On the Job
Financial Managers may direct a wide variety of financial activities for a company or organization. For example, they may oversee accounting, investing, banking, insurance, securities, or other financial activities.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Approve expenditures.
- Determine resource needs.
- Analyze financial records to improve budgeting or planning.
- Analyze financial records to improve efficiency.
- Compile operational data.
- Determine pricing or monetary policies.
- Develop operating strategies, plans, or procedures.
- Develop organizational policies or programs.
- Collect payments for goods or services.
- Coordinate operational activities with external stakeholders.
Typical Working Conditions
- Having telephone conversations.
- Using e-mail.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Frequent decision-making.
- Responsibility for outcomes and results.
- Coordinating or leading others.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Being in situations in which conflicts arise.
- High levels of competition.
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