Also referred to as: CFO, Chief Financial Executive, Top Financial Executive
Requirements and Responsibilities

Chief Financial Officer is responsible for developing an organization's overall financial policies. Provides strategic direction of all financial functions including accounting, budget, credit, insurance, tax, and treasury. Being a Chief Financial Officer ensures that proper financial controls are in place and that financial transactions support the overall business strategy while conforming with applicable laws and regulations. Typically requires an advanced degree. Additionally, Chief Financial Officer typically reports to Chief Executive Officer or Chief Operating Officer. May require a CPA. Responsible for the development of functional or business unit strategy for the entire organization. Defines corporate vision and strategy establishes company direction and focus. Executes multiple high impact initiatives to achieve overall corporate goals.

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