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CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER, IN-DEPTH:

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Yuri is the Chief Financial Officer for a company in the entertainment business. He shares what he loves most about his job, its challenges and how hard it is to find work in his field. Yuri's key decision was realizing what his strong points were numbers and that discovery led him down his path of accounting and finance.

Degree: Accounting - Master in Taxation
Job Title: Chief Financial Officer

Job Summary: Accountants and Auditors

Job Description

Accountants and auditors prepare and examine financial records. They ensure that financial records are accurate and that taxes are paid properly and on time. Accountants and auditors assess financial operations and work to help ensure that organizations run efficiently.

On-the-Job Training

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Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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$40,000 - $110,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
10 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Long hours
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Office, Hospital / Clinic, Military
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Analytical skills, Detail oriented, Mathematical skills, Organizational skills, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills

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m='16239'>So</span> <span m='16860'>all</span> <span m='17040'>these</span> <span m='17230'>people</span> <span m='17590'>at this</span> <span m='18195'>conference are</span> <span m='18570'>creative</span> <span m='18950'>people.</span> <span m='19830'>They're</span> <span m='20320'>real</span> <span m='20650'>people.</span> <span m='21570'>I</span> <span m='21650'>love</span> <span m='22110'>real</span> <span m='22380'>people.</span> <span m='23170'>So</span> <span m='23480'>I</span> <span m='23610'>love</span> <span m='24120'>enjoy</span> <span m='24650'>working</span> <span m='25030'>with</span> <span m='25220'>creative</span> <span m='25580'>people,</span> <span m='26200'>because</span> <span m='26440'>they're</span> <span m='26600'>so</span> <span m='26830'>talented.</span> </p><p><span m='27800'>They're</span> <span m='27930'>not</span> <span m='28270'>of</span> <span m='28380'>this</span> <span m='28610'>world</span> <span m='29070'>definitely,</span> <span m='29830'>but</span> <span m='30010'>it's</span> <span m='30400'>very</span> <span m='30590'>interesting.</span> <span m='31660'>I'm</span> <span m='31830'>just</span> <span m='32090'>enjoying</span> <span m='32500'>it.</span> <span m='32860'>Seriously,</span> <span m='33430'>the</span> <span m='34330'>products</span> <span m='34820'>that</span> <span m='34990'>they</span> <span m='35110'>made,</span> <span m='35440'>the</span> <span m='35770'>production,</span> <span m='36440'>everything,</span> <span m='36900'>it's</span> <span m='37100'>amazing.</span> <span m='37980'>What's</span> <span m='38480'>most</span> <span m='38710'>challenging?</span> <span m='41019'>Hmm--</span> <span m='41945'>interesting.</span> <span m='44730'>You</span> <span m='44900'>know,</span> <span m='45190'>when</span> <span m='45400'>you</span> <span m='45500'>put</span> <span m='45690'>your</span> <span m='45800'>mind to it,</span> <span m='46350'>nothing</span> <span m='46680'>is</span> <span m='46820'>challenging.</span> <span m='47430'>Nothing</span> <span m='48170'>is</span> <span m='48340'>challenging</span> <span m='48740'>but</span> <span m='49540'>what</span> <span m='49720'>I</span> <span m='49980'>said</span> <span m='50330'>before</span> <span m='50900'>is</span> <span m='52310'>working</span> <span m='52910'>in</span> <span m='53000'>a</span> <span m='53080'>chaotic</span> <span m='53550'>atmosphere.</span> <span m='54900'>This</span> <span m='55030'>is</span> <span m='55210'>the</span> <span m='55320'>most</span> <span m='55700'>challenge</span> <span m='56090'>I've</span> <span m='56190'>ever</span> <span m='56380'>had.</span> <span m='56660'>And</span> <span m='57000'>it's</span> <span m='57560'>been,</span> <span m='57980'>what?</span> <span m='58400'>Two</span> <span m='58500'>something</span> <span m='58900'>years</span> <span m='59250'>since</span> <span m='59570'>I</span> <span m='59640'>became</span> <span m='60020'>a</span> <span m='60080'>financial</span> <span m='60550'>officer.</span> <span m='60940'>I'm</span> <span m='61100'>still</span> <span m='61370'>learning.</span> </p><p><span m='62630'>It's</span> <span m='62830'>not</span> <span m='63010'>easy.