Virtual CFO services Australia-wide

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Liston Newton Advisory
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Virtual CFO services

When you outsource your financial planning and management to a virtual Chief Financial Officer (CFO), you free up time to spend on other aspects of your business. This can allow you to grow and expand more quickly, as you’re not bogged down by financial worries.

Plus, with access to expert financial advice and business growth guidance, you can save money and make better decisions about your business finances.

With virtual CFO or outsourced CFO services, all types of companies can improve their financial planning and management, leading to an improved financial position and security for the business.

We offer:

  • Financial modelling
  • Design and refinement of internal accounting systems
  • Bookkeeping & management reporting
  • Scenario analysis and decision making guidance
  • Fulfilment of CFO duties at monthly/quarterly meetings

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Our CFO services

Our Financial Services Officers (CFOs) work with small business owners through to larger-scale enterprises at all stages of growth. We help businesses establish sound financial practices from the very beginning and then continue to support you as you grow.

With one of our CFOs in your corner, you’ll make smart financial decisions allowing you to achieve your business goals sooner. 

  • Over 40 years of experience in the financial services industry
  • Fully qualified Certified Public Accountants (CPA) and Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand
  • Access to advanced modelling software

We can help provide detailed financial insight to your business and guide you through everything from choosing the right accounting software to setting up proper financial reporting systems and more. 

If you are a small business owner or medium enterprise owner/manager looking for someone to help you improve your business performance, contact Liston Newton today.

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CFO as a service

At Liston Newton, we understand that no two businesses are alike. That's why our business advisors offer customised financial services to meet the specific needs of each client. 

Choosing virtual or outsourced CFO services allows you the flexibility to scale your services up or down as needed, without the overhead costs of an in-house CFO. This approach also gives you access to a wider range of expertise and experience than you would have in-house.

With our virtual CFO services, you’ll get all of these services, plus more:

  • Business advice
  • Cash flow management
  • Tax and compliance obligations, planning and preparation
  • Budgeting and forecasting
  • Financial planning and analysis
  • Mergers & acquisitions planning
Andrew Phelan, Partner

Flexible & part-time CFO services when you need them

In addition to the breadth of services you can access with a virtual CFO, the biggest benefit you’ll get is flexibility. 

Whether you need an interim (temporary CFO) or part-time CFO, we have the resources and expertise to provide the highest quality financial management services. We also offer temporary, contract, and shared CFO services for businesses that require more flexible arrangements.

No matter what you need to extend your finance department, we’ve got you covered.

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At Liston Newton Advisory, we take pride in helping business owners get more out of their hard work. Our downloadable guides can give you an in-depth look at strategies and technologies that will help your business grow.

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Partner with a Virtual CFO for strong business growth

Outsourcing your CFO services to Liston Newton can take your business to the next level. 

As a business owner, you understand that having a clear financial picture is essential to making informed decisions about your company's future. But what happens when you don't have the time or resources to invest in a full-time Chief Financial Officer? 

This is where our virtual CFO services come in. 

Our team of experienced professionals will work with you to understand your specific needs and develop a tailor-made solution that fits within your budget. We provide all the same services as an in-house CFO in a traditional financial department, but on a part-time or project basis - meaning you only pay for the services you need when you need them. 

Some of the ways we can help your business scale include: 

  • Developing financial strategies to support your business goals
  • Preparing detailed financial reports and forecasts 
  • Overseeing compliance with financial regulations
  • Scenario analysis and decision making guidance
  • Negotiating loans and lines of credit
  • Providing advice on mergers, acquisitions and divestments and more. 
    We work with clients in various industries, providing them with expert insights and analyses that help inform their business strategies and leverage our experience across many clients to provide you with trialled and tested solutions to your problem. 

Ultimately your CFO’s job is to help your business grow and assist you in achieving your financial goals, whatever they may be.

Outsourced CFO services designed to suit a range of businesses

A virtual CFO is an invaluable resource for businesses of all sizes providing expert advice and guidance to business owners and managers on a wide range of financial matters and helping businesses to achieve their goals.

Small to medium businesses

Smaller and medium-sized businesses can benefit greatly from the advice of a virtual CFO as they may not have the internal resources to dedicate to financial matters. A virtual CFO can guide you on a broad range of topics such as cash flow management, budgeting and forecasting, business planning, and raising capital.

Profitable businesses ready to scale

For businesses that are already profitable and looking to scale, a virtual CFO can advise growth strategies, streamline operations, and scale finance and accounting functions. They can also assist with exit planning and succession planning and provide your business with benchmarks and KPIs to set you up for rapid growth and ensure long-term prosperity. Our outsourced CFO service is designed to help you reach your goals faster.

