Accalyst Consulting

Accalyst Consulting

Finance. Strategy. Accounting.


Advocating for Startups

Finance and accounting are crucial functions for companies of any size and in the early stages these areas are often daunting for founders who are focused on building their core businesses. Rather than hiring a controller to do both the work of a junior accountant and the big picture analysis, we believe companies can significantly benefit from contracting a seasoned CFO/Controller professional to help with finance strategy and setting up their accounting infrastructure.

Headquartered in New York City, Acccalyst Consulting represents clients on and between coasts. Our firm specializes in a broad set of life-cycle stages and sectors, particularly in the early growth stages. We bring extensive experience and professionalism to every case and customize our support to your individual needs and concerns.

Get in touch with us to set up a consultation, or use the contact form at the bottom of this page to inquire whether our services are right for you.




New York, NY 


Leslie Pesante, Principal Partner



Accounting operations

Accalyst Consulting strives to anticipate the ever-changing operational demands of your business so you can focus on creating your core product. We'll assist you with a wide range of accounting matters such as month end close, cash flow management, equity accounting, fixed assets tracking, internal control assessment and process improvements. 

technical Research

With the consistent introduction of varying revenue streams and distribution channels, the opportunity for profit grows, but so does the complexity.  That’s where we come in. We can help you research and interpret the FASB Accounting Standards Codification and aid you with other complex transactions such as software capitalization. 

FInancial planning & analysis

The purpose of financial statements is to provide information about the results of operations, financial position, and cash flows of an organization. This information is crucial in helping executives make important financial decisions. We’ll help you understand your financials and provide a meaningful analysis to help you reach your goals.

software implementation

Implementing an accounting software takes a lot of time, resource and a great deal of experience. If you have an accounting system in a company that is growing, you might be bumping up against the limits of your existing system; however, you also could be experiencing the need to change the procedures you're using. Either way, we'll help you identify the problems and craft a solution.


The startup and small business marketplace is still a new and fierce frontier that requires the help from seasoned professionals who are deeply entrenched in the particularities of venture financing. In the presence of too much capital, too little capital or poorly applied capital, Accalyst Consulting can assess and provide a framework to maximize capital efficiency.

CFO Services

Accalyst works to provide both an offensive and defensive strategic context to identify opportunities and threats. We offer a range of CFO services like

– IPO preparedness
– Audit preparation
– Merger and acquisition (M&A) support
– Company wind down and dissolution                      

Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act.
— Pablo Picasso


Let's Chat.

Use the form below to contact us regarding your financial inquiry. Please be as detailed as possible. Include your industry along with any specific document requests. To help us best service you, we recommend that you first describe the issue you’re having before telling us what you want to achieve. You may also email us to make an appointment.

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