CFO/Controller for Hire

From time-to-time, most businesses will find that they need senior management help in accounting, finance, or related fields.  Why? Typical triggers that you may need outside help include:

  • Disaster cleanup following a fire or flood
  • Forensic accounting help following theft or loss of key records.  There are projects that just shouldn’t be assigned to inside staff.
  • Temporary coverage for your CFO or controller due to illness, death or termination for cause
  • Repeated inability of inside staff to solve a continuing problem, or to establish proper procedures.
  • Purchase or merger with another company
  • Sale of one unit of your business.

Regardless of the trigger, sometimes a part-time or temporary CFO can be the right solution.   Many companies may mistakenly look to their CPA for this kind of help, but accounting firms generally aren’t a good choice for several reasons:

  1.  While they know about taxes, CPAs don’t know very much about running a business
  2. CPAs can be extremely expensive.
  3. Most CPAs aren’t available for six months of the year – during the tax season.

Here are some projects that I can help with:

  • Accounting cleanup
  • Your inside staff may be unable to solve a continuing accounting problem, such as a clean reconciliation of a bank accounts?
  • Preparation for an IRS 8300 audits
  • Conversion to new accounting Systems
  • Planning for succession

What does it cost?  Less than a junior CPA, and much less than an attorney. Contact me to discuss the scope of your needs.

My qualifications:

I have more than 24 years of experience as CFO & Controller for small, medium, and large closely-held companies.  The smallest company had half a dozen employees; the largest company had more than 140 employees.  Sales revenues ranged from $100,000 per year to more than $100 million per year.

I also have experience working in banking, in retail, and in local government. Here’s a link to my resume.


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