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Working As A Corporate Manager

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates
  • Coaching and Developing Others
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • $91,314

    Average Salary

What Does A Corporate Manager Do

Financial managers are responsible for the financial health of an organization. They produce financial reports, direct investment activities, and develop strategies and plans for the long-term financial goals of their organization.

Duties

Financial managers typically do the following:

  • Prepare financial statements, business activity reports, and forecasts
  • Monitor financial details to ensure that legal requirements are met
  • Supervise employees who do financial reporting and budgeting
  • Review company financial reports and seek ways to reduce costs
  • Analyze market trends to maximize profits and find expansion opportunities
  • Help management make financial decisions

The role of the financial manager, particularly in business, is changing in response to technological advances that have substantially reduced the amount of time it takes to produce financial reports. Financial managers’ main responsibility used to be monitoring a company’s finances, but they now do more data analysis and advise senior managers on ways to maximize profits. They often work on teams, acting as business advisors to top executives.

Financial managers also do tasks that are specific to their organization or industry. For example, government financial managers must be experts on government appropriations and budgeting processes, and healthcare financial managers must know about topics in healthcare finance. Moreover, financial managers must be knowledgeable about special tax laws and regulations that affect their industry.

The following are examples of types of financial managers:

Chief financial officers (CFOs) are accountable for the accuracy of a company’s or organization’s financial reporting, especially among publicly traded companies. As head of a company’s entire financial department, they manage the lower level financial managers. They oversee the company’s financial goals, objectives, and budgets.

Controllers direct the preparation of financial reports that summarize and forecast the organization’s financial position, such as income statements, balance sheets, and analyses of future earnings or expenses. Controllers also are in charge of preparing special reports required by governmental agencies that regulate businesses. Often, controllers oversee the accounting, audit, and budget departments of their organization.

Treasurers and finance officers direct their organization’s budgets to meet its financial goals. They oversee the investment of funds and carry out strategies to raise capital (such as issuing stocks or bonds) to support the firm’s expansion. They also develop financial plans for mergers (two companies joining together) and acquisitions (one company buying another).

Credit managers oversee their firm’s credit business. They set credit-rating criteria, determine credit ceilings, and monitor the collections of past-due accounts.

Cash managers monitor and control the flow of cash that comes in and goes out of the company to meet the company’s business and investment needs. For example, they must project cash flow (amounts coming in and going out) to determine whether the company will have a shortage or surplus of cash. 

Risk managers control financial risk by using strategies to limit or offset the probability of a financial loss or a company’s exposure to financial uncertainty. Among the risks they try to limit are those that stem from currency or commodity price changes.

Insurance managers decide how best to limit a company’s losses by obtaining insurance against risks, such as the need to make disability payments for an employee who gets hurt on the job or the costs imposed by a lawsuit against the company.

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How To Become A Corporate Manager

Financial managers typically have a bachelor’s degree and 5 years or more of experience in another business or financial occupation, such as an accountant, securities sales agent, or financial analyst.

Education

A bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, economics, or business administration is often the minimum education needed for financial managers. However, many employers now seek candidates with a master’s degree, preferably in business administration, finance, or economics. These academic programs help students develop analytical skills and learn financial analysis methods and software.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Professional certification is not required, but some financial managers still get it to demonstrate a level of competence. The CFA Institute confers the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) certification to investment professionals who have at least a bachelor’s degree, 4 years of work experience, and pass three exams. The Association for Financial Professionals confers the Certified Treasury Professional credential to those who pass an exam and have a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Financial managers usually have experience in another business or financial occupation. For example, they may have worked as a loan officer, accountant, securities sales agent, or financial analyst. 

In some cases, companies provide formal management training programs to help prepare highly motivated and skilled financial workers to become financial managers.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Financial managers increasingly are assisting executives in making decisions that affect their organization, a task which requires analytical ability.

Communication skills. Excellent communication skills are essential because financial managers must explain and justify complex financial transactions.

