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Finance Manager

Be responsible for financial planning, budgeting and reporting.
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What's it like to be a Finance Manager?

As a Finance Manager you will play a key role in helping management make informed financial decisions. The role supports the Chief Financial Officer and executive management team by providing financial guidance. This will involve analysing and presenting on financial strengths and weaknesses, identifying and managing financial risks and exploring opportunities for increasing revenue and reducing costs.

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How to become a Finance Manager


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To become a Finance Manager, you usually need a bachelor degree or higher in a related field, in addition to having experience in the industry.

  1. Complete a bachelor degree in business, commerce, finance, accounting, economics or business administration. This usually takes three years of full-time study.
  2. Consider advancing your skills with a relevant postgraduate degree, such as a Master of Business Administration.
  3. Many employers prefer candidates who have completed a Chartered Accountant (CA) or Certified Practising Account (CPA) qualification. Joining industry bodies such as the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and Australian Finance Industry Association (AFIA) can also provide development opportunities that benefit your career.
  4. Gain extensive experience in the industry, ideally in roles that focus on leading finance teams and processes.

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Bachelor of Commerce

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Bachelor of Business

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Master of Business Administration

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Latest Finance Manager reviews

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May 2021
Being a Finance Manager is great, but you've got to be prepared to work to get all you can out of it.
Reviewer's Qualification
Master of Professional Accounting (CPA)
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Financial accounting
The good things
You get to learn everything about a business.
The challenges
Long hours, significant pressure and managing competing deadlines.
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May 2021
Being a Finance Manager is a very rewarding job helping a company reduce expenses and increase profits for the owners give toy a lots of personal rewards
Reviewer's Qualification
Diploma of Accounting
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Finance
The good things
The good things about my role is the owners and team are like family and are good with a work life balance and have given me good opportunities to learn and development my skills it is a very busy rol...
The challenges
Challengers have been the growth of the business with staff, new customers and enquiring another business the blending of the new team took time and new fiance staff work very differently to how we ha...
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