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The '''chief financial officer''' ('''CFO''') is a corporate officer primarily responsible for managing the financial risks of the corporation. This officer is also responsible for financial planning and record-keeping, as well as financial reporting to higher management. In some sectors the CFO is also responsible for analysis of [[data]]. The CFO typically reports to the [[chief executive officer]] and to the board of directors, and may additionally sit on the board.
 
The '''chief financial officer''' ('''CFO''') is a corporate officer primarily responsible for managing the financial risks of the corporation. This officer is also responsible for financial planning and record-keeping, as well as financial reporting to higher management. In some sectors the CFO is also responsible for analysis of [[data]]. The CFO typically reports to the [[chief executive officer]] and to the board of directors, and may additionally sit on the board.
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Revision as of 02:50, 24 December 2010

Definition

The chief financial officer (CFO) is a corporate officer primarily responsible for managing the financial risks of the corporation. This officer is also responsible for financial planning and record-keeping, as well as financial reporting to higher management. In some sectors the CFO is also responsible for analysis of data. The CFO typically reports to the chief executive officer and to the board of directors, and may additionally sit on the board.


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