CFO RESUME GUIDE

Your CFO Resume is the Key to Landing More Interviews

When creating a CFO resume there are several key elements that, if you don’t get them right, you simply won’t land an interview… which means you won’t get the job either.

Let us walk you through the process with this chief financial officer resume sample.

Chief Financial Officer

Things to Keep in Mind When Writing Your CFO Resume

Your resume is the single most important tool in your job search toolbox. It will be required in 98% of situations and needs to stand on its own to communicate the value you bring as a CFO to any employer.

Overall, your CFO resume needs to be:

  • Well organized and utilize proper white space to make it easy to visually scan and find what the reader is looking for.
  • Flawless in terms of spelling and grammar.
  • A summary of your accomplishments stated in quantifiable results.
  • 2 pages (max). The only exceptions would be academia or federal government resumes.

With these basic tenets in mind, let’s move into the details of each section of your resume. (We included full-size version of the CFO sample for your review.)

And, if you decide you would like professional resume writing help, you can check our our executive resume writing service packages.

Chief Financial Officer

Things to Keep in Mind When Writing Your CFO Resume

Your resume is the single most important tool in your job search toolbox. It will be required in 98% of situations and needs to stand on its own to communicate the value you bring as a CFO to any employer.

Overall, your CFO resume needs to be:

  • Well organized and utilize proper white space to make it easy to visually scan and find what the reader is looking for.
  • Flawless in terms of spelling and grammar.
  • A summary of your accomplishments stated in quantifiable results.
  • 2 pages (max). The only exceptions would be academia or federal government resumes.

With these basic tenets in mind, let’s move into the details of each section of your resume. (We included full-size version of the CFO sample for your review.)

And, if you decide you would like professional resume writing help, you can check our our executive resume writing service packages.

Private Equity Resume

International Investment Professional

A founder of an international private equity investment partnership, with a focus on telecommunications, media and technology services investments. She pursued large-scale emerging market opportunities in the U.S., Russia, Europe and the Middle East.

She combined a unique set of skills and investment track record to develop a much larger network of investors.

Private Equity Resume

International Investment Professional

A founder of an international private equity investment partnership, with a focus on telecommunications, media and technology services investments. She pursued large-scale emerging market opportunities in the U.S., Russia, Europe and the Middle East.

She combined a unique set of skills and investment track record to develop a much larger network of investors.

Hedge Fund Resume

Alternative Investment Operations

Hedge fund technology expertise is what is needed in an alternative investments operations position. This hedge fund professional brought deep risk management, systems develop and process automation experience.

They successfully streamlined reporting and business functionality and built risk management systems and financial modeling technology.

In this high pressure environment, they were able to create systems that deliver automated information in a timely manner… critical to trading success.

Hedge Fund Resume

Alternative Investment Operations

Hedge fund technology expertise is what is needed in an alternative investments operations position. This hedge fund professional brought deep risk management, systems develop and process automation experience.

They successfully streamlined reporting and business functionality and built risk management systems and financial modeling technology.

In this high pressure environment, they were able to create systems that deliver automated information in a timely manner… critical to trading success.

The Power of a Professional Executive Resume

The Power of a Professional Executive Resume

What Does Your Personal Brand Say About You?

Experienced executives leverage our team of certified resume writing experts to position them as the expert in their field.

You need more than just a resume… you will also need an Executive Bio, Cover Letter, Recommendation Letter, and Social Media Presence.

Our Team is Your Team

Leverage our decades of experience.

We will work with you to develop a roadmap to meet your career challenges with confidence and to help move you up the ladder of success.

Beyond just your personal branding documents, we will make sure you are fully prepared for the entire hiring process.

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We Identify the Most Critical Points that
Make You 
the Go-To Industry Expert

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a 1-on-1 consultation with one of our team members.

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