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Chief Financial Officer in the United States

How much does a Chief Financial Officer earn in the United States? The average Chief Financial Officer salary in the United States is $370,780 as of March 28, 2019, but the range typically falls between $291,118 and $461,968. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View Cost of Living in Major Cities

Job Description

Responsible for developing an organization's overall financial policies. Provides strategic direction of all financial functions including accounting, budget, credit, insurance, tax, and treasury. Ensures that proper financial controls are in place and that financial transactions support the overall business strategy while conforming with applicable laws and regulations Typically requires an advanced degree. Typically reports to Chief Executive Officer or Chief Operating Officer. May require a CPA. Top level or C level management. Responsible for the development of functional or business unit strategy for the entire organization. Defines corporate vision and strategy establishes company direction and focus. Executes multiple high impact initiatives to achieve overall corporate goals.

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    Bachelor's Degree

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    JD, MD, PhD or Equivalent

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