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CFO Services for Gas LNG and Energy Projects

Our CFOs Help You Develop Your Financial Strategy, Scale, and Drive Project Growth

Energy Projects, LNG Developers, Gas Feedstock, Methanol Projects
  • Save Time And Money

  • Understand Your Finances

  • Transform Your Business

  • Build Leadership Confidence 

Fractional CFO Service - Energy Gas LNG Projects

Custom Tailored Energy Finance Solutions

We engineer CFO solutions to fit your unique energy infrastructure project needs in a very complex energy / oil and gas industry.  We do this by taking a holistic view when constructing your processes and teams, as opposed to "cookie-cutter" approaches and solutions competitors offer.  To get a better idea of what your scope of service might include, see these two examples below of more common services provided to growth companies and mature companies

We make it easy for you to plug and play our services into your organization.  We offer flexible service options that are designed to grow with you until such time when you truly need a full-time CFO. Our CFO Advisory Services includes a team of very experienced energy finance professionals and our services are designed to wrap around your accounting. Our services are delivered virtually (since 4Q 2017) and we utilize a remote Texas based workforce. Our firm utilizes cloud and automation tech stack along with specialized finance software to perform our analysis, 3-way rolling forecasts, and produce monthly management reports and dashboards. We also have experience with development and construction budgets, reconciling engineering forecasts, and modeling epc plans.


Not surprisingly, our custom solutions are often less expensive than other alternatives: executive search recruiters, staffing firms, CPA firms offering CFO services, other CFO advisory firms, independent contractors or CFOs, and management consultants. 

Gas LNG Projects | Energy Projects | Chemicals

The Energy CFO® provides Fractional CFO Services, including finance modeling, to developers, operators, engineering and epc contractors of domestic and international energy and natural gas infrastructure and integrated LNG export projects (supply, production, refining, manufacturing, transport, distribution, etc.) destined for long term, spot, and/or commercial and industrial customers. For example:    

  • Energy Projects in the United States

  • Gas LNG Projects

  • Renewable Energy Projects

  • Engineering and Construction Companies

  • EPC Energy Services and Equipment Providers​ 

  • Carbon Capture and Storage (CSS)

  • Greenfield New Energy Projects

  • Renewable Natural Gas Projects (RNG)

  • Brownfield and Energy Transition Projects

  • Natural Gas Infrastructure and Gas Plants

  • Upstream Oil and Gas Projects (onshore and offshore)

  • Natural Gas Power Plants - See Downstream Energy

  • US Natural Gas Exports

  • LNG Export and LNG Import Terminals (Liquefaction or Regas)

  • LNG Supply and Shipping

  • Petroleum Export and Fuel Oil Terminals

  • Methanol Fuel Projects

  • Petrochemical Feedstock​

Energy Projects, LNG, Natural Gas Projects, Chemicals

When Only 10% to 20% Succeed, Your CFO Matters

What Clients Say About Our Fractional CFO Services

"The Energy CFO's solution has saved our methanol energy development project a fortune and helped us scale quickly. We are going to save > $100,000 in project finance audit fees because the finance model is so organized and easy to follow."
International Energy Developer and Investment Banker​

“We are more organized and confident at investor pitches.  We know that our energy finance model and financial proformas have been vetted.  We got a CFO that can answer tough questions.  And we can reassure prospective investors that we have a reliable CFO Service Firm with the experience to help us scale our business."

Co-Founder of an Early Stage Upstream Oil and Gas Project 

Why Outsource Your CFO Work

Interim CFO Advisor | Fractional CFO | Finance Modeling

Hiring an outsourced Interim CFO Advisor to help you manage your renewable, natural gas, or LNG infrastructure and/or export project’s finances is a great way to strengthen and grow your business. For private companies, there are so many choices other than just hiring a full-time and part-time CFO. For example, a Fractional CFOs are outsourced cfos that are retained to work when you need them. Or maybe you want to limit CFO work to a special CFO Consulting project like finance modeling which is another form of outsourced cfo services we offer. Most of our services are virtual cfo services as most of your work can be completed remotely.


The first step is to understand how a CFO Advisor can help you. If you are not familiar with how outsourced cfo services can be used to strengthen your business, you may want to read our blog post about why oil and gas service companies are outsourcing cfo leadership.

If you are not familiar with the difference in the CFO vs. other financial roles such as Controller and/or Accountant, you may want to reference the following blog article first: What is a CFO And What Does A CFO Do? Generally speaking, a CFO helps strengthen your business by building on historical numbers produced by accounting and focusing on helping the CEO drive the company’s financial future.

