#1 When should my startup think about hiring someone to help with finance & accounting work?
Startups’ most valuable resource is time, so the sooner you get systems in place to efficiently handle your day-to-day blocking & tackling, the better off you’ll be. airCFO provides services for companies at all stages, from “two guys and an idea” to publicly traded corporations. Reach out for a call and we’ll give you a free consultation on the steps you can take to set up your startup for success.
#2 I already have an accountant; what makes airCFO different?
airCFO is built for early-stage technology companies. An independent bookkeeper doesn’t have the breadth of knowledge about accounting, finance and operations that airCFO possesses, and large accounting firms tend to operate through an old-school model that doesn’t fit the way startups work. Our model was designed for technology startups, and we’d be happy to walk you through the services we offer if you want to make the switch.
#3 I just need help with a one-time project. Does your team work on one-off engagements?
Absolutely. We perform numerous ad-hoc projects for clients without having a monthly relationship and are happy to help you with yours.
#4 What states do you operate in?
We operate in all 50 states in the United States and have clients located across the country.
#5 Where is airCFO located?
Our main headquarters are in Cleveland, Ohio and we have a remote office in San Francisco, California. As a result, we keep a pulse on the West Coast tech ecosystem (which comprises ~50% of our client base) while providing services at a Midwest price point.
#6 Can you do our taxes?
We have an official tax partner that we use to file our clients’ taxes. We are currently working on developing our own in-house tax operation.
#7 Does your team speak any languages besides English?
Our small team is already tri-lingual; we do business in Chinese and Spanish in addition to English.
#8 What if my company runs on a different set of cloud systems from the ones airCFO supports?
We work with a stack of systems that, when connected correctly, is most effective for running an early-stage technology startup. However, if you currently run on a different system (e.g. Xero instead of QBO) we’re happy to take a look and are continually adding support for new cloud vendors.
#9 Are you able to work with my in-house accountant to configure our startup's systems or play a role on our finance team?
Yes! We can work with your accountant directly optimize your current back-office systems and processes. We also work as part of startup finance/accounting teams, specializing in month-end close, financial modeling, and systems optimization.