CFO Jobs Overview
A chief financial officer, or CFO, is the top financial executive within a company. He or she is responsible for overseeing a company's accounting and financial departments to make sure everything runs smoothly and accurately. The CFO will work with the CEO and other executives to ensure that the company is in compliance with all accounting laws and adheres to generally accepted accounting principles.
Chief Financial Officer Jobs Education Requirements
The typical CFO will have a master's degree in business, finance or accounting. In addition to an MBA, a CFO will generally also be a certified public accountant or a chartered accountant. The position requires spending many years in the classroom, and an aspiring CFO will also work for a number of years in the financial or accounting departments of private companies or government agencies before assuming an executive role.
Chief Financial Officer Job Outlook
While most CFOs oversee the finances of large companies, it is possible to find work with start-up companies or the government. Since 1990, the federal government has had a CFO for each of its agencies.
The job market for chief financial offers is likely to grow 11 percent through 2022. The Bureau of Labor Statistics states the growth will arise from the need for strong leaders as new companies are established and current companies grow. The prestige and pay that comes along with the title could mean that those who are interested in the role will face stiff competition for available positions.
Chief Financial Officer Pay
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for any chief executive in 2012 was $168,140. The pay scale ranges from around $76,000 for those earning the smallest average executive salaries to more than $187,000 for executives employed by high-profile companies.
Xerox is the world's leading enterprise for business process and document management. Its services, technology, and expertise enable workplaces - from small businesses to large global enterprises - to simplify the way work gets done so they operate more effectively and focus more on what matters most: their real business. Xerox offers business process outsourcing and IT outsourcing services, inclu...
Pacific Marine Credit Union with over $690 million in assets is seeking a CFO to join their executive team. The credit union is located in a relative new facility in Oceanside, CA with another nine branches located throughout Southern California. The CEO and Executive Team enjoy a stellar reputation with high employee satisfaction surveys. The Executive Team is very experienced and turnover is rar...
Company Confidential Houston, TX
Chief Financial Officer Leading Texas Gulf Coast Industrial Construction Company seeking Chief Financial Officer. Key member of Executive Management Team. CFO will assume a strategic role in the company and will have primary responsibility for all accounting and administrative functions. BS in Accounting. Management, MBA and/or CPA highly desirable. 5+ years in progressively responsible management...
Georgia Pine Federal Credit Union is in search of an experienced financial executive to join its team. The Assistant Manager/Chief Financial Officer will oversee the areas of finance, investments, compliance/internal audit, planning and execution of marketing tactics and several operational functions, striving for results and excellence in all areas of responsibility. This individual will be a mem...
The Chief Financial Officer is responsible for the overall fiscal management of the organization. This requires that the CFO ensures that all financial data is accurately recorded consistent with General Accounting Practices and that effective internal controls are in place to protect company assets. The CFO fully understands what factors drive financial results and presents that information to co...
We have partnered with a rapidly growing firm on their search for a strong candidate to fill a CFO job in San Diego, CA. Our client is looking for you to play a huge leadership role in the overall financial management of many different businesses with the primary goal of strategically growing each entity. The CFO has the responsibility for all financial activities of the companies, including repor...
Title/Unit: CFO Shift/Schedule: Full-Time Days A large Healthcare System in Florida is looking for a CFO! Description: Responsible for all aspects of financial management for the hospital and the Urgent Care Center; also has oversight for select ancillary and support service departments, including but not limited to Radiology, Facilities Services, Environmental Services, Central Supply, Dietary Se...
An investment banking firm, located Downtown, is looking to hire an Executive Assistant to support the CFO. The core responsibilities will be to coordinate with outside Boards the executive sits on for their BOD meetings; maintain calendar, handle heavy scheduling of meetings, and keep executive on schedule; client coordination, oversight & interaction in administrative matters on behalf of execut...
Company Confidential waco, TX
Growing new/used car dealer is seeking experienced controller to lead and manage current office staff. This candidate will be responsible for accounting functions over two used car operations, finance company and new General Motors dealership to open in the first quarter of 2014. Duties will include but are not limited to: *Ensure financial transactions are properly accounted for and reported in f...
