Frequently Asked Questions
Gazelle serves primarily growth companies in various industries (technology, healthcare, B2B, retail, manufacturing, software, etc.), venture capital firms and startup entities. We also provide services to various consulting and services businesses.
Gazelle’s clients range from 1 founder or business owner up to companies with one hundred employees or more. Our services are scalable to the needs of each client.
Gazelle headquarters are located in the Tampa Bay area where our primary base of clients are served. We also serve clients out of our office in Atlanta, GA.
Because our employees work with multiple companies regularly, they gain a significant breadth of knowledge in multiple industries.
Companies have different needs at different times, whether during specific life cycles of their business or as temporary help to cover a leave of absence or employee turnover. The CFO that works with a company early on is generally operationally focused while the CFO needed for an IPO requires a different set of skills. Working with Gazelle consultants as needed, both from the standpoint of skill level and number of hours, saves clients money over the compensation required for full time hires.
Gazelle employs Finance personnel from bookkeeping level up through CFO. Our Human Resources division provides HR Managers and Principals. After talking with clients about their requirements, we hand-pick the appropriate level consultant for the job.
Yes. Gazelle CFO’s have the expertise and experience to build a wide range of financial models, from high level 3 and 5 year plans to detailed operational budgets.
Gazelle works with a number of affordable, competent and responsive tax return specialists to prepare income tax returns for clients. Gazelle personnel are trained and will handle sales & use tax, property tax, and other tax reporting as needed.
Gazelle CFO’s will review and provide feedback on business plans in addition to preparation of the plan as necessary. We then work with management to strategize and schedule meetings with appropriate investors, manage due diligence responses during the closing process, and work closely with the company’s attorneys to complete the fundraising transaction.
Gazelle will work with the client to setup the basic business presence in other states, including review of office leases, payroll setup, obtain appropriate workers’ compensation and other insurance as needed and file to do business in the state as well as sales & use tax as needed.
Given the long working history of Gazelle’s founders and its employees, we have long-standing vendor relationships that can be recommended as needed to clients. We constantly review our vendors to keep our recommendations up to date in an effort to provide recommendations that provide the best service and price for the client.
No. All Gazelle consultants are employees of Gazelle and required unemployment taxes and withholdings are made accordingly, hence, clients do not have to evaluate their Gazelle consultant for independent contractor vs. employee status.
Gazelle consultants will typically be the first to advise you that you need to replace us with full-time people. Gazelle personnel are happy to assist you in recruiting, interviewing and hiring the best full-time people; after all, we know better than anyone what is required for the job.