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  • A chief financial officer, a senior executive with responsibility for the financial affairs of a corporation or other institution.

    ‘Change at the top can be risky for CFOs.’
    • ‘To meet the demands of their role, many CFOs say they are putting in 12 - to 15-hour days at work.’
    • ‘Every large company I've worked at had a CFO who tried to take over running the IT department.’
    • ‘I've been VP and CFO of his companies for nine years.’
    • ‘As CFO, he led the design and implementation of our financial strategy that has helped us deliver superior shareholder returns.’
    • ‘He was made CFO in 2008 and COO in 2010.’
    • ‘He's been a game-changing CFO, but he's also so much more than that.’
    • ‘He has been the company's CFO since 2000.’
    • ‘Reporting to the Chief Executive and a key member of the highly experienced Executive Management Team, the CFO will contribute to the new initiatives shaping the business, whilst ensuring optimum financial stewardship.’
    • ‘The software giant will announce the name of its next CFO in only a few weeks.’



/ˌsēˌefˈō/ /ˌsiˌɛfˈoʊ/