Chief Financial Officer
|Overview:||Plan, direct, and coordinate the financial activities of an organization at the highest level of management. Includes financial reserve officers.|
|Duties:||Develop internal control policies, guidelines, and procedures for activities such as budget administration, cash and credit management, and accounting. Coordinate and direct the financial planning, budgeting, procurement, or investment activities of all or part of an organization. Maintain current knowledge of organizational policies and procedures, federal and state policies and directives, and current accounting standards. Monitor and evaluate the performance of accounting and other financial staff, recommending and implementing personnel actions, such as promotions and dismissals. Receive cash and checks and make deposits. Prepare and file annual tax returns or prepare financial information so that outside accountants can complete tax returns. Advise management on short-term and long-term financial objectives, policies, and actions. Prepare or direct preparation of financial statements, business activity reports, financial position forecasts, annual budgets, or reports required by regulatory agencies. Evaluate needs for procurement of funds and investment of surpluses and make appropriate recommendations. Develop and maintain relationships with banking, insurance, and non-organizational accounting personnel to facilitate financial activities.|
A.A.S. Management: Marketing Concentration
A.S. Business Administration (Accounting and Marketing)
|Job Outlook:||Employment in this field is projected to grow 5% to 8% percent from 2014 to 2024, which matches the average growth rate for all occupations.|
|Education Level:||Typically, a Bachelor’s Degree from a 4-year college (some are 5 years) is required to be considered for this occupation.|
* National data collected by the Department of Labor in 2014 with projections through 2024. For New York green job information .
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