Chief Financial Officer Job Description

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About the Chief Financial Officer position

We are looking for a Chief Financial Officer or CFO who will be tasked with risk management and financial strategy planning. You will be responsible for active investigation and safeguardings of company's finances in order to help us achieve full financial control and sustainable growth.

We expect you to be highly proficient in all aspects of financial management including basic accounting as well as broad investment and banking operations. You should also be an excellent leader to ensure effective control over all relative departments of our organization.


Chief Financial Officer responsibilities are:

  • Organize the corporate financial planning activities
  • Analyze company's liabilities and investments and perform risk management based on the analysis results
  • Manage company's fundraising plans and capital structure
  • Make decisions on investment strategies by considering cash and liquidity risks
  • Organize company’s finance IT system
  • Oversee cash flows for the company’s operations
  • Manage all finance personnel and assign tasks to them
  • Build and maintain vendor relationships
  • Create reliable reports and forecasts
  • Ensure compliance with company’s policies and legal regulations


Chief Financial Officer requirements are:

  • 5+ years' experience of working on a CFOŮ« Finance Officer ( or other relevant position
  • Solid experience of strategy buildingŮ« personnel management and financial risk management
  • Good practical experience with MS Office and financial management software (such as SAP)
  • Excellent knowledge of data analysis and forecasting methods
  • Excellent knowledge of corporate financial law
  • Strong leadershipŮ« organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Strong communication and social skills
  • Good analytical and numerical skills
  • BSc or BA degree in AccountingŮ« Finance or relevant field; MSc or MBA will be a bonusŮ« as well as CPA certification

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