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VP of Finance job description

The Vice President (VP) of Finance is a professional who is responsible for processing the financial activities that maximize profits for an organization. They analyze data in order to make strategic decisions about an organization’s future, such as how much money should be invested into R&D or marketing.


Use this VP of Finance job description to advertise your vacancies and find qualified candidates. Feel free to modify responsibilities and requirements based on your needs.

VP of Finance responsibilities include:

  • Serving as a financial advisor to the CEO and executive team for strategic planning purposes
  • Overseeing all sides of accounting operations, including payables, receivables, payroll and tax preparation
  • Developing appropriate tracking methods for revenue and expenses

Job brief

We are looking for an experienced and dedicated VP of Finance who will be responsible for developing and directing the company’s analytical, financial plans and policies. The VP of Finance will also report on metrics to optimize our growth by understanding where efficiencies exist to maximize scalability throughout the year.

VP of Finance responsibilities include overseeing accounting operations, gathering and analyzing financial data and preparing financial reports.

Ultimately, you will work directly with the President of our organization to ensure our operations remain on track to hit our target goals.


  • Prepare timely and accurate analyses, summaries and reports of financial data on the operating progress of the company
  • Create a reliable cash flow projection process and reporting structure that includes a minimum cash threshold to meet operational needs
  • Routinely review revenue cycle metrics to identify and address issues affecting overall performance proactively
  • Manage the company’s compliance with local and federal regulatory matters   
  • Partner with senior leaders to ensure the company hits revenue targets

Requirements and skills

  • Proven work experience as a VP of Finance or similar role
  • In-depth knowledge of financial benchmarking, accounting, audit and tax compliance and other regulatory matters
  • Adept in fiscal management principles and processes, including resource management and needs assessment
  • Partner with Chief Revenue Officer & Chief Executive Officer to establish and track revenue goals
  • Possesses critical knowledge of federal and multiple state tax laws as well as basic accounting issues
  • A bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting is preferred

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