Benefits of a CFO or Controller Level Consultant

A business consultant is a professional who provides expert advice and guidance to businesses on a wide range of issues related to management, strategy, finance, operations, and other areas. Consultants work with companies to identify areas of improvement and develop strategies to achieve their goals.

In the context of accounting consulting at a CFO or Controller level, a business consultant can provide valuable insights and expertise to help businesses manage their finances more effectively. They can analyze financial data, identify areas of risk or inefficiency, and provide recommendations for improving financial performance.

One of the key benefits of hiring a business consultant at the CFO level is the ability to tap into specialized expertise. Consultants have extensive experience working with a variety of businesses and industries, and can provide insights and best practices that may not be available internally. They can help businesses stay up-to-date on industry trends, regulations, and other factors that may impact financial performance.

Another benefit of working with a business consultant is the ability to bring a fresh perspective to financial management. Sometimes, businesses can become too focused on their internal processes and procedures, and may overlook opportunities for improvement. Consultants can bring an outside perspective and identify areas for improvement that may not be immediately apparent to internal staff.

Additionally, business consultants can help businesses optimize their financial operations. This may involve identifying ways to streamline processes, reduce costs, or improve cash flow. By improving financial operations, businesses can become more efficient and profitable, which can help them achieve their long-term goals.

Since the consultant is not an employee, they can disassociate themselves from the emotions part of let’s say a merger or acquisition.  It is pretty common in a merger or acquisition to not keep all personnel from the merging companies.  So who stays and who goes?  You don’t usually need two CFO’s or two CEO’s so usually one of the key C suite personnel are let go.  If you work with only internal people to get the merger done, let’s say your own internal CFO, they can become worried about losing their job and thus may not provide all information needed for the merger and try and stop the merger by dragging out the process of providing key information required to finalize the merger. 

Overall, hiring a business consultant at the CFO or Controller level can provide significant benefits to businesses looking to improve their financial performance. By tapping into specialized expertise, gaining a fresh perspective, and optimizing financial operations, businesses can achieve their goals and position themselves for long-term success.


1- Expertise

2– Offer fresh perspective

3– Save money

4– Save time

5– Achieve goals

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR Ana Klein is a Principal at Morrison working primarily in our B&A practice. To get in touch with Ana, reach out to her by email at or by phone at (530) 809-4671


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