Detail oriented. In preparing and analyzing reports such as balance sheets and income statements, financial managers must be precise and attentive to their work in order to avoid errors.

Math skills. Financial managers must be skilled in math, including algebra. An understanding of international finance and complex financial documents also is important.

Organizational skills. Financial managers deal with a range of information and documents and so they must stay organized to do their jobs effectively.

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Corporate Manager Career Paths

Corporate Manager
Controller Chief Finance Officer
Chief Finance And Operating Officer
14 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Coordinator Human Resources Manager
Director Of Human Resources
10 Yearsyrs
Office Manager Accounting Manager
Division Controller
9 Yearsyrs
Corporate Director Controller
General Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Account Manager Human Resources Coordinator
Human Resources Business Partner
10 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Coordinator Human Resources Generalist
Human Resources Manager
7 Yearsyrs
General Manager District Manager
Operations Director
9 Yearsyrs
General Manager Account Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Manager Operations Director
President Of Operations
11 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Manager Project Manager
Program Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Office Manager Operations Manager
Regional Operation Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Manager Director Of Sales
Regional Vice President
11 Yearsyrs
Controller Finance Director
Senior Director Of Finance
14 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Manager Program Manager
Senior Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Account Manager Operations Manager
Senior Operations Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Director Of Human Resources Operations Director
Senior Vice President-Operations
13 Yearsyrs
Corporate Director Business Developer
Vice President & General Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Program Manager Vice President, Business Development
Vice President & Sales Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Director Of Human Resources Assistant Vice President
Vice President And Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Program Manager President Of Operations
Vice President Operation Manager
9 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Division Manager 4.3 years
Senior Managed 4.2 years
Senior Manager 4.2 years
Operations Manager 4.1 years
Corporate Director 4.0 years
Corporate Manager 4.0 years
Area Manager 3.8 years
Business Partner 3.6 years
Global Manager 3.4 years
Top Employers Before
Manager 12.6%
Consultant 5.7%
Supervisor 4.8%
Internship 3.5%
Top Employers After
Consultant 8.7%
Manager 7.7%
Director 6.1%
Owner 4.0%
President 3.5%

Corporate Manager Demographics

Gender

Male

57.6%

Female

40.4%

Unknown

2.0%
Ethnicity

White

79.8%

Hispanic or Latino

9.4%

Asian

8.6%

Unknown

1.4%

Black or African American

0.8%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

43.0%

French

11.6%

Italian

5.0%

Carrier

5.0%

Portuguese

5.0%

German

5.0%

Mandarin

3.3%

Chinese

3.3%

Japanese

3.3%

Hindi

2.5%

Russian

2.5%

Korean

1.7%

Thai

1.7%

Filipino

1.7%

Urdu

1.7%

Gujarati

0.8%

Somali

0.8%

Ukrainian

0.8%

Bengali

0.8%

Cantonese

0.8%
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Corporate Manager Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

