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
- Complete a bachelor degree in business, commerce, finance, accounting, economics or business administration. This usually takes three years of full-time study.
- Consider advancing your skills with a relevant postgraduate degree, such as a Master of Business Administration.
- 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.
- Gain extensive experience in the industry, ideally in roles that focus on leading finance teams and processes.