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Outsourced CFO Services to handle the complex financial aspects your business faces daily.
Successful businesses often go through many growing pains as their organization succeeds. Often times the owner is put in a position they feel they aren’t completely comfortable filling. Often times it relates to the more complex financial aspects of their growing company. They understand their business could benefit from a full time CFO to help provide that business advisory level service they need but aren’t financially able to hire that person. Through our business advisory and outsourced CFO services you can have the best of both worlds. Below is a list of a few specific responsibilities a CFO may help with:
Forecasting and budget preparation
Profit and cash flow analysis
Merger and acquisition analysis
Creation of financial reports
Creation of management reports
Turnaround and cost-reduction activities
Benefits of An Outsourced CFO
If you’re a business owner, you’re well aware of the valuable services a chief financial officer, or CFO, can add to your organization. Instrumental in managing a company’s finances, the CFO oversees all the accounting and financial reporting that are essential to maintaining a small business’s profitability. Not every company, however, is ready to hire their own full-time CFO, so they elect to outsource those responsibilities instead. If you’re considering going this route, here are some of the benefits Hallows & Co. can provide by outsourcing the functions of a CFO.
Outsourcing Is Less Expensive
An in-house CFO is likely going to be one of the highest paid employees in your business. Not only can you anticipate paying one a huge salary, but you’ll also be paying for their benefits, payroll taxes, office space, and several other kinds of expenses. When you work with our outsourced CFO team we simply build into your flat monthly the CFO services your business needs. If the whole point of having a CFO is to safeguard your finances, it makes no sense to pay extra when the same job can be handled for far less money.
Outsourcing is A More Efficient Use of Time
A CFO’s skill set is highly specialized. As with other positions around the office, a full-time CFO is likely to do work they weren’t necessarily trained for. Every time they perform managerial tasks that aren’t specifically part of their CFO duties, then you’re dramatically overpaying for their services. Keeping the work off-site ensures that your outsourced CFO is doing what they’re paid to do. They will also be highly efficient due to the fact that they have a working relationship with the other members of your team. By putting the CFO, CPA, and bookkeeping staff on the same team they become even more resourceful.
An Outsourced CFO Improves Security
CFOs deal with some of the most sensitive information involving a company’s finances. When a CFO’s duties are handled in-house, there’s a high probability that all kinds of confidential information, such as passwords and data, will be either shared with others in the office or made more readily available to someone with questionable motives. Outsourcing CFO services keeps sensitive information off-site to be shared with the office only when absolutely necessary, reducing the potential for fraud.
Outsourced CFOs are Better Equipped for Big Transactions
Besides the regular duties required of a CFO, there are times when they’ll be asked to assist with unique challenges such as mergers. When your CFO has to divert their attention to these weightier matters, they won’t be able to concentrate as thoroughly on the day-to-day responsibilities that your company needs to thrive. Outsourcing CFO services ensures that even uncommonly large projects get the attention they deserve without any of the more mundane jobs going by the wayside.
Our Team Has An Outsider’s Perspective
CFOs need to have the independence to voice unpopular opinions when necessary. The kinds of dynamics that exist among people in an office environment can make it difficult to analyze problems impartially, leaving them to go unaddressed. A Outsourced CFO that exists outside the company, however, won’t feel uneasy about reporting on challenges that need to be met and recommending solutions as they see fit.