what does a finance manager do?

What does a Finance manager do?

  • Finance managers produce financial reports, guide investment activities, and create strategies for the long term financial goals of their company.

  • Perform financial analyses to determine present and forecasted financial health of the company.

  • Use financial modeling to simulate potential financial scenarios and be able to present outcomes to key stakeholders.

  • Oversee the preparation and release of financial reports.

  • Examine financial and legal documents to ensure accuracy and that regulations and financial best practices are met.

  • Collaborate with team as well as management on development and execution of funding strategies.

  • Develop or recommend solutions for potential problems or how to enhance processes.

Common Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting or related field required, MBA preferred

  • Previous experience in strategic planning and finance

  • Strong communication and presentation skills and able to present at all levels

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel

  • Creative and critical thinking skills

  • Able to multi-task

National Average Salary

The average salary for a Finance Manager is $91,382 per year in the United States in 2019.

*Our salary estimates are based data collected anonymously and varies greatly by experience, location, industry and other factors. These estimates should only be used as a guideline and only given to the for the purpose of general comparison only.


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