CFO Consultant

Location: Austin, TX

Department: Financial Advisory Services

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Executive

Our clients are interesting.  They have significant growth potential and complex financial situations.  They range in size from pre-revenue start-up to publicly traded mid-market companies. They’re doing things like fundraising, IPOs, major system implementations, internal restructuring, validating new markets and testing new strategies – and they want help. 

That’s where 9Gauge comes in.  Our CFO consultants are humble, hungry and smart.  They have the operational context and strategic focus to ask the right questions, apply industry best practices and architect solutions that allow our clients to make great decisions to drive their business.   In all businesses, it’s about the numbers, but that’s just the start.  More importantly, it’s about the story.  Anyone can tell you how much you missed your budget, but not everyone can tell you WHY, and triage the steps of recovery, resolution, and long-term adjustment that drive the desired results. 

Our CFOs build the financial narrative that our clients’ executive teams can act upon, and they are backed by a team of top performing 9Gauge finance, accounting, M&A and systems consultants that help make it all happen. 

It’s anything but boring.  Our CFO consultants are managing multiple client engagements and internal teams at the same time.  It requires a tech savvy individual who understands the difference between being efficient and being effective. 

What makes our CFO Consultants successful? 

Clients want to work with them.  They have a track record of driving value and improvement across their career history, with pristine references to prove it.  They are inquisitive and engaging.  They dive into issues, overcome limitations, think strategically and implement solutions. 

People want to work for them.   They are relationship-driven, high integrity, high energy and inspiring.  They are passionate leaders who inspire others perform to a higher standard and they genuinely care about our clients and our people. 


  • Essential Duties:
  • Serve 9Gauge clients as a trusted business advisor as they navigate the complexities of rapid growth and change.
  • Provide advisory services, overseeing planning and forecasting, streamlining processes, driving efficiencies within and across all relevant business functions.
  • Lead multiple engagements simultaneously in a collaborative team environment - including scoping, pricing, resource planning and mentoring team members so they can accomplish great things. 
  • Direct and oversee the operations of our clients’ Accounting & Finance Departments, including;
    • Designing, implementing and managing effective internal controls over all financial processes;
    • Ensuring timeliness, accuracy (in accordance with GAAP) and usefulness of financials and management reporting for executives, management, investors, board members, and other stakeholders;
  • Drive meaningful client board meetings and work with investors to accomplish company goals.
  • Manage the accountabilities of an organization, as well as vendor, strategic partner and joint venture relationships;
  • Play an active role in the 9Gauge business development process, including networking and the development and presentation of solution-oriented client proposals.
  • Mentor and challenge a matrixed organization of high-performing 9Gaugers.

Skills & Competency Requirements:

  • Track record as a CFO in multiple environments (growth stage to mid-market preferred) leading Finance and Operations (HR, Legal, IT, Facilities)
  • Evidence of high emotional intelligence;
  • Success in optimizing and developing people in a virtual or multi-location environment required;
  • Experience leading professional service teams in a public accounting or consulting firm is strongly preferred;
  • M&A transaction advisory experience preferred;
  • CPA preferred;
  • BBA in Accounting, Finance or Business, MBA a plus.

9Gauge Advantages:

Named one of the Austin Business Journal’s Best Places to Work and rated in the top 5 in Austin for Glassdoor Reviews, the culture at 9Gauge is tough to beat.  Our employees are empowered to serve clients, work alongside a supportive team and with progressive leaders who truly value the effort and impact our team has each day.  Our team enjoys a competitive compensation structure, comprehensive benefits offerings, and a flexible schedule.

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