Tanya McCaffery believes small business is the future of our economy and believes passionately that financial information can empower a small business. As founder and president of The CFO Group, Inc., a firm that specializes in virtual accounting services, Tanya is passionate about helping ambitious startups and small businesses navigate their accounting. Along with being involved in the day to day operations of the firm, she also works closely with clients in the areas of virtual CFO services, process improvement, turnaround management and budgeting. In her capacity as the virtual CFO for various companies, Tanya also had obtained extensive experience in cost review and control, cash flow forecasting, fraud detection and internal control, evaluation of real estate transaction and project cost-accounting.
After earning her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Nevada, Reno in 1997, Tanya held positions in both public and private accounting and became a Certified Public Accountant in 2000. In 2002, Tanya’s impressive ability to streamline accounting procedures and reduce the overhead associated with accounting encouraged her decision to create The CFO Group. In 2010, Tanya led her team in the launching of the newest division of The CFO Group called VAST (Virtual Accounting Services Team), which specializes in virtual accounting, an industry that is growing due in large part to advancing technologies.
Representing her company, Tanya has been a guest columnist in publications such as the Reno Gazette-Journal and Northern Nevada Business Weekly, and a featured speaker at regional shows/events such as San Francisco’s Winter Fancy Foods Show, Retailers Super Summit presented by NASFT, NxLevel for MicroEntrepreneurs, The Northwest Foodservice Show and The Five Star Effect at the Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe.
Always a part of numerous community activities, Tanya is currently the acting Treasurer for the Rotary Club of Reno and the Reno Rotary Foundation as well as an Advisory Committee Member for Renown Health. Tanya is also an active volunteer for local children’s sports and at Caughlin Ranch Elementary School.