An effective CFO plays a number of important roles within the
entrepreneurial company that are essential in providing a strong
financial foundation for a growing business. Listed below are some of
the critical areas in which an effective CFO will work to provide
financial support for a company’s business objectives:-
- Implements/Supervises Internal Controls, which
include effective management of cash flow and overhead expenses,
establishing credit policies, and implementing procedures for measuring
and evaluating optimal inventory levels. At a higher level, a CFO
should also develop effective controls that provide oversight against
- Handles Projects With Major Financial Impact. An
effective CFO will also handle those projects that require significant
quantitative and qualitative analysis in order to arrive at an
understanding of the options that are available, and may include
conducting thorough analysis for securing additional financing.
- Cultivates Relationships With Outside Financing Sources.
A major responsibility of an effective CFO is to establish good working
relationships with banks as well as other financial institutions that
may impact on the company’s ability to finance its operations.
- Drives Major Strategic Issues. An effective CFO
can also be expected to play an important role in addressing major
strategic issues that can have an impact on the company’s long-term
future. Such issues might include acquisition strategy or the
divestiture of particular product lines or business activities. A CFO
would also play a key role in any effort to seek investment from the
public financial markets or to launch an initial public offering (IPO).
- Serves As Key Advisor To Company Management. A
good CFO will help the business owner and other top executives make the
tangible connection between a company’s operations and its financial
By using our outsourced CFO service, we would be able to assist your
organization in all or part or the above functions, but with minimal