Outsourced CFO Services
With Foulane’s outsourced CFO services, you can focus on running and growing your business while your long-term financial goals are managed by the experts. Most of all, you’ll rest easy knowing your finances are being managed by an experience expert.
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Financial Expertise at Your Fingertips
Growing businesses often reach a point where they need professional financial advice, but cannot justify the cost of hiring a full-time Controller or CFO. If you’re fortunate enough to be in this position, then hiring an outsourced CFO may be a great solution. Fourlane has a team of experienced accounting professionals who have years of experience serving as controllers for both private and non-profit organizations. They can provide oversight of your accounting systems, as well as financial guidance around the health of your business.
Services Provided By An Outsourced CFO
- Liaison with bankers, attorneys, vendors, insurance agents, etc.
- Assistance in obtaining financing from banks, including assistance with negotiations.
- Cost / revenue benefit analysis & profitability analysis by service or product line.
- Training and managing your accounting staff including development of company accounting procedure manuals.
- Software selection and implementation.
- Most noteworthy, improve your financial forecasting and modeling.
- In-depth financial analysis and reporting with improved quality and timeliness of financial information.
- Custom designed collection policies and procedures.
- Budget preparation, reporting, & monitoring.
- Analysis of equipment purchases, expansions, etc.
- A professional who establishes strong financial controls in your business to reduce employee theft and increase profits.
- Manage the especially cumbersome duties of treasury / cash management.
Future Focused Planning
Get assistance with both short-term and long-term planning, goal setting, and removing barriers to meet those goals.
Manage Financial Relationships
Offload your meetings with banks, insurance agents, attorneys, and other vendors. Outsourced CFO's know how to negotiate the best rates.
Advice From Experience
Have an expert in your corner to help you make strategic business decisions like hiring, equipment upgrades, and spending reduction.
Hold Your Team Accountable
Stop being the "bad guy" and bring in an outsourced CFO to manage goal setting and discuss shortcomings in sales and operations.
Best Practice Processes
Bring years of best practices on accounting and financial reporting onto your team. Transition your business from "what we've been doing" to "what the best businesses do."
Training Made Easy
We specialize in training and process creation that can help your entire team work more efficiently.
Signs Your Business May Be Ready For An Outsourced CFO
- Company leaders spend >4 hours each week crunching numbers or preparing financial reports
- Your team often references reports you don’t have that would help you make better decisions
- There is no clarity on your tax liability.
- More than 5,000 invoices are processed each year.
- You have more than 500 SKUs in your inventory
- Growth is occurring at a rate faster than 15%
- OR it seems like your growth has stagnated and you’re not sure why or how to fix it
- There is consideration of taking on outside investment or changing the equity distribution of the company
- As a result, you’re having trouble sleeping.
Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisors
Our QuickBooks experts are here to provide the professional business management solution and technology consulting services your growing business needs. Because we’ve performed thousands of outsourced CFO and bookkeeping engagements we have the knowledge and experience you can rely on in a business partner. Get help with implementing and optimizing the right solutions for your business, making more data-driven decisions, and getting into the mindset of the world’s most successful companies.
Over one million businesses in the U.S. rely on QuickBooks for their accounting functions. Fourlane’s consultants have worked with to help businesses within virtually every industry convert to Quickbooks, and have the experience to performing QuickBooks Data Conversions that allow you to take advantage of QuickBooks Enterprise's custom solutions:
- Financial Services
- Healthcare / Medical
- Information Technology
- Professional Services
- Real Estate
What Our Customers Are Saying
Since 2008, Fourlane has helped thousands of happy customers with QuickBooks.
Alisha Raesz of Fourlane has been a tremendous asset to our company. She has completely overhauled our accounting system and guided us to increased profits by setting up new cost coding and job tracking reports. Her knowledge of QuickBooks and professionalism have helped us rise to the next level. I just can’t say enough about Alisha and Fourlane. Thanks!!!
JJ Luebbe | Luebbe Companies, LLC
We started with Fourlane specifically for Quickbooks point of sale help. Fourlane was awesome. They have incredible knowledge of Quickbooks. This year we added another layer of Fourlane help. We hired Fourlane for bookkeeping. We are thrilled that we did. LaTiffany is our day to day contact. She is incredible. LaTiffany has cleaned up, streamlined and maintained our accounting. LaTiffany and Fourlane are pleasures to work with.
Wendy Thomajan | Austin Foot & Ankle Specialists
I worked with Fourlane on a QuickBooks data conversion. They were extremely helpful and knowledgable. Helped us through a very rough patch smoothly. I would highly recommend Fourlane.
Brenda Shearer | Technical Specialties Corporation
Fourlane is helping us convert from NetSuite to Quickbooks. I'm very impressed with the professionalism and competency of everyone at Fourlane, without exception.
Jim Roundtree | Cinsay
I contacted Fourlane about QuickBooks POS. We needed some assistance with having our inventory program work with QuickBooks POS. Tarrah was helpful in this matter. While talking with her I discovered that Fourlane could assist my company with our QuickBooks as well as other concerns in my company. We are still in the process of changing our system and at the same time I have recommended some of my customers contact Tarrah.
Mike Patterson | Allied Inventory Services
Fourlane has been a great partner with our third-party software integration. The key to me is that when they are not 100% on an answer they do not try to resolve it “on-the-fly’ but go back and do research.
Derek Pennant-Jones | Celling Biosciences
No one likes to think about having to change accounting systems, particularly when you have been using the same system for over 20 years, but sure enough that day came for my firm in Texas recently. My firm is a distribution center for a pump manufacturer in Minneapolis. After searching for alternatives, I was unhappy with what I found, so I called Intuit, discussed our upcoming situation, and the first thing I wanted to know was, whom do I contact that would be considered experts at installation, training and manipulating Quickbooks. Without a drop of the hat, they recommended FOURLANE…If you ever had doubts of using their product or getting the support you would need, rest assured, FOURLANE is the way to go.
Jim Horany | Wanner Engineering
We have worked with Alisha Raesz from Fourlane for the past 6 months and have been so impressed with her knowledge and attention to detail. Alisha has guided us through a new company file changeover to help our manufacturing business grow and she has provided amazing customer service. We could not have done it without her help!
Christy Ricketts | Contemporary Research
Marjorie Adams and Tarrah Hendrickson were very helpful during the initial 30 minute consultation, which was free of charge! I had a complex issue and they were able to resolve it for me within the 30 minutes, so I ended up getting the advise for no charge, which my boss will love! Would definitely recommend as well as use Fourlane in the future.
Jill Blecher | Mass Polymers
Fourlane was unbelievably helpful to me when I wanted Quickbooks Premier for my company. I ordered for 1-user then wanted to add another. Then ended up wanting to add another and another. Linn was super helpful and was able to set me up where I continuously got credit for what I had already paid and in the end got all 4-users for less than the price of 3. She went above and beyond what most would do in her place. Anytime I need something and Fourlane has it, I will be purchasing from them.
P.S. This is the FIRST ever review I have given – positive or negative – so that is how much I valued the service I received from Linn and Fourlane.
Laura Jolliff | Bob Riddick Roofing, Inc.