Business and financial project manager

Business and financial project managers plan and manage a wide variety of projects.

What does a business and financial project manager do?

Business and financial project managers plan and manage a wide variety of projects – a role that is required across most career sectors. Your tasks could include:

  • gaining a full understanding of what your organisation or customer wants to achieve
  • drawing up project plans, detailing timescales, resources and budgets required
  • bringing together teams of people to deliver projects
  • sourcing the services and resources needed, and negotiating costs with other suppliers  
  • overseeing projects and monitoring plans to ensure deadlines are met
  • ensuring projects stay within budget and work is up to standard

What do I need to do to become a business and financial project manager?

There are no specific qualifications required to become a business and financial project manager. However, previous experience of organising and managing resources and costs is desirable.  

Although there are no specific requirements, A levels in business, economics and other numerate subjects would be relevant.

Alternatively, level 2 or 3 business-related courses would also be relevant. Or it may eventually be possible to progress into this role through a business apprenticeship.   

Related skills

  • Teamwork
  • Technical ability
  • Time management
  • Organisation
  • Business management
  • Attention to detail
  • Administration
  • Analytics
  • Leadership
  • IT
  • Financial planning

Related subjects

  • Business studies
  • Maths

Desirable qualifications

  • Foundation degree in a related subject
  • Degree in a related subject
  • Professional project management qualification e.g. PRINCE2

Where to find out more

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