The average salary for a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in Australia is AU$154,436.
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Job Description for Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Chief financial officers (CFOs) oversee the financial operations of their companies and provide leadership and focus to accounting and finance departments to ensure that they operate efficiently and comply with applicable laws and company policies. Their work is essential to project a favorable company image while saving money in every way possible. CFOs may oversee departments which are involved in purchasing, pricing, investments, tax, debt management, and accounts payable/receivable; they ma…Read more
Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Tasks
- Develop internal control policies, guidelines, and procedures for activities such as budget administration, cash and credit management, and accounting.
- Prepare or direct preparation of financial statements, business activity reports, financial position forecasts, annual budgets, and/or reports required by regulatory agencies.
- Provide leadership and coordination in the administrative, business planning, accounting and budgeting efforts of the company.
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Popular Skills for Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Senior Financial Management
Skills in Senior Financial Management and Strategic Planning are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Accounting, Financial Analysis and Financial Reporting.
Pay by Experience Level for Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
An early career Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$131,201 based on 72 salaries. A mid-career Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$144,902 based on 69 salaries. An experienced Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$158,363 based on 220 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$174,590.
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Employees with Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in their job title in Sydney, New South Wales earn an average of 15.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Perth, Western Australia (6.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Gold Coast, Queensland (23.9% less), Adelaide, South Australia (20.8% less) and Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (ACT) (3.1% less).
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