The roles of financial managers vary significantly. The generic nature of the job title can be misleading as the level and scope of the responsibilities involved in any role can differ enormously. In larger companies for instance, the role is more concerned with strategic analysis, while in smaller organizations, a financial manager may be responsible for the collection and preparation of accounts.
In general, tasks across roles may include:
• providing and interpreting financial information;
• monitoring and interpreting cash flows and predicting future trends;
• analysing change and advising accordingly;
• formulating strategic and long-term business plans;
• researching and reporting on factors influencing business performance;
• analysing competitors and market trends;
• developing financial management mechanisms that minimise financial risk;
• conducting reviews and evaluations for cost-reduction opportunities;
• managing a company’s financial accounting, monitoring and reporting systems;
• liaising with auditors to ensure annual monitoring is carried out;
• developing external relationships with appropriate contacts, e.g. auditors, solicitors, bankers and statutory organisations such as the Inland Revenue;
• producing accurate financial reports to specific deadlines;
• managing budgets;
• arranging new sources of finance for a company’s debt facilities;
• supervising staff;
• keeping abreast of changes in financial regulations and legislation.
Education and skills
• Several years of experience in accounting or finance and personnel management
• Accounting firm experience is an asset
• University degree in finance, accounting or in a related field; a Master’s degree may be required
• Certification from a recognized professional accounting association e.g. CPA, CPA, CA, CPA,CMA or CPA,CGA may be required
Compensation will be competitive determined by experience.
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