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April 11, 2017

The acronym EBITDA stands for Earnings Before Interest Taxes Depreciation and Amortization.

EBITDA is an approximate measure of a company’s ability to produce cash and it has become the most common way to value a business. By excluding interest, taxes, depreciation, and...

March 16, 2017

Our client struggled with the headaches of consolidating project proforma models into a rolled-up fund model. Reporting overall fund performance was a difficult and time consuming task, with a high risk for error which created a potential liability if mistakes were rep...

February 16, 2017

If you’re comparing the role of a controller to the role of a CFO, you are not alone. The differences lie in the fact that a controller’s responsibilities are mainly technical and tied to historical data, while a CFO’s responsibilities are mainly functional and related...

January 15, 2017

Your business has reached the point of needing a seasoned CFO, but you’re not ready to make a long-term hire. Instead, you may be considering the option of either a part-time or an interim CFO. Here is the difference between these two approaches to fill your CFO positi...

December 15, 2016

In a company’s infancy, a CEO and CFO may be the same person, but as a company starts to grow and take on more employees, customers, etc., the financial and management responsibilities start to pile up, making it necessary to divide the two roles. The strategic relatio...

November 16, 2016

Here are just a few indications that you may need a part-time CFO:

  • Mergers & Acquisition Activity

  • Considering a Specific Investment or Growth Strategy

  • Need to Conduct Financial Due Diligence

  • Lack of Good Reporting

  • No Internal Skill-set for Ne...

October 16, 2016

To make the most informed decision regarding when to hire a CFO, you should first understand what a CFO does. A great CFO provides confidence in decisions. By understanding the numbers and developing meaningful metrics, a CFO helps the organization see opportunities an...

September 16, 2016

#1    Lack of Analysis — Perhaps the most important indicator that a company is ready for a CFO is when company leadership lacks the analyses needed to make timely business decisions or is taken away from essential revenue-generating activities to handle finance m...

August 17, 2016

Lower Cost — CFO salaries vary somewhat by region and industry, but according to Glassdoor, the national average salary for a CFO across all industries is just over $156K, and that does not include the cost of taxes, health benefits, vacation time, and other perks. Whe...

July 16, 2016

Financial forecasts are data-backed predictions of a company’s financial position over a period of time. A CFO should do your financial forecast, at least annually, using historical accounting data, sales trends and a variety of external factors to estimate where the c...

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