Finance Manager

Overview

Plans, organises, directs, controls and coordinates the financial and accounting activities within an organisation.

Skills

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

Tasks

  • determining, implementing, monitoring, reviewing and evaluating budgetary and accounting strategies, policies and plans in consultation with other Managers
  • providing financial information and interpreting the implications for business performance and funding needs
  • coordinating the development, implementation and monitoring of accounting systems
  • directing the preparation of financial reports that summarise and forecast the organisation's financial position such as income statements, balance sheets and analyses of future earnings and income
  • assessing capital finance proposals and the financial status of operational projects
  • advising on investment strategies, sources of funds and the distribution of earnings
  • delivering long range profit forecasts, budgeting and financial reporting
  • ensuring compliance with financial legislation and standards

Alternative Titles

  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Finance Director
  • Financial Controller

Specialisations

  • Financial Administrator

Source: 1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, First Edition.
Note: The tasks associated with the occupation are to be used as guidance only. The tasks listing may include tasks associated with the grouping/category to which the occupation belongs.

Training Pathways

8 courses found.

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BSB50415: Diploma of Business Administration
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BSB40515: Certificate IV in Business Administration
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10666NAT: Diploma of Payroll Management
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10184NAT: Graduate Certificate in Compliance and Risk Management
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10161NAT: Graduate Diploma of Asset Management
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10160NAT: Graduate Certificate in Asset Management
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10132NAT: Graduate Certificate in Compliance Management
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10131NAT: Certificate IV in Compliance and Risk Management
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