Case Studies: Transformative Results Achieved with Interim CFOs

Unlocking Financial Potential, Empowering Business Growth

Impact of Interim CFOs: Real-world Success Stories

At Interim-CFOs.com, we are proud to showcase the transformative impact our experienced team of interim CFOs has had on our clients’ businesses. Our strategic financial expertise, coupled with in-depth industry knowledge, has consistently delivered remarkable results for companies across various sectors. From raising capital to financial planning, prepping for audits to automating systems, systemizing record-keeping to personnel management, our case studies exemplify the tangible value our Interim CFOs bring to the table.

CASE STUDY #1

Crypto Automated Market Maker Startup

Outsourced CFO + Accountant + Bookkeeper

The company found itself entangled in a web of financial disarray. The rapid growth and dynamic nature of the crypto market had taken a toll on their accounting practices, leading to a messy state of books due to inadequate record-keeping, regulatory uncertainties, and valuation issues.

RESULTS

The implementation of advanced software, crypto, finance, accounting and taxes professional expertise, and proactive compliance management transformed the company from financial chaos to stability, providing to the company financial integrity in the crypto industry.
HOW WE HELPED
✔ Standardized Approach for Token Minting:

After an extensive research of some of our best crypto accountants and tax experts we recommended adopting a standardized approach compliant with IFRS for the token minting, providing clear explanations of the chosen recognition methodology to stakeholders.

✔ Cleaned-Up Financial Records:

Through diligent efforts and the assistance of crypto accountants experts, the company cleaned up their financial records, eliminating discrepancies and ensuring accuracy in their books.

✔ Advanced Accounting Software:

Implemented Enterprise-grade accounting, audit and tax software for all the digital assets.

✔ Proactive Compliance Management:

In collaboration with tax experts, the company now has US GAAP compliant books and auxiliars supporting every key account, ready to be audited and to file taxes, shielding the company from potential legal issues.

✔ Financial Stability:

By addressing the challenges head-on, the company not only prepared for the upcoming audit and tax filing but also solidified its financial foundation. The company is now in a strong position to raise capital.

CASE STUDY #1

Crypto Automated Market Maker Startup

Outsourced CFO + Accountant + Bookkeeper

The company found itself entangled in a web of financial disarray. The rapid growth and dynamic nature of the crypto market had taken a toll on their accounting practices, leading to a messy state of books due to inadequate record-keeping, regulatory uncertainties, and valuation issues.

RESULTS

The implementation of advanced software, crypto, finance, accounting and taxes professional expertise, and proactive compliance management transformed the company from financial chaos to stability, providing to the company financial integrity in the crypto industry.

HOW WE HELPED

✔ Standardized Approach for Token Minting:

After an extensive research of some of our best crypto accountants and tax experts we recommended adopting a standardized approach compliant with IFRS for the token minting, providing clear explanations of the chosen recognition methodology to stakeholders.

✔ Cleaned-Up Financial Records:

Through diligent efforts and the assistance of crypto accountants experts, the company cleaned up their financial records, eliminating discrepancies and ensuring accuracy in their books.

✔ Advanced Accounting Software:

Implemented Enterprise-grade accounting, audit and tax software for all the digital assets.

✔ Proactive Compliance Management:

In collaboration with tax experts, the company now has US GAAP compliant books and auxiliars supporting every key account, ready to be audited and to file taxes, shielding the company from potential legal issues.

✔ Financial Stability:

By addressing the challenges head-on, the company not only prepared for the upcoming audit and tax filing but also solidified its financial foundation. The company is now in a strong position to raise capital.

CASE STUDY #1

Technology Company Serving The Food Industry

Outsourced CFO + Capital Raising Assistance

This venture-capital-backed company was growing rapidly but did not have adequate financial systems and staff to plan and manage growth. The company was also unprepared to attract banks and equity investors for much-needed growth capital.

RESULTS

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$23 million raised in growth capital

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Hired over 100 employees during our involvement

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Annual revenue grew from $4 million to $15 million

HOW WE HELPED

✔ Upgraded Accounting Systems:

Transition from an inefficient QuickBooks desktop setup to cloud based QuickBooks Online and eventually to highly scalable ERP system Intacct.

✔ Established Financial Planning Process:

Developed the company’s first financial projection model. Led the actual vs. budget performance measurement process, which increased accountability and helped fuel rapid growth.

✔ Capital Raising Assistance:

Created investor-ready PowerPoint deck and supporting financial analyse. Led due diligence and assisted with negotiations.

✔ Trained And Mentored Finance Team:

Including the Accounting Manager, who was soon promoted to Director of Finance and took over our duties.

CASE STUDY #1

Technology Company Serving The Food Industry

Outsourced CFO + Capital Raising Assistance

This venture-capital-backed company was growing rapidly but did not have adequate financial systems and staff to plan and manage growth. The company was also unprepared to attract banks and equity investors for much-needed growth capital.

