Get the Financial and Strategic Expertise You Need with a Fractional CFO

A top tier fractional CFO from InterimExecs RED Team works part-time — whether several hours or days per week — providing your organization with the power of a rock star executive for less than the cost of hiring a full-time CFO.

What is a Fractional CFO?

A fractional CFO is an experienced Chief Financial Officer who provides services on a part-time basis and specializes in helping companies through periods of change and growth.

Companies can work with InterimExecs to rent a portion of a CFO’s time to lead all financial planning and analysis ranging from ensuring accurate financial statements, to managing cash flow and budgeting.

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When Should You Hire a Fractional CFO?

While a bookkeeper or controller managing the books and getting out basic reports is perfectly adequate for smaller business, as an organization reaches the  $10/$15 million mark and beyond, needs change.

As complexity increases, here are some indicators that signal your organization may need a fractional CFO:

  • Transactions are harder to navigate
  • Bankers are asking for routine reports and insight into business drivers
  • More sophisticated reporting and KPIs are needed
  • There is a lack of good forecasting and a view into finance, operations, sales, IT
  • Books need to be closed out monthly, accurately and on time
  • The company is starting to grow, acquire, or look for funding

Let’s Talk About How a Fractional CFO Can Take Your Business to Where You Want to Go

Bring On a Fractional CFO from InterimExecs RED Team

InterimExecs RED Team is an elite team of Chief Financial Officers who have incredible track records leading turnaround and driving growth.

Fractional CFO services can help you navigate through transformation, improve cash flow, develop financial strategy, enter new markets, and maximize value prior to a potential transaction or exit.



Executive Match

We explore your organization’s financial needs to match you with an experienced CFO who will work on a part-time basis.


Financial Health Checkup

A fractional CFO first assesses what’s working, and what’s not, and then makes a roadmap and action plan to move forward


Strategic Leadership

This is not CFO consulting! Your fractional CFO embeds within the organization to implement the plan, focusing on decisions and results.

Fractional CFOs Are In Demand


“The benefit of a fractional model is that the client or company doesn’t have to pay for a full-time CFO. The cost is a lot less and I focus my time and efforts only on the items that need my level of experience.”

Dave InterimExecs RED Team CFO

“A fractional CFO will come in, assess the situation, put a plan, execute the plan and then at a certain either find a replacement for themselves or mentor the existing officers or VPs in the company.”

Yoav InterimExecs RED Team CFO

“If people need a little more sophistication in reporting and then suddenly management realized that they don’t have the capabilities or skill in-house, or it is taking too much of their time to do. That’s the time to actually look for a fractional or interim CFO.”

Vic InterimExecs RED Team CFO

“Being a Fractional CFO is challenging work. I love the flexibility, the variety, the continued growth, and the opportunity to meet so many great people!”

Shauna InterimExecs RED Team CFO

Cash Management

A fractional CFO will manage cash and liquidity, strengthen bank relationships, put together reasonable and credible financial forecasts while ensuring healthy business operations.

Drive Profitability and Cash Flow

Stop wondering which projects are profitable. Part-time CFO services are focused on building value within the business, making strategic decisions to grow and increase profitability, or working towards bigger goals like investor returns or potential future exit.


“We needed help because we grew beyond the capacity to understand our company’s financial statements. Our CFO asked questions we would have never asked ourselves, so it turned out to be a great learning experience. I wish I had done something like this sooner.”

-Tom Glavin, Glavin Security Specialists

Sell Your Business

Help entrepreneurs, small business owners, and investors manage their exit and make the right sale or merger business decisions. An outsourced CFO has the financial expertise to help maximize the value of a business, while leading the sale process, from valuation to interfacing with investment bankers to creating reports for the diligence process, and bringing a transaction to close.

Distressed Financial Situations

Get a trusted advisor in tense times. A RED Team finance professional with experience in turnarounds is ready to take on the challenge — whether that is fundraising, cutting costs, or making data-driven decisions to get the company back on track.

Financial Planning and Analysis

When your small business has outgrown its bookkeeping service, a fractional CFO on retainer is the answer. Skilled at cost accounting, financial forecasting, cash flow analysis, and financial modeling, working with a RED Team financial professional means you can ensure accurate and timely financials.


“The CFO jumped in eagerly, making sure the business continued to function smoothly, and then helped to efficiently manage the process of successfully selling the company. It was a great outcome and I thank InterimExecs for providing expert leadership fast.””

-Dan Felix, Master Trustee

Private Equity Portfolio Companies

Ensure due diligence prior to completing an equity fund investment by harnessing the experience of a top-tier financial executive on a part-time basis. After the acquisition, a fractional CFO can set up financial reporting, lead strategic planning, and work with a PE fund to ensure maximum return on investment.

Preparing for IPO

To launch an IPO, you must start acting like a public company. That is a complex process that requires the skills of a top-tier Chief Financial Officer. Working with a fractional CFO on a project basis leading up to the IPO brings invaluable experience as you evaluate underwriters, auditors, navigate through a roadshow, launch your offering, and operate publicly.

Let’s talk about how InterimExecs RED Team can help. Match with top interim CFOs, part-time CFOs, and fractional CFOs.


How to Find a Fractional CFO from InterimExecs RED Team

We have screened thousands of executives to hand-pick the best of the best CFOs from around the globe. We are not a traditional recruiter who will throw hundreds of resumes at you.

With a focus on making the perfect match, we draw on our team of trusted financial executives to jump in on a project basis or as the part-time leader of your accounting department or financial team.

Can a CFO be part-time?

That’s the benefit of the fractional model! A part-time or fractional CFO is cost-effective choice for organizations in need of a financial leader but not yet at the stage where they need and can afford a full-time CFO.

By engaging a fractional or part-time CFO, companies that are not quite ready for a full-time CFO hire, only pay for the type of work needed from a strategic CFO who can empower and put the structure in place for the rest of the team from controller, to staff accountant, or bookkeeper to thrive.

If you believe your organization is at a size and scale where a full-time CFO — an executive fully dedicated to one client at a time — is needed, you should look at an Interim CFO.


How long is a typical fractional CFO services assignment?

A fractional CFO may come on board for as little as 3 months to guide a project. Or the assignment could last much longer, with the fractional CFO devoting a few hours or days each week to the company over the course of several years. It all depends on the needs of your organization.

With a RED Team fractional executive, contracts are flexible: no severance, no benefits, and an easy time scaling up or down CFO services. Once you reach a size or scale where a full-time CFO is needed, your fractional CFO can help identify and onboard their permanent replacement while ensuring a seamless transition.


How are contracts with a part-time or fractional CFO structured?

RED Team executives are deployed through InterimExecs’ placement arm. There is never an employee/employer relationship created and the assignment is focused on specific deliverables and results.

Bringing on a fractional CFO is low risk. With our standard 30-day cancellation clause, you can scale up or scale back services as need be.

We stand for happy executives, happy clients.


Is a fractional CFO worth it?

A good CFO will be an asset to your business. Bringing experience from operations to technology to sales, they can give you what’s needed to make the strategic decisions to grow the business.

Whether that means providing a good forecast or assessing why your money is being spent wisely or not, a Fractional CEO will work closely with founders, the CEO, and management team to put a roadmap and actional plan into place.


An audio solutions company was struggling due to lack of operational efficiencies. Interacting with very large F500 clients, the founder reached out to request a fractional CFO to put policies, process and structure in place, clean up the P&L, and drive expansion.

A Fractional CFO helped manage the fast growth of the business, putting infrastructure and process in place to ensure a great customer experience.

Let’s talk about how InterimExecs RED Team can help. Match with a Fractional CFO to grow your business.