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CFO & Controllership Services

Reshape your finance function in an era of disruption.

The right senior-level financial resources at the right time

Increasingly, keeping all finance roles in-house is not always the most efficient approach. It is becoming more common for organizations to rely on agile, professional expertise from third party providers. Our fractional CFOs and controllers apply insights to your business derived from a wide range of experience and client base. This flexibility also allows you to adjust the mandate with us, as your needs evolve.

BDO’s CFO & Controllership Services are helping organizations of all sizes and across all industries with our deep experience in C-level roles and our seasoned knowledge of how to work effectively with key external stakeholders. Whether you are in a time of transition, challenge or unexpected opportunity, we can help fill a short-term talent gap, on an interim or part-time basis, providing the agility you need to be cost effective. We do this with a consistent collaborative approach, ensuring that services match the unique needs of each client and leverage existing capacity, as appropriate.

Our delivery model has resources available both virtually and on a hybrid basis across Canada. Thus, giving you great access to top talent as you require it. Our financial professionals assist with all operational and planning services, including:

  • Strategic support for financial planning & analysis (FP&A)
  • Robust cash management and cash optimization processes
  • Ensuring timely and accurate interim financial reporting
  • Financial stewardship and implementing controls over company assets
  • Enhance decision making acumen of owners, founders and CEOs with application of financial tools (break even analysis, project profitability, estimating to optimize pricing, contribution margin analysis, resource optimization)
  • Bank and stakeholder negotiations

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We help our clients address the unique needs of their finance function based on their organization’s situation.

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Finance transformation

Today’s CFO needs to drive change by adopting new tools and approaches, building an efficient and automated finance function, and embracing new talent structures and strategies. As the finance function evolves, CFOs may find capability gaps on their teams. Our expertise can help you enhance capabilities within your finance function, including staff secondments to add flexibility to your talent management. As you lead the team to quickly adapt to a radical operating model transformation, we can support you to:

  • Transition to data-driven decision making 
  • Increase your bench strength of advanced analytics and financial modelling 
  • Deliver improved value and sustainable business performance
  • Enhance your ability to keep pace with market disruptors

What tech founders should ask their CFO

As a tech entrepreneur, you may struggle with how to communicate with your chief financial officer (CFO). What questions should you ask? And what answers should you expect? We cover the top 5 questions you should be bringing to the CFO of your company. 

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The surprising ways a CFO helps founders raise capital

CFOs play an important role in helping your tech company raise capital throughout the fundraising journey— from the moment the founders consider an equity investment to the second all parties sign documents and beyond.

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Our CFO & Controllership Service is in your industry

Reliable information and guidance to manage evolving regulations, new business models, and emerging technology trends to stay ahead of the curve.

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Solutions to address key challenges and complex issues—including labour shortages, government regulation, and economic volatility—to help you stay competitive.

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Applying innovation—including data analytics, machine learning, and robotics—to help your manufacturing business prioritize and tackle the demanding challenges and key concerns.

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Technology continues to change the way you operate your business. Exploring solutions—including integrating cloud software, automation, implementing cybersecurity solutions, harnessing data for business decisions, and innovating your employee experience—requires trusted guidance. Our experienced team is focused on helping you unlock innovation for growth and success.

Our CFO & Controllership Service supports the stage your business is in

Growth strategies designed to match your business model, your goals, and your expectations.

Grow, expand & acquire

Modernize the way you run and manage your business to be relevant in today’s digital world.

Evolve, automate & transform

Comply with the ever-increasing complexity of accounting, tax, and regulatory reporting requirements on an ongoing basis.

Comply with regulations

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