Resume Skills and Keywords for Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

A CFO, or chief financial officer, oversees the financial operations of a company or organisation and is in charge of financial reporting. They evaluate financial risks and possibilities, as well as supervise and manage financial managers at lower levels. They also assist in the establishment and monitoring of financial goals, objectives, and budgets.

Skills required for a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) role

  • Financial Strategy & Projections 
  • P&L Analysis 
  • Process Improvement 
  • Financial Leadership
  • Financial Modeling and Structuring
  • Strengthening Financial Controls
  • P&L Leadership
  • Growth Strategy Development 
  • IPO, M&A, Investor Relations
  • Global Operations Efficiencies 
  • Business Planning and Analysis 
  • Team Leadership 

What recruiters look for in a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) resume: 

  • Ensure action plans are devised thoughtfully to and contribute to attainment of financial objectives
  • Serve as a financial advisor and support the CEO with the preparation of monthly and annual financial plans
  • Own financial reporting, planning, financial analysis, risk management, and internal reporting to leadership, key internal stakeholders, as well as the board of directors and the company‚Äôs investor community
  • Build and maintain monthly budgeting and cash flow forecasting at channel and product levels

What can make your Chief Financial Officer (CFO) resume stand out:

A strong summary that demonstrates your skills, experience and background in financial leadership

  • CFO, who well-known for her leadership and excellent understanding of the drivers of growth, profitability, and value creation.  Experienced in bringing transformative change by positioning finance as a strong business partner to the organization. Successful in partnering with all areas within a business to deliver strong financial results, efficient operations, and dependable compliance.  

Targeted job description

  • Execute the financial strategy of the company and oversee financial controls and accounting procedures
  • Ensure full transparency over the financial performance of the company
  • Provide advice on how to increase revenue and reduce costs

Related Academic background

  • MBA (Finance |RIMT University (RIMTU) 1999 
  • BBA (Marketing and Finance) | JK Business School (JKBS) 1994 

Sample Resume of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in Text Format

PRIYA PATHAK, CFA III 

CFO (Chief Financial Officer) 

 +91 979747 67567 | priyapathak@gmail.com | https://www.linkedin.com/in/priyapathak/ 

SUMMARY 

CFO, well-known for her leadership and excellent understanding of the drivers of growth, profitability, and value creation.  Experienced in bringing transformative change by positioning finance as a strong business partner to the organization. Successful in partnering with all areas within a business to deliver strong financial results, efficient operations, and dependable compliance.  

SKILLS 

  • Financial Strategy & Projections 
  • P&L Analysis 
  • Process Improvement 
  • Growth Strategy Development 
  • IPO, M&A, Investor Relations
  • Global Operations Efficiencies 
  • Business Planning and Analysis 
  • Team Leadership 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY 

CFO (Chief Financial Officer)

Proactive Consultants & Services | Delhi 2013 - Present 

Growth Path: Director of Finance -> Vice President (Finance) -> Senior Vice President (Finance) -> CFO 

  • Forecast long-term operational budgets while engaging the collective efforts of board members, committees, and management which  is critical for the success of processes and projects. 
  • Produce timely and accurate financial information to members (board, committees, etc.), COO, and financial institutions. 
  • Manage corporate staff of 6 in all essential business systems, and assist human resources with benefits, compensation, and other decisions as requested. 
  • Advice on business growth and financial strategies including M&A, IPO, fundraising, operational efficiency, and other areas relating to financial strategy. 
  • Act as a business partner to the CEO and board, providing financial insight, and advice to long-term business & financial strategy. Drive processes and operations of financial reporting, forecasting, analysis, planning, and budgeting. 
  • Design the employee stock option program, and oversee the global finance team. 

Accomplishments  

  • Tripled revenues to $7mm by directing entry into the Teradata and data-warehousing marketplace. 
  • Developed spreadsheet-based business plans to project revenues, costs, margins, cash, and staffing needs, justifying over $50mm in outside financings. 

Director of Finance

SunGold Trade, Noida | 2009 - 2013 

  • Ensured accuracy of the monthly financial close process and produced monthly financial statements. 
  • Led preparation of the annual budget and performed detailed budget-to-actual account variance analysis.
  • Supervised the accounting operation including approval of all general ledger journal entries, and review of fixed assets and depreciation schedules. 
  • Protected assets by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing internal controls. 

Senior Finance Manager

Moglix, Greater Noida | 2004 - 2009 

  • Drove financial planning processes including budgeting, forecasting, and long-range planning 
  • Created partnerships and own relationships with a range of product and business leaders, providing key insights into spending and resource allocation.  
  • Build analyses to drive better investment decisions, including a framework to evaluate ROI. 
  • Identified and lead initiatives to continuously improve, automate, and scale forecasting and reporting tools, processes, and methodologies. 

Finance Manager

MediaMonks, Delhi | 1998 - 2004 

Financial Analyst

Accenture, Delhi | 1996 - 1998 

EDUCATION 

  • MBA (Finance |RIMT University (RIMTU) 1999 
  • BBA (Marketing and Finance) | JK Business School (JKBS) 1994 

COURSES 

  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Level 3 
  • CFA, Level 2 
  • CPA, Australia