BIPlan System Mentor
Robin Snelling: Financial Management Specialist and Virtual CFO
Robin Snelling is a Virtual Chief Financial Officer or CFO, with many years of corporate and small business experience. He has a forward-looking focus, working with business owners on planning (to ensure the business goals are achievable and profitable), budgeting (to set out the steps required to make the next year successful) and forecasting (predicting the likely outcome against the business plans).
To ensure that the future projections are based on accurate information, Robin ensures that reporting of past results is accurate and analyses the business in such a way as to clearly show to management how each part of the business is performing.
Robin is a founding member of the Association of Virtual CFOs, which has the goal of promoting the benefits of this relatively new industry to SMEs.
What a CFO can do for your business
Having a CFO is not the same as having an accountant, nor does the CFO replace the accountant. CFOs and accountants work together, along with other advisers. The CFO has a different perspective and more closely-focused responsibilities as an internal member of the management team.
Because CFOs must be supremely qualified and experienced, they’re costly to employ. Larger companies have a CFO working at the right-hand of the CEO, with other C-level executives.
A small business usually needs a ‘real’ CFO long before it can really afford to hire one.
And yet, how sustainably a smaller-sized business can grow and scale-up, and how much more value is built within the business for owners who want to exit, can largely depend on having a skillful CFO
In the Blog
Better Business for Good TVEpisode 2: A process management approach to leveraging the learnings of COVID-19Host Brenda Thomson asks financial management specialist Robin Snelling, workplace process architect Kerry Anne Nelson and IT Support Specialist Damien...
About the BIPlan System Mentors
The BIPlan System Mentors are a collaborative group of leading Australian small business specialists who support the BIPlan System.
Each BIPlan Mentor is an expert in one or more of the BIPlan System Checklists. Often they are the expert who wrote the original checklist.
The BIPlan Mentors host weekly Q & A sessions on BIPlan System Checklists, provide resources, support and advice to BIPlan System users and participate on expert panels at Connect-Collaborate-Contribute Events.
About the BIPlan System
The BIPlan System® is an easy to use, affordable business improvement planning tool developed specially to help small business owners survive and thrive through improving their business practices.
The system is based on a series of business best practice checklists, developed by small business specialists, tested and proven to be directly linked to profitability.
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