Typically, finance managers work in an office setting where they are in charge of a small group of other coworkers. Even though the work they do is not usually physically demanding, it can be mentally challenging because of the large groups of numbers that they deal with which require lots of patience and diligence. Most finance managers are required to have a college degree with a major in either economics, finance, or business, and some require experience at an entry-level position in order to get this type of position. Financial managers must usually have a good personality, be able to work with others, have good communication skills and knowledge of how to use a computer, and be able to generate reports using various types of spreadsheets with several different types of software.
Financial Manager Tasks
Manage client accounts and act as the subject matter expert for budgetary decisions.
Refine and implement monthly, quarterly, and annual reports for designated groups.
Prepare and submit budget and resource reports and statements, with an eye towards compliance.
Perform ad hoc, non-routine financial analysis as needed.