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.

£53,582 - £165,006
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MEDIAN: £99,641
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Salary £53,582 - £165,006
Bonus £2,030 - £50,882
Profit Sharing £0.00 - £35,000
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£55,937 - £197,073
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 16 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 428

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.

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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.

Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Pay By Employer

$0$258K

Abc Corp.
15 profiles
$147,395

YMCA
11 profiles
$78,611

$180,063

Common Career Paths for Chief Financial Officer (CFO)


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Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Job Listings

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: £111,776

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
23 %
Male
77 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
37%

Experience Affects Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Salaries

▲7%

Experienced
▼0%

National Average
₤112,000

Mid-Career
▼24%

Entry-Level
▼33%

Skills That Affect Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Salaries

Senior Financial Management
▲32%

Business Strategy
▲30%

Strategy
▲21%

Financial Analysis
▲21%

National Average
₤112,000

SAP SAP Financial Accounting and Controlling (SAP FICO)
▼3%

Financial Modeling
▼11%

Financial Reporting
▼13%

Budget Management
▼13%

Strategic Planning
▼16%

Accounting
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 16%
vision benefits
Vision: 11%
no benefits
None: 32%