Financial Managers and Directors

Financial managers and directors plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the financial information of companies, the activities and resources of financial institutions, such as banks and insurance companies, and advise on company financial policy.


New workers

New workers start around £20,049. Normal pay is £56,639 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £140,909.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 442,146 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Ensures compliance with accounting, recording and information storage, retrieval procedures and the statutory regulatory framework.

  • Plans, organises, directs and co-ordinates the activities of financial institutions .

  • Assesses and advises on factors affecting business performance.

  • Determines staffing levels appropriate for accounting activities.

  • Plans external and internal audit programmes, arranges for the collection and analysis of accounting, budgetary and related information, and manages the company’s financial systems.

  • Participates in the formulation of strategic and long-term business plans, assesses the implications for the organisation financial mechanisms and oversees their implementation.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Finance

  • Accounting

  • Financial Statements

  • Auditing

  • Invoicing

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Business Partnering

  • Financial Planning

  • Financial Management

  • Investments

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Management

  • Communication

  • Forecasting

  • Leadership

  • Budgeting

  • Sales

  • Operations

  • Detail Oriented

  • Customer Service

  • Decision Making

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.