Hannah Smolinski, a Certified Public Accountant, is the Founder and CEO of Clara CFO Group. Operating on a virtual CFO model, this agency is dedicated to offering small businesses financial clarity along with strategies for profit maximization. Having worked for one of the largest accounting firms in the world, Hannah developed this service to make sure small businesses benefit from top-level financial advice.
In addition to running Clara CFO Group, Hannah has a YouTube channel with over 55,000 subscribers. On her channel, she shares practical advice on finance and valuable resources for businesses. Her goal is to help organizations understand their financial situation better and work towards commercial success.
Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:
- Hannah Smolinski discusses accounting roles in small businesses and when to hire each
- Financial accountant vs tax accountant
- What do bookkeepers do?
- The roles of a controller and CFO in a company
- How financial accounting positions can be leveraged fractionally for small businesses
- The importance of tax compliance and planning for small businesses
In this episode…
Ever felt uncertain about the various accounting roles in your small business? Do you ask yourself when it’s the right time to hire an accountant and what tasks they should handle?
According to Hannah Smolinski, understanding the differences between roles such as bookkeepers, financial accountants, controllers, and CFOs is key for small business owners. She emphasizes that recognizing these roles, knowing what they do, and understanding their impact can significantly influence your business’s financial health and success.
In this episode of the Financial Clarity podcast, host Hannah Smolinski discusses the differences between the different accounting roles in a business and when you should hire one versus the other. She also gives a practical guide to working with tax preparers, Enrolled Agents (EAs), and CPAs. You’ll gain insights into hiring the right person for your unique accounting needs and clear up common misconceptions about CPA services.
Resources Mentioned in this episode
- Hannah Smolinski: LinkedIn | Email
- Clara CFO Group: Website | YouTube
- Financial Clarity podcast: Website | YouTube
- “Building Value-Driven and Sustainable Service-Based Businesses” with Jason Swenk on the Financial Clarity podcast
- “From Fractional CFO to Online Educator” with Jamie Trull on the Financial Clarity podcast
Sponsor for this episode…
Clara CFO is dedicated to providing financial clarity and profit-maximizing solutions to small businesses. The team at Clara CFO are seasoned accounting professionals with a heart for small business. We help growth-minded entrepreneurs thrive through Fractional CFO services and financial education.
Whether you’re grappling with hiring decisions, profit margin concerns, or ambitious growth plans, Clara CFO provides insights, recommendations, and a clear financial roadmap to achieve your goals.
To learn more about Clara CFO Group and how we can help your business, visit ClaraCFO.com.