ABOUT US

CFO Accounting Solutions was founded by Chris Jarosz in 2012 to provide consulting services for small to medium sized companies in need of high-end accounting help. The goal was to help clients manage risk and run their businesses more profitably. As Jarosz worked with more and more clients with construction needs, it made sense to form an integrated team of architects, civil engineers and attorneys and name it CFO Construction Solutions.

COMPANY HISTORY
In January of 2013, Mr. Jarosz was engaged to assist the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) resolve some accounting reporting issues it was experiencing. During the course of that engagement, it became apparent that ACCP executives were not able to attend to the construction process due to their Project Management firm’s lack of experience, lack of time, and lack of assistance. After reviewing the Pepper GC contract, which had been sitting on the ACCP CFO’s desk for months with the project desperately behind schedule, Mr. Jarosz created a list of concerns, reviewed with ACCP’s CFO and their outside construction counsel, and was immediately offered the engagement of assisting ACCP as their construction owner’s rep to get the project back on track.

Mr. Jarosz then conferred with ACCP’s outside construction counsel to create addenda for both the GC and architect’s contracts, and negotiated the terms and price of these contracts with the respective parties, attaining a good deal of cost savings in the process. Mr. Jarosz was subsequently engaged to do additional work for ACCP related to the funding the project, above and beyond the PM responsibilities.

After obtaining outstanding feedback from the law firms of both ACCP (Vedder Price) and their bank (Ungaretti & Harris), Perkins & Will (the architect on the project), Pepper Construction (the GC), Wintrust (the bank), the CFO and CEO of ACCP, Mr. Jarosz decided to pursue more work in this service line. In order to provide a more well-rounded service offering, he has teamed with other technical professionals he has worked with in the past who have outstanding experience, and reputations for providing exemplary customer service.

MEET OUR MANAGING PARTNER

Chris Jarosz is a results-driven CPA/ accounting executive with 25+ years experience in construction industry upper management. Exemplary leader who can manage projects by fostering a positive cooperative team approach, mitigating risk, infusing new ideas and delivering solid cost effective results.
Key Competencies
Financial Reporting & Management

Project Management

Budget Development & Analysis

Fostering Accounting Knowledge

Beyond

Accounting Department

Risk Analysis

Construction Owner’s Representation

Strategic/Tactical Planning

Business Process Reengineering

Client Relationship Management

Cost/ Benefit Analysis

Certifications
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

CPA—Illinois

Chris Jarosz

Brian J. Milligan

MEET OUR PARTNER

Brian J. Milligan, MBA, CPA is a Partner providing Fractional CFO services and other executive level financial consulting services to small and middle market companies.

Key Competencies

Business Strategy

Financial Reporting and Management

Construction Owner’s Representation

Budgeting and Forecasting

Cash Flow Planning and Management

Bank/Legal Negotiations

Managing and mentoring staff

Acquisitions/Divestitures/Integrations

Risk Assessment and Cost/Benefit Analysis

Ability to quickly come up to speed in new situations

Professional Summary

Education:
University of Notre Dame- Accounting

Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management- MBA Finance

Experience:

  • Financial and operational executive with 34 years of experience, including 21 as a CFO assisting small to medium size privately-held businesses.
  • Works closely with owners, managers and all team members in companies ranging from start-ups to aggressive growth companies to turnaround challenges.
  • Common-sense management style, applying data-based analysis, corporate culture considerations, risk/reward dynamics and other criteria to find optimal outcomes.
  • Experienced in managing teams ranging from 2 to 100+, providing steadying hand and training/mentoring all levels of staff.
  • Enjoy working with collaborative management teams, assisting ownership to meet its goals and celebrating the challenges and successes along the way.
  • Highest level of integrity in all my dealings.