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McCracken's active network of Fractional CFOs support the Baltimore area. Fractional CFOs support your business as-needed, giving you full flexibility.
Fractional CFOs offer an excellent option for companies looking for guidance without a full-time hiring commitment.
Baltimore companies can leverage the expertise of healthcare fractional CFOs to provide specialized financial guidance and support tailored to the unique needs of the healthcare industry, ensuring efficient financial management and decision-making.
Baltimore companies operating in the maritime industry can benefit from the services of fractional CFOs, who offer specialized financial guidance and expertise tailored to the unique needs and challenges of the maritime sector.
Even well-established businesses may find themselves reaching a point where the guidance of a CFO becomes essential, despite not having required one previously. Fractional CFOs offer an ideal solution for such businesses to assess the value and impact of a CFO's expertise on their operations.
Large companies typically have a full-time CFO in place. However, they often engage fractional CFOs to provide specialized expertise and support for specific projects or areas that require focused attention and specialized knowledge.
Fractional CFOs offer a fresh perspective on long-standing challenges and uncover untapped risks and opportunities for your business. With their extensive expertise, you can leverage their services at a fraction of the cost of a full-time hire.
Fractional CFOs, as accounting experts, assist in evaluating your existing policies and procedures, providing valuable recommendations for enhancements. Effective financial reporting is crucial for owners and stakeholders to monitor the financial well-being of the business, enabling a clearer understanding of its overall performance.
Engaging a fractional CFO offers valuable support for your company during special projects or when dealing with complex issues. When encountering complex financial challenges without internal expertise, a fractional CFO serves as a trusted advisor, providing guidance to help identify optimal solutions for your business.
When dealing with complex transactional matters, a fractional CFO with M&A experience can help you maximize deal value. They serve as a reliable advisor, helping you make informed decisions and involve the correct experts along the way.
A fractional CFO can assist in performance management, offering guidance and expertise on special projects or complex performance-related issues. When facing challenges in optimizing performance and lacking internal expertise, a fractional CFO becomes a valuable resource, acting as a trusted advisor to help identify and implement effective solutions for your business.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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