We’ll be your trusted partners and expert advisors.
You’ve built a business you can be proud of. Now it’s time to keep going. Whether you’re managing a merger and acquisition, navigating funding, or need someone you can trust to bounce ideas off of, our CFOs have an average of 25+ years of experience in keeping industry leaders at the top of their game. We’re on-demand and available whenever you are — for a question, a concern, or simply for reassurance that your next venture is heading in the right direction. Our CFOs are masters in their trade so you can trust you are making the best financial decision for your team and future.
When’s the right time for virtual CFO services?
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Hi, I’m Matthew, the COO and Founder of Acuity. I want to talk today about managing your finances and how that comes into play when you have some of the more senior-level needs.
What we found, that things are constantly changing in business and it’s either you’re in a line of credit, you’re raising money and doing your first venture financing, you may have a merger and acquisition, but these high level needs come up periodically through your life cycle where you need somebody with a little more financial ability that’s been there, done that.
That’s why we came up with our on-demand CFO services. Whether it’s one of those big activities or one of my favorite activities, which is listening to a CEO or a founder and making sure they know that they’re not crazy and giving them counsel. We’ll walk you through your questions, we’ll walk through all your problems, we’ll be an on-call resource or we’ll plugin and be able to monthly resource here and there just to supplement your existing team. But helping entrepreneurs with our CFO services is how we can really impact your business.
Not sure you’re ready for a CFO? Try our CFO Office Hours.
Have any burning financial questions that you need answered? Want a sounding board to bounce ideas off of? Trying to decide if an Acuity CFO is right for your business? Book 30 minutes with one of our on-demand CFOs for FREE. CFO Office Hours used to be reserved for clients only, but we’re now opening them up to the public. Sign up today!
Ready to hire a CFO?
Here’s what our virtual CFO services can do for you.
Meet our team of CFOs.
Each CFO averages 15 years of experience or more. See someone you may want to work with? Get in touch — we are excited to talk.
You’ll love having a CFO.
Not every company is ready to hire a full-time CFO. They can be expensive or only needed in periods of expansion. But establishing company-wide objectives — from policies and procedures to programs and practices aimed at continuous growth — is something that every business needs from time to time. And that’s where our outsourced CFOs come in.
Acuity’s dedicated CFOs come with more than 25 years of expertise, so even though we’re not technically a full-time part of your team, most of our clients feel that we are. We live to support, nurture, and grow your big picture ideas into reality, all the while keeping a solid handle on key financial responsibilities so you can rest easy knowing you’re heading in the right direction.
Here’s what our clients are saying.
“Acuity was affordable when we were bootstrapped and needed some help, but they’ve also been able to scale with us as we’ve grown. We’ve used them for ongoing bookkeeping, but we also worked with one of their CFOs to help us build a financial model to present to investors when we were raising our Series A.”Jeremy HaleCEO of Sideqik
“Acuity knows startups. We used their fractional CFO and controller services as well as their A/P and fixed-fee bookkeeping and were very pleased with the level of service and results. Matthew and Kenji are not only pros at what they do; they’re entrepreneurs themselves who are very active in the Atlanta ecosystem. They have my unqualified recommendation!”Brian DallyCo-Founder & CEO of GROUNDFLOOR
“We don’t currently have a CFO or full-time accountant, so we rely on Acuity to help us keep our finances documented and organized. The biggest benefit is our private Slack channel with the Acuity team. Our team uses Slack for all daily communications, and Acuity’s team members on the shared channel (Nicolette Green especially) help us streamline questions around payments and invoices, for example. Shane Klima is also impressively fast to respond to our needs.”Chris FederspielCEO of Blackthorn
“I contacted Kerry in reference to PPP loan questions I had not been able to find answers to. I spoke to my bank where I received my loan and the HR group my association was working with and still could not get answers to many of my questions. Kerry was very much on top of his game. He answered all of my questions and I am finally able to start my spreadsheets with confidence. Would highly recommend.”
“It has been great working with Matthew and David at Acuity. They have provided great guidance and advisory services to our company. The company has an innovative approach to accounting because they work with the latest improvements in technology such as cryptocurrency and blockchain.”Jay Singh
“We started using Acuity for payroll and then payment processing. As we grew, we needed help keeping up with our books. Now we have a part-time CFO and part-time Controller. Acuity has been able to come alongside us every step of the way to be the consistent expert through every stage of growth. They have been an irreplaceable part of our business who has definitely been able to grow and scale with us.”Andrew McConnellCEO of rented.com
“By far the best team I've ever worked with. They truly understood the look I was going for and completely nailed it! I would highly recommend them as a company, you simply just won't find any better team!”Aura BrooksGraphic Designer
What do CFOs do?
Such a great question, and maybe a more important one is: What should your virtual CFO do?
Often businesses try to bring on CFOs too soon and they just become very expensive bookkeepers. CFOs should handle essential operational tasks that ensure your company can continue to move forward. Here are just a few of the things an Acuity CFO can do for you:
- Financial health assessment
- Creation of financial reporting
- Budgeting and expense control
- Strategic planning
- Debt and capital raises
- Investor and board relations
Has your company outgrown basic bookkeeping services? It might be time to take your financial operations to the next level with Acuity’s CFO services. In this comprehensive buyer’s guide, we’ll take a look at the role of the CFO, how it differs from bookkeeping and accounting services, and when to consider making the switch to higher leadership. If you still have questions after reading our guide, not to worry: You can sign up to try our CFO office hours, available in 30-minute blocks.
Have you considered hiring a virtual CFO? You can’t beat the convenience factor or affordability of employing a remote chief financial officer. When you go virtual, you have a vast pool of talent to pull from with a plethora of resources to pull from — not to mention the flexibility and scalability of having a part-time CFO that can contribute more hours as your company grows. Learn more about Acuity’s CFO services and how you can get started today.
When someone’s title is a three-letter acronym, you know they mean business. Take the CFO and the CPA for example. Both roles are incredibly important, yet completely different from one another. The CFO, or chief financial officer, is responsible for the financial planning and analyzing of a company. A CPA, on the other hand, is a certified public accountant tasked with managing budgets and best practices. Learn more about these roles and why each one plays a key part in running a business.
For many entrepreneurs, the idea of hiring a chief financial officer might be a pipe dream — something you never could really fathom doing anytime soon. However, as your business grows, investing in part of a CFO might be exactly what your company needs. From building the right budget to knowing when you’re ready for a full-time hire, we’ve compiled some tips on how to afford a CFO.