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English definition of “chief financial officer”

chief financial officer

noun [C]
(also chief finance officer, abbreviation CFO)
WORKPLACE, MANAGEMENT the most important financial manager in a company or organization, who is the head of the finance department: The state agencies submitted reports to the state's chief financial officer and chief operating officer in November.
(Definition of chief financial officer from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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