Finance Manager jobs

A finance manager plans, budgets, allocates and advises on company finances. They sit at the head of the finance and accounting team and act as financial counsel to executive management, providing the insights needed to make better business decisions.

Finance manager job description and duties

A finance manager is integral to the smooth and efficient running of a finance team. As a general rule, their job description will typically include the following duties:

  • Overseeing management accountants, financial analysts and financial accountants
  • Reporting on budgets, expenses, accounts payable and accounts receivable
  • Business plan development based on finance reporting
  • Budget management and monitoring
  • The collection and interpretation of financial data
  • Advising senior stakeholders on financial issues
  • Anticipating future trends in finance
  • Analysing current market trends
  • Analysing competitor activity

Finance manager qualifications, skills and experience

Basic requirements for a role as finance manager should begin with a specialist qualification, such as CIMA, ACA or ACCA. It’s beneficial to be Qualified by Experience and to have worked within the finance sector for several years. This should be accompanied by a degree in one of the following academic areas:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Mathematics
  • Management
  • Business Studies
  • Economics

Leadership positions typically require a very specific set of soft skills, and this role is no different. In order to become successful, professionals should ideally have the following skills:

  • Excellent time management
  • A sharp, analytical mind
  • Business acumen
  • Commercial awareness
  • An eye for detail
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in negotiation

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Finance Manager
City of London
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£55,000.00 - £60,000.00 / annum
Accounts Payable Manager
£180.00 - £220.00 / day
Finance Shared Service Manager
£55,000.00 - £60,000.00 / annum
Finance and Contract Support Manager
City of London
£65,000.00 - £70,000.00 / annum
Finance Director
£80,000.00 - £100,000.00 / annum
Finance Shared Service Centre Manager - FTC
£50,000.00 - £55,000.00 / annum
Head of Commercial Finance
£85,000.00 - £95,000.00 / annum
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£55,000.00 - £65,000.00 / annum
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