Financial Managers plan, direct, or coordinate accounting, investing, banking, insurance, securities, and other financial activities of a branch, office, or department of an establishment. 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.
WHAT SKILLS & TRAINING ARE NEEDED?
- Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
- Time Management — Managing one’s own time and the time of others.
- Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
- Management of Financial Resources — Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
Administrative Services Managers require a four-year bachelor’s degree, but some only require an associates or a specialized certification.
HOW DO I KNOW IF THIS IS A GOOD FIT FOR ME?
- You like to prepare operational budgets.
- You like to direct administrative or support services.
- You like to monitor facilities or operational systems.
WHERE CAN I PURSUE ALIGNED TRAINING?
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