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 a full-time team is just too much too soon.

That's where airCFO comes in - we provide you with a dedicated team of experts for a fraction of the cost of a single full-time hire.

We Scale with you As You Grow

How Our Pricing Works

airCFO employs a flat-fee monthly retainer to provide clients with predictable, transparent pricing determined based on the exact services you need and your company's stage. 

Core Recurring Services

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CORE PACKAGE SUMMARY

Accounting


Our expert outsourced controllers & accountants can serve as your all-in-one accounting team, implementing and maintaining a system that produces accurate and timely financial data.

LAUNCH

For startups who have raised $1-$5M and want a solid financial foundation from launch

per month

Semi-Dedicated Point of Contact
Month-End Close Accounting Services
Month-End Package sent by the 20th of each month
15 minute Month-End Package Review Call Offered
Balance Sheet Schedule Maintenance
Quarterly Check-In Calls
AP & Vendor Management Support monthly
Annual Controller Review
Annual System and Workflow Diagnostic
Advanced or Custom Reporting
Multi-Entity Consolidation
Mid-Month Transaction Mapping and Reporting

Iterate

For startups who have seen initial traction, raised $5-$20M, and want support as they iterate towards Product Market Fit

per month

Dedicated Point of Contact

Month-End Close Accounting Services
Month-End Package sent by the 15th of each month
30 minute Month-End Package Review Call
Balance Sheet Schedule Maintenance
Monthly Check-In Calls
AP & Vendor Management Support weekly
Semi-Annual Controller Review
Annual System and Workflow Diagnostic
1 Advanced or Custom Report
Multi-Entity Consolidation
Mid-Month Transaction Mapping and Reporting

Scale

For startups who are shifting to 'scale' mode, and want a partner who can make sure their systems keep up with growth

per month

Dedicated Point of Contact

Month-End Close Accounting Services
Month-End Package sent by the 10th of each month
 1 hour Month-End Package Review Call
Balance Sheet Schedule Maintenance
Weekly Check-In Calls
AP & Vendor Management Support twice per week
Quarterly Controller Review
Semi-Annual System and Workflow Diagnostic
5 Advanced or Custom Reports
Multi-Entity Consolidation
Mid-Month Transaction Mapping and Reporting Coming Soon!

Does not include an onboarding/implementation fee.

CORE PACKAGE SUMMARY

Fractional CFO Services


Our Fractional CFO Services help clients make quick and informed decisions by providing in-depth analyses and advice, leveraging our experience and a set of robust homespun tools.

LAUNCH

For startups who have raised $1-$5M and want a solid financial foundation from launch

per month

Semi-Dedicated Point of Contact for ad-hoc advisory & CEO decision support
Quarterly Check-In Calls
Quarterly Financial Model Updates and Ongoing Maintenance
Quarterly Flash Report & Detailed Analysis
Quarterly Board Reporting & Investor Relations (including Investor Reporting)
Budget-Setting and Budget vs. Actuals Reporting
Cap Table Management
Cross-Departmental Support for 1 additional executive (e.g. CRO)
Operating Plan & Strategy Roadmapping

Iterate

For startups who have seen initial traction, raised $5-$20M, and want support as they iterate towards Product Market Fit

per month

Dedicated Point of Contact for ad-hoc advisory & CEO decision support
Bi-Weekly Check-In Calls
Monthly Financial Model Updates and Ongoing Maintenance
Monthly Flash Report & Detailed Analysis
Monthly Board Reporting & Investor Relations (including Investor Reporting)
Bi-Annual Budget-Setting and Budget vs. Actuals Reporting
Cap Table Management
Cross-Departmental Support for 1 executive (e.g. Sales)
Operating Plan & Strategy Roadmapping

Scale

For startups who are shifting to 'scale' mode, and want a partner who can make sure their systems keep up with growth

per month

Dedicated Point of Contact for ad-hoc advisory & CEO decision support
Weekly Check-In Calls
Bi-Weekly Financial Model Updates and Ongoing Maintenance
Monthly Flash Report & Detailed Analysis
Monthly Board Reporting & Investor Relations (including Investor Reporting)
Quarterly Budget-Setting and Budget vs. Actuals Reporting
Cap Table Management
Cross-Departmental Support for entire Leadership team
Operating Plan & Strategy Roadmapping

CORE PACKAGE SUMMARY

People Operations


airCFO’s People Operations team serves as your Fractional Head of People. We leverage our experiences to help establish your people foundation while driving strategic people initiatives to drive your business forward.

