Compensation Survey Job Descriptions

Chief Financial Officer

Participates in Executive Committee and acts as business partner to the CEO. Along with the senior management team, develops the business overall strategic plan. Directs the fiscal functions of the corporation in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and other regulatory and advisory organizations, and in accordance with financial management techniques and practices appropriate within the industry. Often has overall strategic oversight and responsibility for human resources, procurement, administration, and information systems.

Vice President Finance

Develops and implements strategy and direction for financial plan and annual budget. Recommends and aligns financial policies and procedures with company objectives, and ensures compliance with regulatory requirements. Provides recommendation for overall direction of financial accounting and reporting. Develops the organization’s strategic goals. Develops and implements more sophisticated policies and procedures both in the finance and general operational realms. Develops financial operating reports, such as annual plans, quarterly forecasts, periodic reviews and updates. Gathers business performance data, analyzes and compares it to previous periods, and develops recommendations for improvements in revenue growth or resource allocation.


Maintains stewardship for financial assets and debt including overall leadership of the cash management, debt management and investment management functions of the organization and its affiliated entities. Ensures the maintenance of corporate liquidity and financial stability. Develops and manages strategies, operations, policies and budgets relating to treasury activities. Directs development and revision of financial policies for capital structure, working capital, treasury operations, foreign exchange interest rate risk management, and insurance risk management. Directs capital markets, borrowing, investing, foreign exchange, treasury operations, financial risk management and corporate finance initiatives. Supervises the maintenance of internal controls designed to safeguard corporate assets and the integrity of its fiscal systems.


Devises and directs financial accounting activities of the organization. Establishes accounting procedures, budgetary objectives and reporting guidelines. Ensures the integrity of the department’s policies. Oversees general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash accounting, financial statement reporting, external audit, tax filings and monitors budgeted expenditures.

Director of Treasury

Oversees corporate cash management, develops a monthly cash plan, and manages bank accounts and cash operations. Mentors and develops team as it is related to Treasury activities. Administer online banking platforms and ensure compliance is met. Maintains oversight of all banking relationships. Reports to CFO position. Responsible for cash forecasting and planning processes.

Director of FP&A/Finance

Leader of FP&A/Finance team and is the lead financial liaison for multiple business units. Provides financial reporting and timely advice on strategy and operations, grounded in financial, economic, and business expertise. Leads the team involved with data collection, business analysis, developing tactical and strategic insight and delivering recommendations to management.

Assistant Treasurer

Assists the Treasury area within the institution with cash management, collateral management, funding and liquidity, investment analysis and other financial affairs. Manages and executes treasury functions including bank relationship management, foreign exchange operations, cash management, cash and treasury operations. Supervises borrowing and investing. Assists in meeting overall treasury department’s policies and regulatory requirements. Responsible for the day-to-day operational aspects of the treasury department.

Assistant Controller

Responsible for two or more major financial accounting activities, which may include financial reporting and general ledger maintenance, management of taxation, development of automated systems, preparation of financial statements, and development of financial insurance procedures. Assists in overseeing all day-to-day accounting operations and supervises staff members.

Manager of Treasury

Manages treasury department and is responsible for planning and executing day-to-day and period end Treasury activities. This includes managing the company’s cash flow forecast, identifying cost-saving and profit maximizing opportunities, and ensuring compliance with company, department and audit standards to maximize the protection of the company’s cash assets. Oversees all aspects of the corporation’s banking needs.

Manager of FP&A/Finance

Reports directly to the Director of FP&A and has several financial analysts reporting to them. A dynamic position that sits at the intersection of business and finance. Provides financial reporting and analysis that are used for strategic and tactical decision making. Responsible for data collection, business analysis, developing tactical and strategic insight, and delivering recommendations to management. Interacts with various levels of business and financial management.

Cash Manager

Manages and monitors daily cash management transactions, reports cash operation activities and executes borrowing/investment transactions. Ensures liquidity and prepares cash flow projections. Additional responsibilities include assisting in the development of bank relationships, determination of short-term cash to be invested, and anticipation of short-term borrowing needs. Responsible for liquidity management, including in-house banking and providing payments factory support, as applicable.

