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Based on 1,648 responses, the job of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) has received a job satisfaction rating of 4.29 out of 5. On average, Chief Financial Officer (CFO)s are highly satisfied with their job.
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Q: What is it like working as a Chief Financial Officer (CFO)?

January 2016
"Grant Accounting."
Chief Financial Officer (CFO):
Take some additional course in Grant Accounting.
February 2016
"Develop Strategic Thinking capabilities."
Chief Financial Officer (CFO):
Most people who qualify to become a CFO have all of the financial stuff down cold and hopefully reasonably good leadership capabilities in both finance and IT. However, I typically see (and this was in myself too) a lack of strong strategic vision and the ability to partner with the CEO effectively in this area. This is a skill that can be developed through research, study, and experience.
March 2016
"Hard work and continuing education will help you succeed."
Chief Financial Officer (CFO):
Review all your systems and discuss the shortcomings with the staff that uses them. Work with staff to get their buy-in on the new systems and their support in implementing the new systems.
March 2016
"Key indicators of the business performance."
Chief Financial Officer (CFO):
Keep it simple. Key indicators of the business performance.
April 2016
Chief Financial Officer (CFO):
Interact and collaborate with others. Talk face to face or by telephone rather than email and text.
May 2016
"Know your role."
Chief Financial Officer (CFO):
Hire people you trust! Working with numbers, it's hard not to want to be in the weeds verifying everything for yourself, but if you hire the right people and train them well, you'll be able to step back and do more CFO-level work.
May 2016
"Persevering and showing up is just as important as any skill."
Chief Financial Officer (CFO):
Try to make your decisions as if you are the owner of the business - do what's best for the business as a whole, not necessarily you personally.