Finance Manager Kaiwhakahaere Pūtea

Finance managers manage the financial risks, financial planning and daily running of an organisation.

Finance managers may do some or all of the following:

  • manage the cash flow in and out of their organisation
  • make decisions on how to invest company money
  • monitor and report on financial trends and organisational efficiency
  • check the financial and business risks of projects
  • plan and prepare budgets and documents such as the annual report
  • ensure business meets legal requirements
  • ensure debts are collected.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for finance managers includes:

  • experience supervising staff
  • management or accounting experience
  • banking experience.

Personal Qualities

Finance managers need to be:

  • able to lead others
  • skilled at communicating
  • good at making decisions
  • good at analysing information and writing reports
  • good at maths.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for finance managers includes:

  • experience supervising staff
  • management or accounting experience
  • banking experience.

Subject Recommendations

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

Finance Managers can earn around $80K-$100K per year per year.

Finance managers may go on to become managing directors/chief executives of their own businesses, as they have a good understanding of how a business works.

Finance Manager

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