LAUNCH

For startups looking for basic people operations administration and compliance support

per month

Semi-Dedicated Point of Contact for ad-hoc advisory
Monthly Check-In Calls
Initial People Ops Plan
Basic Onboarding Support (up to 1 employee / month)
Payroll Processing and System Management*
Basic Benefit System Administration
Compliance Audit and Harassment Prevention Training
People Policy Development and Handbook Creation
Annual Employee Engagement Survey and Strategy Guidance
Hiring Plan and Compensation Benchmarking
Interview Process Development and Training
Performance Management Support

*airCFO in-network payroll platforms

Iterate

For startups looking to establish people operations processes to fuel future growth

per month

Dedicated Point of Contact for ad-hoc advisory
Bi-Weekly Check-In Calls
Annual People Ops Planning
Basic Onboarding Support (up to 2 employees / month)
Payroll Processing and System Management*
Annual Benefit Renewal Advisory and Administration
Compliance Audit and Harassment Prevention Training
People Policy Development and Handbook Creation
Annual Employee Engagement Survey and Reporting
Annual Hiring Plan and Basic Compensation Guidance
Interview Process Development and Training
Performance Management Process Support and Training

*airCFO in-network payroll platforms

Scale

For startups who are looking for strategic services to help scale their business while focusing on engaging and retaining employees

per month

Dedicated Point of Contact for ad-hoc advisory
Weekly Check-In Calls
Quarterly People Ops Planning
Advanced Onboarding Support (up to 3 employees / month)
Payroll Processing and System Management*
Annual Benefit Renewal Advisory and Administration
Compliance Audit and Harassment Prevention Training
People Policy Development and Handbook Creation
Quarterly Employee Engagement
Survey, Reporting and Advisory
Quarterly Hiring Plan and Compensation Benchmarking
Interview Process Development and Training
Performance Management Process Support and Training

*airCFO in-network payroll platforms

SERVICE SUMMARY

Tax Compliance and Advisory


airCFO's Tax Compliance and Advisory team will make sure you stay compliant with all applicable tax laws and follows a transparent, professional process for completing all your startup's filings.

LAUNCH

For startups with very basic income tax needs, minimal federal activity, and only filing in one or two locations.

one-time

Federal 1120 (1 Federal Form)
1 Location
Return Review Session
Year-End Review
Hourly Income Tax Notice Support & Tax Advisory (billed by the hour)

Iterate

For startups with moderate income tax needs, including fixed assets and inventory, needing to file in several locations.

one-time

Common Federal Forms: 4562, 1125E, Pg 1 of M-3, and R&D Forms*
3 Locations
Return Review Session
Mid-Year Advisory Session & Year-End Review
Up to 5 Hours of Tax Advisory, Research Support, and/or Ad-Hoc Projects

*if study is completed outside of airCFO

Scale

For startups with more complex tax structures and/or who want to utilize more of airCFO Tax Team's advisory services.

one-time

All federal forms
5 Locations
Return Review Session
Quarterly Advisory and Review Sessions
Up to 10 Hours of Tax Advisory, Research Support, and/or Ad-Hoc Projects

Does not include a $300 onboarding fee.

Add-Ons

We know that every startup has its own unique needs, so we offer a set of add-on packages that help our clients meet specific challenges. 

Inventory Management

Tracking and valuing inventory is critical to preventing shortages, theft, and overstock. It's also important for accurate and meaningful financial statements. 


 Services provided within this offering include:

- Inventory and cost of goods sold process management and synchronization

- Document tracking and organization

- Basic monthly COGS reporting (Included in ME package Income Statement)

- Consultation to determine a landed COGS cost for each product (Finance?)

- Truing up balance sheet accounts based on actual inventory valuations

Policy & Workflow Documentation

Not having a clearly documented back office workflow creates ambiguity and an inability to identify process risk areas. AirCFO's Policy & Workflow Documentation provides a comprehensive guide of who is doing what, when, in regards to your back office operations. 

While this service requires an upfront time commitment to deep dive into each workflow, the result is a robust guide that removes ambiguity and helps your back office run like a well oiled machine. This guide is great for training new employees or bringing work in house as you grow.

Audit/Due Diligence Support

Audits & due diligence are stressful and time sensitive. AirCFO provides a team of experts to interface with auditors or investors and ensure that your company passes with flying colors.


Services provided within this offering include:

- Compiling or creating ad hoc reports

- Liaising with your auditor or investor directly (calls, emails, etc.)

- Expedited turn around time on requests

Procurement & Vendor Management

The average startup works with over a hundred vendors; as your company grows, it becomes painful trying to keep a handle on all those expenses. AirCFO’s vendor analysis service gives you peace of mind that your vendor relationships are managed skillfully and you’re using the best solutions for your specific situation.


