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Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Courses

A Chief Financial Officer (CFO) manages a company’s overall financial position. You’ll be responsible for all financial activities, from budgets and forecasts to the daily running of the finance department. Chief Financial Officers review the company’s financial data and make key decisions based on that information. You might make financial recommendations to other managers or develop an overall financial strategy for the organisation.

A Chief Financial Officer needs to have strong leadership skills and should be a good problem solver. You’ll need to be organised and be able to make sound judgements that may affect a large number of people. Chief Financial Officers have a demanding role and you’ll need to be able to handle several tasks at once. You should be able to think strategically and be able to communicate with people in your organisation.

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Popular Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Courses

There are 4 courses available for people who want to become a Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) earn?

In Australia, a full time Chief Financial Officer generally earns $1,850 per week ($96,200 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Chief Financial Officer (CFO)?

The financial industry has seen a moderate increase in employment numbers in recent years. There are currently 53,900 people employed as a Chief Financial Officer in Australia compared to 50,100 five years ago. Chief Financial Officers may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Chief Financial Officer (CFO)?

An Advanced Diploma of Accounting is a great qualification if you’re planning to have a career as a Chief Financial Officer. This course covers topics including working with financial systems, preparing financial reports, auditing financial records and interpreting financial statistics. You may also be able to specialise in an area of accounting to suit your career plans.

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Here are some potential career pathways within accounting. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.

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