Your startup’s CFO, also known as a chief financial officer, manages your financial activities. This senior executive analyzes financial statements and sales performance to make strategic decisions. 

Additionally, this financial expert is well-versed in corporate investing. They generally identify opportunities to invest capital, such as opportunities for expansion and growth.

The CFO also has significant input on a company's capital structure, assisting in developing plans for how the business uses debt, equity, and assets to generate revenue. One of the key responsibilities of the CFO is to direct and control the preparation of financial reports for regulatory authorities and investors.