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Fractional CFOs provide many of the same high-level services as a traditional CFO, including financial reporting and analysis, cash flow management, financial modeling, capital planning, and advising executives on financial strategy. However, they do so on an as-needed basis, either remotely or on site a few days per week or month. This provides companies with CFO-caliber strategic advising and financial leadership without requiring a full-time hire.

What does a CFO do?

The key differences from a traditional CFO role are the part-time or project-based nature, and the outsourced provider model. Fractional CFOs offer expertise and bandwidth on demand, scaling up or down as a company's needs change. They also offer specialized expertise that a single CFO may not have across multiple domains. This on-demand access to CFO services provides financial stewardship and strategic advising in a flexible, cost-effective model for many companies.

Benefits of having a CFO

The main benefits of hiring a full-time CFO are cost savings, the ability to scale services up or down, access to specialized expertise, and avoiding lengthy hiring processes. Fractional CFOs allow small and medium sized businesses to strategically augment their financial leadership on demand. This provides financial oversight and strategic advising that was previously only accessible to large enterprises with full in-house CFO teams.


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A controller is responsible for overseeing and managing all aspects of financial accounting and reporting. Controller is a critical role within an organization, responsible for maintaining financial integrity, and providing informed decision-making. They are instrumental in ensuring the financial health and stability of the company through effective financial management.

What does a controller do?

A controller is the header of the accounting department and is responsible for supervising all of the accounting activities within the organization. Our team provides support for our accounting activities, a controller will oversee the draft of financial statements, update the general ledger, process cost accounting paperwork, complete payroll, process accounting payable and receivable, budget expenses, stay compliant with tax laws, and analyze financial data.

Who Does the Controller Oversee?

The controller is responsible for every activity within the accounting department. Some of the professionals within the department that will go to the controller for guidance are accounting managers, cost accounting managers, accounts payable managers, credit analysts, payroll managers, and accounting clerks. The controller answers specifically to the Chief Financial Officer and will perform assigned tasks from the CFO.

How Does a CFO Differ From a Controller?

As a controller, you are committed to accurate reporting, formatting reports, budgeting, compliance, financials, tactics, and what is currently going on in the organization.
As a CFO you are committed to analyzing records, forecasting, spotting key indicators, implementing budgets, strategy, and how financial status affects the big picture.