Company Confidential THOUSAND OAKS, CA
Chief Financial Officer Job Summary Primarily direct the organization's accounting, budgeting, financial planning, and treasury functions as well as its relationship with lending institutions, shareholders, and the financial community. Such direction will be focused in a manner that the Company would be ready to go public when the Board of Directors make such a decision. In addition, direct the IT...
Company Confidential Carrollton, TX, 75006
Well capitalized private IT services and software company seeks and experienced financial executive as CFO. As a key member of the Executive Management team, the Chief Financial Officer will report to the President and assume a strategic role in the overall financial management of the company. The CFO will have primary day-to-day responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and controlling...
Our client, HYDAC, a very successful manufacturing organization with multiple locations in the United States as well as international affiliations, is looking for a highly motivated and dedicated professional to join their team as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The CFO, who will be based in the Lehigh Valley, in Bethlehem, PA, will be responsible for planning, implementing, managing and controllin...
Company Confidential Brooklyn, NY, 11220
Job Location: Brooklyn, NY Title Group: Vice President, Senior Vice President Reports To: President & Chief Executive Officer Supervises:Controller, Treasury The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) works in conjunction with senior management team, develops and executes the business strategy and financial direction for the Bank, as well as ensuring proper operational controls and procedures. Principal Du...
Chief Financial Officer, Innovator and Master Organizer Leman USA Inc. is a highly successful, growing international freight forwarding company, with multiple locations in the United States. The company is a member of the Leman International Inc. Group which provides freight forwarding service throughout the world. The headquarters are strategically located in Sturtevant, Wisconsin in a state of t...
Seeking a talented and creative financial professional for the role of Chief Financial Officer. Responsible for all aspects of the financial operations of the Visiting Nurse Association of South Central Connecticut, a not for profit agency with 110 ten years of history serving the Greater New Haven area. VNA/SCC is an organization with annual revenue in the area of $15,000,000. The successful cand...
Company Confidential San Francisco, CA
Chief Financial Officer A growing energy company is actively seeking a results-driven CFO to provide leadership, be a critical part of the core management team, drive company earnings and create long term growth momentum. This role will report directly to the President. Responsibilities: Partner with the CEO, executive team, service teams and operations to provide updates to joint venture partners...
Job Description: Provides leadership: CPA REQUIRED that directs, coordinates, and manages all functions and staff related to being the Chief Financial Officer of the company. Has direct responsibility for Daily Accounting, Financial Reporting, Internal Controls / Risk Management, Human Resources, Information Technology, Safety / Loss Prevention, Overall company wide administration and financial ma...
Cutting Edge Recruiting Solutions, CERS, is actively looking for a high level CFO/COO with tech knowledge for a young up and coming company ready to make the transition to the next level. This company has been recognized as one of the largest on-line retailers by a highly respected national business magazine focused on the influence of the internet on retailing. We need someone who understands fin...
Company Confidential New York City, NY, 10017
International virtual currency exchange seeks an experienced CFO/controller for its New York office. Qualified candidates should have a CPA or MBA and a minimum of ten years of experience in the banking industry and/or capital markets. A significant portion of the experience must have been gained at a regulated financial institution, i.e. bank or broker dealer. Areas of responsibility and duties i...
DIOCESE OF YAKIMA PASTORAL OFFICE Position Description JOB TITLE:Chief Financial Officer DEPT / PROGRAM:Office of the Bishop TITLE OF SUPERVISOR:Bishop DATE PREPARED: April 18, 2014 Date Revised: APPROVED BY: Bishop POSITION SUMMARY: The Chief Financial Officer is a senior management position within the Diocese of Yakima. This position exists to manage all financial, legal, capital equipment, real...
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Chief Executive Officer - Financial
$56,160.00 - $330,000.00
Typical Salary for Chief Executive Officer - Financial
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Some College Coursework Completed
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Chief Executive Officer - Financial
Oversees daily operations of the finance department and provides leadership and coordination in the administrative, business planning, accounting and budgeting efforts of the organization.
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Performs risk management by assessing strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats; maintaining adequate insurance to protect assets and cover liabilities.
Establishes financial strategies by tracking economic conditions; forecasting monetary requirements; assembling and approving budgets; attracting monetary resources; promoting new strategies with investors; analyzing variances; minimizing the impact of variances.
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