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Finance Manager

A tough but rewarding career.

What's it like to be a Finance Manager?

Tasks and duties

  • Responsible for managing and improving the finance department.
  • Manage the budgeting, reporting and forecasting process.
  • Support & co-ordinate risk management strategies
  • Providing financial support, guidance and analysis to the CFO and Board of Directors.
  • Producing indepth Cash Flow forecasting models

What can I earn as a Finance Manager?

The most common salary  for a Finance Manager is between $110k and $130k
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Explore Finance Manager qualifications

Duration 2 yrs - 7 yrs
24 institutions offering this qualification
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How do Finance Managers rate their role?

Latest reviews from 43 Finance Managers surveyed on SEEK

Latest reviews

5 out of 5Nov 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Master of Business Administration
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
The good things
Being a Finance Manager allows you to have visibility of the end to end finances of a company allowing you to contribute strategically
The challenges
Thorough knowledge of accounting principles, not all qualified accountants can be Finance Managers.
4 out of 5Nov 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Advancd Diploma in Accounting
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Compliance issues
The good things
There is a large degree of autonomy with opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to the plans and goals of your employer.
The challenges
Meeting deadlines with respect to completion of accurate financial reports can be a challenge as can ensuring that essential compliance issues are met.
5 out of 5Nov 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Higher School Certificate
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Financial and managment accounting
The good things
The role keeps me busy. There are many issues that can pop up every day and I have to be ready for anything each day. I get to solve problems and add value to the business which give me a great sens...
The challenges
Competing priorities sometimes means that I can't please very one.
4 out of 5Nov 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Business
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Finance Dpt
The good things
Good things: Finance jobs is not only Accounting and Payments, they are to try that the company doesn't suffer in the day by day, and get the maximization of assets.
The challenges
Challenges: Try to match with of all department of the company, getting synergies between them
4 out of 5Nov 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Master of Business Administration
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Financial reporting
The good things
Overview of all aspects of the business
The challenges
People’s accountability
2 out of 5Nov 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Post Graduate in Accounting
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Finance
The good things
Not much
The challenges
Bad bosses who are mostly completely uneducated in matters of accounting and finance and therefore have unrealistic expectations. Poor standard of board members.
3 out of 5Nov 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Associate Diploma
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Reportin company financials
The good things
I love the diversity in my work
The challenges
Time it is very demanding and deadlines have to be met
5 out of 5Nov 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
CPA
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Finance
The good things
It gives you the ability to influence the business to make finance savvy decisions
The challenges
High pressure and competing deadlines
4 out of 5Nov 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Master of Business Administration
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Overall finance function
The good things
Large involvement with the overall operations of the business spanning from business development to losing contracts
The challenges
Small team so very busy within a high growth environment
4 out of 5Nov 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Commerce
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Analysis, forecasting and reporting
The good things
Provide valuable information in a presentable way to assist decision makers make inform decision that make our company financially sound.
The challenges
The challenge is to make the numbers presented tell a story to whoever is looking at them ignoring their qualification and work background.
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What are the job opportunities for Finance Managers?

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Job opportunities

Finance Manager jobs on SEEK
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Projected job growth

National increase over next 5 years
8.3%
2018
2023
Source: LMIP. Finance Managers
Latest Finance Manager jobs on SEEK
Lendlease
Sydney > North Shore & Northern Beaches
We are looking for a savvy Finance Manager that stakeholder's love, to join our team in Chatswood!
Mitalent Recruitment Group
Sydney > Southern Suburbs & Sutherland Shire
Quality products, quality company step into the top finance role in this successful niche company.
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Private Advertiser
Sydney > CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs
As the Group Finance Manager you will play an integral role in seeing people have access to quality healthcare, education & other essential services.
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REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd
ACT
REMONDIS Australia currently has an exciting opportunity for a professional Finance Manager to join the REMONDIS family, based in Hume ACT.
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