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Frequently Asked Questions

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What will the ArBush ‘Your Own Strategic CFO’ services do for my company?

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It depends on your company’s needs. The short answer is that which your own CFO or controller would do. The difference is we have more experience and expertise on which to draw, and we only charge you when we are there or actually working on your account.

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Does this mean that you are virtual and ArBush ‘Your Own Strategic CFO’ team is only available online or over the phone? What if I need someone onsite?

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Yes there is an aspect of “virtual” in ArBush ‘Your Own Strategic CFO’ services and by virtue this means we are not full-time employees burdening your bottom-line. We are very real and work either onsite at your location or from our office – each very effective and efficient.

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Why do I need ArBush ‘Your Own Strategic CFO’ if I have a Public Accountant?

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ArBush ‘Your Own Strategic CFO’ team are professionals in financial management. It is all we do. Public Accountants are professionals in taxes, financial statement preparation, and auditing. Asking your Public Accountant to assist your company in financial management and strategic planning is a little like asking your architect to build your building. (For more on this topic, see our Blog of this very website.)

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What is the difference between ArBush ‘Your Own Strategic CFO’, a part time CFO, a fractional CFO, and a financial management consultant?

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They are all terms used to describe a highly skilled financial professional who can provide your company with financial expertise and leadership that you would not have unless you had a full time CFO.

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Why do I need ArBush ‘Your Own Strategic CFO’ if my company has a controller?

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You probably do not need ArBush ‘Your Own Strategic CFO’ team if your controller: provides you with timely, accurate, and insightful financial and operational information about your business; is the person you trust to help you create and update your strategic plans; can help you assess your organizational efficiency; is helping you lead your company to the next level; has assembled a talented and professional accounting staff; can put together a financial package, effectively present it to your banker, and get the financing you need. If your controller cannot do these things, ArBush ‘Your Own Strategic CFO’ can and will.

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Is having ArBush ‘Your Own Strategic CFO’ expensive?

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The idea of having ArBush ‘Your Own Strategic CFO’ is that your company only uses our services for things that do not occur every day. Your staff is (or should be) able to handle day-to-day activity. (See our list of services on this website for areas in which ArBush ‘Your Own Strategic CFO’ can be used most effectively. For these areas you should be looking for quality financial management, not quantity. One key decision based on the right information can make all the difference to your company.) ArBush ‘Your Own Strategic CFO’ only works for you when you need our services. It might be a day a week or a day a month. The cost at a day a week is less than half of the cost of a full-time controller.

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What if I don’t think I need ArBush ‘Your Own Strategic CFO’ every week? What if I just have a project I need completed?

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ArBush ‘Your Own Strategic CFO’ will complete the projects your staff cannot.