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CFO Jobs in City of London

A Chief Financial Officer (CFO) has complete oversight of finance within a company with finance managers reporting directly into them. The CFO usually sits on the board of directors. Generally speaking a CFO is strategic, working on long term business planning, budgeting and forecasting and investor relations.

 

Key responsibilities of a CFO:

  • Leading, developing and expanding a large finance team
  • Complete oversight of the day-today running of finance
  • Business partnering closely with the CEO and other senior stakeholders to ensure the group hits its strategic milestones
  • Identify and implement process improvements to enhance the efficiency and accuracy of the monthly, quarterly and annual reporting process
  • Oversee the financial planning and budgeting processes for new product lines and store openings
  • Offering key strategic advice and analysis in relation to international expansion and effective growth strategy
  • Work closely with marketing teams to ensure the continued integrity of the brand

Desired Skills and Experience of a CFO:

  • Fully qualified ACA / ACCA / CIMA
  • Must have extensive experience in leading and developing finance functions
  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills
  • Previous experience of managing and developing staff
  • Ability to work with a high level of accuracy and meet strict deadlines
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and dynamic environment
  • Excellent Excel skills

The City of London is the hub of business activity in London and is the is one of the central business districts of the world. 

It is known as 'the square mile' because it is 1.12 square miles in area. It contains several professional services centres including Insurance, Legal and of course, Finance. 

Liverpool Street and Bank are closest to the insurance activity which is centred around the Lloyd's building near Leadenhall Market. 

Temple and Chancery Lane are all close to the Legal inns of court and are also inside the boundaries of the square mile. 

Other non-sector specific areas in the City of London are St. Paul's and Blackfriars, close to both of these are various famous roads such as Old Bailey which is home to the Central Criminal Court and the historic newspaper publishing hub, Fleet Street. 

The areas closest to the River Thames are Monument, which commemorates the Great Fire of London and Tower Hill in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.