George A. Bares

Providing CFO services and Business Transition Services in Wisconsin


About George

George A Bares

Elm Grove, WI CFO

38 Years of Experience

Direct Contact

414 687 5905


Marquette University BS 1978

Marquette University MBA 1989

Certificates & Licenses:




American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants (WICPA)

Association for Corporate Growth (ACG)

Midwest Business Brokers & Intermediaries (MBBI)

Contact George Bares and receive a free Discovery Analysis™

  • A confidential meeting with the business owner(s), then interview company staff.
  • Look at the company’s financial information and computer systems.
  • Benchmark financial information against industry averages.
  • Create a confidential report of our findings in The Strategy Gameplan™

George’s Bio

George Bares’ experience includes auditing with a “Big Four” accounting firm, controllership of a publically traded company, and eight years as a commercial lender. He was also the Chief Financial Officer of a privately held manufacturer serving the aerospace industry for 15 years. As a key member of the executive management team, he led the company through periods of rapid growth, downsizing, turnaround and successful sale.
George has been responsible for human resources, pricing and customer contract negotiations. He developed budgeting, costing, and inventory control proceedures. He has worked with bankers and asset based lenders on a variety of creative financing strategies. He significantly restructured employee benefits programs to minimize costs while maximizing benefits to employees.
His years of working with privately held businesses as both a banker and an executive has given George a broad range of experience and skills. These include strategic planning, workouts and turnaround management, internal financial controls, cost control, cash management, risk management and exit strategies. Most recently he has assisted clients on improving internal controls and financial reporting, refinancing and recapitalization, executive compensation and alignment strategies, ERP implementation, projections, and price/costing strategies.
George’s background in commercial lending and turnarounds, combined with his financial management experience and CPA, make him uniquely qualified to assist business owners and management. He will work with your staff, accounting firm, and bankers to provide complete and long term solutions for your company.

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Recent Articles

Feb 6George Bares

Time to Renew Your Line of Credit

Feb 6George Bares

  Businesses with a December 31 year end are about to begin the annual ritual renewal of their bank lines of credit.  Most lines of credit must be renewed annually at an expiration date that coincides with the completion of year-end financial reports, audits, and tax returns.  While the process may seem relatively routine, it is important that the process be understood and taken seriously by small business borrowers. The bank needs accurate financial information to approve your line of

Apr 2George Bares

Are You Ready For The Next Recession?

Apr 2George Bares

Are You Ready For The Next Recession? I am going to predict the next recession. I do not know when it is going to start, or how bad it is going to be, but I know that we are going to have one in the future. Is your business ready? Will it survive?  Will it be in a position to be opportunistic?  Will your bank continue to extend credit?  Will your bank renew your line of credit and other loans? 

Sep 16George Bares


Sep 16George Bares

B2B CFO NAMED IN PRESTIGIOUS INC. 5000 LIST 184% Growth Earns B2B CFO Spot in the 2010 List of Fastest Growing Companies in America Phoenix, Ariz. August 24, 2010 – B2B CFO, nation’s largest provider of CFO services to small businesses, has been named to the prestigious Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies in America. Now in its 29th year, Inc. Magazine’s annual ranking judges US-based and privately held companies by their revenue growth. This year’s list was ranked