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Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

The chief financial officer (CFO), or vice president finance, treasurer, financial director, or financial controller, is a person primarily responsible for managing the financial aspects of an organization, whether in for-profit corporations and companies or not-for-profit charities, trusts, and associations and government departments and agencies. A CFO’s duties include financial planning and monitoring cash flow. The CFO also analyzes the organization’s financial strengths and weaknesses, suggests plans for improvement, and is responsible for ensuring that the financial reports are accurate and completed on time. The CFO works closely with other senior executives in the top management team, especially with the chief operating officer and chief executive officer (CEO), on all strategic and tactical matters as they relate to budget management, cost-benefit analysis, forecasting of needs, ...

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