Managing financial strategies is key to maintaining operational efficiency for your business. For that reason, outsourcing a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is crucial in helping companies make informed decisions as they are responsible for overseeing its capital structure, assessing financial risks, and protecting its vital assets.
Many small business owners tend to skimp out on this essential function in the belief that their business is small enough to handle their finances. However, a CFO can provide higher quality accounting information more promptly, efficiently, and with greater effectiveness in improving business decisions – from increasing sales, enhancing process inefficiencies, to reducing waste.
To that end, here are more reasons why your business can significantly benefit from outsourcing a reliable CFO.
#1: Provide Valuable Insight and Advice
Whatever your business is focusing on, whether to sell services or products, you will need strategic planning to help keep your performance in line with your goals.
However, before you can even turn set objectives into actions, your business will depend on your records to see if you have the budget to allocate enough money to adopt your strategies – be it promoting content on social media, hiring web designers to beautify or optimize your site according to your target audience’s taste, and more.
Your budget will need to be transparent for your business to run smoothly as it provides guidance and helps determine areas that need attention, all of which can be done by a CFO. To that end, their services include the following:
- Financial forecasting and budgeting
- Preparation and presentation of financial reports
- Key Performance Indicators
- Setting up of financial dashboards to better guide you
#2: Manage Growth, Profitability, Cash Flow, and Expenses
Selling physical goods or services means your business has a higher marginal cost, which makes income tracking crucial than ever to stay on top of your company’s cash flow. If you don’t want to lose track of the numbers, outsourcing a CFO should help track your company’s financial metrics to ensure performance is in line with company goals and strategy.
This involves regularly reconciling books on a weekly or monthly basis to ensure that all the cash flow – meaning the money spent and received, accurately matches the accounts’ records. This enables CFOs to create an analysis and report on the status of your financial health, which should help guide business owners to make well-informed decisions in the future.
#3: Keep You Focused on Your Business Needs
Any business will need the full attention of its founder, especially with startups that are only on the first few steps towards cementing the core idea into a viable product or service.
As a founder, this means that your time should be focused on developing your marketing, implementing strategies, building connections with your target audience and competitors, as well as overseeing the funding of other critical areas in your business.
We understand running a small business is complicated. Your financials shouldn’t be. Take the guesswork out of the accounting and let us help you build your blueprint for success.
Contact us today for your free assessment to find out how Blueprint Accounting can support your business.