Over time, the role of the CFO has evolved from transaction oversight to one of strategic importance. The CFO has become a true business advisor which both business owners and senior leaders rely on.
Typically, the CFO will model the owner and leader’s vision into a financial pro-forma to evaluate whether they can and will make the necessary investments (primarily financial and cultural) to achieve their goals.
Business owners need an in-house counselor, who is invested in the financial future of the company, to aid in decision making. The CFO provides resources needed to help make these decisions and “monetize” the company’s vision.
Resources the CFO provides:
- Provide your business plan with financial rigor
- Create a bottom-up forecast and detailed budget with spending plans by department
Rolling Cash Forecasts
- Enable you to respond, in real time, to emerging business conditions
Annual Operating Budgets
- Help you keep track of maintenance operations, salaries, and interest payments
3 and 5 Year Plans
- Forecast expenditures and revenue for three and five year periods
- Create corresponding strategic goals
Monthly Management Reports
- Create reports with previous and current financial data
- Build a financial model to set price
- Establish company budget and payment schedule to repay and keep debt low
Mergers and Acquisitions
- Advise on M&A initiatives
- Complete business valuation
Equity and Debt Negotiations
- Restructure your debt to improve liquidity
- Ensure proper redistribution of your company’s assets and property
With the resources they provide, the CFO is vital to driving business improvement initiatives. Not only do they want to sustain your accounting function, they want to improve it. To learn more about how our CFO Services can help you and your accounting department reach the next level, contact us today!