CFO Services for Small Businesses

HQ Accounting offers expert Virtual CFO services (on site or remotely) that are focused on your business, your profits and your goals.

What is a CFO?

In short, a CFO (Chief Financial Officer) is a finance expert. They are responsible for managing the financial functions of a business and will help keep you on track financially. Bigger companies will have a CFO in-house to complete these tasks. But this is expensive and typically out of reach for many smaller businesses. Hattie and the team at HQ Accounting make the benefits of a CFO accessible. We provide world-class CFO services that are designed for small businesses, at flexible, cost-effective prices. Our team genuinely care about your success, which is why we treat your business as our business.

Why do you need a CFO?

Do you know if you’re on track financially? Are you wondering why you’re business looks like it’s doing well but you’ve got no cash in the bank? Or maybe you’re struggling to make a profit?

You’re not alone. There are many businesses out there trying to understand their finances while dealing with customers, managing staff and organising inventory. It’s hard work and if finances aren’t your thing, you’ll probably find it even harder.

That’s where a CFO steps in. With HQ Accounting you get access to a qualified and experienced financial expert who can help improve your business. Our role is to provide financial leadership as and when you need it, for a fraction of the cost of a full-time internal CFO. We’ll monitor the financial health of your business, offer financial insight and guidance on company decisions and issues and provide support for the back office functions including managing accounts ledgers.

Our Virtual CFO packages include the following services:

Budgets and Forecasts

Budgets are powerful tools that allow you to prepare for the future. It gives you a benchmark so you can see your trajectory, measure results and make changes. Forecasting uses your business data to make predictions regarding your finances for the coming months. The tools and numbers alone aren’t enough though. We bring to life the story behind the numbers so you understand exactly what’s going on now and what the future looks like as well.

Tax Projections

Tax time doesn’t have to be stressful and confusing. HQ Accounting prepares tax forecasts and projections for our clients which allow them to plan and save for their tax bill. Our clients appreciate the peace of mind and transparency they have when it comes to taxes.

Strategic Planning

A day in the life of a business owner never seems to end. Often they’re working well past closing time and are always trying to think of new ways to keep their customers happy. As a result, strategic planning often takes a back seat. Strategic planning is vital if you want a successful business with a long-term growth plan. We start our process here by taking a look back over the past performance of your business so we understand where you’re at. Then we have a chat about your goals and where you want to go. Once we’re on the same page, we’ll create and implement a strategic business plan that keeps you accountable, guides your team and helps you maximise your business growth.

Systems Analysis, Advice and Monitoring

If you don’t have the right business systems in place, you could be leaving a lot of money on the table. At HQ Accounting, we work closely with business owners to find and implement business systems that improve efficiency and effectiveness. Having smart systems allows you to increase your profitability, performance and efficiency, improve customer satisfaction and keep your staff happy. Ultimately, if you have smart systems that work for your business, you’ll be better positioned for success. Our process here is a hands-on approach where we dive deep into your business with you. We’ll analyse your current processes, deliver advice on our suggestions, help you implement the changes and then conduct regular reviews and checks to make sure they still match your business needs.

Regular Meetings

Whether it’s a phone call, Skype meeting or chat over coffee, we know just how important it is to meet up regularly. It helps us answer questions, identify further opportunities, discuss problems and just catch up. In these meetings, we’ll analyse your business numbers and provide our suggestions for improvement.

Financial Reporting

We’ll monitor the performance of your business and give you regular feedback. Our financial and management reports allow you to see what’s going on in your business. We take a proactive approach here so you can take action before it’s too late.

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