Creative CFO (http://creativecfo.com/) provides business owners and investors with strategic financial tools and services to plan, structure, invest and grow. Creative CFO provides financial systems and services for business owners within three key areas: Creative Systems This process involves the initial business and technology analysis to pick the right financial platforms for the business. We then implement those systems according to the software’s capability and the relevance to the operations. Some of the of the systems that we implement are Xero Accounting, Dear Inventory, Vend POS, Shopify Online Stores and SimplePay Payroll. We also work with the local distributors of iKentoo POS. Additionally, we use a range of cloud-based tools such as Google docs to support business processes in the most efficient way. Creative CFO Once systems are implemented, we provide support to run those systems and keep the financial records up to date and accurate. To do this, we assign a qualified Account Manager, who handles all communication and routine accounting and tax tasks. We are able to provide a single, high-level point of contact for our clients. With the solid systems foundation in place, the Account Manager can perform routine accounting and tax compliance functions like payroll, VAT, provisional tax and annual returns. Additionally, we can support businesses with management reporting dashboards and information packs. We have internal review processes for annual returns; and for niche, ad-hoc system or tax queries. Clear and accurate management and financial reporting are the goal behind all of our processes. Creative Invest The two services mentioned take care of the day-to-day operations of the business and provide the data necessary for daily management decisions, but the next step is longer-term financial planning and investment. Creative Invest provides a range of valuation, budgeting, gap analysis and investment readiness services to assist with raising additional financing in a business. This may be from traditional sources like banks, government-supported entities or private venture capital.