chief financial officer (CFO)

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Senior-most executive responsible for financial control and planning of a firm or project. He or she is in charge of all accounting functions including (1) credit control, (2) preparing budgets and financial statements, (3) coordinating financing and fund raising, (4) monitoring expenditure and liquidity, (5) managing investment and taxation issues, (6) reporting financial performance to the board, and (7) providing timely financial data to the CEO. Also called chief finance officer, comptroller, controller, or finance controller.

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You may want to have a chief financial officer that is in charge of making most of your big decisions for the company.
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I am very excited to introduce the new chief financial officer Greg Smith, he has already worked on many of our fund raisers, and consulted with the CEO about the new budget that will be put into effect next month, the board also approves his ideals for the next major investments the company will make, and will begin work to reform our credit, expense, and tax policy.
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The financial analyst reported directly to the chief financial officer who would review the financial statements the analyst had prepared.
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