Bend, Ore. – September 2, 2020: Established in Central Oregon in 2007, ProCFO provides services including Chief Financial Officer outsourcing, business accounting and taxes, and business evaluation. We sat down with James Jans, ProCFO President, to learn more about the business and the various ways they can help businesses local and beyond.
EDCO: Tell us more about ProCFO. How did you get your start?
James: I started ProCFO in 2007 when I moved to Bend. My vision for the business model came after completing a case study during my Executive MBA Program at the University of Washington in 2002. I learned that BP Amoco was outsourcing its financial operations to access a larger team of financial experts to create greater shareholder value. I felt that smaller companies would have an even greater benefit from outsourcing their accounting, so I decided to start ProCFO for that purpose. Since day one, the mission of ProCFO is to provide financial outsourcing including CFO consulting, accounting, payroll, and taxes to help companies and shareholders create and retain wealth.
EDCO: Tell us more about the ProCFO team and the clientele you serve.
James: The ProCFO team consists of CPA’s, enrolled agents, accountants, and support staff that support for-profit and nonprofit businesses. Our ideal clients are those businesses that need outside financial professionals to help with financial advice and professional accounting. We have clients in real estate, hospitality, manufacturing, service, construction, and technology.
EDCO: Why did you choose to start your business in Central Oregon?
James: Central Oregon is a great place to raise a family and enjoy the outdoor lifestyle. Current technological resources allow us to securely and efficiently serve businesses in Central Oregon and throughout the country. This allows our team to live in a healthy, high quality and supportive community – a lifestyle that allows for a great deal of creativity.
EDCO: How has COVID-19 impacted your business and how have you pivoted?
James: COVID-19 has presented many beneficial tax-related incentives to protect American businesses. These programs are complex and ever-changing. We are staying on top of it to help our clients reap the maximum benefit from these programs.
EDCO: How and why do you support EDCO?
To learn more about ProCFO’s wide variety of services, visit their website.