Tom Varga

Tom Varga
Founder & CFO

CFO Selections was launched in 2002 after 25 years of working with small and mid-sized businesses and listening to entrepreneurs and executives lament about the lack of experienced financial help on an as-needed, affordable basis.

Consequently, in 2002 I collected a team of seasoned financial professionals and created a business model uniquely tailored to meet the needs of small and mid-sized companies. In 2006 we added permanent recruiting and search services to our consulting model and thereby address the total needs a company may have for senior financial talent. 2007 saw the launch of our foundation, whose mission is to provide time, talent, and treasure to further the well-being of Washington’s foster children.

Historically, few contract service providers have solved the puzzle of working with small businesses in a CFO capacity. The larger consulting and regional professional services organizations rely on a staff utilization model which requires layers of overhead, high hourly rates, and minimum commitments. They are set up to provide full-time professionals on long-term projects and are not organized to provide part-time only services on a continuing basis, which is what most small businesses really need. On the other end of the spectrum, the independent consultant provides highly specialized and flexible services specifically tailored to the client’s needs. However, the client is constrained by the unique skills of that particular individual and if the consultant becomes unavailable for any reason, the company is potentially left without help when it needs it the most.

The CFO Selections model combines the best of both approaches. Our team of over 40 executives have truly “been there and done that.” They bring an average of 26 years of work experience not only in Finance and Accounting but in the other critical “back-office” areas a business needs to run. We leave behind the layers of overhead, and thus affordably price our services based upon a continuously updated scope of work. We offer an array of flexible pricing plans from fixed rate to straight hourly charges: no unapproved extra expenses, no fees for phone calls, e-mails, or support staff time. You know exactly what you are getting and what it will cost you before the engagement begins.

CFO Selections’ team of recruiters and placement partners has over 30 years of successful experience placing top level financial executives. We are problem solvers for our clients. Our approach is different: because we focus exclusively in senior accounting and financial executive search, our network and ties within the community mean you will be assured of securing the highest caliber talent for your company.

If you are ready to consider adding a part-time CFO or controller specifically matched to your needs or are looking for that key accounting or finance executive to add to your team, call us today and we will meet with you to investigate the possibilities.

Thomas L. Varga
Founder & CFO
CFO Selections, LLC


“Thanks to Jeff for improving the quality of our financial reporting so that we could pass the due diligence requirements for a major transaction.”

-- Nick Goyak, General Counsel, Powin Corporation


“We have been so grateful to have Robert from your consulting team as part of Oiselle. He has truly been a difference maker.”

-- Sally Bergeson, Founder + CEO, Oiselle


“CFO Selections does an exceptional job of getting to know both their candidates and their clients.  This paid dividends in my case as Alex brought a relocation opportunity to me after working with me on another position.  It turned out to be a great fit professionally and personally.  This would not have happened had Alex not spent the time with me up front, stayed in touch, and reached out when he identified the potential opportunity.”

-- Sean Tallarico, Controller, Pope Resources/Olympic Resource Management


“CFO Selections has sent us the perfect person to help streamline our processes, evaluate our financial product and personnel and respond to questions that were beyond basic bookkeeping. We love having her as part of our team!”

-- Toyan Copeland, Co-owner, The Copeland Group


“CFO Selections delivered the finance professional we were looking for.  This individual not only provides the technical expertise we need but also is an excellent fit with our corporate culture.”

-- Andy Skipton, CFO, Logos Bible Software


“When we needed specific skills for a project, CFO Selections was able to quickly find someone who was a great fit for both our project and our company. We saved months of recruiting and got help on the terms and timeline we needed.”

-- Bob Pritchett, President/CEO, Logos Bible Software


“My recruiting and HR team made the comment that CFO Selections is one of the top two executive search firms they have worked with in all their years of recruiting.  This is high praise from an experienced team.”

-- Lynn Takaki, VP – HR, Precor Incorporated


“Our short term consultant filled our urgent need and we also ended up being able to hire a stellar candidate thanks to Rich’s help in the search; Leann is the perfect technical and cultural match for us.”

-- Martinique Grigg, Exec. Director Mountaineers


“The outsourced CFO is an ideal, cost effective solution for many of our small and mid-sized clients that don’t yet need a permanent financial executive on staff.”

-- Mike Gano, Managing Partner, The Partners Group



A charitable foundation providing time, talent, and treasure to foster children within the communities CFOS Selections serves.


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