March Newsletter 2017
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Keeping Office Overhead Under Control 📝

The head of finance and accounting should be very conscience of minimizing overhead and administrative costs while at the same time providing financial statements and analysis that the business owner can understand. They need sufficient financial support to achieve and maintain high levels of product quality and customer service, while making sure they also have the appropriate amount of cash to run their business. Funding overhead items essential to the operation while reducing or eliminating expenses that contribute little or nothing to the bottom line often means realigning the budget by cutting costs in one area while making more funds available to another.

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Jennifer Barnes Awarded Connected Women of Influence "Woman To Watch" 🏆

CEO and Co-founder of Pro Back Office, Jennifer Barnes, was selected for the prestigious Connected Women of Influence Woman To Watch Award for 2017. Jennifer, along with co-founder Mike Ford and a team of more than 65 Accounting and Finance professionals, has significantly grown the company serving clients throughout the Pacific South West. As a celebration of Women’s History Month, the Women of Influence Awards recognize women who lead the way in business, industry and enterprise, along with the organizations and individuals that champion women leaders.

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Community Events

4/4 - HBS Club of San Diego: "CEO Forum Series"

4/6 - BEC "The Wild Life of Julia Scardina"

4/19 - BIOCOM: "Chemistry Outsourcing: Helping Small Companies Achieve Big Goals"

4/29 - San Diego Food Bank Gala

5/2 - The Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge

         JA is looking for sponsors for this prestigious event. This is a great opportunity to get your brand in front of community leaders and young professionals. To learn more go here.


"Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come."
Robert H. Schuller


About Pro Back Office

Pro Back Office (“PBO”) gives you access to highly skilled finance and accounting talent. We have more than 65 professionals in our San Diego office and serve clients throughout the Pacific Southwest region.  Our back office management and project consulting professionals offer expertise in all aspects of finance and accounting from the bookkeeping role to the CFO. 
The three partners of PBO – Scott Palka, Jennifer Barnes and Mike Ford – bring a combined 70+ years of finance, accounting and business consulting experience.  Many of our team members have Big 4 experience in audit and consulting.  PBO’s client base covers many industries including: manufacturing, construction & development, real estate, food & beverage, medical device & life science, non-profit, professional services, healthcare, technology and software.  Our model provides a comprehensive and personalized solution for your finance, accounting and consulting needs by giving you support at varying levels. PBO aims to push work down to the lowest level resource in a cost effective and efficient manner.  Please visit our website at for more information.
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