What Makes AVL Unique?

We are a group of talented management and finance experts who have managed fast-growing businesses through periods of unprecedented growth. Many of us are entrepreneurs ourselves and know what it’s like to be in our client’s shoes.

Once working 60-70 hour weeks we now want the same challenging and fulfilling work, with a more flexible schedule that we can customize around our lifestyles. While working remotely we stay open and communicative to our teammates, clients, and the rest of the AVL team.

Our team has a passion for learning and AVL provides an unprecedented opportunity to work with and learn from the best in the business. We work hard to foster a culture of team work that enables us to give value to our clients, our teammates and back to ourselves as we progress through our experience and careers.


What’s a Day in the Life at AVL?

We love fast-paced and challenging work. In any given day we are juggling multiple clients and their time sensitive needs. We work in a broad set of industries including Software/SaaS, Technology, Services, CPG/Food, Life Sciences, and Manufacturing & Distribution.

Our Principals lead our teams as experienced finance executives who build relationships in the community to engage with new clients. After building a relationship with the client the Principal determines the Scope of Work and engages the AVL team to build a finance team with the best set of skills to match the client’s needs.

Our Directors and Associates take charge of all things accounting and work to clean up and set up systems to give the client and our Principals the most visibility into the business actuals to guide strategic decision making.

Simon Le Couteur
Kristy Gibbs
Sasha Lee
Jennifer Pearce
Denise Cavaleri
Luke Henke
Melissa Forsey
Emma Getty
Chris Scherpenseel
Christine Peterman
Ted Bellinger
Adam Muhleisen
Megan Gantos
Christina Coleman
Bill Mark
Rich Frankenheimer
Ichuan Hung
Jay Drezner
Anne Kreider
Jason Kilpela
Megan Conn
Kim Mathews
Bethany Parker
Steffany Ayala
Cheryl Contreras
Cheryl Contreras
“AVL Growth Partners is truly a unique, great place to work. You are part of a community that supports growth and learning, while helping with the growth of businesses in every type of industry. All of this, while having flexibility to enjoy your lifestyle.”
Cheryl Contreras, Director
With AVL Since 2017
Steff Ayala
Steff Ayala
“I knew in college that I wanted to work with small businesses because I wanted to feel like what I was doing meant something. The feeling of knowing that I am helping my clients reach their goals, while using my skills to show them their business’s story is one of the most gratifying experiences. By giving clients insight into their business through numbers, they are able to make changes to improve their bottom number, increase their top number, and feel good about the direction their business is going. Prior to AVL, I worked in corporate jobs where I had limited exposure to other areas of the financials, outside of my one small section of the P&L that I was responsible for. Since joining the team, I have been able to experience multiple difference company structures and challenges which has grown my knowledge basis wide and deep, where I would not have had this opportunity in my prior corporate jobs. “
Steff Ayala, VP of Finance
With AVL Since 2014
Ian Linder
Ian Linder
“AVL is an awesome network of entrepreneurial minds, which provides a work environment like nothing else I’ve seen. They’ve allowed me to fully take charge in the advancement of my own career, while providing an awesome team to back me up along the way. On top of that, the flexible work environment lets me do great work, then I’m free to be me! No sitting at a desk just to log hours and get through the day. I couldn’t imagine a better place to dream!”
Ian Linder, Director
With AVL Since 2017
Lisa Castillo
Lisa Castillo
“It is a joy to work in such an innovative and team oriented environment. The startup growth in our clients allows me to constantly change, evolve, and learn on a daily basis, which I love. I also thrive on being able to train and consult with the entire AVL team to build knowledge and expertise. And of course, the flexibility to work within our own schedule while still meeting deadlines is priceless.”
Lisa Castillo, Associate
With AVL Since 2014
Denise Cavaleri
Denise Cavaleri
“I love working for AVL! It allows me to have the best of both worlds. I get to use my knowledge and education to help a variety of companies with their accounting/finance needs allowing them to grow and reach their goals, as well as having the time to be around my three kids. I could not imagine working anywhere else.”
Denise Cavaleri, VP of Finance
With AVL Since 2014
Charles Abernathy
Charles Abernathy
” AVL offers me the opportunity to share and assist clients with my experiences, and at the same time, give me the flexibility to work on my own time. Not to mention, the dynamic nature of AVL and their clients keeps me on my game. Always learning new and exciting things!”
Charles Abernathy, Director
With AVL Since 2017

Think you have what it takes?

Do you find your self happiest with multiple "irons in the fire"?
Do you tend to anticipate what needs to be done next?
Do you both enjoy understanding the big picture AND rolling up your sleeves and getting your hands dirty?

 Apply to work with AVL

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Frequently Asked Questions

AVL Background

What differentiates AVL from the competition?
We are a group of experienced professional finance and accounting experts. We are a dedicated fractional team that gives a diverse amount of expertise and background for often the same price as one full time employee. We have worked with hundreds of clients in 29 states and internationally and currently have a team of over 50 professionals.

AVL Teams

What is the management structure?
AVL CFO’s are the lead strategists that work with the clients on a high level. The CFO’s oversee the Controller and/or Accountant assigned to the project.
Do I work with the same AVL team or will I work with different people?
We design each team around both the client’s needs and our available employees. Matching depends on available time and desired skills. This may mean that you work with the same team more than once, but more often than not you will have a unique team you work with on most clients.

Career Management

What are my opportunities for growth?
When you engage with AVL you will be working with multiple clients at the forefront of their industries. This is challenging and fulfilling work and your opportunity to grow in your career and knowledge is limitless.
Does AVL provide training?
AVL does provide training. We are a group made entirely of experienced finance professionals and we work to leverage our collective expertise to grow as a firm.

Client Work

How long is a typical client engagement?
AVL is not a staffing solution. When we engage with a client, we truly partner with them. This leads to a stronger and longer relationship. A typical client engagement can last up to 2 years or even longer.
Am I expected to work at a client’s place of business or AVL’s office or from home?
Typically, the AVL employees work from home. There is often an in-person kick off meeting with a new client at their place of business or AVL’s home office. After that, work is mostly done remotely, with the possibility of some regular on site meetings.
How many clients will I have?
The amount of clients you have will depend on how much you want to work on a weekly basis. 25 hours of work per week could be between 3 and 6 clients, or thereabouts.

Getting Started with AVL

Is this position full time or part time? Is there a minimum amount of hours each week I need to work?
All of our positions we hire for are between 25-40 hours a week. We discourage employees from working overtime.
Do I get all of my clients at once or is there a ramp up period?
There is a ramp up period. Each client will involve an unpredictable amount of time initially for clean up or set up. Once your initial engagement slows down, we will continue to add clients until you are at your desired amount of working hours. New clients only come on board when they are ready. Since AVL is unable to control the rate at which clients are ready to engage, there can be long ramp up periods and it could take up to 6 months to get you to your desired work hours. An ideal candidate has flexibility in income that will allow for a ramp up period.

Technology

What kinds of programs do I need to know?
The more programs you know, the better. Many of our clients utilize some form of Quickbooks. A high level of technology acumen is required for this position. It is also required for you to know the Microsoft Suite such as Excel and PowerPoint.