Top Financial Reporting Executive plans and directs all aspects of an organization's financial reporting processes. Ensures that all filings, reports, and other official documentation complies with company's regulations and SEC and GAAP reporting guidelines. Being a Top Financial Reporting Executive stays abreast of regulatory changes, advises management of changes, and adjusts policies and procedures to maintain compliance. May be involved with the work of external auditors. Additionally, Top Financial Reporting Executive may require an advanced degree of Finance or accounting. Typically reports to top management. The Top Financial Reporting Executive manages a business unit, division, or corporate function with major organizational impact. Establishes overall direction and strategic initiatives for the given major function or line of business. Has acquired the business acumen and leadership experience to become a top function or division head.