Take your company to the next level with strategic CFO services. Our team of Chartered Accountant CFO’s are helping emerging companies to rethink, automate and scale their businesses.
The path from your first million to beyond the R100 million mark is long and challenging. You have to navigate the many complexities of doing business while managing the growth pains of scaling fast. In these formative years, founders and directors need access to the high level financial and strategic insights that only a CFO can bring to the table. Employing one is however costly and it limits you to the skillset of one professional.
Outsourced CFO offers the solution – access to a dedicated CFO for an amount of time per month that suits your strategy and your budget, backed by the full insight of a CFO team with many decades worth of experience.
Our CFOs have helped many emerging companies realise triple digit growth rates and have helped raise hundreds of millions in seed and growth finance for SMEs. Don’t be left behind. Join the OCFO family and access the strategic financial expertise that you need to take your company forward.
8 hours per month
With local and global perspectives and understanding, we help you to build a strong and controlled internal financial structure for your company that minimises risk and increases efficiency. Using cloud accounting and live financial information systems, our insightful OCFOs manage your company’s various financial intricacies from cash flow to compliance. Our aim is to help you accomplish fast, accurate and complete business practice, and enable you to further compete in and add value to the marketplace.
16 hours per month
In a competitive and fast evolving market, we assist you in the smooth and efficient operation of your company using streamlined cloud systems and dashboards that account for everything from invoicing to expense claims, creating room for our heavyweight OCFOs to help you strategically plan the profitable innovation and growth of your company. Our aim is to help you achieve and sustain further growth in your business’s performance in the best possible way.
32 hours per month
As an already successful company, our visionary OCFOs help you to further understand and unlock your business’ true value, gain access to funding and investments, analyse, target and win the best deals, consider regional, national and global expansion, and lead the increase and acceleration of your revenue streams with sophisticated insights and high performance business models and strategies. Our aim is to help you achieve reputable and distinctive business eminence.
A dedicated CFO will be your wingman or woman in taking your business to the next level.
Don’t like being boxed in? Contact us to see how we can tailor a solution that fits your company like a glove.
We use a three-step process in order to deliver the most efficient, effective and sustainable service to our clients.
CASH FLOW BUDGETING
Cash flow is the lifeblood of any company. As founders, you need to have a deep understanding of cash flow. We utilize top tools and approaches to help you plan and forecast business cash flow. In times of excess, cash can be invested smartly. When a shortfall is on the way, you can identify it well in advance and take the necessary steps now to avoid it.
INVESTMENT & FUNDING READINESS PREPARATION
To get your business primed for outside funding and investment, your OCFO will identify areas that need improvement and implement strategies to address those areas. Our proprietary Funding Readiness Gap Analysis is the perfect tool to understand your fundability and the roadmap towards raising capital. Financial modelling, valuations, due diligence and more come into play as you prepare for closing that next fundraise round.
RISK MITIGATION &
Risk is an inherent part of doing business. In order to identify and manage business risks, we perform a detailed analysis of your business cycle and operating environment. Active steps can then be taken to create standard operating procedures and a control environment where risk is minimised while output is optimised.
POST-INVESTMENT FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
Where venture capital and private equity are concerned, your OCFO can act as post-investment financial manager. Where an investor has bought a material stake in a private company, but is not directly involved with business management, we place a Chartered Accountant into the business to actively monitor and report on financial decision-making and performance and to add value to the growth journey.
Growth finance is the lifeblood of rapidly scaling companies. Our CFO team is uniquely skilled at preparing companies for raising capital, with hundreds of millions in growth finance raised to date. Fundraising services start with our proprietary Fundraising Gap Analysis, which helps founder teams understand their ability and best route to raising funds. It also includes access to a range of investors spanning the globe with active mandates to invest in emerging companies. The process of raising capital does not have to take months’ worth of founder time and energy away from steering the company. Let our CFOs help you access the right type of deal at the right stage to help your company grow and flourish.
IMPLEMENTATION OF MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTS
We identify deliverables and set up proper systems for management and board reporting. Your OCFO will then review these accounts on a monthly basis along with management to identify financial and cash flow risks and to set goals for figures and ratios. The OCFO will also give advice on ways to save money and optimise revenue. Live access to financial information is a game-changer for founder teams.
Your OCFO will assist you in drawing up a business model and finance strategy and introduce you to a network of potential suppliers and partners to increase the sustainability of your business. Using our approach of 90 Day Planning, we help drive your growth agenda forward with active involvement in the execution of strategy for you scale up company.
BUSINESS ANALYSIS & COST STRUCTURING
We analyse your revenue and cost streams and identify areas that are not running efficiently. All fixed and variable costs are reviewed to help your business run at maximum capacity. Optimise your business model by increasing revenue streams and minimising related cost so that you can focus on investment and growth.
FINANCIAL TECHNOLOGY, AUTOMATION AND INTEGRATION
Our tech-savvy CFO team is perfectly equipped to help automate your finance function. From standard operating procedures to the integration of various general and industry specific cloud tools, we help founders build the perfect tech stack to support the running of their business and finances, saving time and adding value.
The on-going financial decisions that are part of operating a business have an impact on your resources and succes. Whether you need to decide on buying versus renting your premises or machinery, or when to employ someone new, your OCFO can help you identify all the quantitative and qualitative variables and implications so you can make an informed decision that is right for your business.