About us

CFO Australia deliver exceptional outcomes for our clients through our unique CFO
and Business Advisory Services.
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CFO Australia provides CFO and Management Consulting Services for fast growth and entrepreneurial businesses.

We work in your business on a part-time basis and provide budgeting, management reporting, high-level strategic advice and corporate advisory services. We deliver strategies that empower our clients success and have witnessed our clients grow year-on-year by an average 23%+ and know our hands on approach contributes to this success.

Outsourcing your finance function to
CFO Australia

Why work with CFO Australia?

Our ability to understand your business specific needs at any point in its lifecycle enables us to align the right solution to your pressing needs, as well as pivot to ensure your business remains competitive and adaptable to a changing economic climate.

CFO Australia is backed by professional services firm Azure Group and Corporate Advisory firm Verde Group to holistically manage our client’s financial goals. CFO Australia can introduce corporate advisory, taxation, treasury, financial reporting, audit, business accounting and wealth management expertise to your business as and when required.

The difference this partnership brings is a team of technical experts working together with the common goal of helping both the business and the business owner/s be successful and financially fit.  Being a commercially focused group, our technicians are astute in aligning the business strategy, tax and personal wealth goals together to deliver well rounded solutions and advice.

Visit Azure Group & Verde Group to discover the depth of experience our partner firms have in managing the financial needs of Australian and international businesses.

What can you expect from our CFOs?

Working with CFO Australia and our team, you will benefit from:

  • Strategic input at a board level to steer the financial direction of your business
  • Management of finance and operational functions
  • Share insights across business functions
  • Advise the CEO / Executive team
  • Improve Risk and compliance
  • Increase business value and profits
  • Steward change management for the betterment of the business (whether that be digitalisation, system improvements, operational efficiencies etc)
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Get in touch

Start your journey with CFO Australia by organising a complimentary call or a meeting to see how we can help your business.
Location
Level 10, 171 Clarence Street Sydney NSW 2000
Phone
(+61) 2 9238 1188
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Added Significant Value

5
"The speed at which CFO Australia learnt my business, grasped the nuances of the company culture and started to add significant value to all the financial aspects of the business was nothing short of staggering. I would recommend them to any company, large of small, that needs expert financial management, a high level of financial support and advice and all the expertise of a team of some of Australia's best CFO's."
AMN Media

Very expedient and efficient

5
"We use the services of consulting CFO and I cannot sing their praises highly enough. They go above and beyond and are extremely knowledgeable in their various fields. At the end of the day it is also about results and they more than deliver on that too and in a very expedient and efficient manner. Highly recommended!"
P Group

Outstanding Financial Management

5
"Outsourcing the financial management of our business was a difficult decision, but choosing Australian CFO was one of the best decisions we made as a business.I cannot praise them enough for the value they brought to the company, the senior management team and our parent company in Europe, who relied on them for compliance advice and delivery, local expertise and knowledge and outstanding financial management."
Advantage Media

Largely successful

5
"My experience was them doing Corporate Advisory and structuring a transaction and option deal for a large property successfully for me. I can’t speak highly enough of Michael and the team. The transaction was largely successful due to their efforts."
MDA Group

First-class Corporate Advisory

5
"Michael and the team have provided A Group with a wealth of knowledge and expertise during periods of significant growth for our organisation. Their corporate advisory, especially in relation to tech, is first-class."
A Group
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Insights

