A Chief Financial Officer (CFO) earns an average salary of £100,944 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Senior Financial Management, Business Strategy, and Financial Analysis.

£54,763 - £170,933
MEDIAN: £100,943

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£54,763 - £170,933  
£1,953 - £49,665  
Profit Sharing
£0.00 - £25,342  
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XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
£57,038 - £199,791  
Country: United Kingdom | Currency: GBP | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 211

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: £112,509

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Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in London:
"Open Mind."
Always keep an open mind. Thinking inside the box like exams teach you will only hinder your growth. Listen and Learn, don't be afraid to suggest other ideas. The CEO will always love and hate you. Don't take it personal.

What is it like working as a Chief Financial Officer (CFO)?

Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in London:
"demanding, fast paced, stressful"
Pros: The challenge and demands of working in a low margin business. Making investment and financing decisions for new business and products. Building and improving systems to ensure that the information finance produces is not only reliable, but also relevant to the other decision makers.
Cons: Being the only female executive. The boardroom politics.

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Experience Affects Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Salaries

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Skills That Affect Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Salaries

Senior Financial Management
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Business Strategy
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Financial Analysis
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Strategic Planning
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Financial Reporting
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Budget Management
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Financial Modeling
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.


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78 %

Years of Experience

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1-4 years
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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 16%
medical benefits
Vision: 9%
dental benefits
None: 33%