Fractional CFO Services

Fractional Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Services

The construction sector requires a specific type of background in accounting and financial management. Project accounting, job costing, progress billings, and budget forecasting are some of the specialized financial tasks that construction companies need to master in order to successfully navigate their projects and to meet the requirements of their customers.

A CFO will generally be responsible for three areas of a company’s success:

Finance and Accounting

A CFO is a resource and a second set of eyes for the finance and accounting team to ensure that all financial data is being properly reported and delivered to stakeholders. He or she will work with a company’s existing team of bookkeepers, accountants, and controllers to oversee and review daily, weekly, and monthly accounting tasks. A CFO may also function as a liaison with a company’s CPA or external accounting firm to ensure that end-of-year financial statements and audits are completed on time and accurately.

Strategic Planning

A CFO has the experience and the vision to assist a company’s management team and owners in implementing short-term and long-term planning goals according to the company’s growth strategy and financial situation. He or she will also look at an existing strategy to advise on its financial viability and to determine any required changes to those goals for maximizing success.

Special Projects

 A CFO may be called to be the point person when a special project comes along that needs specific and focused attention. He or she will spend the appropriate time to understand the details and requirements of the project and then design a resource plan for the project’s execution and completion.

Do You Need A CFO?

An experienced construction CFO can make all the difference to the long-term financial success of your business. A fractional CFO can do the same thing, while giving your company the opportunity to leverage the expertise of a CFO-level individual without incurring the high costs or overhead associated with a full-time employee.

Your company may require a fractional CFO for the following reasons:

  • Oversee and review the monthly close process, financial statement accuracy, and all other recurring financial processes such as A/P, A/R, job costing, retainage, and payroll.
  • Advise on strategic decisions related to future growth, raising capital, expansion, or acquisition; or analyze business operations from a financial viewpoint such as overhead, inventory, cash flow, or profit margins.
  • Manage special projects such as accounting system implementations, financial statement audits, team assessments, and insurance package appraisals.

A fractional construction CFO provides financial, reporting, and strategic support to your company on a part-time, subscription, or short-term contract basis. Ascent Consulting is here to provide fractional CFO services when your company is ready for additional financial expertise but isn’t ready for a full-time CFO.

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Zachary Hickman

Project Coordinator

Zachary brings 10+ years of project management experience as an owners representative for clients and from the developer side of the business.

He began his career as an assistant project manager with a masonry subcontractor in Florida, before moving to Atlanta.

Daphene Koch


Daphene’s construction experience began working in her family’s mechanical construction company.

Next, she worked for a large EPC firm on projects in Texas and Malaysia. With over 15 years of construction industry experience on commercial and industrial projects. Her roles have included project manager, safety manager, construction services leader, and pipefitters helper.

While a professor at Purdue University in the School of Construction Management, she worked as a consultant to help construction companies improve processes, project management, workforce development to name a few. She has a BS, MS, and PhD from Purdue University and resides in Indiana.

Hakeem Slaughter

Marketing Coordinator

Hakeem is a brand designer with over 10 years of experience. He has been a freelancer for about 9 years working with many different clients and industries under the following subjects: brand design, graphic design, web design, and social media marketing.


During that time freelancing, he also worked at many companies as a graphic and web designer. As well as taught disciplines of Art and Design to students varying from middle school age to college. As mentioned, he has a “jack of all trades” range but is quite proficient at WordPress and uses that knowledge to design cutting edge websites!


Hakeem specializes in branding, design, and creativity and is bringing his talents, skills, and passion to take Ascent Consulting to a new level!

Aimee Collier

Project Coordinator

Aimee joins Ascent as a Project Coordinator supporting our Senior and Procore Consultants. With construction industry experience both in-field and back-of-house (ranging from project site coordination to contract management to software administration), she brings a holistic perspective of the day-to-day challenges faced by our clients. Her varied professional roles include software implementation and training, technical content creation and design, and coordinating across teams to bring projects to successful completion. She is excited to direct her passion for people and processes toward our customers.