Financial visibility and transparency is an essential growth factor for any business, particularly seed- and growth-stage companies.
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Transparency and visibility in accounting: What it means and why it matters

Financial visibility and transparency an essential growth factor for any business, particularly seed- and growth-stage companies.
Finding the measures that make the difference in investor pitches.
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KPIs seed investors look for in a company

What makes the difference between a win and a pass from financiers is quantifiable proof that a company seeking seed funding has a viable model and a competitive edge.
Reducing execution risk means setting a company on a path to achieve its plans for growth.
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You have a growth strategy - how do you execute it?

Reducing execution risk means setting a company on a path to achieve its plans for growth.
Without putting together the best financial statements and understanding them from all angles, founders may find themselves coming away from pitch presentations empty-handed.
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What your financial statements aren't telling you

Without putting together comprehensive financial statements and understanding them from all angles, founders may find themselves coming away from pitch presentations empty-handed.
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Is finance adding value or just consuming time?

To drive a seed or growth-stage business forward, it's essential to adopt a forward-thinking finance strategy.

Do You Need to Audit Your Time To See How Much You Are Wasting?

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Poor Finance Puts Your Valuation At Risk

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4 Ways Finance & Administration Can Increase Your Company’s Valuation

You’ve launched your venture, survived due diligence and raised…

Do You Have Financial Visibility on the Direction of Your Company?

As the leader of your company, it is your job to make sure…
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Intacct Honors Consero with 2016 President’s Club Distinction

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Aug. 11, 2016 – Intacct, the customer…

Consero Named to Inc. Magazine 5000 List for the 5th Time

AUSTIN, TEXAS (PRWEB) SEPTEMBER 01, 2016 Inc. Magazine has ranked…

How Do You Keep Your Financial Team Aligned With Your Company’s Needs?

It’s a paradox. One moment you have your finance team aligned…

Consero Global Expands Offering with Addition of VP of CFO Services

Consero Global Solutions announced today that Mike Dansby has…

Four Challenges Companies Face With Their Finance Teams

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3 Poor Financial Processes That Can Lead To Employee Fraud

Just about every company will experience employee fraud in…

Is The Financial Data Disconnected At Your Small or Medium-Sized Business?

Ask yourself the following questions.Do you have multiple,…

Why Are Companies Hiring Over and Over Again for Finance & Administration?

In a small business, capital often takes over, compromising…

Accounting, Financial Salaries Rise Along With Austin-Area Economy

Salaries at Austin-area accounting and financial services firms…

Does Your Finance and Accounting Drive Growth and Profitability?

Most small businesses do not understand what finance should…

Consero Global Receives Growth Capital Investment from Kayne Partners

Consero Global Solutions (“Consero”), a leader in cloud-based…

Consero Exceeds Fundraising Goal to Educate Orphaned Children in India

The definition of “give” is to place a specified value on…

Consero Global Strengthens East Coast Presence with Starting11 Acquisition

Consero Global, Inc., a Finance & Administration (F&A)…

Consero Global Makes the Inc. 5000 for 2015

Inc. Magazine ranked Consero Global on its 34th annual Inc. 5000,…

Four Financial Pitfalls That Derail SMB Companies

Businesses may understand what their clients and customers need, but cannot sustain consistent growth without a complete, continuously updated financial picture. We’ve seen this happen time and time again; even a business that can overcome challenges and obstacles to deliver a great product cannot survive for the long term without financial acumen. I’m a glass half-full kind of guy, but I do think there are four primary financial concerns that cause small- and medium-size businesses (SMBs) to fail:

Are You Free?

“Free my mind” said the CEO, responding to my question of what was wanted from finance and accounting. How could a CEO’s powerful intellect be held hostage? What would free the CEO’s mind? “Receiving insightful financial information without thinking about accounting” was the response.

What’s Important to Finance Executives? Hamburgers.

We call this blog “Burger Wars”. It’s true, finance executives spend a great deal of time on critical measures like improving bottom line impact, reducing Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), and finding ways improve financial visibility. But they also like their burgers.

Consero Global Named Fast 50 by Austin Business Journal

Consero Global, a Finance & Administration (F&A) software…

Obliterating the Bounds of Time and Distance & Intacct: An Integrated, Cloud-based Client Advisory…

Consero, 6th Street and Austin’s 2014 ACL Music Festival

Work life balance is very easy to come by when your headquarters is on Austin’s famous 6thStreet. As the 2014 Austin City Limits music festival begins to warm up, we reflect on a few of our own experiences in the self-proclaimed Live Music Capital of the world.

Why More Private Equity Firms are Developing Shared Services in Finance & Accounting

With investment firms still looking to deploy large amounts of money, competition for deals continues to be fierce.  For firms actively looking for new investments, displaying true value add is becoming paramount as a differentiator in the deal cycle. Additionally, with deals becoming more expensive, firms need to find ways to improve total return once an investment is made.

Consero Answers: How Can I Grab a Piece of the Clouds Value for My Business?

Businesses are going for the cloud in a big way. Gartner just released its latest outlook for IT spending1, and it’s a real eye-opener. The analyst firm expects enterprise spending on cloud services to practically double in the next four years, from $109 billion in 2012 to $207 billion in 2016.

