDEAST/USAID.

 
Certificates of Origin / Amideast, Ministry of Industry (Lebanon), Chamber of Commerce, Industry, and Agriculture, Association of Lebanese Industrialists
  Tomorrow's Advice participated via its experts in the development of an awareness and self-evaluation tool for Industrialists regarding the importance and use of Certificates of Origin. A booklet including explanatory information regarding certificates of origin and the impact of their use and abuse, the different phases of the production process, the distinction between transformation industry and conditionment industry, and details as to the concept and calculation of the "Added Value". In addition, a self-assessment tool was developed and is to be distributed to industrialists for evaluation of the local Added Value that they incorporate into their manufactured products. All information related to the Certificates of Origin is available at the Ministry of Industry's website (www.industry.gov.lb), the Chamber of Commerce, Industry, and Agriculture of Beirut & Mount Lebanon (www.ccib.org.lb) and the Association of Lebanese Industrialists (www.ali.org.lb ).

This Project is executed under the Transparency and Accountability Grants ("TAG") Program and funded by AMIDEAST/USAID.

 
Damages from Breach of Contract / Private Middle Eastern Pharmaceutical Firm
  The Project included a damage assessment to a Middle Eastern pharmaceutical company due to an alleged breach of contract by a foreign company Joint Venture shareholder with the Middle Eastern company. The Business objective of the Joint Venture was to produce high quality generic medicaments and to access the Middle East and North African Market.

The Project's scope of services included Data Collection, Data Analysis, and Reporting. A thorough review of the relevant agreement and related material, review of all financial data, production related processes, and the company's local market were conducted. Data analysis followed to tie formulas to the market; a translation into estimated turnover and estimated financial benefit to the Middle Eastern company, relation to the Company's operations, and estimation of the overall financial impact.

 
Arbitration between Shareholders / Private Lebanese Firm
  The Project included carrying of an arbitration in a dispute between the shareholders in the "price per share" of their firm subject to distinctly defined and agreed upon conditions.

A meticulously defined procedure was carried out by our Team of experts to determine the exact points of dispute between the Parties. Our methodology included a "Dispute Identification Procedure" developped at our firm in accordance with high professional standards. An evaluation and scoring system was used aiming at identifying the dispute and the size of the gap separating the positions of the Parties. A presentation of options and methodology of the different types of litigation support (Evaluation, Mediation, and Arbitration) was included.

 
Solid Waste Management / United Nations Development Programme - Local Initiative Facility for Urban Environment ("LIFE")
  The Project entailed a study fully documenting the status of Solid Waste Management including related Industry and Services in Lebanon and impact of deficiencies on the environment. A UNDP-LIFE initiative, this study included identification of waste issues, pollution, sources, current processing, problems facing private and public sectors and proposed recommendations for integrated solutions involving all stakeholders. Recommendations were addressed to Public Sector.

The Project also included monitoring activities of community groups and Non-Governmental Agencies, Conducting workshops, Identifying needs and technical assistance required, Evaluating budgets, financial expenditures, and costs/benefits of activities and services, and Reporting findings and recommendations.

 
Health Care Services / Private Hospital in Lebanon
  The Project included a comprehensive plan for modernization of Health care service delivery at a Private Hospital in compliance with Laws and Regulations. Extensive policy research and comparison with other competitive Middle East Health care providers was done to assess margin of competitiveness and growth potential. Recommendations were addressed to Private Sector.

The Project entailed a detailed documentation of all processes and transaction flows, identification of controls and weaknesses. Analysis of operational efficiency was also performed to monitor achievement of business objective of the Hospital.

 
Services and Manufacturing
  Compilation of accounting and financial information and statements, Financial Management, Fiscal and legal impact analysis, Contract and Procurement review, Cost and overhead review and analysis, image and marketing plan, production review, Customer Care system's review and design, Operations flow system review and design, training, reorganization, co-management, Internal Audit, review of fiscal policies, Human resources analysis, Internal control review and design, systems implementation and automation.
 
Lebanese Association of Certified Public Accountants
  Mediation at conferences, Set up of seminars, Participation in "train the trainers" sessions in cooperation with the French Association of Certified Public Accountants, Technical training of CPA on standards, policies and procedures needed for compliance with International Accounting and Auditing Standards.