Debi Corrie

Providing CFO services and Business Transition Services in St. Louis and the surrounding area


About Debi

Debi Corrie

Maryville, IL CFO

21 Years of Experience

Direct Contact

(618) 541-1197


University of Missouri – St Louis

Certificates & Licenses:

CPA - Certified Public Accountant

CGMA - Certified Global Management Accountant


AICPA - American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

NAPT - National Association of Tax Professionals

Contact Debi Corrie 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™

Debi’s Bio

Debi has been a financial professional for over 30 years. She specializes in helping businesses develop key operating metrics, strategic planning, financial planning and budgets. She is able to provide a robust financial footing to any organization.

Her experience across multiple industries ensures that she has a comprehensive understanding of many of the challenges that growing businesses face in their day to day operations. Debi's business sector experience includes:

  • Manufacturing
  • Wholesale distributors
  • Soy Food ingredients
  • Hospitality Industry
  • Transportation
  • Commercial Construction
  • Commercial Design Services
  • Retail Internet Sales
  • Technical Service Contractors
  • Engineering Design and Consulting
  • Service Industries
  • Government Agencies

Debi has set up over 13 new branch offices in the US and one international office in Macedonia. She has been on the acquisition transfer team for 6 companies. Her international experience includes offices in Ireland, Germany, Macedonia, and Hong Kong. She has worked for companies from $6 million to $1 billion in sales.

She has optimized profitability of businesses by developing key business metrics, internal control programs, managing banking relationships, analyzing business risk, and implementing process improvement programs. She has leveraged these programs to improve cash flow and business profitability. She has successfully led the implementation on an ERP system, company physical inventories, inventory valuations, and cost accounting initiatives.

She has developed financial reporting packages for companies that have never had financials and converted companies from a cash to accrual basis. She is experience with company valuations, ESOP company administration, and banking lines of credit.

Debi's key strengths that make her an asset to any company team are:

  • Strategic planning and project implementation
  • Process improvement leading to enhance profitability
  • Improved cash flow by identifying and improving cash impediments
  • Financial analysis for informed business decisions

Debi's diverse back office experience includes finance, accounting, legal, human resources, employee benefits, IT, and logistics. She has managed teams as large as 120 employees and knew each employee by name. She is an avid listener, team builder and coach. She has an extensive network of bankers, lawyers, accounting firms, and insurance companies.

She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a major in accounting from the University of St Louis while working full time. She has served on local non-profit boards. She served president and treasurer on the board of the Junior Service Club of Collinsville. She is currently a board member and treasurer of the non-profit Books 4 Kids.

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Recent Articles

Oct 14Debi Corrie

Health Benefits – How CFO’s Can Help

Oct 14Debi Corrie

Your Healthcare Benefits Review – It’s that time of year again when your benefits provider will be reviewing your healthcare benefits.  For most employers this will involve some tough decisions if there healthcare premiums suffer a dramatic increase.  There are many things you will want to consider as you navigate healthcare costs for 2018.  Healthcare is a balance between what it will cost the business and the ability to attract and retain qualified employees.  Your CFO can help you navigate

Sep 19Debi Corrie

The Key to KPI’s

Sep 19Debi Corrie

 The Key to KPI’s – Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are standards used to measure business performance.  As a business owner it is important to understand how you rank compared to your competitors.  Financial institutions, stakeholders, and prospective buyers use KPIs to analyze credit worthiness, business health, and business worth.  KPIs are a great way to analyze what is performing well in the business and to determine which financial metrics a business should work on to improve performance.  In prior articles

Aug 29Debi Corrie

Productivity and Sales Per Employee

Aug 29Debi Corrie

Productivity in the Work Place – Everybody talks about it, but how do you measure it?  One of the key measures for employee productivity is sales per employee.  This key performance indicator is used to measure the efficient use of resources, your employees.  The higher your sales per employee number the more efficient your work force.  To calculate sales per employee you first need to calculate the number of full time equivalents employees (FTE).  For example, if you have 30 full

Aug 14Debi Corrie

The Other Cyber Crime

Aug 14Debi Corrie

Cyber Crime is not just about hacking your network, stealing confidential information, or having your data held for ransom by a hacker.  Here are a couple of cyber stories that I would like to share that have nothing to do with hacking your companies information.  In these real life examples, the companies involved unknowingly played into the hands of thieves. Joe, the controller of XYZ Company, received an email from Jerry, the president to complete a wire transfer for a

Aug 2Debi Corrie

Increasing Profitability

Aug 2Debi Corrie

Do you ever feel like your company is throwing cash out the window?  We are not talking pennies, but dollars.  As business owners we are constantly focused on keeping our costs under control for salaries, advertising, marketing, and other operating expenses, but when is the last time you looked at your gross margin?   Gross margin is the profit that will be used to pay salaries, marketing, and other administrative expenses.  You can calculate your gross margin by taking your monthly

Jul 17Debi Corrie

How Much Inventory Do I Need?

Jul 17Debi Corrie

Inventory is one of the biggest investments you will make in your business.  Your inventory turnover ratio tracks the number of times or cycles new inventory hits your shelves each year.  In addition, it measures the liquidity of your product and your ability to effectively manage your stock.  You can calculate your turnover ratio as follows: Cost of Goods Sold                                        

Jul 5Debi Corrie

How Can I Keep My Cash – Part Two

Jul 5Debi Corrie

What is Accounts Payable Turnover? – Last time we talked about how to get paid faster.  This is a critical factor to improve cash flow. It is just as important to handle your accounts payable invoices in the proper manner.  Accounts Payable turnover measures how quickly you pay your bills.  The higher the number, normally the better a company’s credit rating.  You want a good credit rating, but paying your bills quickly may cause problems for your business. Let’s see why

Jun 13Debi Corrie

How Can I Get Paid Faster – Part One

Jun 13Debi Corrie

What is Accounts Receivable Turnover? – As a business owner, you know that cash is the life blood of your business. Accounts receivable turnover is the measurement of how quickly you are paid by your customers. Now you might be thinking, “How do I get paid faster?” Or “How do I improve my accounts receivables turnover?” Set Yourself Apart Through Customer Service – One way to receive payments quicker is to have the salesperson contact the customer immediately after the customer

Aug 15Debi Corrie

B2B CFO Extends Leadership Position in Mid-Market Business Transitions

Aug 15Debi Corrie

Source: Company sees widespread adoption of its proprietary exit strategy software, increased demand for expertise as owners of mid-market companies struggle to sell their businesses B2B CFO, nation’s largest CFO and business transitions services firm, today released a summary of its Partners expertise in exit strategy leadership, highlighting a rapidly expanding client roster for business transition work and widespread adoption of the firm’s proprietary exit strategy software. The summary, completed through a survey of the firm’s 233 Partners in