Finance Manager

Finance Managers work for organisations, large and small, and are responsible for the functions involving money, including investments, expenses, payroll, and income; they also make decisions regarding acquisitions and mergers. They are ultimately responsible for an organisations financial health, and communicate this through reports, statements, and forecasts; they advise strategies according to the information they gather.
 

Duties and tasks

  • Assist in financial decisions made by the organisations management
  • Know the financial legal requirements and ensure that they are met
  • Manage employees in the financial division
  • Monitor an organisations accounting system
  • Prepare and communicate accurate financial reports, statements, and forecasts
  • Seek ways to reduce costs and propose long-term goals

Skills required

  • Communication
  • Decision Making
  • Knowledge of Laws and Regulations
  • Organisation
  • Strong Attention to Detail
  • Writing

Working conditions

Finance Managers work indoors in an office setting; they may work in a small office or in a larger office building, depending upon the organisation they work for. Because of the nature of their work, they must take precautions against injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Finance managers generally work full-time in a regular Monday through Friday work week.

Professional associations / Industry information

Australian Securities and Investments Commission
http://www.asic.gov.au/

CPA Australia 
http://www.cpaaustralia.com.au/

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
http://www.charteredaccountants.com.au/

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