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CFO Services for Distilleries

Robin Thieme
Robin Thieme, Founder, CEO and Chief Anticipation Officer

You are passionate about creating the best possible spirits and care about the happiness of your customers. DistilleryCFO, powered by KBS CFO, brings that same passion to creating quality products and serving our distillery clients. We take challenges off your plate so you can focus on creating high-quality spirits.

DistilleryCFO understands distillery finance and accounting. We specialize in serving the finance and accounting needs of the craft spirits industry and have a solid understanding of the key obstacles to growth and profitability. We provide strategic, anticipatory CFO services for distilleries with an eye towards supporting the development and sustainability of your business. Clients often come to DistilleryCFO for general accounting support but then discover how much more value we can provide.

Understanding Distillery Finances

Generalist accounting firms do not have the same level of experience with the unique challenges faced by distilleries. DistilleryCFO shines in those moments—with services and solutions tailored precisely to industry needs.

  • Distilleries have unique cash flow worries, particularly involving long-term investments and reduced short-term income.
  • Compliance with federal, state, and local regulations can be complicated. You need systems in place to ensure compliance happens automatically.
  • Loss in the production process--from breakage, spillage, and natural loss --must be captured so you can truly understand your company’s margins.
  • As distilleries convert raw materials into finished products, they must manage the conversion of units going through the system. Capturing these costs is necessary to understand your financial needs.
Robin Thieme, Founder, CEO and Chief Anticipation Officer

Expert CFO Services for Distilleries

You’re busy. You have a distillery to run!  We can take on the challenges of managing cash flow and understanding your profit margins, freeing you up to make great spirits.

Our difference is that we focus on the full scope of the company, tailoring the finance and accounting around that business. We devote a CPA-led team that brings together all the crucial roles required for a growing distillery in one package: CFO level expertise, Controllers/Account Management, and Accounting Clerk. Using applications and tools specifically designed for distilleries, we will work with you [Link to How We Work page] to:

  • Manage distilleries’ unique cash flow requirements, identifying constraints and setting up alerts in case of a crunch.
  • Streamline the transactions involved in your production, packaging, and fulfillment.
  • Supply guidance on human resources, compliance, audit, debt management, banking relationships, and liaising with tax advisors.
  • Forecast and budget to facilitate planning an expansion, adding product lines, or other pivots to your current business operation.
  • Provide proactive, anticipatory recommendations in all areas of business infrastructure: technology, operations, and internal processes.

Scheduling a consultation only takes seconds--a great investment of your time. Contact us today to learn how our CFO services can help you!

We’re not just in the numbers business. We’re in the people business.