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Working As A Senior Finance 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

  • $133,851

    Average Salary

What Does A Senior Finance 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 Senior Finance 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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Average Length of Employment
Finance Director 3.9 years
Group Controller 3.7 years
Finance Manager 3.6 years
Unit Controller 3.5 years
Finance Leader 3.1 years
Top Employers Before
Controller 5.0%
Manager 3.7%
Accountant 2.9%
Consultant 2.1%
Top Employers After
Controller 7.8%
Consultant 5.7%
Director 3.8%
Manager 2.0%

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Senior Finance Manager Demographics

Gender

Male

67.4%

Female

29.3%

Unknown

3.3%
Ethnicity

White

55.5%

Hispanic or Latino

14.5%

Asian

13.9%

Black or African American

11.4%

Unknown

4.7%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

37.1%

French

12.6%

Portuguese

10.6%

Mandarin

7.9%

Chinese

7.3%

Russian

4.0%

German

4.0%

Cantonese

3.3%

Japanese

2.6%

Hindi

2.0%

Italian

2.0%

Albanian

1.3%

Turkish

0.7%

Romanian

0.7%

Shona

0.7%

Gujarati

0.7%

Zulu

0.7%

Ukrainian

0.7%

Thai

0.7%

Hungarian

0.7%
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Senior Finance Manager Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

8.4%

University of Texas at Austin

7.5%

University of Chicago

7.5%

University of Washington

7.1%

Pace University - New York

5.6%

George Washington University

5.3%

New York University

5.0%

Santa Clara University

4.7%

Carnegie Mellon University

4.7%

Villanova University

4.7%

University of Houston

4.7%

Cornell University

4.3%

DePaul University

4.3%

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

4.0%

Northwestern University

3.7%

University of Maryland - University College

3.7%

Georgia State University

3.7%

University of Southern California

3.7%

George Mason University

3.7%

University of Connecticut

3.7%
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Majors

Finance

31.0%

Business

30.2%

Accounting

22.4%

Management

4.6%

Economics

2.4%

Marketing

1.9%

Project Management

0.9%

Political Science

0.8%

International Business

0.6%

Management Science

0.6%

Computer Information Systems

0.5%

Mathematics

0.5%

Education

0.5%

Management Information Systems

0.5%

Business Economics

0.5%

Information Systems

0.5%

English

0.4%

Computer Science

0.4%

Psychology

0.4%

Human Resources Management

0.4%
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Degrees

Masters

58.1%

Bachelors

30.6%

Other

7.1%

Certificate

2.1%

Associate

1.0%

Doctorate

0.7%

Diploma

0.3%

License

0.1%
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Real Senior Finance Manager Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Financial Manager/Senior Investment Researcher Moneda USA, Inc. New York, NY Dec 20, 2016 $350,000 -
$450,000
Financial Manager/Senior Investment Researcher Moneda USA, Inc. New York, NY Jul 21, 2015 $250,000 -
$310,000
Director, Capital Management-Senior Finance Manager Bank of America N.A. Charlotte, NC Jan 06, 2016 $240,000 -
$260,000
Director; SR. Quantitative Finance Manager Bank of America New York, NY Sep 21, 2015 $220,813
SR. Manager, Finance and Mergers & Acquisitions Synaptics, Inc. San Jose, CA Dec 15, 2016 $186,180
Senior Finance Manager, Controller-Americas Meltwater News Us1 Inc. San Francisco, CA Jul 18, 2016 $170,000
Senior Finance Manager, Controller-Americas Meltwater News Us1 Inc. San Francisco, CA Sep 28, 2016 $170,000
Senior Finance Manager Intuit Inc. Mountain View, CA May 12, 2016 $170,000 -
$230,625
Senior Manager, New Venture Finance Paypal, Inc. San Jose, CA Jan 27, 2016 $165,000
SR. Finance Manager Vmware, Inc. Palo Alto, CA Mar 08, 2016 $163,200
Senior Manager, Multichannel Finance Wal-Mart Associates, Inc. San Bruno, CA Oct 03, 2016 $160,355
Senior Finance Manager Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. San Jose, CA Nov 29, 2016 $160,000
SR. Manager, Finance Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. San Jose, CA Oct 01, 2016 $160,000
Senior Manager, Financial Reporting and Controls Wal-Mart Associates, Inc. San Bruno, CA Jan 10, 2016 $157,000
Senior Finance Manager Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Jun 27, 2016 $135,587 -
$155,587
SR. Financial Systems Manager Hyatt Shared Service Center, LLC Moore, OK Jul 27, 2015 $135,268
Senior Finance Manager Amazon Corporate LLC Seattle, WA Jul 04, 2016 $135,000 -
$165,000
Senior Manager, Finance T-Mobile USA, Inc. Bellevue, WA Oct 20, 2015 $134,544
Senior Finance Manager Wwlp Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Aug 25, 2016 $133,800
Senior Finance Manager Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Feb 04, 2015 $133,500
Senior Finance Manager Services Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Feb 04, 2015 $133,500
Senior Finance Manager, ASG Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Jul 30, 2016 $124,530
Senior Finance Manager Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Dec 08, 2016 $124,320
Senior Finance Manager Microsoft Corporation Bellevue, WA Jun 19, 2016 $124,100
Senior Finance Manager Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA May 25, 2015 $123,994
Senior Manager, Financial Reporting (Accountant) The Cooper Companies, Inc. Pleasanton, CA Nov 08, 2016 $123,747 -
$185,620
Senior Manager, Innovative Finance GAVI Alliance Washington, DC Oct 31, 2016 $123,240 -
$142,871
Senior Finance Manager Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Dec 26, 2016 $123,000
Senior Finance Manager Microsoft Corporation Bellevue, WA Nov 07, 2016 $123,000

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Top Skills for A Senior Finance Manager

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  1. Financial Performance
  2. Financial Statements
  3. Compliance
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  • Provide timely and insightful analysis of monthly/quarterly/annual results versus forecasts and identify and communicate key drivers of financial performance.
  • Worked with operations department heads to ensure that all operational activity has appropriately been identified and reflected in financial statements.
  • Developed and conducted compliance training seminars for internal/external partners to ensure consistent execution of OD Compliance program policies.
  • Coordinated and supported cross functional effort relative to P&L with A/P and Tax teams.
  • Instituted sophisticated financial planning, analysis and modeling processes to guide executive staff in long-range corporate development and strategic planning.

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