Pricing

For startup founders and teams, time is a luxury. Honing your model, creating revenue-generating activities and pushing for growth are more than full-time tasks. You know you need to meet payroll, pay vendors, account for taxes, provide statements, build projections and much more — but the expense of an experienced CFO, controller or small back-office staff is just too much, too soon.

Pricing

For startup founders and teams, time is a luxury. Honing your model, creating revenue-generating activities and pushing for growth are more than full-time tasks. You know you need to meet payroll, pay vendors, account for taxes, provide statements, build projections and much more — but the expense of an experienced CFO, controller or small back-office staff is just too much, too soon.

For a reasonable investment, we work with you to create a tailored, best-in-class solution that addresses your back-office needs, including accounting and bookkeeping, financial advisory and taxes. That means more time to focus on growing your business, plus the peace of mind that comes from knowing trained professionals are handling the work at a fraction of the cost of staff. Perhaps best of all, you’re investing in a scalable solution that will grow with you.

Learn more about pricing below or talk to our founder about what airCFO can do for you.

How our pricing works.

airCFO pricing follows a needs-based approach: You need it, you pay for it; You don’t, you won’t. Because early-stage startups can have widely varying back-office needs, we begin by billing hourly for specific services. Once we build a relationship and develop a mutually agreed-upon scope of ongoing work, we’ll convert to a flat monthly rate*. And because we’re a distributed firm with low operating costs, the rates airCFO clients pay are generally lower than those charged in large geographic markets.

* A dedicated Customer Success Rep is assigned to all founders during onboarding to ensure that we meet your expectations.

What You Might Expect at Different Growth Stages**

 

LineSeries RangeEstimated Monthly FeeDeliverablesReporting Cadence
SeedPre-Seed through Seed Round$500-1,000Monthly ReportingOnce a Month

Email & Slack Support
GrowthSeed through
Series A
$1,000-3,000Monthly Reporting & Custom Reports2-4 Times a
Month

Email & Slack Support
ScaleSeries A - Series B$2,000-5,000Monthly Reporting

Custom Reports

Deeper Reporting & Communications
4-8 Times a
Month

Email & Slack Support
MatureSeries B+$3,000+Monthly Reporting

Custom Reports

Deeper Reporting & Communications
As Needed

Email & Slack Support

 

** Every founder and company is different, and your engagement may not directly reflect these deliverable and reporting cadences. We’ll work with you to provide you and your team with exactly what you need.

Example Fees and Services for Various airCFO Specialists

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Staff Accountant
$90/hr

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Accounting Controller/Project Specialist
$125/hr

  • System design, process setup, internal controls
  • Historical book review and clean-up
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Financial Advisory
$175/hr

  • Financial model build and maintenance, budget management, cash flow modeling
  • Ad hoc financial advisory, CFO support, transaction advisory
  • Example financial model

Tax Compliance & Advisory
$200-350/hr

  • Federal and State income tax prep and filing
  • Determination of proper tax accounting methods
  • Strategic advisory
  • Ad hoc tax projects and research

We've got your back (office).

As we grew, we had so many things to focus on in our company’s operations and needed a scalable and affordable accounting solution. The airCFO team was the perfect solution to keep costs low while scaling our accounting.

Andrew Lam, Accounting Manager, Chewse

Meet your team.

airCFO delivers value through our people. As tech-enabled accounting and finance firm, we hire only those whose skill set and interests lie at the intersection of Big Four accounting expertise and a true desire to work for startups.

View Our Professionals

Explore our services.

We’re here to help startups succeed. Check out the full breadth of what we do or dig deeper into each of our core services:

Accounting & Bookkeeping

Create a lightweight, efficient, scalable accounting and back office function.

Financial
Advisory

Get the forward looking guidance to know you’re planning for the future right.

Tax Compliance & Advisory

Get decades of private and public tax experience—all just an email away.