Finance Manager Kaiwhakahaere Pūtea

Finance managers oversee the major financial operations of an organisation.

Employers prefer to hire finance managers who are registered with a professional body such as Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand (CA ANZ) or CPA Australia.

To become a Chartered Accountant (CA) or a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) you must:

Finance managers may do some or all of the following:

  • oversee cash flow and account management
  • assess and manage risks
  • prepare budgets and documents such as annual reports
  • undertake financial forecasting
  • provide financial advice to the organisation
  • make decisions on how to invest the organisation's money
  • undertake operational reporting and analysis to ensure the organisation achieves financial targets
  • monitor and report on financial trends
  • supervise the finance team
  • ensure policies, procedures and legal requirements are followed correctly.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for finance managers includes:

  • financial or accounting experience
  • management experience.

Personal Qualities

Finance managers need to be:

  • able to lead others
  • able to think critically and analytically
  • accurate with high attention to detail
  • strong communicators
  • confident decision-makers.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for finance managers includes:

  • financial or accounting experience
  • management experience.

Subject Recommendations

A tertiary entrance qualification is required to enter further training. Useful subjects include accounting, economics, business studies, English and maths with statistics and/or calculus.

Finance Managers can earn around $82K-$163K per year per year.

Finance managers may progress to become managing directors/chief executives.

Finance Manager

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