There’s a reason we’re the Global Number 1 provider of part-time CFOs

About us

Our Story

The idea of high calibre expert CFOs working on a part-time basis in a team based portfolio model is the brainchild of Founder and Chairman Colin Mills. Colin is a former Finance Director of large multinationals and Plc companies in the UK. He chose to build a portfolio lifestyle for himself in order to gain more control of his time, and build a flexible lifestyle while continuing to deliver the finance work he enjoyed at a senior level within a team culture of like-minded individuals.

Our Vision

We passionately want our clients to succeed and seek to create a real difference so that they have the freedom to choose, as a result they make more money, reduce their business risk and generate more time to do the things they love and are good at.

Someday all businesses will have a part-time CFO.

Our Values

Open – We value authenticity, we are caring people, honest and open and direct in the way we work with our clients.

Progressive – We are learning and growing all the time together, collaborative and proactive, always keen to stay ahead to get better results faster.

Passionate – We bring energy and fun into each client team, and believe that if we are not enjoying ourselves we should be doing other things.

Team – Our unique team based approach is key to the way we work, and ensures we always get the right answers for our clients.

Our Offering

We provide part-time CFOs to entrepreneurial and owner managed businesses, typically with a turnover between $5m and $100m, who don’t want, don’t need, or can’t afford a full-time CFO but recognise they need the skill-set on an ongoing basis or for particular situations as they arise.

Our aim is to make a difference to businesses, by specifically helping them to make money and generate more time to do the things they love and are good at.

This lowers the risk within their businesses, providing greater peace of mind.

Over and above providing part-time CFOs, all our CFO Centre Group clients also benefit from access to:

  • A local team of high calibre part-time CFOs
  • A national team of high calibre part-time CFOs
  • An international team of high calibre part-time CFOs
  • Our extensive network of partners and experts

We recruit only the top 1% of CFOs through a rigorous and unique recruitment process, to deliver exceptional results for our clients across all industry sectors. We ensure each CFO completes 8 days of continuous professional development per year.

Our unique global network helps clients and CFOs to navigate the different banking and tax systems in many jurisdictions across the world.

We have developed a framework that lays out how a CFO’s expertise can help at each stage to build financial control in a business.

Our 12 box methodology helps our clients strengthen their existing finance function and create a strong infrastructure for growth.

2001 – Launch of The FD Centre

Colin planted the seeds for The CFO Centre Group by launching The FD Centre in the UK.

2005 – Sara Daw becomes CEO

We had 6 senior CFOs in the team to work with him across the country, including Sara Daw who was to become the CEO of The CFO Centre Group.

2008 – Planned international expansion

We built out a recruitment and training infrastructure to support a planned expansion both nationally and overseas.

2009 – The CFO Centre Australia Launches

The CFO Centre had established our first overseas brand in Australia.

2010 – 2016 International expansion continues to thrive

We entered several new markets including Canada, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, Singapore, South Africa and the US.

Our 12 Box Architecture Method

We deliver a better service by using our 12 Box Architecture to review every area of your current company finance function, including current and future requirements. We dig deep at the start of a new client relationship with the aim of identifying problem areas and presenting each clearly to the client. This valuable approach can purge old issues and help you create a new road map, with a top quality part-time CFO to manage the implementation of the plan. We offer a first stage of this process to businesses at no cost, then the onus is firmly on us to demonstrate the value we offer.

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