TopCFO – my way of CFO services

TopCFO will work to develop a true and thorough understanding of how your business operates so we can provide you with the best financial information and data. Sharing and collaborating with the people who can offer insight and advice in key business areas.

The success of our services relies on ongoing and consistent collaboration with people who are involved in the day-to-day issues of your business and work as part of your team.

All of TopCFO clients have retained a CPA to assist their company with key accounting functions.  These CPAs play a key role in advising the company in areas such as tax planning and by preparing tax returns and certifying financial statements. Whether their businesses are just getting off the ground or established and growing, all of our clients realize an outside CPA is critical to their success. And we agree!

TopCFO is not a certified public accounting firm — and we don’t try to be.   We can’t do the high end, specialized services that a CPA firm can do.
Like business owners and managers, we are forward looking.  We understand having the best grasp possible of your business is the key to making the biggest impact. That’s why our CFO services are designed to engage all of the key people involved in your company’s financial operations.

Using this collaborative model allows TopCFO to deliver CFO services that make the biggest strides toward your goals and for you to make the best financial decisions for today and tomorrow.

Contact us to get started with your free one-hour meeting.

Request a first meeting to see how TopCFO services can add value for your business within your budget and timeline

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Why CFO services by TopCFO

The CFO’s role continues to increase in complexity with ever expanding responsibilities for ensuring that the company’s finance department performs its core accounting and reporting compliance duties effectively and efficiently.

Today’s CFOs require in-depth knowledge of many areas like strategy development, controls, operational management, information technology, human resources, risk management, financing, change management , etc.

Our services cover all CFO and financial function competencies, from finance function target operating model and methodological framework development to process optimization and implementation of changes into company’s practices.

TopCFO services for small and mid-sized businesses are armed with a thorough understanding of your company’s objectives and operational structure, we can assess, design and implement an action plan that will inspire success and drive profitability.

TopCFO can help your company’s finance department reduce its operating cost while improving efficiency and the quality of information.

With TopCFO, you’ll have access to our professional CFO services only when you require them — whether it’s two or three days a week or just a few hours a week.

So why does your company needs CFO services ?

Maybe you are growing to the point where you just can’t do it all yourself.

Maybe you need someone to talk through the day-today issues or assist with developing key information to help you manage your business.

Maybe your company is going through a tough time financially, and you require almost daily assistance as you work with investors and lenders.

Maybe you need somebody to show you the big picture again.

Maybe you need support in getting your company afloat again.

Our goal is to ensure you get the ongoing support you need to succeed at the best possible value.

Our mission is to be a partner and mentor to our clients in all aspects of strategic, financial and business management.

With CFO services from TopCFO, you’ll get a experienced CFO to help you tackle the financial and strategic issues that affect your business in a way that’s efficient and cost effective for you, the business owner.

As a partner of your management team, your CFO will work closely with you, your team members and your key financial advisers to provide CFO services that are a perfect match to your needs.

We are ready to help you to address the following critical financial management issues:

  • How to reduce operating costs;
  • How to optimize company’s working capital management;
  • How to create finance function shared service centre;
  • How to provide management with up-to-date reports for decision making;
  • How to align employee motivation with corporate strategic objectives;
  • How to reorganize the finance function to raise its efficiency;
  • How to reduce time spent on financial and management reports preparation.

Contact us to get started with your free one-hour meeting.

Request a first meeting to see how TopCFO services can add value for your business within your budget and timeline

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TopCFO workshop – Strategic management and plannning

TopCFO is starting 2015 with a new workshop with the topic of Strategic Management

The workshop will bring an insight in  

What Is Business Strategy?
Goal Setting: The First Step in Strategy
A Strategy Road Map
Strategic Choices
Strategic Thinking
Implementing Strategic Decisions

For inquiries and bookings please drop us an message

The first 5 inquiries will get a complimentary 10% discount

Change ….how much ?

Change …how much ? How far should you go ? 

Recently I have posted some thoughts about change in the case of senior management / executives.

Fact is that the posting ended with the dilemma “To change or not to change ?

This dilemma is valid for the individual and also for the organisation .

Change …how much ?

It is a known fact that when you enter a new organisation you have to go through a “accommodation” with each other. In this important period is all about positioning and getting to know everybody and everything. 
Now certain “surprises” start to show up from both sides , you and the organisation,  Certain things start to show up not as presented. 
In this case the first compromises starting to take shape….what should you do ? 
Up to a certain degree it is expected to adapt to the new environment and to cope with it. 
Now coming back with the senior management / executive aspect, the guy was hired because of the fact that some change was needed. 
Important to mention that the guy was hired by stakeholders that are part of the existing organisation and that have the means to evaluate and judge the newcomer….
The newcomer has, according to my understanding,  two options:
Change / adjust and give up part of who you are 
Fight  and do not get assimilated ( remember Star Trek Borg 🙂 ) try to make a change , try to make a difference. 
None of the mentioned options are good or bad, it is matter of what you should choose best. 
If you are choosing the first option , change / adjust and try to make out of the trenches some small changes and get set with small but many victories. 
Fact though if you try to change / adjust you will be scrutinized by the ones that choose you as a senior manager / executive for their organization . 
During this change / adjustment hope that you not loose on the way the skills, aspects that made you appreciated by the organisation.  
If you decide that you are here to fight and trying to make a change , it is perfectly OK , but fight until when ? 
You might get labeled during the fight as not able to integrate into the organisation. 
What is actually the proper / better way ?  Change / adjust and give up on yourself or fight it through but taking the risk of being labeled as unfit by the stakeholders ? 

Change ? How much is enough not to give up on yourself and still to get your recognition as a senior manager / executive in the specific role / organisation ?