In the fast-paced environment of a growing business, managing financial reporting, tax, and compliance obligations becomes a critical yet challenging task. Ensuring you have the right financial leadership in place can be a game-changer for your organisation's success.

Without a dedicated CFO or finance function, not only do risks arise, but opportunities for growth and optimisation may be overlooked. Hiring a permanent CFO might not be financially viable, but it's important to remember there could be other solutions fit for your business.

Grant Thornton’s CFO services model provides immediate access to qualified financial experts that can provide strategic advice to drive your business towards achieving its long-term goals or delivering success on an immediate project. 

Our Outsourced CFO service is a robust solution for:
•    fast-growing business in need of financial expertise
•    international businesses looking to expand into Australia
•    under resourced CFO’s requiring specific support
•    a business with a temporary gap in its finance function. 

We provide reliable and practical accounting, tax, and advisory services enabling your business to meet its financial reporting, tax compliance, and internal KPI reporting requirements. 

Investing in a qualified agile financial expert provides you with the confidence of an in-house CFO, alongside access to a wide range of national and international expertise.

We are an extension of your team

Our team acts as an extension of your own, bringing together the breadth and depth of skillsets and expertise required of a CFO. Through one access point and the ability to scale-up or scale-down depending on your business’s needs, you gain access to a global firm that is across the latest developments in tax and accounting. 

Our Outsourced CFO team complements your business structure, supporting business owners directly, as well as CEOs reporting to Boards. Many businesses are leveraging an outsourced CFO services model that combines the breadth and depth of skills and expertise required of a CFO, all through a single access point. 

Areas of expertise

Supporting business operations

Cash flow management, budgeting, and forecasting – budgeting and cash flow issues are key in holding you accountable to your growth targets.

Management reporting – a range of reports using the latest cloud technology to yield actionable insights.

Bookkeeping and back office – lighten your administrative burden, giving you back more time to focus on what’s important.

Statutory compliance – a range of compliance obligations, including income tax returns, PAYG withholding, superannuation, GST, FBT, payroll tax, and corporate secretarial matters.

Collaborating internally and externally

Partnerships – connecting you with our network of clients and contacts to develop key partnerships to enable growth in your business.

Advisors – accessing our network of handpicked advisors to collaborate with us on solving problems for you quickly.

• Stakeholders – working with stakeholders involved in key to business functions, including banks, alternate financiers, regulators affecting your industry or business (ATO and ASIC) and government for grants and incentive packages at a state and federal level

Providing specialist expertise

R&D and government incentives – R&D tax offset claims and identifying opportunities for government incentives.

Employee share schemes – advice on how to incentivise employees with options or shares as a substitute for other monetary rewards.

Tax advisory – tax and advisory services to help realise an effective tax solution when things get complicated.

Technology development and consulting – review technology strategies, systems, and processes aligned with your business goals.

Driving growth initiatives

• Sale readiness – getting your company ready for sale which includes review of governance, policies and procedures and operational matters. 

Capital raising
– identifying investor and venture capital opportunities and utilising our corporate finance network across any industry.

International expansion – a gateway to global resources, offering our clients the specialist services they require while operating as a hub for global communications, strategy and regionally focused business expertise. Visit the outsourced accounting services page to learn more about how we can help partnering with international businesses working in Australia

Initial Public Offerings – every phase of the process, from back-door listings, to raising pre-IPO funds and managing a public listing.

Exit strategies – delivering the best outcome for business owners through careful planning and preparation. Whether it be valuations advice, succession planning or family office services, we provide the informed advice you need to achieve optimal outcomes.

Please get in contact if you’d let to have a discussion around how these models can help manage the complexity of financial obligations as your business grows. Ensuring you have the right financial leadership in place can be a game-changer for your organisation's success.

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