14.0%

Wayne State University

8.1%

New York University

5.4%

George Washington University

5.4%

Northwestern University

5.0%

Northern Illinois University

5.0%

Boston University

5.0%

Temple University

4.5%

Webster University

4.5%

Cornell University

4.5%

University of Texas at Austin

4.1%

Harvard University

4.1%

DePaul University

4.1%

University of Houston

4.1%

Purdue University

4.1%

Northeastern University

4.1%

Villanova University

3.6%

Murray State University

3.6%

Michigan State University

3.6%

Ohio State University

3.6%
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Majors

Business

37.4%

Management

10.0%

Finance

7.8%

Accounting

7.1%

Marketing

5.5%

Communication

3.9%

Human Resources Management

3.4%

Psychology

2.6%

Criminal Justice

2.5%

Political Science

2.4%

Journalism

1.9%

Liberal Arts

1.8%

English

1.8%

Law

1.8%

Nursing

1.8%

Education

1.7%

Economics

1.7%

Health Care Administration

1.7%

Public Relations

1.7%

Computer Science

1.6%
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Degrees

Bachelors

41.7%

Masters

31.2%

Other

15.2%

Associate

4.2%

Certificate

3.7%

Doctorate

2.9%

Diploma

0.8%

License

0.2%
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Real Corporate Manager Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Corporate Access Manager Investec Securities (Us) LLC New York, NY Oct 23, 2013 $175,000
Corporate Secretariat Manager RBS Citizens Financial Group, Inc. Stamford, CT Sep 01, 2014 $174,300 -
$239,900
Senior Corporate FP&A Manager Linkedin Corporation Sunnyvale, CA Sep 12, 2015 $157,579 -
$219,000
Corporate Manager of Regulatory Compliance Satellite Healthcare, Inc. San Jose, CA Sep 12, 2014 $150,000
Corporate Strategy Manager Intuit Inc. Mountain View, CA Dec 03, 2012 $150,000
Corporate Strategy Manager Intuit Inc. Mountain View, CA Dec 03, 2015 $150,000 -
$180,000
Senior Corporate Strategy Manager Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Apr 25, 2016 $150,000
Manager, Corporate Advisory and Restructuring Zolfo Cooper, LLC New York, NY May 04, 2009 $150,000
Corporate Strategy Manager Intuit Inc. Mountain View, CA Jan 07, 2013 $145,000
Manager-Corporate Tax Chartis Global Services, Inc. New York, NY Sep 15, 2012 $140,000
Manager-Corporate Tax Chartis Global Services, Inc. New York, NY Dec 19, 2011 $140,000
Manager, Corporate Actuarial Support Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Wellesley, MA Oct 17, 2016 $134,430
Corporate Manager I Partners Healthcare MA Feb 24, 2014 $128,165
Manager of Corporate Reporting and Consolidation Douglas Elliman, LLC New York, NY Oct 10, 2016 $115,000
Corporate Strategy Manager Eastman Chemical Company Kingsport, TN Sep 10, 2015 $114,733
Corporate Manager, Information Systems Partners Healthcare Boston, MA Feb 24, 2010 $114,227
Corporate Relations Manager Drilling Rigs International Logistics, Ltd. Dallas, TX May 16, 2011 $114,000
Corporate Strategy Manager EBAY Inc. San Jose, CA Jul 13, 2010 $112,500
Corporate Strategy Manager Cummins Filtration, Inc. Nashville, TN May 22, 2016 $108,700 -
$134,400
Corporate Strategy Manager Eastman Chemical Company Kingsport, TN Apr 11, 2014 $108,410 -
$121,800
Manager, Corporate Controlling Behr America, Inc. Troy, MI May 19, 2009 $93,500
Corporate Strategy Manager EBAY Inc. San Jose, CA Sep 22, 2010 $93,118
Corporate Relations Manager Bas GP, Inc. Dallas, TX Sep 30, 2011 $93,000
Corporate Relations Manager Drilling Rigs International Logistics, Ltd. Dallas, TX May 16, 2013 $93,000
Corporate Strategy Manager Cummins Inc. Columbus, IN Jun 25, 2016 $91,600 -
$112,800
Corporate Strategy Manager Cummins Inc. Columbus, IN Aug 01, 2015 $91,600 -
$112,800
Corporate Strategy Manager Cummins Inc. Columbus, IN Apr 08, 2016 $91,600 -
$112,800
Corporate Strategy Manager Cummins Inc. Columbus, IN Oct 25, 2015 $91,600 -
$112,800

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Top Skills for A Corporate Manager

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Top Corporate Manager Skills

  1. Ensure Compliance
  2. Procedures
  3. Financial Analysis
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Analyze contracts to ensure compliance with company's global policies, government specifications and various other requirements.
  • Involved in implementing policies and procedures as well as any new changes in my perspective areas.
  • Conducted a financial analysis and evaluation on the company s overall profit to determine its eligibility for a commercial loan.
  • Managed solid/hazardous waste program, remediation of legacy site, and safety program for 800 line employees.
  • Provided keen oversight in implementing call center operations along with engineering and on-site operations for every Tellabs products in North America.

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