Job Title CFO vs. Controller vs. Finance Director what is the proper pecking order
(N/A) | Sep 4, 2013
I am helping out a colleague who is trying to fill an opening in his company. It is a retailer doing over 25M. The current person that is leaving holds the title of Finance Director. Previously the position was CFO but it was felt that the company really wasn’t large enough to have a CFO. The next level that reports to this position holds the designation of Finance Manager. The current person has really been more of a Financial Analyst and he wants to get a more rounded individual. The question is should he stay with the Financial Director title or change to the title of Controller. He wants to use what will be perceived as the higher level of the two.