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  • Financial Modeling
  • M&A
  • Corporate Finance
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  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
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  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
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  • Corporate Finance
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Hungary Strategy, M&A
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8 years experience
  • Cfo
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
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  • Cfo
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  • Cfo
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  • M&A
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Fintalent's CFO consultants will help firm's ensure their CFO roles are clearly defined and are functioning in line with the CFO objectives of managing the company's finances, making sure all business transactions are legal and sound, providing accurate information to investors and stakeholders, and ensuring the firm's financial goals are met,

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Frequently asked questions

What clients usually engage your CFO Consultants?

We work with clients from all over the world. Our clients range from enterprise and corporate clients to companies that are backed by Private Equity or Venture Capital funds. Furthermore, we work directly with Family Offices, Private Equity firms, and Asset Managers. Most of our enterprise clients have dedicated Corporate Development, M&A, and Strategy divisions which are utilizing our pool of CFO talent to add on-demand and flexible resources, expertise, or staff to their in-house team.

How is Fintalent different?

Fintalent is not a staffing agency. We are a community of best-in-class CFO professionals, highly specialized within their domains. We have streamlined the process of engaging the best CFO talent and are able to provide clients with CFO professionals within 48 hours of first engaging them. We believe that our platform provides more value for Corporates, Ventures, Private Equity and Venture Capital firms, and Family Offices.

Our Hiring Process – What do ‘Community-Approach’ and ‘Invite-to-Apply’ mean?

‘Invite-to-Apply’ is the process by which we shortlist candidates for the majority of projects on our platform. Often, due to the confidential nature of our clients’ projects, we do not release projects to our whole platform but using the matching technology and expertise of our internal team we select candidates who are the best fit for our clients’ needs. This approach also ensures engagement with our community of professionals on the Fintalent platform, and is a benefit both to our clients and independent professionals, as our freelancers have direct access to the roles best suited to their skills and are more likely to take an interest in a project if they have been sought out directly. In addition, if a member of our community is unavailable for a project but knows someone whose skill set perfectly fits the brief, they are able to invite them to apply for the role, utilizing the personal networks of each talent on our platform.

Which skills and expertise do your Fintalents have?

The Fintalents are hand-picked and vetted CFO professionals, speak over 55 languages, and have professional experience in all geographical markets. Our CFO consultants’ experience ranges from 3+ years as analysts at top investment banks and Strategy consultancies, to later career C-level executives. The average working experience is 6.9 years and 80% of all Fintalents range from 3-12 years into their careers.

Our CFO consultants have experience in leading firms as well as interfacing with clients and wider corporate structures and management. What makes our CFO talent pool stand out is the fact that they have technical backgrounds in over 2,900 industries.

How does the screening and onboarding of your CFO talent work?

Fintalent.io is an invite-only platform and we believe in the power of referrals and a closed-loop community. Members of our community are able to invite a small number of professionals onto the platform. In addition, our team actively scouts for the best talent who have experience in investment banking or have worked at a global top management consultancy. All of our community-referred talent and scouted talent are subject to a rigorous screening process. As such, over the last 18 months totaling more than 750 hours of onboarding calls, of which only 40% have received an invite-link after the call.

What happens if I am not satisfied with my CFO consultant’s work?

During your initial engagement with a member of our Fintalent talent pool with no risk. If you are not satisfied with the quality of your hire for any reason then we are able to find a replacement at short notice. There is no minimum commitment per project, but generally projects last at least 5 days and can last 12+ months.

We are a community-based M&A staffing platform.

With our platform, you can fill full-time M&A roles, or staff your team with a CFO expert when you need an extra hand.

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Everything you need to know about CFO

What is a Chief Financial Officer?

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is a top level executive who takes care of the financial accounting for a company, along with the chief operational officer and chief technical officer. According to Fintalent’s CFO consultants, the CFO is an important position to have in an organization as it gives access to financial information that can be used towards directing the company in the most profitable ways possible. The CFO position is one that exists in many large corporations, making it hard to find a position as one of them if you try getting your degree online or in school. Where there are openings available, they are usually highly competitive, so you better do your research first and get the experience needed for an employer to hire you.

What does a CFO do?

A Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is the chief executive officer for the company’s finances. They are responsible for managing the company’s finances, making sure all business transactions are legal and sound, providing accurate information to investors and stakeholders, and ensuring that financial goals are met. The CFO is also responsible for preparing budgets, collecting accounting data from within the organization to report progress in meeting that budget, overseeing investments and risks of the company, reconciling financial records with management reports, paying external creditors when due or arranging payment terms when delayed payments can be avoided. They act as an advisor to management on strategic decisions which have a financial impact on a company.

Who is the Chief Financial Officer?

The chief financial officer provides the finance for an organization. He or she is responsible for making sure all financial reports are accurate so that the organization does not bring any legal repercussions when conducting business. The person in this position also has knowledge of accounting practices, which helps them make sound decisions regarding their investments, as well as helping provide accurate and detailed information to the board of directors.

The Importance of CFO’s

As a small business or entrepreneur, you need to be thinking about cash flow from the start. Cash flow will become increasingly important as your company expands and succeeds, but it’s just as important for a struggling enterprise. A CFO provides you with valuable insight into your company’s financial health- and helps you identify areas of opportunity that may otherwise go unnoticed. Here are four ways a CFO can help every small business owner:

Financial Stability: Successful companies require both stability and growth to prosper. A CFO will provide objective guidance on capital needs, risk management strategies, and investments that grow your revenue without jeopardizing the balance sheet.

Operational Efficiency: From payroll to budgeting, every company has room for operational improvement. A CFO will help you identify opportunities to streamline and automate processes that previously required too much manual time or effort.

Business Development: Experienced entrepreneurs know that opportunities are born of challenges. Every company can benefit from greater interconnectedness with other companies and their customers, suppliers, and partners. A CFO can help you identify strategic business development partnerships that extend your reach and impact.

Scalability: When it comes to growth, you need a solid foundation on which to build your business without neglecting the core elements of success. A CFO can help you identify key aspects of your business that will stand the test of time, even as your company grows.

When it comes to small business, cash flow is king. A CFO can help you make sure that every penny of your revenue is working in your best interest.

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»Fintalent was able to provide consulting advice in very little time for one of our latest M&A projects. The support was hands-on, pragmatic and of high quality and was as a result critical to advance the project we were not able to properly address in the classical way.«

Dr. Fabian Kley
Dr. Fabian Kley
Head of Group Strategy and M&A at MAN Energy Solutions SE

»Inorganic growth is a big part of our strategy. We were looking for a global partner to help us with our buy-side M&A projects, and found Fintalent. From first contact to project start took less than 2 weeks. The quality of talent is exceptional. Now, we’re already talking to potential targets.«

Bart van Acker
Bart van Acker
CEO, QbD Group

»We needed a VP of Finance / CFO profile to help put our fast-growing FinTech on the right track. Fintalent delivered more targeted profiles than I could have ever imagined, and they did it super fast. We’ve now hired our Fintalent full-time!«

Giacomo Ficari, Lifepal
Giacomo Ficari
CEO & Co-Founder, Lifepal