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What does it take to become a CFO?

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Updated Miami, Florida

Currently - most CFOs are CPAs (Certified Public Accountants). To become a CPA, you need 150 credit hours, and need to pass the CPA exam, which has four parts. Then, most CFOs have a lot of professional working experience. At a minimum, I would say you would need at least 10-12 years of working experience, but that can vary based on the size of the company hiring and several other factors. There are several other routes to become a CFO, such as getting an MBA. See the link provided for a little more detailed information on what it takes to become a CFO.


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