vcfo Blog

Welcome to the vcfo blog! Here you will find posts written by our finance, HR, technology and recruiting experts.

Top 8 Things CFOs Should Ask Before Year-End

12.22.2015 | Published By:

Rose Turner

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As we near the end of 2015, many CFOs have been focused on critical Q4 initiatives, such as budgeting, forecasting and completing financial projects. But are you ready for 2016? With the new year right around the corner, Consulting CFO Rose Turner shares 8 questions you should ask before year-end.

Categories: Finance, Finance Consulting, CFO Consulting

Tags: cfo consulting,strategic planning,financial strategy

Ten Key Steps to A Successful Business Turnaround

11.17.2015 | Published By:

Revitalization Partners

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Business turnaround experts, Revitalization Partners, explains what steps small- and mid-sized businesses should take to return to financial success.

Categories: Finance, Finance Consulting

Tags: restructuring firms,business turnaround,financial consulting firms

Year-End Impacts of the Affordable Care Act

11.11.2015 | Published By:

Liz Hocker, Austin

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As we approach year-end, many companies are facing the administrative realities of the Affordable Care Act for the first time while addressing unexpected projects associated with the ACA, such as benefit plan overhauls, HRIS and technology upgrades, reorganization of staff and additional budget line items for 2016. Are you prepared for the implications of the ACA before year-end?

Categories: Human Resources, Human Resources Consulting

Tags: hr consulting firms,hr compliance,risk mitigation

Redefining Monday

10.22.2015 | Published By:

Kim Flores

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Do you have a case of the Mondays? Kim Flores, vcfo's Director of HR, talks about re-inventing the workplace perception of Monday from dread to delight.

Categories: Human Resources, Human Resources Consulting

Tags: hr consulting firms

Strategic Interviewing: Developing Your Recruiting Sixth Sense

10.09.2015 | Published By:

Laurie Holsman, Austin

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Any good recruiting manager or HR professional will tell you there is certainly a science behind hiring good talent. In addition, Director of Recruiting Laurie Holsman discusses the non-scientific side to identifying quality employees—the Recruiting Sixth Sense.

Categories: Recruiting, Recruiting Consulting

Tags: job interviews,hiring,hiring methods,hiring manager

Sleep Soundly This Audit Season

09.30.2015 | Published By:

Rose Turner

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While it takes additional time and resources, audit preparation has a wealth—literally—of benefits. Consulting CFO Rose Turner discusses the importance of audit preparation, and how it may uncover unknown issues or mistakes that will cost you money in the long run.

Categories: Finance, Finance Consulting, CFO Consulting

Tags: financial consulting firms,financial strategy

Top 5 Benefits of Using Fractional CIO Consultants

09.17.2015 | Published By:

Mike Prochaska

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Many businesses have come to realize the value in aligning business objectives with technology strategies. However, this can be difficult without the strategic expertise of a CIO. Here are the five benefits companies see when utilizing the services of fractional CIO consultants. 

Categories: Technology Consulting, Technology

Tags: technology business strategy

Just Say No to Failure

09.15.2015 | Published By:

Rose Turner

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When companies experience downturns, many business leaders will be faced with the decision to give up or press on. Consulting CFO Rose Turner, who has experiencing working with restructuring firms, encourages businesses to make the changes necessary to fix the issues, as opposed to throwing in the towel.

Categories: Finance, Finance Consulting, CFO Consulting

Tags: restructuring firms,executive leadership

Why Good Communication is Vital for Turnaround Companies

09.03.2015 | Published By:

Rose Turner

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Throughout a business' lifecycle, downturns are inevitable; however, strong managers recognize that open communication is key to turning the business around. Dallas Consulting CFO Rose Turner discusses why management needs to have an open dialogue with employees, vendors and lendors, as well as the do's and don'ts of communication.

Categories: Finance, Finance Consulting, CFO Consulting

Tags: restructuring firms,financial strategy

Expense Planning: Understanding the Sensibility of Cash

08.31.2015 | Published By:

Josh Tabin, Houston

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Recently, vcfo hosted the webinar, “Expense Planning: Understanding the Sensibility of Cash.” Managing Director Josh Tabin covered a variety of topics, including expense characteristics, where expenses are found, expense types for planning and planning methodologies.

Categories: Finance Consulting, CFO Consulting

Tags: financial consulting firms,cash flow management,cfo consulting,financial strategy