</span> <span m='63790'>But</span> <span m='63970'>then</span> <span m='64140'>again,</span> <span m='64610'>who</span> <span m='64769'>said it</span> <span m='64860'>was</span> <span m='65060'>going</span> <span m='65200'>to</span> <span m='65260'>be</span> <span m='65510'>easy, right?</span> <span m='66270'>If</span> <span m='66520'>it's</span> <span m='66720'>easy,</span> <span m='67100'>everybody's</span> <span m='67670'>doing</span> <span m='67950'>it.</span> <span m='68300'>I</span> <span m='68380'>had</span> <span m='68530'>to</span> <span m='68640'>make</span> <span m='68870'>several</span> <span m='69240'>decisions</span> <span m='69730'>in</span> <span m='69870'>my</span> <span m='69970'>life</span> <span m='71070'>because</span> <span m='71380'>first,</span> <span m='71690'>I</span> <span m='71760'>change</span> <span m='72080'>my</span> <span m='72240'>country.</span> <span m='72810'>I</span> <span m='73150'>had</span> <span m='73640'>to</span> <span m='74170'>rethink</span> <span m='74880'>my</span> <span m='75090'>priorities</span> <span m='75770'>in</span> <span m='75870'>life.</span> <span m='76160'>Right?</span> <span m='76730'>So</span> <span m='76890'>once</span> <span m='77200'>I</span> <span m='77260'>set</span> <span m='77530'>them</span> <span m='77650'>straight,</span> <span m='78570'>I</span> <span m='78690'>figured</span> <span m='78980'>out</span> <span m='79140'>my</span> <span m='79390'>strong</span> <span m='79760'>points,</span> <span m='80230'>and</span> <span m='80290'>my</span> <span m='80430'>strong</span> <span m='80740'>points</span> <span m='81030'>were</span> <span m='81140'>numbers.</span> <span m='82560'>Compliance,</span> <span m='83360'>numbers,</span> <span m='83870'>everything.</span> <span m='84440'>I</span> <span m='84760'>understand</span> <span m='85235'>it.</span> <span m='86600'>And</span> <span m='87340'>that</span> <span m='87630'>made</span> <span m='87950'>me</span> <span m='88100'>go</span> <span m='88390'>to</span> <span m='89400'>accounting</span> <span m='89830'>and</span> <span m='89950'>finance</span> <span m='90420'>school.</span> </p><p><span m='91270'>But</span> <span m='91610'>after</span> <span m='92040'>I</span> <span m='92150'>had</span> <span m='93610'>graduated,</span> <span m='94740'>I</span> <span m='94850'>went</span> <span m='95020'>to</span> <span m='95110'>get</span> <span m='95290'>some</span> <span m='95460'>experience</span> <span m='95910'>and</span> <span m='96360'>worked</span> <span m='96890'>in</span> <span m='97010'>the</span> <span m='97100'>field</span> <span m='97370'>about</span> <span m='97620'>three</span> <span m='97810'>to</span> <span m='97930'>four</span> <span m='98180'>years.</span> <span m='99230'>Then</span> <span m='99470'>through</span> <span m='99650'>some</span> <span m='99930'>friends,</span> <span m='101060'>I</span> <span m='101160'>was</span> <span m='101380'>introduced</span> <span m='102340'>to</span> <span m='105565'>the</span> <span m='105920'>CEO</span> <span m='106100'>of</span> <span m='106800'>my</span> <span m='106970'>current</span> <span m='107280'>company.</span> <span m='109140'>We</span> <span m='109680'>had</span> <span m='109920'>several</span> <span m='110280'>meetings.</span> <span m='111040'>We</span> <span m='111220'>discussed</span> <span m='112350'>his</span> <span m='112630'>vision.</span> <span m='114490'>I</span> <span m='114990'>love</span> <span m='115240'>the</span> <span m='115340'>captain</span> <span m='115720'>of</span> <span m='115830'>the</span> <span m='115900'>ship.</span> <span m='116270'>I</span> <span m='116420'>mean</span> <span m='116675'>I love</span> <span m='116930'>his</span> <span m='117140'>vision.</span> <span m='117700'>I'm</span> <span m='118170'>with</span> <span m='118230'>him.</span> <span m='118460'>I</span> <span m='118560'>think</span> <span m='118930'>we're</span> <span m='119040'>going</span> <span m='119210'>to</span> <span m='119310'>go</span> <span m='119570'>through</span> <span m='120150'>with</span> <span m='120540'>whatever</span> <span m='121040'>difficulties</span> <span m='121840'>we</span> <span m='121990'>have</span> <span m='122255'>and</span> <span m='122520'>we're</span> <span m='122960'>going to be very successful.</span> <span m='123840'>You'll see.</span> </p><p><span m='125160'>You know what?</span> <span m='125710'>There are</span> <span m='125900'>so</span> <span m='126410'>many</span> <span m='126490'>startup</span> <span m='127000'>companies.</span> <span m='128180'>Every</span> <span m='128539'>startup</span> <span m='129050'>company</span> <span m='129445'>needs</span> <span m='129840'>a</span> <span m='130120'>financial</span> <span m='130610'>officer.</span> <span m='131400'>So</span> <span m='131650'>it's</span> <span m='131820'>not</span> <span m='132050'>that</span> <span m='132270'>hard.