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Lunch & Learn -Finance Series – Get it! Understanding the Basics

September 17, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Oregon Bioscience Incubator (OBI) and the Portland State Business Accelerator (PSBA) are partnering to bring you a Finance Series. The first of three programs will be on September 17th at the Portland State Business Accelerator with the NOW CFO Financial Consultant, Chris Hall.

Come learn about the basics of finance from Chris Hall of NOWCFO. Learn what things you should be paying attention to as you set up your accounting system. Chris will also be sharing about best practices for accounts payable and accounts receivable as well as the importance of cash flow projections and how to prepare these yourself.

Chris will be staying after the program to meet individually with companies and answer specific questions – 3 slots available at 10 minutes each. If you are interested in signing up for a 10-minute one-on-one with Chris, please email Julia Baldwin at julia.baldwin@pdx.edu.


About the Speaker:

Chris Hall spent the first 9 years of his career in public accounting. This included working in both the audit and tax practices. He was lucky enough to be able to work with a wide range of clients in just about every field. This has been a benefit in the consulting he does with NOWCFO.

After public accounting Chris went on to work at Platt Electric Supply. A large distribution company that was in a rapid growth mode that went from 48 branches when he started to 72 branches by the time he left. This was great experience putting the practical side of accounting learned as a CPA, into practice in the day to day operations of a $375 million business.

Chris moved into a CFO position in a medical practice that billed around $110 million a year. This is where he gained experience beyond the day to day numbers and began to develop forward vision plans for the company. From treasury management, growth strategies, and compensation packages, to succession planning.

This has all lead Chris to NOWCFO where he works with a wide range of clients that range in size from $1 million to $45 million. Helping everyone from start-ups as well as established companies with all of their accounting needs.


Portland State Business Accelerator
2828 Southwest Corbett Avenue
Portland, OR 97201 United States
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