International Funny Reporting Standards

IFRS 10: Alternative CFO Job Description

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cfo-resume"Sort out all the mess."

What duties and responsibilities would a typical CFO really be expected to carry out?


Obviously exact Job Descriptions will vary in individual circumstances but a typical one would be similar to the following:

Chief Financial Officer
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The CFO will be responsible for:

  • Trying to keep a rein on that collection of double-entry deviants,  ledger luvvies and management accounting misfits that make up the Finance team
  • Making a note to remember that next time there's a project looking at upgrading systems or migrating to another ERP platform, Finance are involved from the start and not 2 year's down the line after a chance encounter with the IT Director in the lift.
  • Explaining to the Board why the actual results bear no relationship to the numerical nonsense churned out by the Reporting team for the last 11 months
  • Be resigned to the fact that if it doesn't work it ends up in Finance
  • Sorting out all the mess
  • Remembering that next time company morale takes a dip not to sign the Finance team up to that cretinous idea of an 'Have Your Say' staff survey
  • Planning and deploying diversionary tactics to ensure the auditors are kept strictly on the audit trail



See also:  How To Be A Great CFO


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