Fractional CFO Services

Fractional CFO Services

Does your business need to add leadership skills and industry knowledge in Finance and Accounting?
Could your business benefit from an extra set of hands to free up key Financial and executive leadership? 
Could your business benefit from an outside perspective for its Finance functions?
Does your organization lack experience in certain key Financial roles and requirements?

If the answer to any of the above is yes, Valenta Fractional CFO services could be the perfect solution. 

Valenta Fractional CFO Services

CFO

We specialize in providing services to midsized companies and small businesses. We have assisted countless Finance departments. Our Fractional and Interim CFO service is one more way that we can help move the needle for our clients.  A Fractional CFO can fill a vital role for businesses for the short term. Our services in this area can also be part time. If your business requires it, our Interim and Fractional CFOs can also be part time for a long term period. 

A Fractional CFO can Help your Business With

Test, Governance
  • Governance Review
  • Management and Policies
  • Strategic Review
  • Risk Assessment
costing-and-budgeting
  • Costing and Budgeting
  • Expense Optimization
  • Vendor Management
  • Application Selection
Content-Analysis
  • Workflow Design & Strategy
  • Project Management
  • Change Management
  • Operations Streamlining

What can a Fractional CFO do for your business?

Finance-review

Every company needs Financial expertise but not every company needs a full time CFO. That is where Fractional CFO services can provide much needed skill sets and competencies. A CFO is a crucial role and every company that wants to be competitive can leverage one. Doing so can take Finance and Accounting Departments to the next level. 

An experienced and competent CFO leading a Finance and Accounting Department can deliver the following :

  • Financial planning and analysis for the business
  • Cash management and financial modeling
  • Financial Statement preparation and oversight
  • Continual enterprise risk management
  • Partner and vendor management and oversight
  • Treasury and Liquidity Management
  • Capital Structure Optimization and Reorganization
  • Capital Raise Management should it be required
  • Due Diligence for mergers and acquisitions when the need arises
  • Board of Director Interaction when it comes to Financial matters
  • Investor communication and oversight
  • Improvement and oversight of technology advancement and utilization
  • Guidance and oversight of the development of Business Intelligence for Finance
  • International governance and expansion as required

A Fractional or Interim CFO can help a business optimize profits and improve working capital. If an organization has never had a CFO before, a Fractional or Interim service can provide a big upgrade over general bookkeeping and accounting departments. A Fractional or Interim CFO can help companies pay better attention to or even attract equity investors. They can also provide increased credibility with a company’s Board, customers, prospects, partners, and suppliers. 

Valenta Approach to Fractional CFO Services

We take the following approach to every Fractional or Interim CFO engagement and provide lasting benefits to our clients Finance Departments. 

Access

Assess – When we start an engagement for a CFO we speak with all stakeholders, understand where your business and Finance departments is today, and document “as is” processes and workflows.

recommended

Recommend – Based on assessment of your Finance and Accounting departments we will recommend best practices specific to your business and advise the best courses of action. 

Prioritize

Prioritize – We will rank and determine priority actions and the highest value opportunities to optimize your business and the Finance department we are offering Fractional CFO services for. 

Implement

Execute – We will work with your organization to implement and execute any recommendations and best practices based on prioritization. 

Analyze, Consistency

Consistency – It is our goal to produce stable and predictable results for all business and Finance departmental processes and deliverables. 

Repeatability

Repeatability – We will ensure that processes, deliverables, and workflows are repeatable, well understood and documented. 

We will help provide long term optimization and growth for your Finance and Accounting activities. 

What Can Your Business Expect From a Valenta Fractional or Interim CFO?

Working with Valenta a business can expect to receive the following with Valenta Interim or Fractional CFO services. 

  • Experienced executives in the area of Finance and Accounting.
  • Reasonable costs and fees for Fractional or Interim CFO services.
  • An approach of continuous improvement for Finance and Accounting.
  • Documented repeatable processes Accounting and Finance departments can use long term.

Benefits of a Fractional CFO

There are many benefits of bringing on board Fractional CFOs to assist a business.  Some of those benefits include the following. 

  • There are no long term employment contracts, bonus structures or equity positions to negotiate with our Fractional or Interim CFOs.
  • The terms of our Fractional CFO engagement can be flexible in regard to time. The length of an agreement and the hours per week or month are tailored to meet the needs of every business.
  • A Fractional CFO will bring a fresh perspective and come with real world Finance and Accounting experience.
  • Most Fractional or Interim CFOs have vetted relationships with other business services provided for staff augmentation, outsourcing, technology consulting, and managed services.

When does a Fractional or Interim CFO Make Sense?

Fractional CFOs can be a superb option for a variety of business scenarios.  Situations we have frequently seen and where we have provided services include: 

  • Current leadership is strong operationally or has specific domain expertise but lack strategic thinking and do not have a broad range of experiences to draw upon.
  • Current leadership has strategic vision but can’t be free from day to day requirements. They need qualified Finance leaders to delegate responsibility to.
  • A current operating model has reached capacity and leadership needs to take a step back and level up.
  • There is an immediate CFO vacancy that needs to be filled while a longer term leader for the role is secured.
  • Current Finance leadership is struggling and needs a qualified and skilled coach and mentor.
  • Current Finance leadership is not up to the task and needs to be replaced.

How to Start the Process to Engage a Fractional or Interim CFO?

Defining a Scope of Work and the needs of your Finance department is always the best first step. We are here to discuss our CFO services. After exploration if a match is established, we will identify and define the exact role. During discovery, in addition to scope, we can define a time frame and the dedicated hours and days required per month. All aspects of our CFO engagements can be flexible, customizable, and scalable.

We look forward to assisting your business, Finance and Accounting teams.
Fractional or Interim CFOs are an excellent option for SMBs, startups, businesses in transition and growth mode.
Please reach out to us here to continue discussions. 

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