Mission Matters: World's Leading Entrepreneurs Reveal Their Top Tips To Success

If you don’t know your numbers, you don’t know your business. Not truly.

A shocking number of companies around the globe are unclear on where they are going and how they plan to get there. Despite mission statements, and altruistic brand values, there is a resounding lack of clarity when it comes to the driving force that is keeping businesses afloat: the numbers.

There’s nothing wrong with recapping your company’s financial history. In fact, reporting is a necessary piece of the puzzle.

The problem is, however, that this is typically where the conversation stops. Data points from the past land on the business leader’s desk, without any strategic discussion about what should be done about them.

Without your finger on the pulse of your brand’s numbers, your business won’t be able to achieve its full growth potential. But when business leaders and the financial partners they work with utilize financial data to improve the future instead of just surviving the present, the entire game changes.

In Blueprint CFO founder Jim Downes’ new book with Mission Matters, he discusses the perspective shift that needs to occur in the accounting and finance profession, and how it would improve the capability of accounting professionals to drive change, and permeate all aspects of the business – past, present, and future.

Accounting doesn’t have to be a thorn in your foot – it can be your secret weapon. By implementing a Profitability Roadmap® to guide you on your journey, you will increase alignment between your company’s accounting practices and your growth goals, leaving you more secure and informed as you set off on whatever it is that you envision.

It’s time to take your accounting to the next level – so you can take your business to the next level. Starting today!

Jim Downes Released “Future-Focused Accounting: Your Profitability Gamechanger” in Mission Matters Book

Jim’s unremitting passion for working with business owners seeking to build great companies led him to open Blueprint CFO in 2019. A forward-looking strategist, Jim and his team provide a competitive advantage over typical CFOs. Leveraging data, they go beyond the numbers to make their clients ever more profitable.

Valuation Planning

Blueprint CFO will work with executive leadership to determine shareholder value, and run various models to determine estimated company valuation. Together, we will determine milestone objectives to increase shareholder value and track company performance in relation to these targets. We will review your company’s organic and acquisition growth options to create shareholder value, and emphasize tax planning to optimize shareholder value upon a sale or purchase. We can also focus on Initial Public Offering (IPO) Planning and Readiness.

Analytics & Business Intelligence

We believe that being data-driven is key to profitability. As such, we can help you create meaningful dashboards and scorecards for your business, analyzing performance against key performance indicators and other factors. Our profitability reporting and analysis tools will help drive business decision-making and provide insights into trends, predictions, results, and potential strategic direction moving forward.

Goal Setting & Tracking

Our team can partner with company leadership to establish goals and objectives for the company, for both the short and long term. Additionally, we will help leaders develop meaningful Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to track and measure results.

Insurance & Tax Planning

Blueprint CFO can work with businesses to review insurance needs and requirements, as well as plan for taxes and R&D credits.

Human Resources

We can assist your HR department with employee benefits planning, and can also perform compensation studies to ensure best practices are implemented across the business.

Accounting & Finance Support

Whether you have an internal team in place or need more hands-on assistance, Blueprint CFO can oversee and advise your accounting and finance department. From preparing general ledger transaction entries to completing month-end closes, forecasting to crafting financial statements, developing customized reporting packages to implementing more effective software, Blueprint CFO can bring you everything from a supportive junior or senior accounting team, all the way to high-level strategic CFO consulting.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Blueprint CFO can partner with company leadership to improve strategic business plans and assist with the development of organizational growth strategy. We can also create financial reporting packages and proformas for capital raises, investments, acquisitions and/or banking requirements, and provide due diligence on company-focused deals.

Financial Planning

We can prepare, create and/or review financial statements. This includes providing trend analysis, developing cash flow projections, and tracking operational and financial performance, with insight into budget and forecast variances.

Banking Services

Our team can help your company to establish high-level banking relationships, and offer expert advice and support when it comes to sourcing bank loans, etc. Additionally, we can review and determine the optimal capital structure for refinancing or a liquidity event.


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