Houston Fractional CFOs

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Are you in need of a Houston-based Fractional CFO?

Introducing McCracken's extensive network of Fractional CFOs, dedicated to serving the thriving business community of Houston. With our customized Fractional CFO services, your business will benefit from adaptable and personalized support designed specifically for your requirements.

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Businesses based in Houston that prefer not to commit to hiring a full-time CFO can explore the option of hiring a fractional CFO.

Aerospace and Aviation

Trust our Fractional CFOs to provide the financial guidance your Aerospace and Aviation business needs to soar to new heights. With a deep understanding of the financial intricacies associated with this sector, our Fractional CFOs offer tailored solutions to support businesses in this dynamic field. 

Advanced Manufacturing 

Our Fractional CFOs in Houston bring extensive expertise to the Advanced Manufacturing sector with their in-depth knowledge of cost accounting, supply chain management, inventory control, and production planning. Leveraging their proficiency in manufacturing, our Fractional CFOs can analyze manufacturing data to ensure optimal resource allocation. 

Emerging Businesses

Our Fractional CFOs in Houston understand the unique needs and challenges faced by emerging businesses. With expertise in financial management, budgeting, and cost control, they provide tailored guidance to navigate complexities and drive sustainable growth. Entrust the financial success of your emerging business to our fractional CFOs.

Large Companies

In Houston, our Fractional CFOs serve as vital project resources for large enterprises, providing specialized expertise to propel specific initiatives and complex financial projects to achievement. They offer valuable guidance on capital expenditure planning, cost optimization, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic financial decision-making, customized to meet Houston businesses' unique needs.

Benefits of a Fractional CFO

Why should businesses in Houston consider hiring a Fractional CFO?

Hiring a Fractional CFO gives your business an expert's perspective on addressing challenges and discovering new opportunities.


With their accounting knowledge, fractional CFOs evaluate your current policies and procedures, offering valuable suggestions for improvement. Accurate financial reporting allows owners and stakeholders to track the business's financial health and gain a holistic understanding of its performance.


Fractional CFOs play a crucial role in business advisory, leveraging their expertise to assess challenges, identify growth opportunities, and offer tailored solutions. They provide actionable insights, strategic planning, and evaluate financial implications for informed decision-making, navigating complexities and driving growth.

Tax Preparation and Strategy

Preparing financial information for tax season can strain internal staff. A fractional CFO streamlines this process, saving time. They aid in minimizing tax liability and optimizing tax assets with a strategic approach.

Cash Management

Fractional CFOs address cash flow challenges by evaluating procedures, analyzing cash flow, and identifying areas for improvement. They refine forecasts, manage working capital, and enhance cash flow practices, ensuring adequate liquidity and informed decision-making.

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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