Consero Named Finalist for ACG Central Texas 2014 Growth Award

The ACG Growth Awards is an annual event that honors market-leading companies who make Central Texas the thriving business community that it is. These companies made their mark with sustained growth and financial performance in the four categories below. Consero was proud to be one of three finalists in the category: Annual Revenue Up to $25M Headquartered in Austin. Congratulations to The New Office for their accomplishments in 2014 and beyond.

Giving Back to Our Community: Consero Raises $13,000 for The Miracle Foundation

Consero launched a fundraiser in April of 2014 to support The Miracle Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help orphaned children in India. The global effort included both Consero’s Austin and Bangalore offices. In just a few short weeks the donations were quickly adding up. The goal was ambitious and set at $10,000 with Consero matching donations, dollar for dollar – up to $5,000. Our friends, family and business partners helped us exceed the goal by 30% and Consero was able to raise $13,000.

Infographic: 7 Deadly Sins of Financial Management

Minding the books while gathering new insights from financial data to drive business growth is a struggle for every company. Here are 7 resolutions to keeping your books sin-free in the coming year. click on the image below for full size.

3 Reasons Why Financial Outsourcing Is on the Rise

Top 3 Reasons Why Finance & Administration (F&A) Outsourcing Is on the Rise There is an upward trend of outsourcing in every area of business. This trend is supported by an overall improving economy and rising revenue in the human resource, finance and accounting, customer relations management and insurance sectors. All provide a large portion of BPO business.

Robert, Alvarez, Superstar CFO: Consero Helped Clear the Way

By any measure, Robert Alvarez, CFO of, is a…

Finance Tips for Small and Midsized Firms

Small and midsize business owners don't lack drive and determination…

How Books Helped Austin's Children After Flooding

It was early September when the Consero team decided to host a book fair for BookSpring as suggested by our Consero Team member Kristen Bridgeman who serves as their Board Treasurer. Bookspring's mission is to provide reading experiences, tools and books to children and their families so they can develop a desire to read and succeed in school and life. Over the next month, Consero had collected nearly 70 books and cash donations. The timing was spectacular.

Grow the Right Way

Not all small-business owners intend to stay small forever, but…

Will Your Back Office Stunt Your Company Growth?

Your objective is growth: steady, sustainable and accelerating. Can your back office financial operations support this growth without falling apart and adding non-scalable costs?

Consero Answers: How To Get Paid in Full

Its one of the most gut-wrenching moments for any business owner or executive (and we have all been there!) – the moment when you realize that revenue from a job or a sale was less than it should have been … and through nobody’s fault but your own. Any small or midsize business looking to survive for the long haul must make sure that it gets paid full value for the product or service it provides. Yet in many SMBs, simple human error often results in a revenue pipeline with more holes than a sprinkler hose.

Consero Answers: Can Your Finance Team Support a Merger or Acquisition?

Organic growth can take you a long way, but any business with its eyes on long-term expansion is going to be drawn, sooner or later, to the opportunities in the mergers and acquisitions market. For many small and midsize companies in today’s – fingers crossed! – recovering economy, it may be sooner rather than later.

Consero Answers: Why Can't I Get Good Financial Reporting?

Is your company flying blind? Timely, reliable financial reports are the eyes and ears of effective decision-making. Without good data, it’s impossible to hammer out a winning business strategy. You can’t be sure that your company is truly creating value, the only ticket to long-term growth and prosperity.

How Does Your Finance Function Stack Up? 4 Indispensable Metrics

Ask the CEO or CFO of any small or midsize business if there are ways they could improve their finance function, and chances are you’ll hear something like: “We run pretty lean.” Look around the offices of the finance department, and you’ll find plenty of evidence to back that up. Everyone is busy, no question, and staffers will often tell you they’re stretched to the max to get everything done.

3 Moves That Don't Work in Fixing Finance and 1 New Approach That Does

The noted American writer H.L. Mencken famously remarked that for every complex problem there is a solution that’s clear, simple … and wrong. If Mencken had been a CFO he might have observed that when it comes to improving the finance functions of small and midsize businesses, every complex challenge has a traditional solution that’s obvious, intuitive — and totally self-defeating. Here are three common challenges for SMB finance departments, and the traditional responses:

What are 4 signs that finance is not providing me value?

If ever there was a time for finance to step up and demonstrate its value to the organization at large, this has got to be it. Right now.

CFOs Becoming More Strategic

As the head of a finance organization there is a perpetual battle for your time between tactical issues and strategic initiatives.

Frustrated with the financial information you receive to support your decision making?

"I have been around long enough to be sure that you don't know what you think you know regarding product or client profitability until you see the financial data" - Scott Bonnallie, CEO - Dannemiller Inc.

Are a lack of financial controls costing you money? Take the Consero Performance Assessment.

Poor financial controls can create significant waste, fraud, or decreased credit rating – yet it happens to thousands of businesses every year. A sound internal control environment is the foundation from which a corporate finance function can be relied upon to protect and report on the company’s cash and general financial position. Unfortunately many small and mid-market companies have completely inadequate controls due to the perceived expense and skill-set required to establish a strong internal control environment proper ones, leaving them exposed to several risks including: