Chief Financial Officer

Manage the accounts and finances of an organisation.
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What's it like to be a Chief Financial Officer?

Chief Financial Officers are high-ranking executives that manage the financial activities of a company. The role of a CFO resembles the duties of a treasurer or controller because they regulate, manage, and control the finances and accounting of a company. They also ensure that financial reports are accurate and up to date.
Chief Financial Officer

Tasks and duties

  • Supervising the overall financial operations of a company.
  • Providing leadership and focus to accounting and finance departments.
  • Handling the company's purchasing, pricing, investments, debt, tax and accounts payable/receivable.
  • Ensuring that the company operates effectively and complies with laws and internal policies.
  • Preparing financial statements, business activity reports and annual budgets.
  • Developing policies, guidelines and procedures that will help the accounting of a company operate smoothly.
  • Examining the company's financial strengths and weaknesses and offering solutions and corrective measures whenever necessary.

How to become a Chief Financial Officer

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To become a Chief Financial Officer, you typically need a degree and extensive industry experience. Previous experience in leadership roles is typically required.

  1. Complete a bachelor degree in finance, economics, business administration, management, public administration or a related field.
  2. Consider advancing your skills and knowledge with a masters degree, such as a masters in accounting, finance or business administration.
  3. In most cases, you will have to gain extensive corporate experience related to controller or treasury roles.
  4. Enhance your credentials and employability by becoming a Certified Public Accountant.

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Skills and experience employers are looking for

Malaysian Institute of Accountants Membership
Finance Law
Commercial Acumen
Interpersonal Sensitivity
Financial Reporting
Professional Accounting Qualification
Analytical Thinking
Solutions Focused
Judgement and Decision Making
Results Focused
Problem Solving
Time Management
Project Management
Microsoft Office
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Latest Chief Financial Officer reviews

Latest review from 1 Chief Financial Officer surveyed on JobStreet.

Dec 2022
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
The good things
The good things High salary and perks.
The challenges
The challenges There are staffs who dont follow rules.
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