Austin Fractional CFOs

A Fractional CFO in Austin can support your finance function flexibly.

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McCracken's CFO network serves Austin, offering experienced, on-demand support. Whether your business needs expert guidance in financial management, strategic planning, or operational optimization, our Fractional CFOs offer timely expertise and tailored solutions.

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Do I need an Austin Fractional CFO?

Fractional CFOs offer an option for businesses seeking financial expertise without the commitment of a full-time CFO hire.

Biotech CFOs

With our expertise in biotech finance, we offer specialized solutions to Austin's vibrant biotech industry, assisting companies in navigating the dynamic regulatory landscape and achieving their financial objectives.

Energy Companies

Our fractional CFOs have extensive experience in supporting energy companies in Austin. Our firm possesses a deep understanding of the unique financial landscape of the energy industry. Whether it involves managing complex budgeting and forecasting, navigating regulatory frameworks, or optimizing financial performance, our Fractional CFOs bring exceptional expertise and knowledge to support energy organizations.

Growing Businesses

Fractional CFOs play a crucial role in facilitating business growth through their invaluable financial expertise and strategic guidance. They excel at analyzing financial data, constructing powerful financial models, and formulating comprehensive financial plans to drive and support expansion efforts.

Large Companies

In the case of larger companies with an existing full-time CFO, the engagement of a Fractional CFO brings invaluable support for specialized projects and areas that demand specific expertise. These fractional financial experts offer targeted assistance, collaborating with large organizations to address precise requirements and leverage their specialized skills and extensive knowledge.

Benefits of a Fractional CFO

Why Should I Hire an Austin Fractional CFO?

Engaging a Fractional CFO brings a new perspective on your existing challenges. These seasoned professionals can uncover hard-to-find risks and unexplored opportunities. With their extensive expertise and industry knowledge, Fractional CFOs serve as a valuable asset for your business, all while offering cost-effective solutions compared to full-time hires.

Financial Reporting

Fractional CFOs are accounting experts, supporting businesses in reviewing their current policies and procedures. They offer valuable insights and recommendations for improvements to ensure sound financial management. Through enhancing financial reporting practices, Fractional CFOs enable owners and stakeholders to have a comprehensive and transparent view of the business's financial health. This increased clarity provides a solid foundation for informed decision-making and contribute to sustainable growth for the company.


In the face of complex challenges and a lack of internal resources, a Fractional CFO acts as a trusted advisor, identifying the optimal solutions for your business. With their experience, CFOs play a crucial role in navigating complex financial landscapes and propelling your company towards success. Their knowledge serves as a strategic asset, ensuring effective decision-making and fostering a path toward growth for your business.

Cash Management

Fractional CFOs are skilled in cash flow management, offering valuable insights to optimize your company's cash flow. They analyze your cash inflows and outflows, identify potential bottlenecks or inefficiencies, and develop strategies to enhance cash flow performance. By improving cash flow management, Fractional CFOs help enhance liquidity, manage working capital effectively, and provide the financial foundation for sustainable growth and resilience.

Performance Management

Fractional CFOs can support your company's performance management, assisting in optimizing overall performance and defining strategic objectives. Collaborating closely with management teams, they aid in the development and implementation of performance measurement systems, encompassing key performance indicators (KPIs) that align with the company's goals. By scrutinizing financial and operational data, Fractional CFOs pinpoint areas for improvement and furnish actionable insights to enhance performance.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I ask a CFO to do something when I don't know what needs to be done?

You don't know what you don't know, which makes it difficult to ask for help in areas where you are not sure what the improvements are or if they're even needed. We will commonly perform an assessment of your organization's finance function at the start of any engagement. It is the CFO's job to inform the CEO about both what is needed from a finance perspective as well as where finance can contribute additional value to the overall vision of the company.

How many hours does a Fractional CFO work?

Fractional CFOs work a flexible number of hours based on the changing needs of the business they serve. This could be a few hours a month up to 10 or 20 hours a week.

What if I don't know how often I need the Fractional CFO?

Fractional CFOs are used to working flexibly and on-demand. This means that you may need them close to full-time for a few weeks before converting to a low number of hours for ongoing guidance. Your business may not need the full-time support of a CFO, but having fractional guidance to support your controller and advise your CEO can be an invaluable asset in creating company strategy.

When does a startup need a fractional CFO?

A startup can benefit from the council of a seasoned industry CFO from day one, but realistically the startup won't have demands on their finance and accounting function that warrant the involvement of a CFO until they've raised seed capital. Preparing for future rounds of funding is just one of the many areas that a fractional CFO can add value to a startup.

What to look for in a fractional CFO?

A fortune 500 CFO may not make the best fit in a startup environment. Similarly, a fractional CFO with a background in telecommunications is unlikely to have the expertise needed in a healthcare organization. A CPA can be a great credential to find in a CFO, but not every company will need a CFO with a heavy background in accounting. Circumstances vary for each company depending on the stage and needs of the organization.

What should a fractional CFO do at a company?

A fractional CFO's involvement depends greatly on the stage and needs of the organization. In smaller companies, the fractional CFO may personally take on a broad set of responsibilities, including managing the books, negotiating contracts, and more. In a larger company, the fractional CFO may oversee and guide the controller who manages the accounting function as well as other leaders in the finance function.

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