Our external CFOs can guide you through challenges, help fine-tune your strategies, and prepare your company for growth or transactions.
- External CFO Services
- Financial Forecasting
- Strategic & Financial Consulting
- Raising Capital
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External CFO Solutions
An external CFO elevates your company strategy by adding a top-of-the-line expert with decades financial, corporate, and systems experience–without the in-house cost.
Fine-Tune Your Strategy
How well are your existing operations helping you to achieve your goals? An external CFO will analyze your current cash flow, systems, and processes to find areas that can be improved and optimized.
Optimize Cash Flow
Whether you’re shooting for lean company operations or just looking to optimize your spending, an expert CFO can help discern what’s important, what’s not, and how to get the most out of what you have.
Prepare for Growth
If you are expanding geographies or product offerings, engaging in a transaction, or experiencing high levels of growth, Preferred CFO can help support your growth for more stable, sustainable outcomes.
Our External CFOs have helped raise hundreds of millions of dollars in capital. Let us help prepare documents, oversee due diligence, tap into our robust lending and investing network, negotiate contracts, and more.
Prepare for a Transaction
Are you preparing for a merger, acquisition, or exit? Our external CFOs will make sure things go smoothly while ensuring you get the best deal possible for your situation.
Forecasting & Budgeting
Our CFOs have significant forecasting and budgeting experience and will develop/optimize short- or long-term forecasts and budgets to create a precise blueprint to help you get from where you are to where you want to go.
Why Contract Out CFO Services?
In-house CFO salaries are expensive, and that’s not including benefits or bonuses. Depending on your company’s size and complexity, you may need the help of a CFO before you have enough work to keep that CFO busy full-time, or enough revenue to justify the expense. This often leads to companies putting off a CFO hire or hiring (or internally promoting) a less-experienced CFO for the position.
With an external CFO, you receive top financial expertise only for the projects you need, and at a fraction of the cost of a full-time CFO of similar caliber.
About Preferred CFO
Preferred CFO is an expert CFO service with clients and locations across the United States. Founded by Jerry Vance, the most experienced active outsourced CFO in the country, Preferred CFO brings expertise, strategy, and growth to businesses of all sizes. Preferred CFO emphasizes strategy and believes that with the right “blueprint,” companies can achieve their goals in a sustainable and predictable way to maximize shareholder value and company success.
Answers to Your Questions
What is an External CFO?
An External CFO is a financial expert who provides strategic, budgeting, or problem-solving services on a part-time or project basis. A CFO provides high-level financial strategy, systems analysis and design, and operational optimizations. They can also help a company resolve challenges such as cash flow issues, raising capital, solving tight margins, implementing more efficient systems, or preparing for growth.
What are your CFO rates?
It depends on what types of services you need, how many hours per month are needed, and the term (length in months) of the arrangements. Let us put together a proposal for your specific needs by filling out our contact form.
What if we already have a CFO?
No problem! Our CFOs are great at working with in-house teams to train, implement systems, and elevate strategies.
What industries do you specialize in?
We pride ourselves in the diversity of our CFOs’ industry backgrounds. With some of the most experienced CFOs in the industry, we specialize in everything from manufacturing, SaaS, communications, construction, medical devices, travel, security, retail, and solar, to education, home health services, mortgage, food and beverage, gas and oil, venture capital, and more. Not sure if we fit your niche? Let us know what you’re looking for and we can see if we have a CFO to fit your needs.
What if we don’t have any bookkeepers or controllers on staff?
Preferred CFO has full financial teams at the ready to help implement your financial strategies. Whether you’re only in need of an external CFO or also need supporting help from an outsourced controller or bookkeeper, we have experts on staff to help.
Read details from some of our recent CFO partnerships.
Energy Management Corporation
Diversified Management Services
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Recent Articles & Insights
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