Philadelphia Fractional CFOs

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McCracken's network of Fractional CFOs actively supports the greater Philadelphia area. By engaging a Fractional CFO, your business enjoys flexible, on-demand assistance that you can customize to meet your specific needs and preferences.

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Should I hire a Philadelphia Fractional CFO?

Philadelphia-based Fractional CFOs offer a flexible and efficient finance solution without the need for a full-time hire.


Our team of Fractional CFOs holds extensive knowledge in cost accounting, inventory management, supply chain operations, and production planning, with a specific focus on the manufacturing sector. This expertise covers capacity utilization, process optimization, and product costing.


Our Fractional CFOs bring tailored financial expertise, including financial management, budgeting, and cost control, designed for the tourism sector. We have a deep understanding of the financial considerations surrounding investments in tourism development, destination branding, and staying informed about the latest travel industry trends.

Growing Businesses

Our Fractional CFOs excel in guiding businesses through growth. They offer strategic financial direction, assess funding options, conduct profitability analysis, and create sustainable financial strategies. Their support helps companies confidently scale, access capital, and expand into new markets, optimizing financial performance.

Large Enterprise

Fractional CFOs serve as crucial project resources for large enterprises, offering specialized expertise for specific initiatives and complex financial projects. They provide tailored guidance on capital expenditure, cost optimization, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic financial decision-making to meet Philadelphia businesses' unique needs.

Benefits of a Fractional CFO

Why choose a Fractional CFO in Philadelphia?

Fractional CFOs give you the experienced perspective needed to address challenges and discover new opportunities in finance and throughout your company.


Effective financial reporting is vital for owners and stakeholders to monitor the business's financial health. Fractional CFOs can assess your accounting processes, systems, and controls to ensure accuracy, compliance, and efficiency. They help implement best practices, streamline financial reporting, and optimize accounting operations.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Fractional CFOs offer vital M&A support by assessing transactions, conducting due diligence, and evaluating financial aspects. They aid in financial modeling, deal structuring, and assessing M&A impacts. Their insights optimize terms, find synergies, and guide strategic decisions, maximizing M&A value and success.

Finance Assessment

Fractional CFOs offer in-depth finance function assessments. Using their expertise and fresh perspective, they review processes, systems, controls, and reporting to find improvement opportunities, suggest best practices, and enhance financial operations.

Finance Technology

Fractional CFOs, with their extensive tech experience, evaluate and implement customized systems. Leveraging finance technology enhances efficiency, ensures financial accuracy, and provides strategic insights for confident, data-driven decisions in today's dynamic digital world.

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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