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Here’s What a Fractional CFO Can Do

Posted by Tasnim Ahmed

October 27, 2020

Most fractional CFOs have experience with many different companies and industries that have unique challenges. This allows them to assist entrepreneurs in both understanding and improving the financial well-being of your company.

Fractional CFOs can handle various financial operations and financial management responsibilities of multiple companies on a part-time basis. Here are a few tasks that a fractional CFO can perform for early-stage startups to large enterprises.

  1. Define key performance indicators to track your business goals.
  2. Identify the products and services that can help you earn the most money.
  3. Illustrate the most successful marketing and distribution channels.
  4. Develop marketing strategies that have the best ROI.
  5. Keep you up-to-date with industry trends and changes in government laws and regulations.
  6. Guide you to make pricing decisions that can improve sales and profits.
  7. Predict the potential risks and plan actions to mitigate them in advance.
  8. Inform and help you implement new technologies that can improve employee performance.
  9. Build initial systems and processes for businesses.
  10. Identify opportunities to invest, raise funds and reduce costs to help your business grow.
  11. Prepare accurate financial statements and reports to help you make informed decisions.
  12. Plan an efficient business budget.
  13. Analyze income and expenses to create strategies for a more profitable business.
  14. Develop strategies to improve your cash flow.
  15. Determine where you can cut costs or minimize expenses.
  16. Anticipate risk factors and build a risk management plan.
  17. Create financial projections and forecasts.
  18. Bring best practices to the various functional areas of business.
  19. Build and maintain new relationships with investors, lenders, vendors and customers.
  20. Prepare action plans during times of financial crisis to help you respond faster.
  21. Prepare financial reports of your business so you can pitch to investors.
  22. Find the best financing match for your business to fulfill your needs.
  23. Avoid tax and banking errors by keeping your books accurate.
  24. Solve financial problems that require expertise in financial modeling, accounting and business strategy.
  25. Strategize the short- and long-term goals of an organization.
  26. Keep your accounting records in order and up to date.
  27. Strengthen the skill set of the internal accounting and finance teams.
  28. Assist you in planning the next steps for your company.
  29. Streamline and automate administrative and financial operations to improve efficiency.
  30. Plan your business future based on accurate financial statements and make adjustments as things change.
  31. Forecast your business’ cash flow and strategize the best ways to use the funds.


Tasnim Ahmed
Tasnim Ahmed

Tasnim Ahmed is a content writer at Escalon Business Services who enjoys writing on a multitude of subjects that include finops, peopleops, risk management, entrepreneurship, VC and startup culture. Based in Delhi NCR, she previously contributed to ANI, Qatar Tribune, Marhaba, Havas Worldwide, and curated content for top-notch brands in the PR sphere. On weekends, she loves to explore the city on a motorcycle and binge watch new OTT releases with a plateful of piping hot dumplings!

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