By Allan Tepper, Co-founder and Senior Managing Partner, CFO Consulting Partners LLC You practically pulled an all-nighter. And now, you stand before the board to deliver the annual report. But your presentation is met with stares, not applause. More questions than answers. For most CFOs, time can feel like the enemy. Unfortunately, that’s not 100%… Continue reading 4 Ways CFOs Put Time On Their Side
(This article was originally published on Exit Planning Exchange.) By Allan Tepper Companies need about three months to receive a clean opinion for their annual audit. So why does your company need more time? Expending too much time and money on your annual audit is a red flag for the executives involved with corporate governance… Continue reading Annual Audit: 5 Ways to Save Time, Money
We used to sit in that chair. Our team, which includes former CFOs and controllers, understands the angst that comes with an audit. We’ve lived through the pain and scrutiny. You’re going to need unchallengeable numbers to be audit ready. That’s how we’ve been able to help small and midsized companies—for more than 15 years—across… Continue reading Audit Stress? 7 Ways to Find Relief
By: Allan Tepper Ever ask yourself, “Where did my cash go? I am profitable and yet my bank account is scraping bottom. The answer may be because non-income items are draining your cash. These can come from capital improvements, sluggish cash receipts from sales, too quickly paying accounts payable, and many other reasons. On the… Continue reading Where Did My Cash Go?
By: Allan Tepper Before we dive into this topic, let’s define what an outsourced CFO firm is. An outsourced CFO (or Controller) will provide the same functions as a full-time CFO, but the relationship is that of a vendor as opposed to an employee. Typically, as a vendor, there are no payments for vacation, no… Continue reading What Does an Outsourced CFO Firm Do?
By Allan Tepper, Co-founder and Senior Managing Partner, CFO Consulting Partners LLC Did anyone ever tell you that you had to work smarter rather than harder? But how does one do that? Is it even true? As a co-founder of a CFO consulting firm, I have seen many CFOs who work enormous hours. There was… Continue reading How can a CFO squeeze more time out of the day?