At its heart, every business fundamentally has the same model – INVEST capital and resources to CREATE valuable products or services and EARN customer payments in return. The Chief Financial Officer or CFO is a key bloodline of that model.

What is a fractional CFO? – A fractional CFO is someone who lends their financial expertise to a startup on a contractual basis. Fractional or part-time CFOs have prior deep financial and/or accounting experience and can help bridge a startup until a full-time CFO can be hired. In most cases, fractional CFOs are involved with more than one startup at a time.

As startups expand, the founders need someone capable of seeing the bigger picture through the ins and outs of financial reporting and accounting. This is where a fractional CFO can step in and create a clear path through the matrix of numbers, metrics and statistics.

Optimize Strategy
A fractional CFO can weigh-in on the financial side of strategy by bringing in a perspective based on the numbers. Our fractional CFO can temperature check the business strategy and advise on the financial viability. And if not, what can be done to make it so.

Implement Processes
As startups scale, they need to put better processes in place to meet their changing needs. A fractional CFO can lend their experience to ensure that the implementation of new financial processes are smooth and done while limiting disruption to existing workflows.

Raise Capital
Business growth requires the infusion of new capital. From valuing the company, speaking with potential investors, taking care of the pre- and post-deal due diligence, a fractional CFO becomes indispensable in this process.

Startups in their early phases may not have full-time CFOs as they may not generate enough revenue to justify the cost. However, when a company begins to grow, a CFO becomes inevitable – which is where you will find Arthur Creek – at the crossroad of growth and development.