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A Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is responsible for the financial management of your company. They coordinate, manage and administer the financial functions. The CFO may also be responsible for management of IT, human resources, company secretarial, corporate governance or administration.

The role of a CFO in each organisation depends on its size, the complexity of its business and the size and responsibilities of the executive team.

Key areas of responsibility may include:


  • Supervision and management of accounting staff including payroll
  • Financial policies and procedures design and maintenance
  • Finance systems and process design and management
  • Accounting software implementation
  • Treasury functions
  • Cost accounting


  • Provision of reliable, timely and accurate financial information including profit and loss statements, balance sheets, cash flow statements and other management accounts
  • Statutory reporting (half-yearly and yearly) including AIFRS reporting
  • Management reporting
  • Meeting ASIC requirements
  • Meeting Stock Exchange requirements
  • Financial reporting to other stakeholders (eg bankers, shareholders, financiers, directors)

Budgeting and forecasting

  • Preparation of budgets and forecasts
  • Preparation of Business Plans
  • Strategic planning and analysis
  • Business case analysis
  • Project analysis (including acquisitions and divestments)
  • Profitability analysis


  • In-house management of taxation affairs (including Income Tax, FBT, GST, payroll taxes, transfer pricing etc)
  • Tax planning and compliance

Managing External relationships

  • Coordination and management of external relationships with bankers, external auditors, external advisers, taxation authorities, insurers, lawyers etc

Decision making and management

  • Participation in contract negotiations
  • Provision of commercial and strategic advice and support
  • Contribution and active participation in the management team
  • Provision of financial and other information to the owners and/or Board of Directors
  • Design and implementation of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and other performance metrics
  • Strategic business advice and financial market analysis

Business improvement

  • Provision of business improvement advice (including revenue related issues)
  • Cost control advice
  • Participation and leadership during business process re-engineering
  • Provision of business comparability assessments


  • Cash flow management
  • Development and implementation of internal controls
  • Risk assessment
  • Risk management

Acquisitions and disposals

  • Provision of business acquisitions and divestment advice
  • Assistance with raising finance (bank lending, factoring, leasing, IPO, refinancing etc)
  • Due diligence preparation
  • Management of asset and business disposals
  • Succession planning advice

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