Mature businesses

A virtual CFO can help businesses of all sizes, including mature businesses and enterprises. We can help you navigate through periods of change, such as mergers and acquisitions, expansion into new markets, or changes in ownership. With Liston Newton on your side, you can have an expert team at your disposal no matter what challenges your organisation is facing.

Access cost-effective CFO services

Virtual CFOs typically work on a monthly retainer basis, which can be more affordable than hiring a full-time employee for your finance department. In addition, businesses only need to pay for the services they require when they need them. 

Liston Newton Financial Services offers a comprehensive suite of CFO services for businesses considering outsourcing the CFO function, including cash flow management, budgeting and forecasting, business planning, raising capital, and more. 

We work with businesses of all sizes across various industries, and our team has the experience and expertise to help your business achieve its goals.

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Why choose our CFO consultants

A virtual CFO consultant from Liston Newton will help move your business forward with specialised, tailored CFO support when you need it.

Our approach


We're experts in our field

Our team of certified public accountants and financial analysts have years of experience working with businesses of all sizes across a variety of industries. We have the knowledge and expertise to help your business thrive.


We're objective

As an outsourced CFO provider, we offer unbiased advice and recommendations. We're not tied to any one company or solution, so we can always provide the best advice for your unique situation.


We're affordable

Our virtual CFO services are a fraction of the cost of hiring a full-time CFO. You'll save on salary, benefits, and other associated costs.


We're flexible

We understand that businesses have different needs when it comes to financial management. That's why we offer customisable solutions that can be tailored to your specific needs.


We're always available

With a fully qualified team behind you rather than just one inhouse resource, we’re always just a phone call away if you need help or have questions.


We're ready to start today

CFO staff is ready to start today and hit the ground running with little to no need to upskill the staffer on delivering the requirements.

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Leading CFO services Australia wide

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Business experience

We are always striving to achieve new heights. No matter what industry you're in, our team of professionals will provide the virtual CFO services that your company needs for success!

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Full range of services

We offer a full range of business services for all types and sizes. From outsourced bookkeeping to CFO services, our accountants will be your financial partners in helping you manage the day-to-day aspects of running your enterprise.

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Long-term client partnerships

We help you establish a solid financial foundation for your future. We're not just accountants — we can give advice on how to get there and provide the tools necessary so that no stone is left unturned in achieving those goals.

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Leading industry innovation

Innovation is at the heart of everything we do. We put our customers first and are always looking for new ways to provide them with quality services in a timely manner that suits their business needs best.

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Qualified professional team

The people behind our services are all highly qualified and experienced. No client gets lost. We understand what it takes to grow a successful business because we have done it ourselves. So let us help you do it too. Our team can even travel to your premises to consult with you face-to-face. It's all part of our commitment to our clients.

Kieran Liston

Our team

We have worked with Liston Newton's Accountancy and Advisory Team for over a decade. During that time, our business has grown substantially both organically and through purchases. This wouldn’t have been possible without Liston Newton Advisory to assist with our business planning, providing proactive advice and ensuring our accounts were always compliant in a complex and volatile industry.
Karsten Horne
CEO, Reho Travel
Liston Newton's Accountants analysed our financial and business situation and helped us implement strategies to improve our position. Their strategies turned our business from making a loss, to recording a 6-month net profit of 36 per cent. And we are now on track to show a 240 per cent increase in turnover over the next financial year.
Lisa Clarke
SL Constructions
Liston Newton helped us move our accounting over to Xero. Their Accountant managed the set up and training so we felt comfortable with the software. We now have all our processes streamlined which gives us improved visibility of our business performance. This has allowed us to open 2 more stores without a significant increase in administration effort.
Peter Luskan

Our method for financial success

Liston Newton’s approach is unique, considering your short and long-term business goals to provide the best possible foundation to grow your business towards financial freedom.

If you are looking for virtual CFO services, then Liston Newton is the right choice. We can help you with all aspects of your financial planning and management and work with you to ensure that your financial goals are achievable. 

We developed our methodology, ‘Get Set, Get Moving, Get Free’ by growing our own business over our 40-year history.

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Fully qualified CFO services

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Frequently asked questions

What is a Virtual CFO?

A virtual CFO is a business consultant who provides financial and strategic advice on a contract basis. A Virtual CFO's responsibilities are comparable to those of an in-house Chief Financial Officer (CFO) but without the full-time commitment or associated expenses.

Should I Outsource My CFO?

A virtual or outsourced Chief Financial Officer is a senior financial expert who can give expert-level advice and assistance on an as-needed basis, rather than being a full-time employee of your business. This sort of consultant may be hired to work on certain projects or to offer broad financial guidance and support as needed.

If you’d like to discuss your business objectives with our professional advisors, contact us today. We can outline our virtual CFO services in more detail and how they can help improve the finance function in your business.

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