The first half of 2016 has flown by and I don’t want any more time to pass without highlighting some of our new services.

Our International practice group introduced Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) services to its foreign company clients that are establishing U.S. operations. The RPO services are ideal for volume hiring oftentimes across multiple functions as it quickly sets up competitive recruitment and hiring practices that meet local laws and regulations. For those companies, our team of professional recruiters will act as your dedicated team; however, at a fraction of the cost of retained or even contingent searches or staffing a full-time recruiter. Our RPO services are also ideal for businesses expanding rapidly into a new region with multiple and repetitive job descriptions.

In addition, our consulting CFOs and recruiters often utilize our internal bookkeeping and accounting staff in designing part-time or temporary solutions, particularly when time is of the essence. These experts are in-house at CFOs2GO but can be dedicated to your needs. In these low unemployment times, it is challenging for businesses to find and retain top bookkeeping and accounting talent; and part-time experts are even more difficult. We offer a dedicated individual who is a full-time employee of CFOs2GO; in addition, a consulting CFO is available to review and document your accounting practices first before managing the transition. To inquire about this service please give me or any of our partners a call.

Chris Reynolds, an Associate Partner, is supervising the expansion of the internal bookkeepers and accountants. As many of you are aware, Chris has been authoring QuickBooks advice blogs and is a member of both the Small Business and Financial Systems & Reporting practice groups.

On a different topic, I want to re-introduce our newsletter article on Real Estate Crowdfunding by Bill Klein, partner and leader of our Real Estate Development and Construction practice. Some time ago, his article provided an overview of the risks and rewards which are mirrored in an ABC news video investigative report. Real estate developers thinking of crowdfunding their next project might want to contact Bill for details and advice.

We have also co-hosted a number of informative events and thank all who have attended and contributed to the dialogue. I also want to thank our co-hosts Euler Hermes and Burr Pilger Mayer (BPM) for the Dan North Economic Outlook 2016 presentation and Lohbeck Capital Management Group, a subsidiary of Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, and Heritage Bank for the Nuances of NPO Accounting presentation by Jess Gutierrez and Sarah Johnston. As always, follow up discussion on events and other financial topics are on our blog and resources pages.