Hurricane Irma’s On-Going Impact

Cleaning up from a storm is typically an arduous task. Nearly a month after Hurricane Irma took direct aim at Central Florida, recovery is still underway. The effort will bring a number of expected as well as unforeseen challenges for local businesses. Stage one of the recovery process centered on getting back to business – […]

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How to Justify New Software

“Know your numbers”: it’s a key principle of business. Could your software be producing the wrong numbers, which are used by the top executives to make critical decisions? Having the correct financial engine positions the company for the best opportunity for growth. Businesses of all sizes use financial software to help track key financials and […]

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Do you have unrealized profit in your company?

Companies are often focused on improving their bottom lines and with good reason—it directly relates to increasing profits.  It is often overlooked the impact a few tweaks can have on profit and the even larger impact it can have on a company’s sustained value. It’s important to work hard AND be smart about your efforts […]

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Director Carrie Mistina gives back to the community

At CFO Strategic Partners, we embrace our mission: To enrich lives. It’s not just a motto, it’s put into practice. Director Carrie Mistina embodies our belief. She takes our values a step further with her contributions to the Central Florida community. Ever since she graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of […]

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With uncertain times, it’s never too early to start planning your taxes

With uncertain times in Washington and wrangling over the president tax proposal, it’s still never too early to start planning for taxes. In fact, this year it may take even more planning because of the need for modeling on several different alternatives. Summer is the perfect time to start tax planning. We’re halfway through 2017, […]

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5 Signs You Need a Part-Time CFO

Most growing companies hit a point where they need a part-time CFO. Here are a few signs that this time has come: 1. Your financial reports do not inspire confidence: Your financial reports should provide timely and accurate visibility into your organization. They should be tailored to your company and industry, and include ratio analysis […]

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Top 5 for Every CEO to Prevent Fraud Now

 5 Things Every CEO Should Do Immediately, to Help Prevent Fraud Most CEO’s that have never fell victim to fraud in their organizations tend to believe it “just can’t happen to me”. We tend to be trusting of   employees that handle our finances because 1) we need things off our plate and this is […]

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Top 5 Tax Strategies for Year End

Top 5 Tax Strategies for Year End  Consider Deferring Income Depending on this year’s margins and profits, some Owners opt to defer income to the following year. Situational circumstances dictate when this strategy should be implemented. Tax brackets, for example, could impact this decision.   2017 Budgets and Forecasts This is a critical time to […]

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Budgeting and Forecasting Part 2: The CEO’s role in the budgeting process

Building your Backwards Budget  Next, work that bottom line figure backwards.  By factoring in capital expenditures or additional investments the CEO wants to make, we derive at net income for the upcoming year.  We then factor in fixed costs/overhead costs to come up with the gross profit margin needed, to achieve this bottom line. Finally, […]

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Budgeting and Forecasting Part 1: The CEO’s role in the budgeting process

Backwards Budgeting. Begin with the End in Mind. As a speaker and facilitator to CEO groups, I’m always baffled by the response I get when I ask CEO’s about budgeting and forecasting.  In a room full of well respected CEO’s, typically only 10% of them raise their hands that they have a budgeting process for […]

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