Is your Controller or CFO Anal or Analytical?

Many business owners tell me they don’t like spending time on finance, especially when they have to deal with their finance person.

I have an MBA in finance, yet I can understand the comments. The problem with most finance people employed by privately owned businesses is that they live too much the weeds. They spend 90% of their time talking about the details and the processes. To me that says, “Anal!”

But some business owners have finance people working for them whom they like and respect because the finance folks have helped their businesses move ahead.

One business owner told me that the CFO I recruited for him totally changed his view of his business – it was no longer running him.

The succinct and clear analyses the new CFO provided made the company easier and more fun to manage.

If you have only had anal financial people working for you, that’s a shame. Your business could have analytic person who more than pays for him/herself and makes your company more fun to run.

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