The CFO Gap
In our 25 years of experience working with entrepreneurial companies, we’ve discovered that a gap exists in the financial leadership of many firms. This gap has been created in large part due to the increased automation of the accounting functions as computers become faster and more powerful.
The problem with managing growth for most organizations is that it is not a seamless, smooth process. Instead, it is a wrenching, chaotic one. Growth requires substantial and dramatic changes in the skill sets of personnel, in systems, and in processes. Ideally, companies should ramp up little by little as growth occurs. Unfortunately, acquiring new skills, systems, and processes little by little is generally not feasible.