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Providing Virtual CFO, CEO, General Manager & Chartered Accountant resource and advice to owners of SME's who are looking for external advice and support to grow their business.

If you are interested in learning more about how a Virtual CFO | CEO | GM could work for your business then contact us

R + R Blackburn Consulting was established from the learnings and experiences Ralph has gained over the last 30 plus years working with some of Waikato’s leading family-owned businesses.

These learnings and experiences ignited a passion within Ralph to reach out and work with other family-owned businesses to achieve their goals and aspirations. 

RALPH BLACKBURN

Ralph Blackburn is the Founder and Managing Director of R + R Blackburn Consulting Limited.

Ralph is a Chartered Accountant (with over 25 years CA experience) and is also a Member of the Institute of Directors in NZ (MInstD).

Before establishing R + R Blackburn Consulting Limited, Ralph worked for successful Waikato businesses across diverse industries such as the dairy industry, FMCG, tapware manufacturer, public transport, and automotive retail.

The types of roles Ralph has held in these businesses have been Financial Controller, Chief Operating Officer, General Manager, and Dealer Principal.

Ralph actively volunteers in the not-for-profit sector having previously been Vice Chair and Chair of Tennis Waikato Bays, Chair of the Waikato Tennis Trust. Currently Ralph is the Board Chair of the Eastlink Community Hub.

Ralph is also a Volunteer Mentor with Business Mentors NZ helping aspiring new Business Owners achieve their dreams.

Ralph Blackburn from R + R Blackburn Consulting

WHAT IS A VIRTUAL CFO?

A virtual CFO is an operational and financial expert who performs the services of a Chief Financial Officer (CFO). However, instead of delivering those services in person as a full-time employee, the virtual CFO works remotely, on a contractual, part-time schedule.

A key reason for businesses switching from transactional accounting services to a CFO’s advisory offering is simple: Business Owners have more data at their disposal than ever before. Plus, new technologies are automating more and more traditional accounting work (and with greater accuracy). This poses  a dilemma for  a Business Owner on what to do with all the rich data their finance team (and their accounting software) provides. And that is exactly where a CFO can provide the most value by extracting insights from the data and apply their expertise to provide strategic and operational advice — all based on real-time financial and business intelligence.

TESTIMONIALS

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As a company that has grown through the many years of business without formal training, it was a breath of fresh air to have Ralph join our company as an advisor and virtual COO.

-Steve Daly | Director

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Ralph became a trusted member of our executive team in the short time he was with us.  I would not hesitate to use Ralph again should the need arise and would recommend him to other businesses.

-Alan Walters | Chief Executive

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Ralph is a dedicated and proven leader with a broad commercial skillset, I wouldn’t hesitate to re-engage Ralph to assist our business should the opportunity present.

-Aaron Smith