LOCAL BUSINESSMAN JOINS NATIONAL FIRM TO HELP SMALL AND MID-MARKET BUSINESSES AS CFO FOR HIRE

LOCAL BUSINESSMAN JOINS NATIONAL FIRM TO HELP SMALL AND MID-MARKET BUSINESSES AS CFO FOR HIRE

LOCAL BUSINESSMAN JOINS NATIONAL FIRM TO HELP SMALL AND MID-MARKET BUSINESSES AS CFO FOR HIRE

B2B CFO’s Part-Time Chief Financial Officer Concept Helps Entrepreneurs Connect to Top Talent at Affordable Rates and on As-Needed Basis

 Aliso Viejo, Cali. – Dec. 28, 2010 — Local business owners can now leverage Aliso Viejo resident Scott W. Cosper’s 27-year successful track record in financial managementby hiring him as their CFO on a part-time, as-needed basis. Cosper is currently serving as a part-time Chief Financial Officer for companies in diverse industries Orange County, Cali.

The part-time, as-needed CFO role is a hallmark of B2B CFO, the nation’s largest CFO firm that provides services exclusively to emerging and mid-market companies. Cosper joined B2B CFO as a partner in November, becoming the firm’s fifth partner in the Orange County area. Nationwide, the firm has 178 Partners spanning 39 states. Cosper’s clients will benefit from his combination of executive finance and consulting experience supported by the depth of resources provided by the national firm.

Prior to his position at B2B CFO, Cosper spent much of his career working as a CFO and controller for private clients with revenues between $5 and $50 million. He began his career with KPMG in southern California performing audits for corporations ranging from engineering to manufacturing. He then moved into the private sector for 17 years where he held controller and CFO positions in several civil, geotechnical and environmental design engineering firms.

Additionally Cosper is an adjunct professor of accounting at a local community college.

We welcome Scott to the B2B CFO Partnership. In many ways he represents a snapshot of the organization: business experience and an entrepreneurial outlook, with deep roots in finance and strong connections in the community,” said Jerry L. Mills, founder of B2B CFO.

In his role as B2B CFOPartner, Cosper offers business owners of privately held growth-oriented businesses the opportunity to have an affordable, trusted business advisor. Unlike a contract controller or interim CFO, a B2B CFOPartner works to create a long-term professional relationship to help the company grow its profitability and cash flow.

The economic environment for small businesses in southern California, as in the rest of the country, has proven challenging.

Our local economy has been recovering from two major disasters – one man made the other by nature,” Cosper said. “A few years ago hurricane Katrina brought havoc to our lives and local business owners. More recently, the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico also affected a great number of local businesses. Added to this is the uncertainty of the national economy and how any new tax laws and health care laws will impact the business owner. Local business owners have two immediate needs: Cash to pay their bills and Increased Sales.”

For the business owner, Cosper draws on his broad industry exposure in financial planning, project financing, tax projections, business insurance, internal control development and staff development. His considerable experience in these areas enables Cosper to identify the value drivers for a business, and implement strategies to increase value and to work with the business owner to develop a successful business strategy.

Cosper has additional experience as a business broker. For 3 and ½ years He has acted as a business broker where he provided business owners with guidance through the process of selling a business. His experience has afforded him the opportunity to have a high degree of contact with not only business owners but their accounting staff and company employees.

Partnering with B2B CFO enables me to tap into over 5,000 years of collective CFO experience throughout the country via B2B CFO Partners,” said Cosper. “We offer a unique service to small to medium sized companies at affordable prices. Additionally, we can provide specific performance metrics in a given industry to compare your company’s performance and provide the guidance to improve profitability.”

Direct Contact information:
Scott W. Cosper
8 Grandbriar
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
(949) 338-2254
scottcosper@b2bcfo.com

ABOUT B2B CFO®

Headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz., the firm was founded in 1987 by Jerry L. Mills who pioneered the “1099 CFO” concept. Today, B2B CFO is the nation’s largest CFO services firm serving entrepreneurial, growth and mid-market companies. The firm’s partners have an average of 25 years of experience and each individual partner is a senior level executive with a broad range of expertise. Please visit online at www.B2BCFO.com to find out more about the company and B2B CFO careers.

Jerry L. Mills, CPA is also the author of “The Danger Zone – Lost in the Growth Transition” and “Avoiding The Danger Zone – Business Illusions” – non-fiction business books aimed at entrepreneurs. For additional information, or to purchase a copy, please visit online at www.dangerzonebook.com.

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