The CFO'S Perspective

This is Us – Todd Kimball and the Impossible House Remodel

After purchasing three homes in Portland in the past 15 years, I have come to a firm conclusion that houses choose us!  Not in some mysterious way or anything, but rather, just practically speaking.  As a home buyer, we don’t exactly drive around and pick a house off the street that meets our specifications and strike a deal.  Often, buyers must submit offers on several houses before a match is found.

Topics: This is Us

How to Become a Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Becoming a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is often the ultimate executive goal for those who have made finance their career. The position offers challenges, variety, and opportunities for growth. A good income is frosting on the cake.

Topics: CFO Planning CFO Responsibilities

Is Your Interim CFO Right for You?

Large, established companies usually have a full-time Chief Financial Officer (CFO) as an integral member of their executive team. Your business might not be in a position yet to add a CFO to your executive suite. Or you might be ready but finding just the right person takes time. Perhaps you’re not quite sure what to expect from a CFO, and you need to learn more about what they do before hiring one.

Topics: CFO Interim CFO

How to Improve Your Accounting Software System Capabilities

All organizations, both for-profit and nonprofit, use accounting software. All have varying degrees of complexity and features. Regardless of the available features, most of us still rely on exporting data into a spreadsheet to improve adjustability. In fact, most of us over-rely on this process. There are better ways to improve your accounting software capabilities.

Topics: Accounting Software Accounting System

How Do I Choose the Right Bank for My Company?

For many owners of growing companies, the choice of a bank is a crucial decision.  A solid relationship with a bank can make or break a company.  Banks provide relatively cheap capital to fund expansion as well as the everyday transactional and payment services that enable everyday operations. 

A poor relationship with your bank can hinder growth plans and even put you out of business.  Still, many business owners simply stumble into doing business with a bank because of convenience or with the mistaken assumption that all banks are all the same.  A wise business owner puts effort into developing and maintaining a relationship with their bank, just like they do with key customers and suppliers, to ensure their long term success. 

Topics: Finance Resources Financing