This service offering includes:

- Giving client a better understanding of the vendors that make up each expense bucket & keeping those categorizations accurate

- Eliminating redundant / unnecessary spend to save clients $

- Helping manage new vendor procurement process

- Tracking upcoming renewals & manage negotiations

Revenue Operations

At any B2B startup, it is critical to keep Sales and Finance on the same page. AirCFO’s Revenue Operations offering gives management visibility into the composition of the sales pipeline and helps avoid surprises. We can also help create a seamless invoice-to-collect process, shortening the cash collection cycle and improving your cash burn.


Services provided within this offering include:

- CRM setup & report creation in collaboration with company’s Sales/Growth lead

- Pipeline Reporting by Stage

- Pipeline forecasting & forecast vs. target analysis

- Invoice-to-collect process management

- Quota / Commission Tracking

Advanced Metric Tracking

A strong metric tracking function can help you tease out the signal in your noisy data, as well as communicate that signal to employees & stakeholders. AirCFO helps startups hone in on the metrics that matter, set up a system for collecting the raw data, and monitor performance over time. Whether you need a high-level metric scorecard for monitoring a range of metrics or a deep-dive tool for drilling down into one specific metric, airCFO can help you get a better handle on your company data.


AirCFO’s services within this package include:

- Architect systems & workflows for capturing, storing & analyzing performance data

- Setup & maintain High-Level Metric Tracking Scorecard in month-end Package

- Deep-Dive Tools for tracking key metrics (ex. NRR)

Board & Investor Relations

A strong investor relations process gives key stakeholders transparency into company performance and helps build trust between executives and investors. AirCFO’s Board & Investor Relations service helps you put your best foot forward with investors and ensures that your quarterly Board meetings run smoothly & effectively.


Services provided include:

- Board meeting preparation with executive team: analyzing performance, building narrative, constructing materials

- Expedited month-end close ahead of Board meeting

- Participation in and support during Board meetings in order to explain financial narrative to investors

- Diligence and ad-hoc analysis as requested by board members

- Buildout & delivery of monthly Investor Update

Transaction Advisory

AirCFO’s experienced finance professionals provide independent advice on debt and equity financing transactions, leveraging deep knowledge of the startup finance landscape and strategic conversations had around the state of your business.


This includes:

- Pre-funding preparation: milestone-driven financial modeling, valuation analysis, mapping investor landscape

- Roadshow: pitch deck development, due diligence support, roadshow progress dashboard

- Execution and follow-up: negotiation support, term sheet evaluations, pro-forma capitalization table analysis

Cap Table Management

Maintaining an accurate cap table can prevent countless headaches and save you thousands in legal fees. AirCFO can help make sure your records in Carta remain accurate as your cap table changes.


Services include:

- Onboard to software service

- Manage annual 409a valuation process

- Keep cap table updated with new and exercised options

- Record issuances from new funding rounds

- Track & report out on options remaining in option pool

Tax Add-Ons

- Domestic forms not otherwise included: $420 (eg. 4797, 3800, 6765, 1125A, 1125E, 3115, 8283, full M-3)

- Federal Form 1120 Only: $1,600

- International Forms: $1,100 for 5471/5472 & 8858, $370 for FBAR

- Extra States: $750

- Extra Cities: $525

- R&D Study: $2,000 for clients with less than $25,000 in R&D credit amount; $5,000 for clients with more than $25,000 in R&D tax credit amount

- Ad-hoc Advisory: $350/hour

- Audit & Notice Support: $350/hour

- Due Diligence: $350/hour

- Additional Considerations: 25% of price for busy season premium, extra costs for messy books depending on level of complexity

General Ledger review fee, varies by chart of account length ($750-$1,500)

Jason Khan, Financial Advisory Manager

Meet Your Team

airCFO delivers value through our people. As a 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.

Schedule a Call with Us

We'd love to chat with you about utilizing airCFO for your startup accounting, people operations, tax and/or finance functions.

You're a good fit for airCFO if...

You've Raised Venture Capital or Have Traction

Most of our clients have raised at least $1 million or are generating over $500,000 ARR.

Your Company is a US-Based C-Corp

The majority of the companies we work with are Delaware C-Corp entities, or are planning to become one.

You Have Budget for a Professional, Integrated Solution

We work with clients on an ongoing basis and act as an extension of your team.

If you fit the above criteria and you want to chat now, text us and a member of our team will answer or get right back to you if they are unavailable (most of the team is located in EST time zone).

Alternatively, you can schedule a discovery call by first answering the questions in the form.