VP of Finance Resume Guide

3 VP of Finance Resume Examples - Here's What Works In 2023

With the world and economy recovering from Covid and bracing for a period of recession, a good vice president of finance who can work to maintain a company’s financial health is what all companies want. This resume guide which has been curated by top recruiters in the finance industry will show you what recruiters look for and give you specific tips to elevate your resume and secure yourself a job.

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Author: Lucy Stratham
Senior Hiring Manager - VP of Finance Roles
9+ Years of Experience

A vice president of finance is responsible for the financial operations and health of a company and is answerable to the president, CEO, or board of the company. This senior-level position is heavily male-dominated with men making up over 73% of all VPs of finance. Interestingly, the manufacturing industry is where you will get paid the most in this profession, and you are more likely to find yourself working in a public company as opposed to a private one.


To succeed in this position you need to show a very strong finance background and a very strong managerial and executive background. In fact, 95% of VPs in finance have a bachelor’s or master’s degree so make sure your resume highlights these degrees and any finance certifications you have. It should also concentrate on your previous roles in a managerial or executive previous role as much as possible. 


This resume guide comprises several resume samples, recruiter tips, and relevant skills and action verbs you can use to elevate your resume.