What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Finance Manager in Cleveland:
"Challenges And Creativity."
Find opportunities to improve the business process and devise new ways to do the current/existing work more efficiently/effectively.
Finance Manager in San Francisco:
"Know Your Value, Confidentiality."
You will be exposed to a lot of confidential information. It takes maturity and experience to walk the line of speaking up and staying quite. Being trustworthy is rare but highly valued.
Being well read and analytic has helped me be a top performer. Once you have the skills, the hard part is to prove it and be confident. KNOW YOUR VALUE!