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CFO Job Description

Circle Square has extensive experience in the Accountancy and Finance sector and is always looking for highly skilled, talented CFOs from various backgrounds and sectors. We also find work for Interim CFOs.


Our Finance & Accounting Division typically recruit in the following Sectors:

Real Estate / Property / Construction / Retail / Asset Management / Private Equity / Telecoms / Media / Technology / Legal / Oil & Gas / Corporate Finance


CFO Job Specification

We generally look for CFOs on behalf of our clients due to expansion within the business or as a replacement or changes within the business permit. CFOs usually report to the CEO.

Clearly the role of a CFO will differ according the size and structure of an organisation but in general terms he or she will take overall responsibility for financial strategy and the flow of all financial information inclusive of the year end pack. The CFO will also be responsible for regulatory and internal financial compliance.


Key responsibilities

  • Participate in developing new business lines and growing the business

  • Take responsibility for ensuring that the financial processes, systems and controls are operating effectively

  • Ensuring business integrity, financial health and control

  • Managing investors

  • Managing bank relationships and outstanding commitments

  • Be an effective organisational leader and a key member of senior management

  • Balance the responsibilities of stewardship with business partnership

  • Act as the integrator and navigator for the organisation

  • Be an effective leader of the finance and accounting function

  • Managing and driving change and winning hearts and minds in this area

  • Responsibility for maintaining Statutory records for the business

  • Preparation of all consolidated Statutory Accounts

  • Budget preparation and all related monthly management reporting

  • Providing the CEO with core information relating to the financial performance of products, entities and regional financials

  • Direct input into the strategy of the business

  • Review of all management accounts packs

  • Handling VAT, PAYE and Tax duties, including corporation tax.

  • Liaise with auditors and preparing audit packs

  • Project management of process changes and implementations


CFO Skills & Requirements

  • ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent

  • Good understanding of tax

  • Must be a strategic thinker

  • Exceptional staff management background

  • Excellent communicator

  • Project management skills

  • Proven ability of working under pressure

  • Strong IT skills

 Experience working in one of our specialist fields would be highly beneficial;

Real Estate / Property / Construction / Retail / Asset Management / Private Equity / Telecoms / Media / Technology / Legal / Oil & Gas / Corporate Finance



Salaries for a CFO vary depending on experience and company size:

CFOs in a <£500m business should expect a salary between £120,000 to £250,000

CFOs in a £500m+ business should expect a salary between £150,000 to £400,000


Career Progression

Many CFOs would look to take the natural step up to CEO within 2 to 5 years.


Our Finance Division recruits for Financial Roles including:

CFO /  Finance Directors / Finance Manager / Internal Auditor / Client Accountant / Project Accountant / Fund Accountant / Qualified Financial Accountant / Qualified Management Accountant / Service Charge Accountant / Real Estate Analyst / Financial Modeller / Fixed Asset Accountant / Treasury Accountant / Part Qualified Financial Accountant / Part Qualified Management Accountant


Current CFO Jobs or if you are looking for more information on our Finance & Accountancy Recruitment

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 Our Finance & Accountancy Salary Survey 2015 is now available.


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