Strategic Advisory For Projects and Facilities

We offer a range of strategic CFO advisory and consulting services tailored to fit your specific needs including:

  • Business development budgets

  • Critical thinking through business plans and structuring

  • Strategic partnering

  • Strategy guidance and strategic planning

  • SWOT assessments

  • Energy Infrastructure Finance Modeling

  • Petrochemical Feedstock Finance Modeling

  • Construction Budgets and Forecasts

  • Risk management and mitigation

  • Sales and marketing business plan

  • Corporate Finance

  • Asset or portfolio optimization

  • Benchmarking competitors

  • Organizational development

  • Investment Decisions (BD, Organic, Asset Purchases, Joint Ventures, M&A)

  • Capital structuring

  • Preparing companies for sale

  • Transaction Advisory Services

    • Mergers and Acquisitions (“M&A”) Support

    • ​Post Acquisition M&A Transition

We Help You Develop Your Profit Playbook

And Build A Strong Financial Offense To Help Your Project Gain Momentum and Scale

Cash Forecasting

13 Week Cash Flow

Cash Planning Sources/Uses 

Rolling Cash Forecasts 

Development and Construction Costs

Financial Planning

Bottom up Budgets and Forecasts

 Various Financial Models in Excel

Scenario Analysis

Finance back office and systems

Business Intelligence

Management Reports

Financial Reporting

3 Way Forecasting
KPI Dashboards

We Want Your Energy Project To Thrive

Owning and running a private company is tough enough. Developing and funding a. Your least abundant resource is time and when you are growing - you never have enough cash. These are common growing pains we see clients struggling with: 

  • Owners are overrun with too many responsibilities - working and running the company.

  • Unfamiliarity with what is going on with the financial health and the performance of their companies. 

  • Not getting relevant and impactful information they need to aid in decision making.

  • Encountering growth resistance points and frustrated with an inability to make traction.

  • Feeling something is off or there is a gap, but not exactly sure what "it" is. 

  • Not getting candid feedback, constructive guidance, or practical solutions to tackle problems.

  • Dealing with gaps in organizational design and governance.

We have experience helping clients with these issues and much more. What we do is help you see the big picture and understand how the administrative and operational pieces of your business impact your profitability, cash flow, and/or hold back growth so you can take action. 

Delivering Value To Energy Infrastructure Clients

Save Time and
Save Money

Outsource your CFO work to us and optimize your time. Our CFO Services are designed to save you time and find ways to save you money. You will still be in control, but you will get more done so your company can make more money

Understand Your Finances

We analyze your financial health, performance, and operation information and meet with you monthly to provide you with our analysis, insights, guidance, and recommendations. We will explain finance and accounting concepts you have questions about.

Make Informed
Bus. Decisions 

Get timely and relevant business intelligence, scenario analysis, and financial advice to help you make informed decisions. We help identify and narrow down alternatives 

based on your objectives.

Build Leader Confidence

We help maximize the Return on Investment on your money and sweat equity invested in your business. Our services not only help you increase your financial acumen, but also build confidence in your business leadership.

Transform Your Business

We help you strategize,

plan for growth, devise  action plans, budget, forecast cash, create financial projections,  secure debt/equity funding, pricing, costing,  reduce costs, improve margins, & monitor performance.

Hire The Energy CFO

Paula Waggoner-Aguilar Fractional CFO Chief Financial Officer and CPA, The Energy CFO in T

CFO Construction

 Paula Waggoner-Aguilar, CPA

Our CFO Firm

  • The Energy CFO is a 11-year old CFO Advisory and Consulting Firm headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.  

  • We are a small giant in our field and we specialize in helping energy companies and energy services providers.

  • Most of our clients stay with us for a number of years. 

  • We are owned and run by an award-winning CFO/CPA and former Global Gas and LNG finance leader. 

Our CFO Team

  • Combined energy finance work experience of 100+ years.

  • Strong business, strategic, operational, and financial acumen.

  • Hard working independent critical thinkers.

  • Worked for Fortune 500 and private companies across the energy value chain and around the globe.

Energy, CFO, and Business Awards

  • NAWBO's prestigious "2019 Woman Business Owner of the Year".

  • Business Journal's "Who's Who In Energy" for 3 consecutive years.

  • Business Journal's 2014 "Best CFO for Private Companies".

Get Started Today - Its Easy! 

1. Contact us to schedule an initial consultation.

  • Complete our prospective client form or

  • Leave us a voice mail or

  • Email us directly

2. We have a Zoom listening session.


  • Learn more about your company

  • Understand your objectives: business, financial, and personal

  • Assess whether our service is a good fit for your business 

​3. We will provide you with a service proposal and price quote. 


4. Sign our service agreement and we are ready to begin.

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