Welcome to the CFO Equation!

Senior Financial Expertise at Part-time Rates.
13th June 2021


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Part-time CFO Services For Growing Companies

You have a vision and a passion that has brought you this far, and now you’re ready to take your business to the next level. That is where I come in. I bring seasoned financial expertise to you and your team at a fraction of the cost of a full-time CFO. As a trusted, loyal member of your senior management team, I offer over 15 years of both domestic and international CFO experience to give you the knowledge you need to navigate, plan and effectively manage your growth. This enables you to do what you do best – refine your vision, engage your customers, and manage your team.

About Claudine François

CFO/Owner, The CFO Equation

Claudine François is a Chief Financial Officer and Owner of The CFO Equation who leverages 15 years of corporate and international financial management experience to help companies clarify their financial picture, strategize for ongoing financial health, and grow their businesses based on a strong foundation and a solid plan for success. She has a unique ability to connect the dots between strategy and execution – using her skills to help companies save money, increase profitability, and streamline operations so that they can grow efficiently, foster innovation, and remain competitive…READ MORE

“Businesses need experience and financial strategy to plan for long-term growth and profitability.  As your Part-Time CFO, I work with you to create the foundation for catapulting your business forward and improving profitability.  Having the guiding hand of a CFO on a part-time basis preserves profits, so you can reinvest in your business.”

Enjoy The Journey

You define the destination.  Together we will plan and navigate the route.  We can find your path to greatness with strong financial strategies and smart maneuvering for long-term growth and profitability.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I know I need a Part-Time CFO?

A: A CFO is the CEO’s right hand, helping the decision-making process by providing, not only the data, but the financial insight for that data – i.e. making sense of the numbers. A CFO is the CEO’s sounding board as the business grows and changes. If you are looking for a guiding hand on any of the following, a part-time CFO could be for you:

  • Budgeting
  • Strategic Financial Planning
  • Improved Cash Flow
  • Implementing time-saving solutions and efficiencies
  • Dashboard creation to give the CEO a quick look at the key drivers of the business and how they are stacking up to expectations
  • Building relationships with key business partners (bankers, auditors, etc.) to the overall benefit of the business
  • More accurate, timely financial statements to be used for making the best decisions and for potential sources of funding
  • Mentoring and training your staff to ensure procedures are being carried out as desired

Q: How Does The Part-time CFO Structure Work?

A: The process begins with a no-cost discovery session. This session helps me understand your business challenges and to help you. I then work closely with you to develop responsive,  innovative and results-oriented strategies to lower your costs, reduce your risk, and achieve your business objectives and will fully support your highest priorities.

Q: What is the difference between a Part-Time CFO and my CPA?

A: Your CPA is a great resource for determining the best solutions to tax conundrums. He or she is a skilled tax provider and will continue to serve in that capacity should you hire a Part-Time CFO. The CFO, on the other hand, has experience working in a business to strategically guide the business forward. The CFO is not “just a numbers person” but someone who understands the entire operation and is able to hone in on the key items needed to move it from surviving to thriving.

Q: This sounds expensive…is it?

A: A Part-Time CFO is much less expensive and more effective than hiring an accounting firm or using a CPA. The CFO provides strategic vision, dialed-down reporting and is a sounding board for changes in your business at a flat monthly rate. Your accounting firm/CPA charges in 6-minute increments but your CFO is available to you to discuss your business at no additional charge. Having the experience of someone who has been working with businesses for 20 years provides greater value at a lower cost.

Don’t Go It Alone

As your Part-Time CFO, I will be with you every step of the way.  I will work together with you and your team to create the foundation for a business that can withstand challenges by maximizing efficiencies and opportunities.

Contact me for a Free Consultation

Do you have questions about how I can help your company?  Just submit your details, and I’ll be in touch. You can also email me directly if you prefer.

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