Financial Executive Compensation Report 2017

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A portrait of the top financial jobs The following represents a snapshot of the top three financial executive roles — CFO, corporate controller and VP of finance — for public and private companies.

The job duties for the positions described in this report were provided by Robert Half.

Portrait of a CFO - Tax FEI survey reportPortrait of a CFO Typical duties may include:
  • Providing strategic management of the accounting and finance functions
  • Directing accounting policies, procedures and internal controls
  • Recommending improvements to ensure the integrity of a company’s financial information
  • Managing or overseeing the relationship with independent auditors
  • Collaborating with CIOs on technology decisions
  • Overseeing financial systems implementations and upgrades
  • Managing relationships with investors and investment institutions
  • Identifying and managing business risks and insurance requirements
Portrait of a corporate controller - Tax FEI survey reportPortrait of a corporate controller Typical duties may include:
  • Planning, directing and coordinating all accounting operational functions
  • Managing the accumulation and consolidation of financial data necessary for an accurate accounting of consolidated business results
  • Coordinating and preparing internal and external financial statements
  • Coordinating activities of external auditors
  • Providing management with information vital to the decision making process
  • Managing the budget process
  • Assessing current accounting operations, offering recommendations for improvement and implementing new processes
  • Evaluating accounting and internal control systems
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of accounting software and supporting database, as needed
  • Developing and monitoring business performance metrics
  • Overseeing regulatory reporting, frequently including tax planning and compliance
  • Hiring, training and retaining competent accounting staff

Portrait of a VP of Finance - Tax FEI survey reportPortrait of a VP of finance Typical duties may include:
  • Ensuring compliance with state and federal regulations
  • Establishing and maintaining sound relationships with financial institutions, including commercial and investment banks
  • Making recommendations to optimize investments of financial capital
  • Coordinating and managing the annual budget process
  • Communicating the company’s actual performance versus budgets and objectives to senior management
  • Recommending growth strategies, as well as identifying areas for improvement
  • Collaborating with leaders of other departments to prepare for critical business opportunities
  • Hiring, training and retaining competent finance staff

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