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The job description of a Finance Director
ROLE:
                                                                Further information:
The role of the finance director varies according to the
size of the company involved. However, in general, he or
                                                                The IoD can help you refresh your skills and
she oversees all financial aspects of company strategy
                                                                improve performance. Please visit the following
and is responsible for the flow of financial information to
                                                                recommended pages located within iod.com:
the chief executive, the board and, where necessary,
external parties such as investors or financial institutions.   COURSES
MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:                                          The Role of Finance Director
                                                                Finance for Non-Financial Directors
• overall control of the company’s accounting function          T: +44 (0)20 7766 2601
                                                                W: www.iod.com/courses
• financial planning and related ongoing advice for the
  chief executive and senior management                         BOOKS
• formulating financial targets and budgets in                  Directors' Rewards
  accordance with the strategy determined by the board          T: +44 (0)20 7766 8866
                                                                W: www.iod.com/bookshop
• overall control of all financial transactions and
  accountancy matters, including audit systems                  SERVICES
                                                                Information & Advisory Services
• corporate finance: managing company policies
                                                                T: +44 (0)20 7451 3100
  regarding capital requirements, debt, taxation, equity        W: www.iod.com/ias
  and acquisitions, as appropriate
                                                                Executive Coaching
• preparing annual accounts                                     T: +44 (0)20 7766 2601
                                                                W: www.iod.com/executivecoaching
• ensuring that the regulatory requirements of all
  statutory bodies are met regarding all the company’s
                                                                Institute of Directors
  financial affairs                                             www.iod.com

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:                                       ©2010 Institute of Directors. All rights reserved

• degree-level education
• qualified member of an accountancy body or holder of
  an equivalent qualification

• significant experience in finance, with at least five years
  in senior management. (This last requirement may be
  relaxed for SMEs)

• experience of managing professional staff

				
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