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What is a Finance Manager?


A Finance Manager will support an executive finance team and be responsible for a business’s financial health, aiding the distribution of financial resources and creating budget reports to ensure long-term monetary goals are reached.


What is a Finance Manager?


A Finance Manager will support an executive finance team and be responsible for a business’s financial health, aiding the distribution of financial resources and creating budget reports to ensure long-term monetary goals are reached.


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Finance Manager Job Description

We have provided a detailed and focused job description for the role of Finance Manager:

Job Specifications

Finance managers work within the public and private sector and are responsible for budget planning and supporting the executive management team.

They are expected to provide input and financial advice that will support accurate and efficient business decisions.

Company details and relevant information

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Finance Manager Responsibilities

  • Collate, prepare and interpret reports, budgets and accounts.
  • Predict financial trends and budget accordingly.
  • Report and communicate information to management and stakeholders.
  • Strategic analysis and planning.
  • Research competitors, pricing strategies and market trends and advise accordingly to ensure continued performance.
  • Business modelling and risk assessment.
  • Managing a team.
  • Managing overall business budgets including income, cash flow and expenditure.
  • Work with auditors to ensure annual monitoring takes place.
  • Develop relationships with external contacts such as auditors and banks.


Working hours

You’ll be scheduled to work 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday and you should be willing to put in some extra time when there are big projects ongoing or deadlines. 



Finance Manager Skills and Experience

Essential to a business’s finance team, a Finance Manager should have:


  • An analytical mind
  • Negotiation skills
  • Commercial acumen
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to prioritise
  • Organisation skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Teamwork
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Quick thinking and rational decision maker


  • Senior level accountancy experience
  • Managerial experience
  • Knowledge of the industry


Finance Manager Qualifications

In order to hire the most suitable candidate for a Finance Manager role, they must hold specific qualifications, including:


  • A degree in a financial field would be beneficial to secure a Finance Manager role, such as: Accountancy, Finance, Economics, Mathematics.
  • Alternatively, degrees in subjects such as Business Studies and Management could also be considered.

  • Most Financial Managers are qualified or partly qualified accountants. It would be beneficial to be qualified in one of the major six chartered accountancy body qualifications:
    • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
    • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
    • Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy (CIPFA)
    • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW)
    • Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland (ICAI)
    • Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland (ICAS)


Finance Manager Salary

Typically determined by experience, qualifications and company size, a Finance Manager in the UK currently earns between:

Trainee: £24K - £35k

Once qualified: £35k - £45k

With several years experience £65k - £100k or even more


Download our salary guide now to benchmark your HR salary.



Where can I advertise a job for a Finance Manager?

The finance industry is highly competitive when it comes to hiring suitably skilled and experienced candidates as Finance Managers. At Four Recruitment, we work directly with businesses looking to recruit for this position and can advertise relevant job openings on our site.

How can I recruit for a Finance Manager?

We can help you to recruit a highly qualified and professional Finance Manager that will fit well within your team. Through outsourcing your hiring processes, you can be sure that only the most appropriate candidate joins your finance team. You can also have a look at our blog post for advice on how to build out the ultimate finance team

If you’d like us to help support your recruitment efforts, contact us today to learn about how we can supplement your processes.


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