As your business grows, you may struggle with when to add key staff, and the accounting function is especially tricky. Often a small to mid-sized business is served well by one combined CFO-Controller function, but as the business becomes more complex, you may begin to see a need for the higher-level perspective provided by CFO job responsibilities. Even recognizing this need, it can still be difficult to determine if it’s time to add the position to your team, and whether your need is part or full time.

Download our infographic for more about CFO job responsibilities vs. the Controller role, some milestones that may indicate a need to have both a CFO and a Controller, and steps for evaluating your needs.

Doeren Mayhew helps clients determine their need for a CFO or controller, and offers CFO services and controller services for your interim needs. For more information, contact our business advisors in Michigan, Houston or Ft. Lauderdale.

CFO vs. Controller