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  • Writer's pictureRobert Adelson

CFO Employment Contract — Terms and Negotiations

On September 7, 2019, CEOWorld magazine published an article I wrote on “CFO Employment Contract — Terms and Negotiations” The magazine advised me that I can use “Featured in the CEOWORLD magazine” and the CEOWORLD “Logo” on my website. The editor has also advised that I can add CEOWORLD magazine in my LinkedIn profile’s “Experience Section” as an “Opinion Columnist” and authority in the field.

This article is designed for designed for Chief Financial Officers (CFOs)

Hired to focus on external financial matters such as fundraising, IPO or company sale, interfacing with the Board of Directors, orHired to focus on internal accounting and finance operations, andWho also take on the role of chief operating officer (COO) as well, Chief Operating Officers (COOs) hired to oversee other areas of company operations, including production, marketing and sales, and research and development.

The article covers delineation of responsibilities and resources to do the job, terms to seek in your cash executive compensation package, the various forms of equity to seek depending on the position of the company, terms to include in severance and suggestions on both job offers and re-negotiation of executive contract terms.

To see my full CEOWorld magazine. article, go to my website at

With more than 12.4+ million-page views, CEOWORLD magazine is the world’s leading business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, senior management executives, business leaders, and high net worth individuals worldwide.

It is my hope that this article will be helpful to CFOs or CFOs who also take on the COO role with need to review the job offer or employment contract including special circumstances included in the position. If you or any colleague of yours has a need in this area, please do reach out to me at

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