CFO Services for Energy, Gas, and LNG Projects

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

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  • Save Time And Money

  • Understand Your Finances

  • Transform Your Business

  • Build Leadership Confidence 

CFO Services For Energy Infrastructure Projects

Custom Tailored Energy Finance Solutions

We custom-tailor our cfo solutions to fit your unique energy infrastructure project needs in a very complex 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. 

Energy Projects | Nat Gas Projects | LNG Export

The Energy CFO® provides CFO Services, including financial 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

  • Energy Infrastructure

  • Upstream Projects in Oil and Gas

  • Carbon Capture and Storage Projects

  • Natural Gas Infrastructure

  • Greenfield Oil and Gas Projects

  • Natural Gas Plants 

  • US Natural Gas Exports

  • Natural Gas Power Plants - See Downstream Energy

  • LNG Export Terminals (Liquefaction or Regas)

  • Texas LNG

  • Petroleum Export and Fuel Oil Terminals

  • Methanol Fuel

  • Petrochemical (Gas Feedstock) Plant

  • Service Providers

    • ​EPC

    • Engineering

    • Construction

    • Other

The Energy CFO Providing CFO Services to the Energy and Chemical Infrastructure and Petrol

The Stakes Have Never Been Higher

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Are you losing investors to competing projects? 
Are investors frustrated with cash forecasting and financial models?
Are you trying to accelerate scaling while on a development budget?
Time, lack of funding, uncertainty can stall development projects and ultimately lead to loss of momentum and mothballing plans. 
Take Action Today to Protect Your Sweat Equity and Your Project!

Why Outsource Your CFO Work

CFO Advisor | Fractional CFO | Financial Modeling

Hiring an outsourced CFO Advisor to help you manage your 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 financial 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.

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 

Financial Planning

Development & Construction Budgets

3-Way Forecasting

Scenario Analysis

Business Intelligence

Monthly Mgmt Reports

KPI Dashboards

Project Business Planning

Strategic Planning For Your Greenfield Project

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

  • Strategy guidance and strategic planning

  • Critical thinking through business plans and structuring

  • SWOT assessment

  • Benchmarking competitors

  • Risk management and mitigation

  • Strategic partnering

  • Sales and marketing business plan

  • Asset or portfolio optimization

  • Organizational development

  • Investment Decisions

  • Capital structuring

  • Preparing companies for sale

  • Transaction Advisory Services

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

    • ​Post Acquisition M&A Transition

Board Advisory To Fit Your Project Needs

We offer a range of services tailored to fit your specific needs including:

Serving as CFO Advisor to Company Board

  • Attend and participate in client boards

  • Prepare board materials and lead financial discussions

  • Recommend specific corporate governance and initiatives

  • Provide strategic, business, commercial, and financial insights

  • Address and answer board questions

Serving as a Advisor on a Board

  • Serve as a business advisor to Family Councils

  • Serve on Board of Advisors 

  • Serve as an Independent Board of Director for Private Companies (case by case, D&O required)

  • C-Level, Diversity, Finance, and Business Experience

We Want Your Natural Gas 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

CFO & Financial Management Advisory Services
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

Consulting Services
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.

CFO & Financial Management Advisory Services
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 Founder CEO and Managing CFO for The Energy CFO in Houston Dallas S

CFO Gas and LNG Bio
Paula Waggoner-Aguilar, CPA

Our CFO Firm

  • The Energy CFO is a 9-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 entrepreneurial  organizations.

  • 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 Fortune 500 executive. 

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.

Client Reviews

We have ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ CFO Reviews on Google in Houston & San Antonio, TX 

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Startup CFO Services


“Now we are walking into private equity pitches with a lot more confidence.  Our financial projections have been vetted, we know how much money we need to raise, and we have an experienced finance executive that can answer tough questions.  The Energy CFO helped us organize and decide what information we needed in our executive summary for these meetings." 


Co-founder of a Permian Delaware Basin Oil & Gas Exploration and Production company. 

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Interim CFO Services

"Not sure how I got through 60 years of life without you!" 

"Thank you for helping make us a better company...The Energy CFO has just done a GREAT job." 

Owners of Family-Owned Midstream Service Company with more than two hundred million in annual revenues during 2019. 

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Fractional CFO Services

"The Energy CFO's solutions saved our energy infrastructure project a fortune and helped us scale quickly."  

International Energy Developer and Investment Banker

"I LOVE what The Energy CFO does, how they do it, and their amazing resources". 

Chairman Methanol Development Project​