After buying a used car for $500, you have $230 left over.
Will you use the $230 to buy a whole new set of tires?
Just like your decision to buy a whole new set of tires, private and public companies must also make similar decisions on how they spend their money.
This is where a financial manager comes in. If you're good at making financial decisions, this career might be right for you!
What Does A Financial Manager Do?
A financial manager oversees the company's finances.
If the company sets a goal, it is the financial manager's job to make sure that there is enough money to achieve that goal.
What will you do as a financial manager? Select all that apply:
Where Can You Work?
As a financial manager, you may find work at...
Large and small businesses such as IT companies, retail businesses, and manufacturing companies.
Non-profit organizations such as charities.
Government authorities such as central banks and health authorities.
What Kind Of Experience Will You Need?
There may be many steps that you will need to take — depending on the region and type of organization. But, all finance managers must have...
A bachelor's degree in:
Related fields (Finance, Accounting)
At least five years ofexperience in a finance or accounting role such as:
Securities sales agent
How Much Can You Expect To Earn?
In Canada, the annual salary for a financial manager ranges from $91,540 to $196,663 (CAD).
The average is $130,526 per year.
In the U.S., the annual salary for a financial manager ranges from $79,993 to $150,000 (USD).
The average is $107,284 per year.
You'll Love The Job, If You...
Like to actively learn new things related to the field.
Can handle the stress that comes with competition and demanding work.
Are very organized.
Look For Another Job, If You...
Want to express yourself creatively. A financial manager's tasks can become repetitive.
Want a flexible work schedule, that goes beyond the typical 9-5 hours.
Struggle to make tough decisions.