Chief Financial Officer

Lead a business’ financial, taxation and budgeting decisions.
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What's it like to be a Chief Financial Officer?

A Chief Financial Officer (CFO) manages and oversees all financial matters in a company. This encompasses everything from taxes to revenues. The position of CFO can be considered a dual role as it is both an executive position and management position. CFOs sign off on all financial decisions and also lead and train a business’ financial team. Chief Financial Officers can determine a company’s financial success, and as such, play an active role in all financial and business decisions.
Chief Financial Officer

Tasks and duties

  • Approving all financial reports, financial statements, balance sheets, shareholder reports, tax returns, government reports and company audits.
  • Overseeing all company budgets, expenses and projections.
  • Monitoring all expenses, deposits and payments.
  • Implementing financial policies.
  • Improving budgets, financial processes and methods, and ensuring efficiency in financial departments.
  • Coordinating with the CEO on all business decisions.
  • Studying economic trends to prepare for potential challenges or opportunities for the business.
  • Performing financial analysis to identify potential problems.
  • Identifying areas for growth and opportunity.

How to become a Chief Financial Officer

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Chief Financial Officers usually need a relevant degree and extensive industry experience.

  1. Complete a bachelor degree in a relevant course, preferably in finance, business administration or accounting.
  2. Consider completing a Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Master of Science in Finance (MSF).
  3. Enhance your resume with certifications, such as the Certified Public Accountant license.
  4. Gain work experience in the finance department of a company and work towards a leadership role.

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