About Us

Accounting specialists dedicated to providing the industry’s premier financial managed services

Management Team


Jim French

Founder and CFO


Paul Van Den Berg


Paul is an information industry veteran who has focused his career on the people, process and technology best practices that optimize financial and operational performance for growth businesses.

He started his career in the Australian Army Engineers where he earned his Degree in Computer Science focused on automating and streamlining the production of digital maps and charts. He has founded and worked for software startups, held executive roles at SMBs like Continuus, MapInfo & FileNet and survived his experiences at larger companies like Unisys and IBM.

Today, Paul’s work with his former CFO, and now partner, Jim has rekindled his passion of working with business owners and executive teams to enable information driven business growth.

In his spare time Paul is passionate about family, dog fostering, mountain biking, sailing and adventure travel to explore ancient civilizations.

About IFI Professionals

We are an accounting, planning and CRM business transformation services company that partners with and CPA Firms and industry leading best-in-class software providers to provision back-office systems and provide outsourced managed services.

Our partners look to us to provide the technology design and process foundation to transform their Client’s accounting, operations, budgeting, planning and forecasting for growing small to medium size businesses to deliver the insights they need without superhuman efforts using complex spreadsheets.

We will improve your team’s efficiency and flexibility as the catalyst for the change and growth that you aspire to achieve.

We support our clients on their journey to make the business better every day with a phased process improvement and automation methodology. Our clients can then achieve greater performance; flexibility and growth because they have the visibility and control that previously could only be achieved by them being involved in the core of the day-to-day activities of their business.

Our team consists of certified accounting and operations transformation people who enjoy what they do because we get to make a game changing difference for the people we work with.

We apply our understanding of the capabilities and application of best-in-class cloud software delivered using our unique design and provisioning capabilities.

Our clients are in industries including:- Professional Services, Real-estate development, Family Office, Nonprofit, Marketing, Solar & Renewable Energies, Engineering Consulting, Software and Financial Services. We also work with our partners in the Healthcare, Construction and Restaurant industries.

Philanthropy is a core value at IFI. Not only our leadership staff, but our entire team believes strongly in giving back. Every month, each staff member chooses a charity and IFI Professionals makes a donation to that charity on that employee's behalf.

"The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention." - Oscar Wilde

Who We Are

IFI Professionals is a Southern California-based outsourced services firm. We guide and enable dynamic and growing companies that are challenged by poor visibility to gain control and insights to the information they need to operate their businesses.

Our clients rely on us for the experience and expertise to supplement or outsource their accounting services or guide them as they transform their accounting and back-office operations systems to increase efficiency and flexibility as a catalyst for growth.


What We Do

We empower growing small businesses with our outsourced accounting and technology transformation services. We provide them streamlined approaches, outsourced resources, and technology infrastructure to handle the financial and HR advisory aspects of their business. In turn, we’re able to reduce the capital and time they spend on these activities today so they can focus on growing their business.

The Finance and HR functions are the foundation of any organization and these fields consume money and time that could have been better used for revenue-generating activities such as service delivery, product development, and sales and other key functions that differentiate the business.

Our Clients

Bringing agile FinOps expertise to our construction business

Working with people who understand the construction lifecycle in terms of construction operations, accounting and planning has been key to the success of our business.

Jaime Kipke

Jamie Kipke

Driving greater efficiencies with accounting automation for our non-profit

Non-profits have unique requirements and having a services partner who are accountants that understand our back-office operational needs for workflow and reporting has been key to our success.

Tola Sanni

Tola Sanni
Not For Profit

All-out support and assistance

"Having the IFI team support our cloud accounting has been key to giving us the visibility and control we need to keep growing"

Shannon Copeland

Shannon Copeland
Professional Services (Marketing)

Industry knowledge and expertise

"The key benefit of using IFI’s CPAs and accountants, to implement our advanced accounting system, was their knowledge of SaaS accounting and operational issues. This expertise allowed my team to focus on their day-to-day responsibilities"

Jim FitzGibbons

Jim FitzGibbons

Enhanced processes

“Working with IFI to design and implement our modernized and automated back-office has improved our productivity and decision making.”

Ali Diba

Ali Diba
Software & Services

Improved Visibility and Efficiency

“We improved visibility and efficiency by leveraging outsourced managed accounting and fractional technology transformation services for both our internal accounting and for that of our portfolio companies”

Richard Campbell

Richard Campbell
Private Equity Firm

Automated processes

“Our accounting and Salesforce automation continues to improve and provide us with the visibility and control we need”

Brent Lloyd

Brent Lloyd

Industry Partners

  • CPA
  • Procore
  • Addepar
  • Teamwork

Technology Partners

  • Sage Intacct
  • Planful
  • Salesforce
  • BILL Spend & Expense (formerly Divvy)
  • BILL
  • Yooz
  • Emburse Nexonia
  • Emburse Tallie
  • Expensify
  • SAP Concur