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Working As A Manager, Asset Management

  • 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

  • $121,826

    Average Salary

What Does A Manager, Asset Management 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 Manager, Asset Management

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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Manager, Asset Management Demographics

Gender

Male

57.2%

Female

40.2%

Unknown

2.6%
Ethnicity

White

60.7%

Hispanic or Latino

14.2%

Black or African American

11.4%

Asian

9.4%

Unknown

4.2%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

French

25.9%

Spanish

25.9%

Portuguese

7.4%

Hindi

7.4%

Italian

7.4%

Kashmiri

3.7%

Chinese

3.7%

Ukrainian

3.7%

German

3.7%

Japanese

3.7%

Persian

3.7%

Mandarin

3.7%
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Manager, Asset Management Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

14.7%

New York University

10.3%

Northwestern University

6.9%

Northeastern University

6.0%

Boston University

5.2%

Georgetown University

5.2%

George Washington University

5.2%

Boston College

5.2%

University of Memphis

4.3%

University of Texas at Arlington

3.4%

California State University - Los Angeles

3.4%

Emory University

3.4%

Harvard University

3.4%

Fordham University

3.4%

University of Southern California

3.4%

University of Cincinnati

3.4%

Clemson University

3.4%

University of Oklahoma

3.4%

Florida State University

3.4%

Syracuse University

2.6%
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Majors

Business

30.1%

Finance

14.7%

Nursing

14.5%

Accounting

5.5%

Management

4.5%

Real Estate

4.5%

Economics

4.3%

Marketing

2.4%

Electrical Engineering

2.0%

Project Management

1.8%

Communication

1.8%

Psychology

1.8%

Mechanical Engineering

1.8%

Health Care Administration

1.8%

Supply Chain Management

1.8%

Computer Information Systems

1.6%

Computer Science

1.2%

Education

1.2%

Management Information Systems

1.2%

Political Science

1.2%
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Degrees

Masters

40.6%

Bachelors

34.7%

Other

13.5%

Associate

5.2%

Certificate

2.2%

Doctorate

2.2%

Diploma

1.3%

License

0.1%
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Real Manager, Asset Management Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Principal Advisor II-Asset Management Newmont International Services Limited Greenwood Village, CO Dec 24, 2016 $176,134 -
$225,000
Fso-Assurance Mgr-Asset Mgmt Ernst & Young U.S. LLP Boston, MA Jan 02, 2015 $166,504
General Manager-Asset Integrity Management Engineering Intertek USA Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Jan 04, 2016 $160,000
Manager, Applications Management (Hyperion) Herbalife International Winston-Salem, NC Sep 18, 2015 $155,771
Finance Manager, Asset Management Finance Thomson Reuters (Markets) LLC New York, NY Dec 01, 2014 $143,000
Manager, Applications Management (Hyperion) Herbalife International of America, Inc. Winston-Salem, NC Aug 05, 2014 $141,055
Manager, Applications Management (Hyperion) Herbalife International of America, Inc. Torrance, CA Oct 11, 2014 $141,055
Lead Manager, Asset Liability Management AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company New York, NY Jan 09, 2016 $137,700
Finance Manager, Asset Management Finance Thomson Reuters (Markets) LLC New York, NY Jul 07, 2014 $135,000
Manager, Oracle Applications-Order Management Masterbrand Cabinets, Inc. Jasper, IN Jun 03, 2013 $135,000
Manager, Applications Management Herbalife International of America, Inc. Torrance, CA Jul 11, 2014 $134,055
FSO-Advisory Services Manager-Technology Enablement-Asset Management Ernst & Young U.S. LLP New York, NY Feb 10, 2015 $122,100 -
$146,400
Manager, Process Management-OTC Ingram Micro Inc. Santa Ana, CA Jan 20, 2015 $120,074
MGR, Process Management-Otc Ingram Micro Inc. Santa Ana, CA Jan 20, 2012 $120,074
Marketing Manager for Capacity & Asset Management General Electric Company-Healthcare Boston, MA Oct 01, 2012 $120,000 -
$140,000
Manager, Applications Management HNI Corporation Muscatine, IA Oct 01, 2015 $120,000
Marketing Manager for Capacity & Asset Management General Electric Company-Healthcare Lakewood, OH Oct 31, 2012 $120,000 -
$140,000
Manager, Applications Management HNI Corporation Muscatine, IA Apr 25, 2016 $120,000
Core Assurance Manager-Asset Management Pricewaterhousecoopers New York, NY Apr 18, 2016 $117,440 -
$136,200
Manager, Card Portfolio Engagement, Non Prime, Credit Risk Management & Assistance Discover Products Inc. Riverwoods, IL Jun 06, 2016 $107,000
Manager Delivery Management Sabre GLBL Inc. Southlake, TX May 16, 2016 $106,974 -
$164,500
Manager Delivery Management Sabre GLBL Inc. Southlake, TX Aug 22, 2016 $104,666 -
$164,500
FSO-Assurance Manager-Asset Management Ernst & Young U.S. LLP San Francisco, CA May 01, 2016 $101,421
Manager-ERP Delivery Management TEVA Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. North Wales, PA Jun 01, 2014 $98,000 -
$123,000
Core Assurance Manager, Asset Management Pricewaterhousecoopers Boston, MA Feb 06, 2016 $97,302
FSO-Assurance Manager-Asset Management Ernst & Young U.S. LLP Los Angeles, CA Mar 05, 2015 $96,000
FSO-Assurance Manager-Asset Management Ernst & Young U.S. LLP Los Angeles, CA Mar 09, 2015 $96,000

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Top Skills for A Manager, Asset Management

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  1. Procedures
  2. Financial Statements
  3. Compliance
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  • Developed and instituted policies, procedures, and controls governing diversified aspects of centralized receiving operations.
  • Analyze financial statements, operating budgets, cash flow projections, net present value and IRR analyses for properties and portfolios.
  • Support regulatory initiatives and manage new processes to ensure compliance with new regulations.
  • Represented the division for the organizations that maintained the corporate systems for Project and Portfolio Management and project funding management.
  • Implemented entrepreneurial strategic plan with limited resources to offer innovative commodity trading strategies to institutional investors.

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