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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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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Avoiding a Black Eye as a NonProfit

When operating a nonprofit organization, one quickly learns that handling money wisely, is paramount. Even the smallest misstep can result in an embarrassing situation for the Board of Directors. CEO, and entire organization, particularly on a slow news day.  We hope this will help in avoiding a black eye when running a nonprofit.   In the nonprofit world, the […]

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Sustainability is a Key Driver of Financial Performance

One major function of chief financial officers (CFOs) is forecasting a company’s performance. And a performance indicator that’s rapidly growing in importance is sustainability. In fact, according to a survey conducted on behalf of Deloitte, 49 percent of CFOs surveyed said there is a significant link between sustainability and financial performance. And 36 percent are […]

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The Importance of Ongoing Strategic Planning

In today’s ever-changing marketplace, it’s hard to know what challenges you’ll be facing next week, much less next year. That’s why a dynamic financial strategy from an Orlando financial consultant allows businesses to be much more agile and effective in meeting their specific goals than a static process. Traditionally, strategic planning takes place once a […]

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The Benefits of Accurate Inventory Forecasts

Accurate inventory forecasting is critical component of businesses that supply products. To be successful, your company must produce and deliver its products in a timely and efficient manner, and it’s not sufficient to know what inventory you have. It’s important to analyze the demand for your products and project your inventory requirements into the future, […]

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