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Working As A Management Accounts 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

  • $52,581

    Average Salary

What Does A Management Accounts 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 Management Accounts 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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Management Accounts Manager Demographics

Gender

Female

50.8%

Male

46.2%

Unknown

3.0%
Ethnicity

White

75.8%

Hispanic or Latino

10.7%

Asian

10.2%

Unknown

1.9%

Black or African American

1.3%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

43.9%

French

13.1%

Portuguese

5.6%

Chinese

5.6%

German

4.7%

Arabic

4.7%

Mandarin

3.7%

Hindi

2.8%

Japanese

2.8%

Korean

2.8%

Vietnamese

1.9%

Irish

0.9%

Turkish

0.9%

Greek

0.9%

Carrier

0.9%

Armenian

0.9%

Urdu

0.9%

Cantonese

0.9%

Hokkien

0.9%

Italian

0.9%
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Management Accounts Manager Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

22.8%

New York University

7.0%

University of Houston

5.7%

Strayer University

5.7%

Syracuse University

5.1%

Fordham University

4.4%

Western Michigan University

4.4%

University of North Texas

3.8%

Texas Tech University

3.8%

Texas State University

3.8%

Villanova University

3.8%

College of DuPage

3.8%

University of Washington

3.8%

University of Alabama

3.2%

Missouri State University

3.2%

Ashford University

3.2%

University of Maryland - University College

3.2%

Ohio State University

3.2%

University of Texas at Austin

3.2%

University of Connecticut

3.2%
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Majors

Business

32.2%

Accounting

18.1%

Finance

8.6%

Marketing

8.6%

Management

4.3%

Communication

3.8%

Psychology

2.5%

Economics

2.2%

Health Care Administration

2.0%

Computer Science

1.9%

Computer Information Systems

1.9%

Criminal Justice

1.8%

Human Resources Management

1.8%

Nursing

1.7%

Electrical Engineering

1.7%

English

1.4%

Project Management

1.4%

Real Estate

1.4%

Political Science

1.4%

Kinesiology

1.2%
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Degrees

Bachelors

44.7%

Masters

24.0%

Other

17.5%

Associate

6.7%

Certificate

5.0%

Doctorate

1.2%

Diploma

0.9%

License

0.2%
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Real Management Accounts Manager Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Management Company Accountant Oz Management, LP New York, NY Jul 02, 2015 $145,000
Manager, Technical Account Management Twitter, Inc. New York, NY Feb 09, 2015 $142,000
Manager, Technical Account Management Twitter, Inc. New York, NY Oct 22, 2015 $142,000
Manager, Technical Account Management Twitter, Inc. New York, NY Feb 24, 2016 $142,000
Manager, Account Management 2 Paypal, Inc. New York, NY Nov 23, 2016 $138,000
Manager, Technical Account Management HTC America Bedminster, NJ Jun 09, 2015 $125,549
Management Accountant, Tax Serenity Capital LLC Palo Alto, CA Jan 12, 2016 $120,000
Management Accountant Toppan Vite (New York) New York, NY Oct 19, 2016 $117,437
Management Accountant Indus Enterprises, Inc. Houston, TX Dec 29, 2016 $116,397
Manager, Alliance Management Genentech, Inc. South San Francisco, CA Sep 19, 2016 $110,074 -
$194,800
Management Accountant Clothing Emporium, Inc. Saddle Brook, NJ Sep 09, 2016 $96,741
Financial Management Account Manager Excel Residential Services, Inc. Los Angeles, CA Aug 27, 2016 $89,741
Management Accountant JV Imports USA Inc. Westbury, NY Feb 09, 2016 $89,690
Management Accountant Al Jazeera International (USA) Inc. Washington, DC Jul 09, 2015 $75,000
Manager, Technical Account Management Amazon Web Services, Inc. Seattle, WA Nov 05, 2016 $75,000 -
$135,000
Management Accountant High Plains Bison, LLC Denver, CO Dec 11, 2015 $74,776
Management Accountant Cm Design Studio, LLC New York, NY May 01, 2016 $74,200
Management Accountant Al Jazeera International (USA), Inc. Washington, DC Feb 05, 2015 $70,096 -
$96,000
Accountant-Rebate Management Officemate International Corporation Edison, NJ Jun 09, 2016 $68,266
Management Accountant Bis Automation, Inc. De Pere, WI Feb 02, 2016 $67,693
Management Accountant SIRI Infosolutions Inc. Edison, NJ Mar 20, 2015 $67,000
Management Accountant Ohashi Technica USA, Inc. Sunbury, OH Jan 09, 2016 $58,000
Management Accountant Schlumberger Technology Corporation Houston, TX Sep 13, 2016 $57,200
Management Accountant Clothing Emporium Inc. Saddle Brook, NJ Sep 20, 2016 $56,349
Management Accountant 8 Plus Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Sep 12, 2015 $55,973
Accountant, Managerial/Mgmt. Accountant 902 Foster Care Inc. New York, NY Jun 09, 2016 $55,556
Management Accountant Al Jazeera International (USA), Inc. Washington, DC Apr 01, 2016 $55,474
Management Accountant Visionqwest Accountancy Group, A Professional Accountancy Corporation Glendale, CA Oct 01, 2015 $51,716
Management Accountant May Enterprise, LLC CA Oct 09, 2016 $50,088

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Top Skills for A Management Accounts Manager

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Top Management Accounts Manager Skills

  1. Financial Statements
  2. Management Accounts
  3. Customer Service
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Review financial statements for accuracy.
  • Generated new property management accounts for the company, executed property management contracts and maintained relationships with clients after secured.
  • Required educating customers about their service while providing excellent customer service.
  • Prepared transition plans for all accounting, payrolls, fixed assets, inventory, accounting systems.
  • Schedule management Inventory management Provide excellent customer service Employee payroll

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