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Get More From Your Financial Reporting & Analysis with an Accounting Controller

A financial controller is the leader for your accounting function. They’re responsible for maintaining compliance, accurate and timely books, financial reporting and analysis and the underlying processes that support it all.

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Paro controllers can take on a variety of high-level duties, including:

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Controller vs. CFO Services

Controller vs. CFO: Different Roles, Unique Value

A Paro fractional controller can often provide ample financial leadership for small businesses, effectively bridging the gap between a controller and CFO until it’s time to hire C-suite expertise. But each professional offers specialized skills suited for specific business goals as you scale. Use the chart below to find the right leader or leadership combination to match your needs.

Capabilities Controller CFO
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Controller CFO
Accounting function oversight
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Compliance (GAAP, etc.)
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ERP Implementation
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Budgeting & forecasting support
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Cash flow management
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Financial reporting & analysis
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Team management, hiring & training
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Long-term business & financial strategy
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Fundraising & investor relations
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Investment advisory
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“Working with Paro has been a very rewarding experience. The team was able to quickly identify a truly remarkable candidate for a CFO/Comptroller role, onboard her to our team and deliver on mission-critical budgeting and financial operations.”
– Shanon Marks, CEO

When to Hire a Controller

When to Hire Accounting Controller Services

At Paro, we’ve perfected our pool of experts so you can spend more time looking ahead and less time on recruiting.

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You’re managing upticks after a downturn.

A part-time financial controller can jump in to meet immediate demands without overspending on capacity or expertise you don’t need.

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You’re preparing to build an in-house team.

You’re growing but not ready to hire full-time. Paro’s controllers will shape your finance and accounting function so your future hire can hit the ground running. They can even help you hire the right talent.

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You need more disciplined finances after growth.

As your revenue grows, so do your financial reporting requirements. Around the $10M mark is the time to hire a part-time financial controller to align with GAAP and other accounting standards. A fractional controller can also help your growing team implement or improve systems and processes.

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You want to free people up and gain efficiency.

Financial controller services go beyond the capabilities of your bookkeeper, accountant and CEO, who often attempt the role in smaller, leaner companies. A controller can also relieve an overtaxed CFO who’s focused on the big picture.

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Your controller has given notice.

While Paro controllers are often hired as interim solutions, they do also provide long-term services due to their high impact and low cost.

Outsourcing With Paro

In-Demand Skills, On Demand: Hiring a Controller With Paro

At Paro, we’ve perfected the way we recruit so you don’t have to.

  • Knowledge & Experience: With extensive knowledge in accounting principles and practices, Paro experts average 10+ years’ experience at major firms and possess an MBA or master’s degree in accounting or CPA/CMA title.
  • Diverse Skills: Every expert completes a robust vetting process and skills assessment spanning technical, leadership and communication expertise, ensuring experts walk the walk across over 55 industries.
  • Adaptability: Procedures from just 5 years ago can become outdated fast. Paro experts regularly update their experience, skills and background info to provide up-to-date value.
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Paro’s AI-powered platform optimizes talent matching, speeds up processes and unlocks data-driven insights to solve immediate and long-term business challenges like never before.

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