Manager (Finance)

Finance Managers organise and coordinate financial and accounting activities within larger organisations. They may also oversee and run independent financial organisations.

Duties and tasks

  • Assessing market trends and financial data to make informed decisions
  • Evaluating accounting, budgetary, and financial practices
  • Forecasting future profits and trends
  • Making large-scale financial decisions and exercising authority
  • Overseeing and supervising employees in the financial sector
  • Working with managers from other departments to determine the organisations specific financial needs
  • Working with outside organisations to ensure activities are carried out legally and ethically

Skills required

  • High mathematical ability
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Oral communication
  • Organisation and time management
  • Use of logic, reasoning, and critical thinking

Working conditions

Finance Managers typically work in financial departments of larger corporations. At times, they may oversee agencies specifically devoted to finance, accounting, or wealth creation and accumulation.

Professional associations / Industry information

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

CPA Australia

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia

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  • Actuary
  • Auditor
  • Cost Accountant
  • Economist
  • Investment Analyst
  • Liquidator and Receiver
  • Taxation Agent
  • Taxation Consultant
  • Treasurer

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