Deciding Whether or Not to Outsource Your CFO?

If you are a small business owner, you have likely contemplated whether or not you need an in-house CFO or if it would be best to get outsourced CFO services to help your company grow. This can be a challenging decision, as both options can be beneficial to your business. We’ve put together a list of a few advantages and disadvantages for both to help you decide:

In-House CFO Services:


  • There may be more confidence and trust with someone in-house, as a business owner you can trust that in-house CFOs care directly for the health of your specific business completely.
  • In-house CFOs are concerned about your business only, and will not be distracted by other clients.
  • In-house CFOs may have a better understanding of the bigger picture in regard to your company as a whole.


  • The salary for a full-time CFO is around $519,692 according to
  • You have to pay for healthcare and other benefits in addition to salary.

Outsourced CFO:


  • The cost of outsourced CFO services can save your business a ton of money.
  • Outsourced CFOs are paid at a fixed rate, which can be negotiated upfront.
  • You don’t have to pay for healthcare, vacation time, bonuses, and other benefits.
  • You only pay for the time you need, which can be a small amount during certain times of the year.
  • You get an objective point of view, that may be able to offer better, more creative solutions than someone within the company.
  • Outsourced CFOs have a large network of clients that may be helpful to your business as well.


  • Trusting an outsourced CFO with financial details can be difficult for some companies, as you may not know if they are planning on staying a while.

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