Venture Capital Chief Financial Officers

Chief Financial Officer of a Venture Capital Firm Discusses Budgets

Chief financial officers manage the accounting and financial reporting functions of venture capital firms and their portfolio companies. They also provide strategic business advice to partners and the founders of start-ups. 

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Manage their employer’s accounting and financial reporting functions and provide strategic advice to executives; track and analyze financial data; oversee budgeting and financial controls
Salary Range $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are best in San Francisco and in other cities with a large number of start-ups
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree
School Subjects
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Mathematics
Experience Ten years of experience in lower-level accounting and finance positions
Personality Traits
  • Organized
  • Problem-Solving
  • Realistic
Skills
  • Financial
  • Information Management
  • Leadership
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook Much Faster than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Partner or Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Controller
  • Chief Accountant
  • Accountant/Auditor

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