Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Advice

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

Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in Dallas:
"You Don't Have to Know Everything."
You don't have to know or pretend you know everything. But it is important to know what you don't know and that you will find the answers quickly. Educated guesses are ok as long as they are qualified and followed up with subsequent confirmation. But don't BS.

Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in Keene:
BE A GOOD LISTENER AND KNOW WHAT YOUR BOSS EXPECTS FROM YOURSELF.

Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in Mechanicsburg:
"Needed more mentoring."
Be willing to work hard and do your best. Attempt to get a mentor to aasist you in the learning process.

Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in Helena:
Work hard at understanding the business rather than just assuming that by knowing accounting and finance in general you will function well here.

Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in Orlando:
"How many job descriptions I would be required to fill."
Due Diligence, hard work, perserverence.

Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in Vienna:
"LACK OF PROMOTION AND FOLLOW THROUGH ON CAREER GOALS."
RESEARCH THE COMPANY YOU GET AN OFFER FROM. JUST BECAUSE THEY SAY IT , GET IT IN WRIITING.

Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in Los Angeles:
"Take the initiative and be creative."
The average qualified person can prepare financial reports, budgets and pro forma cashflows. The exceptional individual understands the industry and cross disciplinary relationships necessary to separate the company from its peer group. Develop a deep understanding for what it takes to succeed as a company and focus on those issues.