A part-time controller is a solution to help businesses that need project oriented financial leadership. A Donovan CPA Part-Time Controller brings financial structure and new ideas, but only as needed. An example of our ideal fit is a business that is too small to need a steady financial executive or a larger business that needs to replace their full-time Controller with a more cost efficient option. Another possibility is a business that does not have a complex financial or operations need. They may need someone to handle a project, consult with for a few hours each month or they may require more substantial monthly involvement.
Why do businesses hire us? Our service allows owners to have an experienced professional oversee the financial planning, analysis, reporting, and systems that run their operations. Some of the reasons owners engage us are:
- The business has a bookkeeper and needs more direction
- An opportunity came up that needs to be reviewed
- An obstacle surfaces that needs to be handled
- The owner needs to talk about business strategy
This is a financially beneficial approach. A Donovan CPA Part-Time Controller charges a fee that is appropriate for the time necessary to complete the task. We offer the best of both worlds; a Controller who is accessible, experienced in the position, and will handle the financial responsibilities without being a fixed cost.
Some of our services in our Controllership role include:
- Owner Goal Setting & Profitability Ideas
- Cash Flow Analysis
- Accounting Software Setup & Training
- Financial Reporting & Monthly Closing
- Banking Relationships, Capital & Financing Needs
- Support Buying a Business
- Exit Strategy Matters
- Budgets & Forecasts
- Operations Support
Some issues cannot be discussed with any employee. Our Donovan CPA Controller is an independent, unbiased executive to share sensitive information and receive objective answers. Any employee, no matter how solid they are, has a concern about keeping their job and benefits. Therefore, when it comes to evaluating business direction or key decisions, owners can use us to talk through their options.