What comes after the First 90 Days with a Virtual CFO
Embarking on the journey of integrating a Virtual Chief Financial Officer (CFO) into your business is a significant step toward financial efficiency and strategic growth. Now that you've successfully navigated through the initial 90 days of this partnership, it's time to plan the next steps.
February 7, 2024
Why Hiring an Interim CFO is Critical During Periods of Rapid Change or Growth
Organisations frequently find themselves navigating through periods of rapid growth or undergoing significant changes. Whether it be expanding into new markets, undergoing a merger or acquisition, or responding to industry shifts, these transformative moments demand strategic decision-making and financial acumen.
January 21, 2024
5 Key Differences Between Virtual CFO and Interim CFO
In the dynamic landscape of modern business, companies often find themselves in need of financial expertise without the commitment of a full-time CFO. This is where Virtual CFOs and Interim CFOs step in, offering flexible solutions to meet specific financial needs. While their goals align, the approaches and nuances of these roles differ significantly.
January 15, 2024
CFO Checklist: What to Tackle in the First 90 Days after Engaging a CFO
Hiring a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is a crucial step for the financial health and strategic growth of your business. In the first 90 days, a CFO can make a significant impact by implementing key strategies and setting the financial foundation for success. Here’s a comprehensive checklist to make sure your CFO covers all important...
December 10, 2023
Mastering the Art of Scaling Your Business with a Virtual CFO
Scaling your business is an exciting endeavor, but it comes with its own set of challenges, especially when it comes to managing finances. As your company expands, the need for strategic financial guidance becomes crucial. Enter the Virtual CFO — a key player in the art of scaling your business successfully. In this blog post, we'll explore the role of a Virtual CFO and how their expertise can propel your business to new heights.
November 28, 2023
The Impact Of A Growth CFO In Tech Startups
In the dynamic realm of tech startups, where innovation and agility are key, the role of a Growth CFO has never been more crucial. Often considered the financial architect of success, a Growth CFO goes beyond traditional financial management, playing a pivotal role in steering the company towards sustainable growth.
October 16, 2023
10 Benefits of Engaging a Part-Time CFO in Your Business
Could your business benefit from outsourced CFO services? Here are 10 reasons why it may be time to engage a part-time CFO.
October 10, 2023
How to find a Virtual CFO that suits your Business?
Businesses choose to engage a Virtual CFO for a multitude of reasons. Among some of the most common of these are to achieve better cash flow management, strategy and direction, leadership, productivity, financial reporting or analysis, informed decision making and diversified access to resources.
November 29, 2022
Chief Financial Officer (CFO) vs. Accountant – What’s the difference?
It is tempting for a business to look to hire an accounting all-rounder, who can manage an assortment of financial tasks, such as, taxation, compliance, reporting, accounting, and business strategy. However finding an accountant who can manage all aspects of the financial mix is both rare and expensive. What is the difference between a CFO and an accountant, and how will adding a CFO Service help.
October 26, 2022
How a Virtual CFO can drive business productivity in 2022
Over the past two years, many industries were financially impacted by Covid-19, in ways nobody could possibly have predicted. However, as in the last financial crisis in 2007-08, the best performing companies looked to improve productivity, which provided the capacity to grow quickly once into the recovery period.
September 27, 2022
In-House CFO vs. Outsourced CFO
There is no doubt that hiring a full time Chief Financial Officer (CFO) makes complete sense when a business reaches a certain size or an advanced level of complexity in structure. There is also no question that a CFO occupies a crucial role in growing a business’ profitability, especially in the longer term. The decision facing business owners, is when is the right time to bring on a full-time CFO or whether there are benefits to having a part-time or outsourced CFO until a full-time CFO role stacks up financially.
May 27, 2022
Ultimate Guide to outsourcing a CFO
Most small to medium sized businesses (SMB's), whatever their business sector or the types of products they produce, or services they offer, face the same challenge at some point in their lifecycle. They all need help with their financial reporting. Entrepreneurs who start businesses are fantastic at identifying opportunities and the need for new products and services and can talk for hours about what they are working on and the opportunities they have identified. However, when faced with financial reporting and compliance, they are often uninterested and lack understanding.
May 18, 2022
How CFO’s can drive business productivity in 2022
Over the past two years, many industries have been financially impacted by the Covid-19, in ways nobody could possibly have predicted. However, as in the last financial crisis in 2007-08, the best performing companies looked to improve productivity, which provided the capacity to grow quickly once into the recovery period.
May 16, 2022
The advantages of Outsourced CFO Services
The reason why a business should have an outsourced CFO is that they offer ‘strategic financial insight and manoeuvring that leads to increased revenue, without the need to pay a full-time CFO salary.’ 
April 19, 2022
Five ways to grow your business with a Virtual CFO
There are very few business owners who wouldn’t welcome expert financial advice and financial help if it was available, as good financial advice and financial management are keys to success for any business, small or large.
March 5, 2022
What are the benefits of Outsourced CFO Services?
Numerous small to medium sized businesses (SMB) have outsourced their CFO function to a CFO Service company and for a number of good reasons: The costs of a full time Chief Financial Officer (CFO) are often prohibitive for a small or medium sized company. It is virtually impossible to find a part time CFO, often because experienced CFO’s who want to work part time are working for CFO Service companies and not available for smaller organisations.
February 18, 2022
What value can a CFO bring to my business
A CFO can make a huge difference in the way a business grows and how it operates on a day-to-day basis, as well as having a dramatic impact on the financial strategy, including forward planning, capital raising, borrowing, financial and tax planning, compliance, and business owner exit. It is hard to disagree a chief financial officer or CFO services don’t add significantly to a business.
November 23, 2021
What is an Outsourced CFO Service?
Outsourcing CFO services will give companies all the benefits of having a highly skilled and experienced Chief Financial Officer (CFO) on their team, but at a much-reduced cost.
October 3, 2021
How to avoid wasting time when buying a business?
SME’s can get caught up in the excitement an acquisition opportunity presents, but often the process can be time consuming, a drain on resources and very costly if you don’t manage the process properly up front.
June 19, 2019
Managing an effective Accounting team
Effectively managed accounting teams invariably make a significant difference to the general performance of a business. With integrity of the accounting function comes reliable and timely financial and management information.
May 20, 2018
CFO decision fatigue: Is it effecting you?
Today’s top executives make hundreds of decisions each day. We marvel at the amount of decisions a Finance Executive and especially Virtual CFOs that act for more than one organisation has to make on a daily basis. Couple the professional decisions with family, friends, health and other life commitments and it begins to add up!
May 12, 2018
The value of CFO Profiling
Organisations normally engage in developing a robust CFO Profile when they need to recruit, however conducting the same process within your organisation when recruitment is not the focus can have great benefits for aligning business strategy with the individual and team.
March 23, 2018
How a Board can influence an SMB Business?
A functional Board contributes to the overall productivity of the organisation and staff often look to the Board of Directors for guidance, regulations, support, and the tools and resources to do the work that is expected of them. When a Board is lax or negligent, or does not take care of tasks and responsibilities, it doesn’t take long before staff and the daily operations of the organisation are affected.
February 19, 2018
What are you projecting – The Power of Feedback and Perceptions
Ever been given feedback that you disagree with? What was your response? If you are like most, then your response was probably along the lines of: Anger; “Where does he/she get off telling me that.” Denial; “That’s not how it happened.” Deflection; “He/she should concentrate on their own problems.” Righteousness; “What would he/she know? I know more about this than them.”
October 20, 2017
Why is month-end keeping you up at night?
I have always been amazed when I hear CFOs and their teams working well into the night to fulfil their month end obligations. Journals, rework, analysis, reporting until the late hours of the evening, month after month, year after year.
August 2, 2017
Is it time to engage a CFO?
There is a common misconception out there that a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is a role only available to the large corporate. However, if you continue to hold this view you could be doing your business a critical injustice. Having the commercial guidance that a CFO can provide to get your business from where you are now to where you want to be is one of the best investments a business owner can make.
May 20, 2017
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