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CFO Services For Downstream Power and Gas

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

Downstream Energy Assets, Power Plant, Refinery, Gas Plant, Gas Utilities
  • Save Time And Money

  • Understand Your Finances

  • Transform Your Business

  • Build Leadership Confidence 

CFO Service For Downstream Oil & Gas and Power

Custom Tailored Energy Finance Solutions

We custom-tailor solutions to fit your downstream power and oil and gas company's unique needs in a very complex industry.  We do this by taking a holistic view when building 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. 


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. 

Power | CCS | Chemicals | Energy Services

The Energy CFO® provides CFO Services, Financial Planning and Analysis, Energy Finance, and CFO Consulting to the downstream energy industry, oil and gas developers, operators of domestic and international energy infrastructure, power generation and storage, LNG regas, petrochemicals and refineries, energy service professionals, and owners of power systems and equipment. 

  • Power Projects

    • Combined Heat and Power Projects

    • Utility Scale Power Generation

      • Independent Power Producer or IPPs

        • Natural Gas Power Plant

        • Renewable Energy - See CFO Services for Renewables

      • Utility Gas and Power

      • Electric Cooperatives

  • Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS)

  • Energy Storage Technology

  • Utility Scale Battery Storage​

  • Geothermal 

  • Downstream Oil and Gas Projects

    • Natural Gas Plants - LNG Regas

    • Petrochemicals

    • Refineries

  • Equipment and Energy Services

    • EPC - Engineering, Procurement, and Construction

      • Electricity Infrastructure​

      • Energy Infrastructure

    • Energy Tech Solution Companies

    • ​Distributed Technologies

    • Electrical Engineering Services

    • Electrical Power Systems

    • Electrical Equipment

Finance Analyst in front of Gas Fired Power Plant Under Construction

The Stakes Have Never Been Higher

Business Stakes for Downstream Energy Companies

Are you losing bids and profits on downstream projects? 
Have you run out of ideas to improve project profitability?
Is your banker questioning the viability of your company? 
Lack of profits and funding can lead to project failures. 
Take Action Today to Protect Your Company!

Why Outsource Your CFO Work

Fractional CFO Services | Virtual CFO | CFO Consulting

Hiring an outsourced CFO to manage your downstream energy, refining, and chemical company’s finances is a great way to strengthen and grow your business. For power and gas 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 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 Power Your Profit Playbook

And Build A Strong Financial Offense To Defend Your Hard-Earned Profits

Financial Planning


3-Way Forecasting

Scenario Analysis

Data Analysis

Variance Analysis 

Financial Ratios

Operational Data 

Business Intelligence

Monthly Mgmt Reports

KPI Dashboards

Business Planning

Strategic Solutions For Downstream Companies

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

  • Strategy guidance and strategic planning

  • SWOT assessment

  • Benchmarking competitors

  • Risk management and mitigation

  • Strategic partnering

  • Sales and marketing business plans

  • Asset or portfolio optimization

  • Organizational development

  • Virtual CFO Coaching

  • Investment Decisions

  • Capital structuring

  • Restructuring and turnarounds

  • Change Leadership

  • Preparing companies for sale

  • Family Succession planning

  • Transaction Advisory Services

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

    • ​Post Acquisition M&A Transition

Energy Services Client Success Stories

Working Capital Achievements

Business Owner Happy Client Construction and Maintenance Service Company

Grew operating cash / working capital by more than 800% over a 12-month period from December 2019 to November 2020 by improving project profitability, disciplined cash management, changing processes and controls, capturing accounting efficiencies, CFO coaching, adding to their accounting bench, and active receivables management.


Increased existing line of credit by 60% or $3 million dollars in 2020 by engaging their banker and the bank's financial analyst, providing management reports and relevant financial analysis, and sharing projections and fielding related Q&A. 

Family-Owned Service Company

Gross Revenues +$200 Million 2019

We Want Your Energy Company To Thrive

Owning and running a private company is tough. 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 Clients Downstream

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

Downstream Power and Gas CFO Paula Waggoner-Aguilar

Power and Gas CFO 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.

What Clients Say About Our Work

Financial Planning and Data Analysis What Clients Say The Energy CFO Company Reviews Pipel

Rebuilt Contractor Bid Pricing Model and FP&A 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. 

Financial Planning and Analysis and Financial Modeling  CFO Company Reviews Co-Founder E&P

Financial Planning and Analysis and Financial Modeling


“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. 

Business Intelligence Data Analysis and Data Visualization Project What Clients Say About

Business Intelligence, Data Analysis, and Data Visualization Project

"I drew a conceptual picture of a sales and marketing dashboard and analytics I wanted for myself and my managers on a blank sheet of paper.  Paula and Roland delivered exactly what I asked for in the first draft along with new business intelligence we were not aware of. Good work!"

Director of Global Sales and Marketing
Public Company

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