Financial Manager

About the job:

What you do

As a Financial Manager, your job is to evaluate and maintain the financial health of the organization. You prepare financial statements and share them with your colleagues to come up with an ultimate decision while meeting certain legal requirements.

The following are examples of types of Financial Managers:

1. Controllers 

2. Treasurers and finance officers 

3. Credit managers 

4. Cash managers

5. Risk managers

6. Insurance managers 



The tough stuff

As a Financial Manager, you will face:

  • Heavy workloads
  • Long working hours
The cool stuff

As a Financial Manager, you will obtain:

  • Career Progression
  • Competitive salary package and benefits
  • Exposure to complex finance projects
Typical work hours
  • 40+ hours a week
  • Extra hours might be required

Are you the right fit?

Classes you should be good at
  • Math
  • Business/Economics
Best high school track(s)
  • Economics/Sociology
Personal qualities
  • Understanding what you hear
  • Understanding written information
  • Expressing yourself verbally
  • Communicating your ideas in writing
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Good With Numbers
  • Planning & Organization
  • Reasoning & Problem Solving
  • Attention to Detail

Will you make money?

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Education stuff:

Education required
  • Financial managers typically have a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or Business Administration
  • Master's degree is preferable in business administration, finance, or economics
  • 5 years or more of experience in another business or financial occupation, such as loan officer, accountant, auditor, securities sales agent, or financial analyst
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