WHO WE ARE
Fearless strategies and relentless execution. This is what makes us your right partner.
CFO Access is a boutique and bespoke advisory firm specialising in providing Virtual CFO services to SMEs and NFPs. By acting as a virtual CFO – you will have all the advantages of a senior internal financial resource, minus the price tag.
With our headquarters based in Newcastle, we have the ability, resources and reach to operate both nationally and within the Asia Pacific region. At CFO Access we offer experienced CFOs and Finance Directors as your business partner, on a part time or project basis. We focus on the detail so you can focus on the big picture.
Lets face it, there are many accounting firms out there. But very few specialise in providing only virtual CFO services which is what makes CFO Access unique and special. We make it our business to understand you. To help you create your vision, grow it, focus and manage what matters. No surprises. Real CFO advice.
We know how SMEs and NFPs operate and what they need. We act as real business partners, we listen, understand the business, understand the issues and determine the way forward with you with practical, objective advice.
We engage with our clients as a strategic partner, ensuring quality CFO services either on an on-going basis or at a frequency desired by them, or even a one off specific project or assignment. Thus, depending on the need, we let the client design a flexible engagement model.
We use our experience to craft yours.
WHAT IS A VIRTUAL CFO?
Virtual CFO stands for Virtual Chief Financial Officer.
A Virtual CFO (VCFO) is the CFO you have when you don’t need a full time CFO.
The VCFO provides ongoing strategic financial support to small and medium sized businesses on an interim and part-time basis. Virtual CFOs are a trusted, strategic extension of your core team and can help bridge the gap between a bookkeeper and full time CFO.
Depending on the needs of the business, Virtual CFOs can provide any number of ongoing or on demand services in support of the business.
Virtual CFOs do not provide basic bookkeeping services or the compliance / tax services which are typically provided by your in-house or external bookkeeper or accountant. However if you do need any of these services we have support partners that we can engage.
WHAT WE DO
It starts with passion and ends with results.
We appreciate that SMEs and NFPs often do not need or cannot afford a CFO on a full-time basis but would like access to experienced CFOs. Think of us as CFOs "to go", at flexible times and flexible rates. Our business model provides you with access to the advice and expertise of your own CFO “24/7″ for a fraction of the cost of having one on your books. You will have instant and ongoing access to the expertise and advice normally limited to the larger organisations.
No matter your stage in the business cycle, your business challenge, your size or your problems, we are here to help. Helping SMEs and NFPs with business advice and providing executive support, we have been there. From developing business plans, to raising capital, from growth spurts and the excitement of big deals, to the challenges of downturns, restructurings and turnarounds and the negotiation and successful sale of the business.
We understand the highs and the lows of managing a business and know that we can help. It’s about cash, it’s about late nights, it’s about hustling, it's about sacrifices and it’s about winning.
CFO Access offer services in the most cost effective way possible to suit the requirements of your business. We offer a complete range of fixed price advisory packages or project specific packages whilst remaining flexible and affordable enough to tailor a package specific to your needs.
Is there anything we cannot do? Perhaps. But if we cannot assist you we can put you in touch with someone who can via our trusted business partners and networks.
The outcome? Your success.
Some of the key services we can provide are:
Virtual CFO Support
M&A Advice & Due Diligence
Strategic Planning & Business Plans
Financial Modelling & Reporting
Budgeting & Cashflow Management
Business Health Checks
Finance Systems Reviews & Implementations
It starts at the top. Experience counts. And our people make us great.
Born and raised in Newcastle, Paul always knew he would work in finance. He began his career working with some of Australia's largest accounting firms where he specialised in partnering with distressed companies, providing turnaround and restructuring solutions for over 10 years.
Armed with these skills, Paul moved into the commercial accounting sector and was appointed the finance head of Asia Pacific for one of the world's largest computer connectivity providers with turnover exceeding $1.5 billion. Paul has also worked for one of Australasia's largest plastic manufacturers and most recently was the Group Chief Financial Officer for Australia's largest community housing provider, managing 9,000 properties and assets in excess of $375 million.
Paul has the belief that SMEs and NFPs have the best chance of meeting their goals when they partner with high level virtual CFOs that can provide financial information and insights. Over the last 20 years, Paul has developed a real passion for helping businesses through all stages of their life cycles and thrives on providing solutions to clients' problems - no matter how small.
Paul is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Newcastle.
PAUL DOUGLAS, Director
+61 408 480 856
We have CFOs on call and access to other specialists and executives as needed. We have close relationships with many professionals including company secretaries, lawyers, accountants, tax specialists, recruiters and IT specialists as well as a strong network we can call and rely on to assist with any problems or advice which is beyond our skill set.
Our growth constantly draws benefit from heterogeneity and personal traits features of our consultants, so we are always looking for talented individuals who want to join our team. We thrive when our team consists of finance executives from different backgrounds, training, experience, interests, and skills.
If you are driven, relentless but realistic, innovative, passionate, professional and have significant experience as a CFO/FD then you should consider getting in touch with us. In order to apply, send your CV by clicking on the link below.
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Office: 805/75 Shortland Esplanade, Newcastle NSW 2300
Postal: PO Box 1176, Newcastle NSW 2300
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