Finance Director Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Finance Director in Miami:
"BUDGETING."
MANAGE STAFF.

Finance Director in Chicago:
"Time and people management is key. Planning is critical."
This is a high stress job in some companies. Plan ahead and manage up as well as down. Make sure you have a good "right" hand that you can trust. If you don't know how to delegate learn to. Learn to mange people - they don't teach you that in school. You are only as good as the team you build.

Finance Director in St. Paul:
"Varied jobs, HR, AP, AR, GL, Computers, Phones."
Must like variety if you work for a Non-Profit.