& CFO Services
Pat and his team offer CFO services, consulting accountant services and business scaling advice for local businesses.
It can be hard to know whether or not your business is reaching its maximum financial potential. Sometimes this is true even if you’re in the business of finance yourself.
Two of the most pivotal roles for any business are the roles of the chief financial officer (CFO) and accountant. A CFO oversees the bigger picture of a company’s finances, looking after the budgeting, planning and running of financial activities. A senior role that requires extensive experience, a CFO will report directly to the CEO and provide recommendations.
It may be common knowledge that an accountant keeps financial records, prepares reports from the data and reports to management. However, accountants also have a number of other crucial responsibilities: securing the data, investigating any discrepancies, preparing payments, providing financial information to various departments and generally keeping the company financially secure. It’s a role that involves economic savvy, honesty, great communication skills, a good head for numbers and figures and so much more. And if you want your business to thrive, neither of these roles should be left in the hands of amateurs.
Every CEO and entrepreneur wants to scale their business, to set the stage for bigger and better things without letting present limitations hamper the company’s growth. Yet while advice on how to scale your business is common (you can find no shortage of articles on Google about the topic), mentorship from a dedicated and attentive professional who has been there and done that is a lot rarer.
This is why Pat Robards Advisory aims to be the most valuable resource on the market for Southeast Queensland businesspeople looking to take charge of their company’s finances – and take them to the next level.
Pat has been involved in finance, accounting and business for three decades and he knows those industries inside and out. Big or small, your business is certain to thrive under his guidance. Read on to find out a little more information about how Pat can assist you, and click on the contact details to get started.
Consulting Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
The CFO is the company’s foremost financial controller, assuming ultimate responsibility for everything related to the business’s cash flow and finances. CFOs help companies overcome their financial weaknesses and boost their financial strengths. They take control of tasks such as managing the accounting team and providing the executive team with informed financial advice. Not only do CFOs need to have strong leadership and people skills, they also need to have a proven track record of competent financial management over time in order to prove they’re up to such a significant responsibility.
Pat Robards has that track record. His work history is long and impressive, from his role as Principal and Tax Agent at his own company Robards and Rose to his role as accountant with KWL Accounting and Senior Accountant with DKM Group. His decades of experience in finance and business make him a clear choice for providing CFO services.
Pat’s decades of experience also make him a perfect choice for the role of consulting accountant or trainer of accountants. Pat and his team can put the necessary processes in place for a more efficient accounting process as well as train your current accountants with the skills that we’ve acquired during our time in the industry. We can teach accountants to expand their business acumen, financial savvy, knowledge of the financial industry and of their own industry, innovation, resilience and overall credibility. We live and breathe accounting and we know how to give just about every business – and every professional accountant – the boost they need.
Business Scaling Advice
It’s not difficult to find business scaling advice. Yet while a lot of it contains helpful mindsets to start with – focus on the future, get clear about your goals, find creative ways to raise cash etc., much of it’s easier said than done. Where do you find some concrete strategies to grow your company and to make sure you’re equipped to deal with the expansion? Pat Robards Advisory will offer you more than just advice. We’ll provide you with business scaling mentorship.
Pat and his team will share specific strategies and approaches gleaned from many years spent in the industry in order to ensure your business is ready for expansion, whether you’re ultimately aiming for overseas success, market domination or something more modest.
Whether you need a consulting accountant or CFO for your Southeast Queensland business or just need someone with Pat’s level of experience to train up your staff, contact us today.