A Chief Financial Officer (CFO) earns an average salary of £97,981 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Senior Financial Management, Business Strategy, Financial Analysis, and Strategy.

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Salary £55,439 - £153,624
Bonus £2,909 - £50,741
Profit Sharing £0.00 - £25,760
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£57,149 - £185,202
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 240

Common Career Paths for Chief Financial Officer (CFO)


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Pay by Experience Level for Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Pay by Experience for a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) has a positive trend. An entry-level Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤74,000 based on 32 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤85,000 based on 56 salaries. An experienced Chief Financial Officer (CFO) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤112,000 based on 105 salaries. A Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤120,000 based on 87 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: £107,513

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Advice

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

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.

Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in London:
"Get facetime with senior management."
Get the basics right - Governance. Be a Business partner : find ways to help the business make the right decisions.

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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Key Stats for Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
38%

Experience Affects Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Salaries

▲11%

Experienced
▲4%

National Average
₤108,000

Mid-Career
▼21%

Entry-Level
▼31%

Skills That Affect Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Salaries

Senior Financial Management
▲37%

Business Strategy
▲35%

Financial Analysis
▲26%

Strategy
▲25%

SAP SAP Financial Accounting and Controlling (SAP FICO)
▲1%

National Average
₤108,000

Financial Modeling
▼7%

Financial Reporting
▼9%

Budget Management
▼9%

Strategic Planning
▼12%

Accounting
▼15%

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 13%
vision benefits
Vision: 11%
no benefits
None: 35%