Financial Managers and Directors

Financial managers and directors plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate financial information and advise on company financial policy.


New workers
£ 20,738
£ 57,330
£ 127,873

Available jobs

In the past year there were 303,379 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

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

What they do most days?

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Auditing

  • Financial Statements

  • Balance Sheet

  • Internal Controls

  • Financial Controls

  • Reconciliation

  • External Auditing

  • Financial Management

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

  • Communications

  • Forecasting

  • Budgeting

  • Leadership

  • Operations

  • Planning

  • Sales

  • Detail Oriented

  • 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.