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Are You Ready to Hire a CFO?

CFO Alliance Are you ready to hire a CFO WBYour hard work and sacrifices as an entrepreneur are paying off. You are on the cusp of taking your company to the next level; you can feel the excitement. You may have been so focused on building and running your company, you have only thought about the need for a CFO when you have felt pain over accounting and finance. However, it pays to be proactive in thinking about your strategic finance needs now.

 

As businesses grow in size and complexity, the lack of a CFO becomes increasingly apparent. One question we are asked quite frequently is what do CFOs actually do? A CFO will own all financial aspects of the business and marry them with strategy and operations to provide invaluable insights as a strategic partner to the CEO and a key part of all major decisions. A CFO will be much more to you and your business than just an Accounting leader. The right CFO will help you maximize the value of your business. He or she will:

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Looking for a Smooth Due Diligence Process? Here are Five Keys to Success.

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It’s game day. As an owner or CFO, you are moving ahead toward the sale of your company. It’s hard to imagine a bigger event in the life of either.

 

This may be your first company sale, or the most important deal of your life so far. You know that as an owner or CFO, you are the Captain of the team, responsible for due diligence activities.  But what should you expect and how can you be prepared to ensure that the diligence process maximizes the purchase price your company will receive from a buyer?

 

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Cash Flow Forecasting: 5 Reasons Why It’s More Important Than Your P&L

5 Reasons to Improve Your Business Cash Flow ForecastOne of the best lessons I ever learned working for a private equity-backed company was the value of a 13-week cash-flow forecast. Let me tell you: There is a reason the smartest financial engineers in business always have them.

 

Why? Because the 13-week cash-flow forecast is a pragmatic tool that will both show you cash peaks and valleys and tell you where to take action to change the outcome.READ MORE

The No. 1 Thing You Need To Give Your Investors In The New Year: Confidence

4 Ways to Give Business Investors ConfidenceWith the holidays behind us and the New Year already in full swing, there’s no doubt that entrepreneurs have a myriad of goals for the year ahead. And one of those things should be to ensure your investors have confidence in your business.

 

Because whether your business has just one investor, many investors, or you’re starting to think about attracting investors, ensuring they remain confident with their decision to invest should be one of your top priorities. After all, without their support, you wouldn’t be able to achieve your vision.READ MORE

Your Controller Should Get You Financial Statements In 10 Days (And They Should Be Accurate)

Decisions, decisions, decisions. CFO Alliance Your Controller Should Get Your Financial Statements in 10 Days

 

When starting or running your own business, there is no shortage of choices to make. And it’s likely that most of these decisions need to be made quickly, too. But how do you know you’re making the right decision – and what information are you relying on?

 

We’d venture that more often than not, you’re relying on financial information. But how quickly is that being provided to you on a monthly basis?

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