Hey everyone, what’s up? I’m Bette Hochberger, CPA, CGMA. Today, I wanna talk about how Fractional Controllers can save your business time and money. In today’s fast-paced business environment, companies are seeking ways to manage their finances efficiently without breaking the bank. One increasingly popular solution is hiring a fractional controller.

What is a Fractional Controller?

A fractional controller is a financial expert who provides controller services on a part-time, flexible basis. Unlike a full-time controller who works exclusively for one company, a fractional controller works with multiple clients, offering high-level financial management and strategic guidance as needed. This allows businesses to access top-tier financial expertise without the overhead costs associated with a full-time hire.

Benefits of Hiring a Fractional Controller

Cost Savings

One of the most significant advantages of hiring a fractional controller is the cost savings. Full-time controllers command high salaries, plus benefits and other employment costs. With a fractional controller, you pay only for the services you need, making it a more affordable option for small and medium-sized businesses.


Fractional controllers offer unmatched flexibility. You can scale their services up or down based on your current needs, ensuring you only pay for what you use. This is particularly beneficial for growing businesses that might not need full-time financial oversight but still require expert advice.


Fractional controllers bring a wealth of experience from working with various clients across different industries. This diverse background allows them to provide valuable insights and best practices to streamline your financial operations and improve efficiency.

Strategic Financial Planning

Beyond day-to-day accounting tasks, fractional controllers offer strategic financial planning. They assist with budgeting, forecasting, and financial analysis, giving you a clear picture of your financial health and helping you make informed decisions.

How They Save Your Business Time

Streamlined Processes

Fractional controllers help streamline financial processes, reducing the time you and your team spend on financial management. They implement efficient systems and procedures to ensure your financial operations run smoothly.

Focus on Core Business Activities

By taking over complex financial tasks, fractional controllers free up your time and resources, allowing you to focus on core business activities. This can lead to increased productivity and growth.

When to Consider Hiring a Fractional Controller

Rapid Growth

If your business is experiencing rapid growth, a fractional controller can help manage the financial complexities that come with scaling up, ensuring sustainable growth.

Limited Budget

For businesses with limited budgets, fractional controllers offer a cost-effective way to access high-level financial expertise without the burden of a full-time salary.

Temporary Needs

For temporary financial expertise, such as during an audit or major financial event, a fractional controller can provide necessary support without a long-term commitment.

Fractional controllers offer a cost-effective solution for businesses seeking expert financial management without the overhead costs of a full-time hire. By providing flexibility, expertise, and strategic guidance, they can streamline your financial operations, improve cash flow management, and ultimately save your business time and money.

Schedule a meeting with us today and consider the benefits of hiring a fractional controller to enhance your financial management without significant investment.

As always, stay safe, and I will see you next time!