</span> <span m='133160'>However</span> <span m='133920'>retaining</span> <span m='134650'>a</span> <span m='134760'>job</span> <span m='135590'>is</span> <span m='135720'>not</span> <span m='135920'>going</span> <span m='136050'>to</span> <span m='136130'>be</span> <span m='136880'>because</span> <span m='137580'>of</span> <span m='137690'>the</span> <span m='137790'>competition.</span> <span m='138660'>Of</span> <span m='138790'>course,</span> <span m='139690'>it's</span> <span m='139880'>not</span> <span m='140140'>as</span> <span m='140680'>fierce</span> <span m='141080'>as,</span> <span m='141500'>let's</span> <span m='141710'>say,</span> <span m='141960'>in</span> <span m='142060'>the</span> <span m='142210'>video</span> <span m='142560'>game</span> <span m='142850'>development</span> <span m='143540'>world,</span> <span m='144640'>because</span> <span m='144860'>not</span> <span m='145040'>that</span> <span m='145230'>many</span> <span m='145490'>people</span> <span m='145860'>want</span> <span m='146040'>to</span> <span m='146110'>do</span> <span m='146400'>it</span> <span m='146560'>actually.</span> <span m='147010'>Right?</span> </p><p><span m='147620'>The</span> <span m='147920'>work</span> <span m='148320'>and</span> <span m='148670'>life</span> <span m='148970'>balance.</span> <span m='149850'>This</span> <span m='150030'>is</span> <span m='150180'>an</span> <span m='150300'>interesting</span> <span m='150770'>question.</span> <span m='151620'>I</span> <span m='151750'>guess</span> <span m='151990'>it</span> <span m='152100'>depends</span> <span m='152680'>on</span> <span m='154600'>the</span> <span m='154770'>time</span> <span m='154990'>of</span> <span m='155110'>the</span> <span m='155240'>year.</span> <span m='156490'>Sometimes</span> <span m='156960'>I</span> <span m='157020'>work</span> <span m='157280'>24</span> <span m='157750'>hours</span> <span m='158030'>a</span> <span m='158080'>day.</span> <span m='159060'>And</span> <span m='159220'>it's</span> <span m='159380'>OK.</span> <span m='160020'>It</span> <span m='160160'>is</span> <span m='160300'>what</span> <span m='160460'>it</span> <span m='160540'>is.</span> <span m='160730'>Right?</span> <span m='161480'>Because</span> <span m='161650'>it's</span> <span m='161840'>interesting.</span> <span m='162340'>Sometimes</span> <span m='164160'>we</span> <span m='164430'>actually</span> <span m='164750'>get</span> <span m='164910'>up</span> <span m='165090'>at</span> <span m='165210'>7:00</span> <span m='165490'>and</span> <span m='165620'>would</span> <span m='165790'>come</span> <span m='165990'>to</span> <span m='166120'>work</span> <span m='166320'>at</span> <span m='166390'>7:00</span> <span m='166720'>a.m.</span> <span m='168360'>Basically,</span> <span m='169780'>30</span> <span m='170000'>minutes</span> <span m='170360'>later,</span> <span m='170640'>it's</span> <span m='170850'>already</span> <span m='171120'>4:00</span> <span m='171350'>p.m.</span> <span m='172120'>So</span> <span m='172280'>you</span> <span m='172450'>lose</span> <span m='172970'>track</span> <span m='173610'>of</span> <span m='173760'>time,</span> <span m='174200'>you</span> <span m='174280'>know.</span> <span m='174970'>Because</span> <span m='175190'>you</span> <span m='175290'>enjoy</span> <span m='175590'>your</span> <span m='175700'>work</span> <span m='175960'>so</span> <span m='176100'>much.</span> <span m='177070'>So,</span> <span m='177360'>yeah,</span> <span m='177700'>we</span> <span m='177880'>do</span> <span m='178080'>work</span> <span m='178380'>a</span> <span m='178450'>lot.</span> <span m='178910'>And</span> <span m='179220'>I</span> <span m='179300'>mean</span> <span m='179610'>if</span> <span m='179820'>you</span> <span m='179910'>don't</span> <span m='180120'>work</span> <span m='180410'>a</span> <span m='180470'>lot,</span> <span m='180780'>you</span> <span m='180960'>will</span> <span m='181110'>not</span> <span m='181330'>be</span> <span m='181440'>able</span> <span m='181700'>to</span> <span m='181840'>succeed,</span> <span m='182440'>to</span> <span m='182670'>succeed</span> <span m='183060'>in</span> <span m='183180'>life.</span> <span m='183830'>You</span> <span m='183970'>will not</span> <span m='184180'>be</span> <span m='184420'>able</span> <span m='184650'>to</span> <span m='184800'>achieve</span> <span m='185300'>what</span> <span m='185460'>you</span> <span m='185570'>set</span> <span m='186150'>for</span> <span m='186370'>yourself</span> <span m='186640'>in</span> <span m='186990'>life.</span> <span m='188040'>So</span> <span m='188230'>working</span> <span m='188600'>hard,</span> <span m='189100'>but</span> <span m='189400'>playing</span> <span m='189630'>hard</span> <span m='189890'>as</span> <span m='189990'>well.</span> </p>","file":{"id":380309,"video_id":"3395828585001","name":"2411-Yuri-ChiefFinancialOfficer2 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