Chief financial officers (CFOs) work in one of the highest-paying accounting jobs. The lowest 10% of top executives earned $62,290 in 2019, and the highest 10% of earners made more than $208,000. In addition to salary, a CFO’s compensation often includes stock options, bonuses, and access to company-owned transportation.
A CFO’s primary tasks include negotiating contracts, managing the finance department, and analyzing financial documents. These executives implement measures to reduce costs and improve business performance. CFOs work with organizational leaders to maximize profits and ensure the business runs efficiently.