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Become A Finance Director In San Diego, CA

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Working As A Finance Director In San Diego, CA

  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Getting Information
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Processing Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • $85,864

    Average Salary

What Does A Finance Director Do

A finance director is responsible for managing the financial risks, financial planning and record-keeping, financial analysis of company data, as well as financial reporting to higher management.

How To Become A Finance Director

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.


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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309 Finance Director jobs

Kaiser Permanente
San Diego, CA
Director Finance

$85,864 Estimated

San Diego, CA
Director of Finance

$85,864 Estimated

San Diego, CA
Director of Finance

$85,864 Estimated

San Diego, CA
Director, Project Finance

$85,864 Estimated

San Diego, CA
Director of Finance

$85,864 Estimated

Kimpton Hotels
San Diego, CA
Director of Finance

$85,864 Estimated

San Diego, CA
Director of Finance (Hotel Controller)

$85,864 Estimated

Trumed Systems
San Diego, CA
Senior Director of Finance and Corporate Staff

$126,330 Estimated

Mitchell International, Inc.
San Diego, CA
Director, Financial Planning & Analysis

$85,864 Estimated

Cengage Learning
San Diego, CA
Manager / Director of Finance

$82,846 Estimated

San Diego, CA
Director, Finance & Professional Compensation

$54,910 Estimated

Telecare Corporation
San Diego, CA
Director of Financial Planning & Analysis (San Diego / Inland Empire Region)

$85,864 Estimated

University of California-San Diego
San Diego, CA
#93582 Director, Finance and Professional Compensation

$54,910 Estimated

The Charter School of San Diego
San Diego, CA
Finance Administrator

$129,550 Estimated

Automotive Resources International
San Diego, CA
Finance Consultant

$80,766 Estimated

Turner Construction
San Diego, CA
Accountant Operational Finance San Diego

$73,040 Estimated

Illumina, Inc.
San Diego, CA
Finance Manager, R&D

$82,846 Estimated

3D Systems, Inc.
San Diego, CA
Accounting & Finance Intern

$73,040 Estimated

San Diego, CA
Finance Transformation Manager

$82,846 Estimated

San Diego, CA
SAP Finance Manager

$82,846 Estimated

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Real Finance Director Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Strategic Finance Director Jab Holding Company, LLC Emeryville, CA Dec 09, 2015 $390,000
Strategic Finance Director Jab Holding Company, LLC Emeryville, CA Sep 12, 2015 $390,000
Finance Director, Asia DLA Piper LLP (Us) San Diego, CA Aug 09, 2016 $303,000
Finance Director Essar Steel Minnesota, LLC Hibbing, MN Jul 01, 2015 $300,000
Finance Director Essar Steel Minnesota, LLC Hibbing, MN Jun 01, 2015 $300,000
Director, Leveraged Finance Merrill Lynch New York, NY Jun 06, 2016 $290,000 -
Vice President, Finance Director-Improve & Major Projects Worleyparsons Group, Inc. Houston, TX Jun 30, 2016 $287,497
Director, Global Finance Advisory Barclays Capital Inc. New York, NY Oct 05, 2016 $260,000
Partner-Global Finance Director The Boston Consulting Group, Inc. Boston, MA Jan 19, 2015 $250,000 -
Finance Director Premier Worldwide Marketing, LLC Miami, FL Oct 01, 2015 $250,000
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Top Skills for A Finance Director


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Top Finance Director Skills

  1. Monthly Financial Statements
  2. Payroll
  3. Ensure Compliance
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Prepared annual budget and monthly financial statements.
  • Prepared quarterly payroll tax returns.
  • Worked closely with department heads, general manager, and state regulators to ensure compliance with internal controls.
  • Coordinated and prepared schedules for annual audits and tax return preparation with the external auditors.
  • Manage the annual budgeting process and support to department heads in preparation of their budgets.

Top Finance Director Employers

What Kind Of Companies Hire a Finance Director

  1. ITT Technical Institute
  2. Aetna
  3. Thomson Reuters
  4. Intel Corporation
  5. General Dynamics
  6. Parexel International
  7. Thermo Fisher Scientific
  8. At&T
  9. Victory Solutions, Inc.
  10. Wal-Mart
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