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Survival Guide for Hiring a Startup CFO

Survival Guide for Hiring a Startup CFO

A founder’s budget is often limited. When you’re laying the foundation of a business, you’re relying on your financial investments to carry you into a revenue-generating future. If you’re looking to conserve resources, you might wonder: do I need a CFO? Most often,...
5 Interview Questions to Ask FP&A Candidates

5 Interview Questions to Ask FP&A Candidates

When you’re running a startup, every new hire feels like a milestone. In the beginning, you and your team of co-founders may fill every role. However, as you grow, you can start to hire specialists for things like marketing, sales, and more. There’s the big day when...
Small Business Tax Deductions Checklist

Small Business Tax Deductions Checklist

They say death and taxes are the only certainties in life. For the most part, death is beyond our control. Taxes, on the other hand, are something we can not only predict, but also manage. As a startup, taxes could be one of your biggest expenses. If you can reduce...
Complete Guide to FP&A

Complete Guide to FP&A

The responsibilities of financial management fall to a number of different parties affiliated with your business. One of these parties includes the FP&A (Financial Planning and Analysis) team you’ll task to create the financial foundation for your growth goals....
10 Things You Need to Know About GAAP

10 Things You Need to Know About GAAP

Businesses large and small are built on dreams. It is not dreams, however, that sustain these inkling ideas. Instead, systems like GAAP – generally accepted accounting practices – create the architecture on which a business’s dreams can rest. The Financial Accounting...
Bookkeeping Basics for Startups

Bookkeeping Basics for Startups

Let’s be honest, bookkeeping isn’t everyone’s forte. But, for better or worse, it is a necessary beast to tame for any business owner. Whether you are your own bookkeeper, hire a trusted team to run the department, or outsource through a company like airCFO,...
Part-Time CFO vs Outsourced CFO

Part-Time CFO vs Outsourced CFO

When you’re working on a passion project, it can be easy to overlook the technical details. This is often the case when growing your startup. When you’re just finding your feet, you probably don’t need a full-time CFO. Every startup has different back-office needs,...
Accountant Responsibilities at Startups

Accountant Responsibilities at Startups

Accountants and bookkeepers share many of the same responsibilities in a startup environment, but their positions are not the same. Accountants collect, record, and analyze a business’ financial data while also ensuring that the future presentation of that same data...
Bookkeeper Responsibilities at Startups

Bookkeeper Responsibilities at Startups

A bookkeeper and an accountant work with similar materials, but the positions aren’t the same. Startups and business owners need to bring their bookkeepers into the loop early in the company’s inception. Why? Because bookkeepers facilitate the day-to-day financial...