Accounting Manager

Oversees general ledger accounts and ensures accuracy of financial statements. Enforces organization’s accounting procedures and internal controls. Oversees tax preparation and adheres to tax regulations. Directs, coordinates, and manages the activities of the accounting staff.

Accounts Payable Manager

Accounts Payable (AP) Managers are responsible for supporting business partners, including finance and accounting leaders. They develop and analyze reports and perform month-end close. Responsibilities include ensuring payments are made accurately and on time. They create accounts payable processes and procedures. Additionally, they manage teams, workflows to ensure accurate invoice processing, third-party vendor management and reporting.  

Accounts Receivable Manager

Account Receivable (AR) Managers are responsible for overseeing the pursuit of complete, accurate, and timely full revenue cycle processes and managing the full cycle of the accounts receivable process. The incumbent is often responsible for daily management of staff to ensure the overall revenue cycle is optimized and serves as the liaison in responding to accounts receivable inquiries. Incumbents are sometimes responsible for creating accounts receivable policies and procedures, setting department objectives, and vendor management. 

Senior Treasury Analyst

Reports to the Treasury Manager, Assistant Treasurer or Treasurer. Facilitates daily treasury operations, provides accurate cash reporting and assists with bank structure management. Senior Treasury Analyst/Treasury Analyst produces reports to aid in cash forecasting. Senior Treasury Analyst/Treasury Analyst works cross functionally with Finance team. Strong knowledge in cash management and corporate insurance programs.

Treasury Analyst

Reports to the Treasury Manager, Assistant Treasurer or Treasurer. Facilitates daily treasury operations, provides accurate cash reporting and assists with bank structure management. Senior Treasury Analyst/Treasury Analyst produces reports to aid in cash forecasting. Senior Treasury Analyst/Treasury Analyst works cross functionally with Finance team. Strong knowledge in cash management and corporate insurance programs.

Financial/FP&A Senior Analyst

Partners with business leaders to provide input and guidance on business issues and to provide strategic financial input and leadership on decision-making issues affecting the line(s) of business. Conducts and documents financial analysis projects, data gathering, manipulation, summarization, and analysis of financial reports, sales activity, trends, and opportunities.

Financial/FP&A Analyst

This individual serves as a member of the Finance team and serves as the assigned financial liaison for a designated business unit(s) or at corporate. Provides management with financial reporting and analysis that is used for strategic and tactical decision making. Works with various levels of management within the business units as well as corporate stakeholders to develop, interpret and implement financial and accounting concepts or techniques related to strategic planning, budgeting, and forecasting to drive business results.

Senior Accountant

Monitors and analyzes general ledger accounts, financial statements, and reports. Supervises and performs major account analysis. Ensures accuracy in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and company’s policies and procedures.

Accountant II

Responsible for maintaining selected general ledger account balances in conformity with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Examines accounting documents for accuracy and ensures compliance with policies, procedures and accounting standards.

Accountant I

Responsibilities can include accounts receivable, accounts payable and cash management activities. Reviews reports for inconsistencies and inaccuracies.

Accounts Payable Specialist

An Accounts Payable Specialist is responsible for the financial processing of transactions for an organization. Their duties include daily bookkeeping and record keeping, financial reporting and the preparation of tax records for financial audits. The Accounts Payable Specialist is responsible for day-to-day financial transactions including accounts payable, corporate credit card reconciliations, and various other transactional issues.

Accounts Payable Clerk

An accounts payable clerk ensures that accounting paperwork and invoices are filed and distributed correctly. Accounts payable clerks also create accounts payable reports, maintain accounting files, reconcile accounts payable transactions, communicate with vendors and clients, and file invoices for payment. A central part of an accounts payable clerk’s job is making sure that the organization’s bills are paid in full, and any outstanding balances are reconciled appropriately. 

Accounts Receivable Specialist

An Accounts Receivable Specialist is responsible for collecting payments for companies. Other duties that fall under the umbrella of accounts receivable job descriptions include tracking payments, making bank deposits and running reports that document profits and losses for organizations.  

Accounts Receivable Clerk

An Accounts Receivables (AR) Clerk prepares accounts receivable and processes incoming payments in compliance with policies and procedures. AR Clerks perform day to day financial transactions, including verifying, classifying, computing, posting and recording AR data. They are also responsible for creating invoices according to company practices and submitting them for approval.