Too often, companies find that a lack of senior-level leadership holds them back and hampers their growth.

Hiring a full time CFO to provide the kind of strategic vision necessary to eliminate roadblocks, create opportunities and keep the business moving ahead is out of reach for many small and mid-sized businesses, especially on a full-time basis.

Tarsus was formed over 15 years ago to fill the growing demand of companies that need top-notch C-level assistance on a less-than-full-time basis. We consistently take complicated situations and deliver clarity and leverage through easy to understand guidance.

Right Hand to the CEO

They say it’s lonely at the top. Tarsus brings true CFO experience to your team. A carefully selected professional interacts with you and your team in an unbiased way to help increase the value of your business. We add strategic and economic value to your business working as an experienced sounding board on complex issues and executing critical tasks and projects.

CFO/Controller 911

From time to time, companies face a crisis situation when a CFO, Controller or key financial staff leaves the company temporarily or suddenly. In these situations, Tarsus can fill the role until your team member returns or until the appropriate search for a replacement can be completed. In addition to aiding during transition issues, our team can assist in other matters that may occur following the abrupt departure of a CFO or Controller. Tarsus has handled the discovery or suspicion of financial mismanagement and time sensitive information requests from lenders, auditors and investors.

Transaction Support

Mergers, acquisitions, exit events, joint ventures, financings and recapitalizations can be overwhelming and absorb a significant amount of your and your management team’s attention. Our transactional expertise guides you during the process, ensuring that your company continues to operate normally while simultaneously accomplishing the desired outcome. We have extensive experience in M&A transaction strategy and execution that can be invaluable in evaluating needs, creating structure options, assisting with negotiations and completing the many aspects of a deal in order to bring about the greatest return for you and your shareholders.

Due Diligence Services

We utilize our deep M&A expertise to deliver financial and business due diligence services to our clients. Whether we lead the process resulting in a full pre-transaction report (i.e., Quality of Earnings) or supplement your team, we draw upon the experience of over 70 assignments for various strategic and private equity owner and senior and subordinated lender clients.

Back Office Improvement

Increasing performance of back office operations is a staple of our services. Tarsus works through your unique needs, evaluates your systems, personnel and processes.  Most importantly, we provide you with our expertise and tailor fit the solutions to ensure your company succeeds in accomplishing its objectives.

Process Analysis and Improvement

Unaddressed issues can cause costly bottlenecks in sales, operations or finance. Our firm has professionals with years of experience in and exposure to process improvement. Tarsus works with clients to reduce costs, boost production, improve quality and increase value.

Turnaround Services

In time of crisis, we provide you with clear thinking and analysis, allowing your business to pursue its best path. Our vast experience with lenders and investors brings an important skill set to your situation and our reputation with those stakeholders can be invaluable to your business as changes are implemented during a critical and often limited time period.

Accounting Processes and System Improvements

Whether your accounting processes are impairing the data going in or your system is hampering the ability to get the data out, Tarsus determines the issues and sets an appropriate course of action. We are very experienced at turning data into actionable information.