The finance manager is responsible for the day to day running of a company's finance team.
They provide a comprehensive financial accounting service with responsibility for preparing accurate, timely financial and management accounts and reports. They are also charged with developing financial strategies to ensure that the organisation reaches its short and medium term goals.
What qualifications are required to be a FM?
To become a finance manager, you'll require a tertiary qualification in accounting. In most cases you will also be CA qualified with several years' post-qualification experience. Additionally, you will be able to demonstrate the following experience:
Staff management experience
Key personal attributes for a successful Finance Manager include:
Magic CV Words
'Big 4', overseas experience, staff management, process improvement and streamlining.
On average, salaries for finance managers are between circa $100-120k.
Finance Manager career prospects
Proven finance managers have good career opportunities and can progress to become financial controllers or commercial managers.
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