Let’s set the scene. A privately held company’s longtime controller gives notice. With only one other accounting person on staff, the owner is left scrambling for a fix until a new controller can be hired.
The owner reviews the job responsibilities and realizes 80% of the controller’s work consisted of staff-level tasks, so he quickly finds two people with the right skills to tackle these functions — by bringing in outsourced accounting professionals to do the job.
Fast forward seven years, and the company has grown from a $5 million business to a $25 million business. The original outsourcing support