Chief Financial Officer Job description

Chief Financial Officer job description

The Chief Financial Officer is accountable for the administrative, financial, and risk management operations of a business.

The Chief Financial Officer will have primary responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities including the development of financial and operational strategies.

The role of a Chief Financial Officer will include direct responsibility for accounting, finance, forecasting, strategic planning, job costing, deal analysis and negotiations and investor relations.

As a key member of the Executive Management team, the Chief Financial Officer will report to the company CEO, Director or President and assume a strategic role in the overall management of the company.

Chief Financial Officer role, duties and responsibilities

A Chief Financial Officer will be expected to perform any of the following tasks:

  • Assist in formulating the company’s future direction and supporting tactical initiatives
  • Monitor and direct strategic business plans
  • Develop financial and tax strategies
  • Oversee all transactions and processing systems
  • Implement operational best practices
  • Supervise acquisition due diligence and negotiate acquisitions
  • Provide strategic recommendations to enhance financial performance and new business opportunities
  • Ensure effective internal controls are in place and compliance with GAAP and applicable regulatory legislation for financial and tax reporting

Person Specification

Typical qualities of a successful Chief Financial Officer include:

  • Over ten years in progressively responsible financial leadership roles
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to communicate and manage well at all levels of the organisation
  • Strong problem solving and ability to make decisions based on accurate and timely analysis
  • High level of integrity and dependability
  • Make and implement crucial recommendations

 

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Jack Croft
Jack Croft
15:56 06 Aug 20
After completing university during the current global pandemic I thought it would be near impossible for me to get employment, However after finding a very interesting job online and with Tammy guiding me though the interview process I was able to feel more confident in myself and abilities.Again thank you Tammy! 😁
James Thomason
James Thomason
15:36 06 Aug 20
Tammy from AFR was brilliant friendly polite and proffesional. Tammy kept me updated and informed with the progress and feedback for my appication and interviews and I secured the position with the salary I was looking for.Thanks
Magda W
Magda W
18:47 15 Mar 20
I would like to use an opportunity to thank for the support that both Tammy and Sarah gave to me throughout the whole interviewing process. They both made me feel confident in myself to go to the interview as tbh if it wasn’t for them I would have struggled a lot more during the whole process ( never been to one before). Tammy Smith was absolutely amazing !!!!!She made me feel comfortable, provided me with all information I needed to succeed!She is also very warm, super friendly and... approachable, very reliable and informative. Honestly, I cannot thank them enough as they are just perfect career match makers!!!!!AFR Consulting/ Tammy Smith - you are a life changer!!!!Thank you very much!!!!read more
Jo English
Jo English
18:33 12 Mar 20
I had an email to let me know about a job opportunity and after a chat and a video interview that seemed to go really well, I was offered an interview.I cant praise them highly enough as they gave me the self confidence and information I needed and got the job.Three months later, yes it was the right job for me thank you everyone for your hard work.
Karina K
Karina K
23:01 07 Nov 19
Really impressed with AFR Consulting and their speedy effort to find me suitable employment. Tammy and Sarah really had my best interests at heart and the whole experience was much more of personal service than a business transaction as found at other recruitment agencies. I would certainly be using them in the future after trusting them to find me the perfect job.
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