RESULTS

9

$23 million raised in growth capital

9

Hired over 100 employees during our involvement

9

Annual revenue grew from $4 million to $15 million

HOW WE HELPED

✔ Upgraded Accounting Systems:

Transition from an inefficient QuickBooks desktop setup to cloud based QuickBooks Online and eventually to highly scalable ERP system Intacct.

✔ Established Financial Planning Process:

Developed the company’s first financial projection model. Led the actual vs. budget performance measurement process, which increased accountability and helped fuel rapid growth.

✔ Capital Raising Assistance:

Created investor-ready PowerPoint deck and supporting financial analyse. Led due diligence and assisted with negotiations.

✔ Trained And Mentored Finance Team:

Including the Accounting Manager, who was soon promoted to Director of Finance and took over our duties.

CASE STUDY #2

Crypto Asset Startup

Outsourced Controller To Prepare For An Audit

The company was due to undergo an audit to raise series A capital in a month’s time. The books were loosely held together by a single part time bookkeeper.

RESULTS

9

Successfully underwent audit and raised series A shortly after our work was done

HOW WE HELPED

✔ We reviewed and reconciled every bank, credit card account & crypto exchange or wallets from day one making sure everything was properly and systematically classified.

✔ We automated their systems using auto syncing, QB rules and other apps such as expensify and bill.com.

✔ We reviewed & tested outstanding liabilities as well as equity accounts & corresponding entries.

✔ Completely rearrange the general ledger & regroup them in sync with GAAP rules.

✔Established best practices for revenue recognition.

✔ Setup a system in box for record keeping considering that these documents, receipt, agreements and statements would be requested by the auditors.

✔ Set up with our outsourced team so they could get through the day to day with minimal time from our senior staff.

CASE STUDY #2

Crypto Asset Startup

Outsourced Controller To Prepare For An Audit

The company was due to undergo an audit to raise series A capital in a month’s time. The books were loosely held together by a single part time bookkeeper.

RESULTS

9

Successfully underwent audit and raised series A shortly after our work was done

HOW WE HELPED

✔ We reviewed and reconciled every bank, credit card account & crypto exchange or wallets from day one making sure everything was properly and systematically classified.

✔ We automated their systems using auto syncing, QB rules and other apps such as expensify and bill.com.

✔ We reviewed & tested outstanding liabilities as well as equity accounts & corresponding entries.

✔ Completely rearrange the general ledger & regroup them in sync with GAAP rules.

✔Established best practices for revenue recognition.

✔ Setup a system in box for record keeping considering that these documents, receipt, agreements and statements would be requested by the auditors.

✔ Set up with our outsourced team so they could get through the day to day with minimal time from our senior staff.

CASE STUDY #3

Manufacturer of Cosmetic and Beauty Products

CFO + Controller + Accountant + Bookkeeper

The company sought to improve their financial management by seeking an Outsourced Financial Department solution, as they were dissatisfied with the performance and efficiency of their existing finance team.

RESULTS

9

Significant savings in personnel & HR expenses

9

Efficiency ratios improved significantly

9

Better strategic decisions since sales & COGS data became available in real time

HOW WE HELPED

✔ The new owners had upgraded their shopping cart to Bigcommerce & were using shipstation for fulfillment but the mapping needed to bring that information to QB online was not done properly leading to mistakes in the calculation of COGS and inventory count. We fixed the flow of information.

✔ They had different pricing tiers retail, wholesale & distributors but they were lacking a model that would allow them to adjust the price to all 3 in case the raw material cost would increase. We set up that model for them.

✔ They had a rewards system but the liabilities were not being booked into QB so we hacked a solution using Zappier to bring the information to the right place.

✔ Create systems & schedules or simply implemented best practices for inventory management.

✔ Outsourced bank & credit card reconcilliation, expense management.

✔ Improve collection of AR & help them negotiate better terms for AP.

CASE STUDY #3

Manufacturer of Cosmetic and Beauty Products

CFO + Controller + Accountant + Bookkeeper

The company sought to improve their financial management by seeking an Outsourced Financial Department solution, as they were dissatisfied with the performance and efficiency of their existing finance team.

RESULTS

9

Significant savings in personnel & HR expenses

9

Efficiency ratios improved significantly

9

Better strategic decisions since sales & COGS data became available in real time

HOW WE HELPED

✔ The new owners had upgraded their shopping cart to Bigcommerce & were using shipstation for fulfillment but the mapping needed to bring that information to QB online was not done properly leading to mistakes in the calculation of COGS and inventory count. We fixed the flow of information.

✔ They had different pricing tiers retail, wholesale & distributors but they were lacking a model that would allow them to adjust the price to all 3 in case the raw material cost would increase. We set up that model for them.

✔ They had a rewards system but the liabilities were not being booked into QB so we hacked a solution using Zappier to bring the information to the right place.

✔ Create systems & schedules or simply implemented best practices for inventory management.

✔ Outsourced bank & credit card reconcilliation, expense management.

✔ Improve collection of AR & help them negotiate better terms for AP.

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