Profit Improvement Consulting
We Want Your Company To Thrive
It's not easy to succeed in business. There are a lot of opportunities to make huge mistakes and errors. You want to avoid this, and we get it.
We provide profitability consulting as one of our cfo services to assist you. Like you, most of our clients have navigated recessions and, in some cases, multiple downturns. The low hanging fruit in their cost structure has been harvested.
The Energy CFO can provide you with fresh new ideas to increase your revenues, lower your operating and administrative costs, and make smart technology choices. We offer more creative, customized, and advanced recommendations. Our expertise lies in helping you see the big picture and thinking about how your enterprise's various components impact your profitability, cash flow, and/or impede growth.
We collaborate with you to create an action plan, come up with new ideas, and devise practical solutions. We assist you with implementing those suggestions as well as keeping track of them to help you navigate uncertain circumstances, achieve your objectives, and thrive.
The Future Stakes Have Never Been Higher
Do you have unprofitable products or services?
Is your company struggling to break even or cash flow?
Have you run out of strategies to improve your profit margins?
Low profit margins are an early warning signal of distress.
Get the financial management advice and operational finance and accounting know-how you need to take action to protect your company.
How We Help You Improve Company Profitability
Areas We Typically Review and Make Recommendations
Customer Evaluation And Analysis
Pricing Products and Services
Bidding And Proposals
Product Mix and Diversification
Order-to-Cash Processes & Controls
Accounts Receivable Management
Purchasing And Contracted Services
Asset And Inventory Management
Operations Activites and Productivity
Cost Accounting, COGS, And SG&A
Procure-to-Pay Processes & Controls
People And Organization Planning
How You Finance Your Operations
Cloud Integration & Advanced Software
Financial and Management Reporting
Data, Analytics, and FP&A Tools
Business Process Modernization
We Focus On The Profit Drivers That Matter
You Get "Big Picture" Financial and Business Analytics and Insights
We help you understand and see how the financial and business drivers impact Company Profitability. We use data analysis and modern data visualization tools to help drive profit discussion.
Get information distilled into simple financial and business metrics. Last month you put $0.XX cents in operating profit in your pocket book, and this month you put $0.XX.
Our FP&A Services help you track profit drivers by products, service lines, projects, business unit, region. We compare results to budgets, forecasts, financial models, and facilitate discussions of variances and action items with leadership teams.
With our Cash Forecasting Services, we can also look at your business operating cycle, how you finance your operations, and how you use your cash as these impact your working capital and finance costs. Our fractional cfos offer suggestions how to improve cash flow from energy company's operations.
We look at revenue, growth, accounts receivable, cash, operating costs, productivity, profits, assets, people, liabilities, operations, and many more profit drivers.
Consulting Client Success Stories
Extraordinary Results in Challenging Business Cycles
Increased Cash Reserves +800% Over 12 Month Period (Dec 2019 vs. Nov 2020)
"Thank you for helping make us a better company...The Energy CFO has just done a GREAT job."
Secured +60% Line of Credit Increase in 2020.
"The Energy CFO gets more done in a week than we can get done in a couple of months."
Annual Revenue > $200MM
We Specialize In Energy | Oil and Gas
Energy CFO Consultant
Paula Waggoner-Aguilar, CPA
Financial Consulting Firm Specializing In Energy and Oil and Gas
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 organizations involved in all aspects of the energy industry (developers, operators, products and service providers, construction, technologists, energy software, and manufacturers).
We offer an affordable, highly qualified and capable, long term advisory solution for private companies. Many 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 finance and accounting executive.
Our CFO Consultants
Combined energy, finance, and accounting work experience of 100+ years.
Strong business, strategic, marketing, operational, and financial acumen.
Worked for Fortune 500, billionaires, second and third generation family businesses, and private companies across the energy value chain and around the globe.
Finance, Energy, and Entrepreneur Awards
We Help You Build Your Profit Playbook
Operational Finance and Accounting Know-How Combined With Business Consulting
Marketing and Sales
Opportunities to offer customers a more customized experience
Identify new, better, cheaper markets, products, and/or services
Pricing who, what, how, when, and whether is it accurate
Validate your gross profit and profit margin - what you think vs. accounting
Investigate and resolve discrepancies and problems
Sales forecasting and scenario analysis
Identify and mitigate risks embedded in contracts
Supply Chain, Inventory, and Manufacturing
Procurement and pricing
Cash invested in inventory and determining how much inventory you need
Look at the critical and weak links in the chain
Opportunities to diversify supplier base, geopolitical, and reshoring
Inventory processes, controls, and management
Warehousing and dispatch best practices
Accounting for and managing chemical mixes
Manufacturing activity-based accounting and cost accounting
Calculating and understanding how to use variance analysis
Review operations for opportunities to simplify, streamline, optimize, and modernize processes
Selecting and tracking performance indicators - the obvious and then unplanned indicates like downtime, safety events, etc.
Evaluate data, business analytics reporting, and KPI dashboards
Cloud integrations and advance software
Algorithms and RPA automations
Review you cost structure
Review how you use your cash
Options to reduce Cost of Goods Sold (direct, indirect, variable, fixed)
Review MSAs with service contractors
Evaluate the accuracy of cost accounting
Calculating and making sense of manufacturing variances
Options to reduce overhead costs, aka Selling, General, & Administrative Costs
Eliminate duplicative or low value time consuming manual processes with automation, digitization, cloud integrations, or advanced software
Our Return on Investment (ROI) to Our Clients
Save Money and Time
Outsource your Profit Advisory and Consulting work to us and optimize your time. Our Profitability Services are designed to save you time and find ways to improve and grow your operating profit. You will get more done so your company can make more money.
Understand Your Profit Margin
We analyze your financial performance and meet with you monthly to provide you with our report, CFO insights, 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.
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.
We help you strategize, plan for growth, devise action plans, create budgets
and financial projections, forecast sales and cash flow, secure funding, reduce costs, improve profits, measure and monitor bus. performance.
Don't Wait. Get Started Now. It's 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.