What does a President do?

The president of an organization acts as the top executive personnel responsible for business strategic planning and company vision. Providing leadership to the organization, the president holds all business operations accountable to the stakeholders and the company policies. Further duties include direct reporting to the board of directors, assuming a supervisory role for top-level management, taking on the responsibility for budget and financial health and management of the organization.

Almost all presidents have a bachelor's degree in business with many holding a master's of business administration. Senior level experience in management is commonplace with successful candidates possessing an extensive working knowledge of the business environment and market conditions of the industry. Excellent communication skills and strong public presence is a must followed by the need for critical thinking and financial acumen to develop working strategies. Flexibility is also essential for this job role as long hours may be required to attend meetings or in times of crises.

  • Represent the organization as the top executive personnel
  • Provide strategic planning and vision for the organization
  • Hold business operations accountable to stakeholders and company policies
  • Provide a professional public presence on behalf of the company
  • Draw out short-term and long-term goals for the company
  • Direct reporting to the board of directors where applicable
  • Supervise top-level management personnel
  • Take charge of the budget and financial health of the company
  • Master's of business administration preferred
  • Senior level management experience in the industry is required
  • Extensive knowledge of the industry and market conditions
  • Strong presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong public presence and professional image
  • Exceptional critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Strong business and financial acumen
  • Flexible to work long hours as required

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
4%
2 - 4
13%
5 - 7
53%
8+
30%

Common Skill Sets

Leadership
Programmatic
UCAAS
Written Communication
Sensitive
Team Leadership
Public Speaking
Segments

President Seniority Levels

L2
President
CA$146,925/yr
L3
President III
No Salary Reports
L4
Lead President
CA$144,771/yr
Chief Operating Officer
15% made the transition
Ceo
14% made the transition
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President Salaries

Average Base Pay

CA$146,925 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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CA$58k
Median: CA$147k
CA$375k
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