Most business owners know that keeping up with the financial health of your business will help you succeed. What some business owners don’t always consider is that financial planning, forecasting, and modeling are essential to the growth of all businesses. In order to do all of those things effectively, you need a CFO, but it doesn’t always have to be a full-time CFO!
Millions of small businesses received funding from the Small Business Association (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) which has generated even more questions regarding how and when loans will be forgiven. Here is the latest on guidance issued from the SBA.
Outsourcing certain aspects of your business can seem intimidating. Who should you choose? Will they perform better than an in-house team? Will outsourcing affect your internal company culture? Do you have to be a large business to actually benefit? There are a lot of myths and misconceptions about how exactly outsourcing can help your business succeed. We’re here to debunk those myths, clarify the misconceptions, and give you an overview of what outsourcing can and can’t do for an organization.
In our years of providing outsourced accounting services, we’ve heard quite a few objections that stem from misconceptions about outsourcing, here are the top five:
According to Deloitte’s 2016 Global Outsourcing Survey, 59% of companies that outsource do so because of the cost-cutting benefits. While there are many other advantages to outsourcing, one of the most compelling is the ability to reduce costs. Here are 4 ways outsourcing can improve your bottom-line.
If you are a small business owner you have likely contemplated whether or not you need an in-house CFO or you would like to outsource your CFO services. 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 order for a business to run effectively, it must have structures in place that support financial reporting excellence. At TGG, we have created the TGG Way™ to help small businesses receive the expertise they need to succeed. Every TGG client is assigned a team of four accounting professionals to support their financial needs. Here are the roles we believe contribute to the success of your accounting team:
Leadership is vital to a companies success, especially during times of crisis. Therefore, your leadership team needs to be prepared to make educated, quick decisions for the well being of your business. CFOs have a huge role in the decision-making as they understand your business’ numbers best. How can you CFO help your business move the needle post-COVID and beyond?
Here are a few ways:
Many people do not understand the differences between the varying roles of your accounting team. For example, Controllers and CFOs hold similar roles with a few key differences. As your business continues to grow, the ability to produce accurate, efficient financial statements will be increasingly essential to your success. This starts with hiring a rockstar accounting team. Here’s the best way to do it:
Many small businesses that are considering their future growth have considered hiring a fractional team to come support their everyday business functions. Fractional models offer many benefits to business owners that choose to go that route. These models can allow your company to get expert assistance at a lower price. Outsourced services are meant to assist and support your company as you grow and expand your business. How can your small to medium-sized business benefit from fractional services?
For businesses looking to expand their business without tacking on the steep cost of hiring an in-house CFO to their annual budget, an outsourced CFO hire can be the perfect solution. In this article we explore the advantages of hiring an external CFO, so you can make a more informed decision for your company.
A controller is someone responsible for all accounting-related activities within an organization. Financial Controllers report to a firm’s CFO. Their duties include the preparation of operating budgets, overseeing financial reporting, and performing essential functions related to payroll.
Staff Accountants are the backbone of any good accounting firm and handle the majority of basic accounting functions for your company. When you have great Staff Accountants, your business will run more smoothly, and your CFO will be able to make the best possible decisions. When it comes to accounting, every small decision matters in a big way for the company as a whole. Here are a few qualities to look out for when hiring Staff Accountants:
Small businesses are among the most vulnerable groups to fraudulent activity. These businesses are more susceptible and face a greater risk of fraud because typically, they have employees working across many different departments as their job description, there is a closer relationship between the staff and owners, there are few oversight procedures in place, their accounting department has less expertise on financial functions, and there is a larger impact on the bottom line of a small fraudulent event.
How can you prevent fraud in your small business? Here are a few tips to help you keep your company safe:
A skilled finance team provides strategic direction, sophisticated insights into the company’s financial situation, financial forecasting, growth planning, and tight control over budgets and cash flow.
However, interviewing, hiring, training, and paying full-time salaries for each of these employees can be expensive and time-consuming. Many small businesses just don’t have the resources to assemble a full-time finance team. Outsourcing can help!
As most business owners know, the team behind your bookkeeping is vital to the success of your business. Still, things can get a little complicated when it comes to understanding the roles and responsibilities of each person. In the interest of clarity, we at TGG are always interested in the numbers and transparency, let’s outline each of their roles and responsibilities.
Nonprofit executives must wear many hats. Not only are they responsible for fundraising to advance their organizational mission, but they may also be responsible for strategic planning, board communications, human resources, and recruiting, among other things.
More so than ever before, nonprofit leaders are under pressure to fundraise, manage operations, comply with state and federal regulatory requirements, and leverage resources cost-effectively.
The challenge of hiring and retaining talent is intensifying as the US workforce shrinks and wages increase. Most nonprofits do not have the resources to achieve all of this this in-house.
Small and medium sized businesses are usually at a crossroads when it comes to their bookkeeping and accounting, especially if they’re growing. “Should we hire a Controller or should we try to do it ourselves?”
There’s a third option that gets frequently overlooked: outsourced accounting services.
Outsourced accounting didn’t really exist ten years ago, but small businesses are turning to full-service outsourced accounting firms more often to increase efficiency, add professionalism and save time and money.
Most business owners assume that having an in-house bookkeeper, Controller, or CFO who can pay bills, run payroll and manage company finances is the best scenario for their business. They believe having a person down the hall will ensure they have a clear view of the company’s financial position, but this isn’t always the best solution.
In this post, we’ll explain why having access to greater financial expertise can be game-changing for small businesses looking to grow.
At TGG, we meet business owners everyday that are reluctant to outsource their accounting and financial functions because they think it will reduce visibility into the financial health of their business.
At the same time, they’re struggling with accounting and reporting issues–even when they have someone on staff to handle bookkeeping.
Large companies benefit from accounting and finance departments that have several layers of expertise at their disposal.
It’s usually too costly for small businesses to staff an entire finance department. But they can emulate this model by using an experienced, outsourced accounting service that provides the right expertise at the right times.
You might be surprised to know that this does not necessarily mean getting rid of your current staff.
Accounting for small business can mean different things at different times in your company’s growth and it’s important to have the right expertise on hand.
Here are the most common questions we hear when small businesses are considering outsourced accounting services.