Finance Manager Job Description: Top Duties and Qualifications

A finance manager is responsible for managing the financial health of an organization in order to promote success and growth while maintaining legal financial practices. Their duties typically include financial planning to determine how to pay off liabilities and grow the business, reviewing financial documents to ensure tax-compliance and collaboration with other departments to achieve monetary goals.

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Finance Manager duties and responsibilities

Finance Managers are responsible for advising an organization on how to increase profit through prudent financial practices and monitoring and enforcing compliance with finance-related laws, procedures and regulations such as tax filing and financial reporting. They often have the following duties: 

  • Perform financial management duties including generating financial data, compiling and submitting reports, analyzing industry trends and assessing the financial health of the company.
  • Oversee the operations and development of the company’s finance departments including creating and reviewing policies, budgeting, recruiting, training and conducting regular assessments of financial procedures.
  • Supervise the preparation of quarterly and annual account reconciliations, monitor and enforce compliance with tax and financial reporting standards and assist with cash flow forecasting.
  • Advise colleagues and executive management on decisions related to the company’s finances.
  • Supervise the documentation of the company’s financial status and forecasts.
  • Mediate between the organization, employees, stakeholders, shareholders and investors on financial issues for amicable resolution of differences.
  • Create strategic business plans based on the analysis of the company’s status and financial forecasts.

Finance Manager Job Description Examples:


Finance Manager


The finance management technician is responsible for financial management duties such as budgeting, disbursing and accounting for government funds. They make sure vendors are paid, budgets are balanced and financial matters are met so the Army keeps running.

JOB Duties

  • Receive and post documents to accounting/budget systems

  • Process treasury checks for payment and pay for invoices

  • Maintain files and prepare financial reports/travel vouchers

  • Review contracts, invoices and receive reports


    Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.


    Job training for a financial management technician requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and nine weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction for accounting techniques.

    Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Accounting principles and procedures

  • Maintenance of financial reports and budgets

  • Analyzing financial data

  • Computation of pay and deductions

    Helpful Skills

  • Interest in mathematics, statistics and accounting

  • Ability to work with numbers

  • Capable of using computers and other office machines

    Required Asvab Score(S)Clerical (CL): 101

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    Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time. Learn more about total compensation.

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    Education Benefits

    In the Army, qualified students can earn full-tuition, merit-based scholarships, allowances for books and fees, plus an annual stipend for living expenses. Learn more about education benefits.

    Future Civilian Careers

    The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career in any field you choose, especially as a bookkeeper or an accountant.

    Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

    Salary: $42,000.00 to $54,000.00 /year


  • High school or equivalent (Required)

    Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

    Required travel:

  • 100% (Required)

    Additional Compensation:

  • Bonuses

    Work Location:

  • Multiple locations


  • Health insurance

  • Dental insurance

  • Vision insurance

  • Retirement plan

  • Signing bonus

  • Paid time off

  • Flexible schedule

  • Parental leave

  • Relocation assistance

  • Professional development assistance

  • Tuition reimbursement

    Typical start time:

  • 9AM

    Typical end time:

  • 5PM

    This Job Is:

  • Open to applicants under 18 years old, provided it is legally allowed for the job and location

  • Open to applicants who do not have a high school diploma/GED

  • A good fit for applicants with gaps in their resume, or who have been out of the workforce for the past 6 months or more

  • A good job for someone just entering the workforce or returning to the workforce with limited experience and education

  • Open to applicants who do not have a college Monday to No weekends
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    Finance Manager

    Self-Motivated person with Customer services experience. Will be required to handle Life Insurance claims, verifying information and managing database with customer information.

    Balancing accounts payable/receivable daily & monthly. Track, audit & record revenues for our 25 customers. Proficiency with Excel & Management Skills.

    Must be able to work independently, multi-task, have organizational skills, detail oriented and ability to prioritize projects.

    Make day to day decisions concerning claims in accordance with the Insurance policy & Company procedures.

    Prepare monthly account reconciliation on all financials, to include balancing all accounts Daily, Monthly and End of year. Payroll & tacking holiday/vacation leave schedule.

    Daily office management task: order supplies, answer phones, interact with customers and maintain professional office environment.

    Please Note this position Doesn't offer Health or Dental Benefits.

    Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

    Salary: $13.00 to $15.00 /hour


  • Insurance: 1 year (Preferred)

  • Customer Service: 3 years (Preferred)

  • Financial: 3 years (Required)


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)


  • Paid time off

    Hours per week:

  • 30-39

    This Job Is:

  • A good fit for applicants with gaps in their resume, or who have been out of the workforce for the past 6 months or more

  • Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma


  • Monday to No
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    Finance Manager

    Financial Manager/Bookkeeper

    Act Now! Your rewarding future is waiting. (Lakeland)

    Compensation: competitive pay, 401k, bonus incentives, medical and dental benefits

    Hi There!

    We want you to join our Awesome Team of Magic Makers!!!

    Midtown Dental in Lakeland is seeking the most awesome Financial Manager this side of the world to work your magic in our dental office.

    Desirable traits:

  • hard work, attention to detail, cleanliness, punctuality. Great communicators who are organized and love to work for the fulfillment they get in return is what we are seeking!

    Best matches are people who appreciate health and wellness, love people, and will bring something positive to our office each and every day. Although past dental experience is welcome, your best asset is a positive attitude. We will train for skill!

    If this is you, we’ve been waiting for you to join us. Don’t keep us waiting any longer!

    A little more about us:

  • we are a well established and friendly dental office known for our excellence in delivering the best dental care in Lakeland area. We offer a wide menu of services and are constantly seeking to improve our level of service. We are very supportive of our team and the challenge they accept to do their best every day. We nurture a positive environment and work together toward office goals. Several times a year we go to Clearwater for Customer Service training and Team Building so you must love to travel and have a zest for learning and growing.

    If you are not familiar with Midtown Dental, we encourage you to review our website at [website]


  • 2-4 years of work in accounts payable

  • Proficient in QuickBooks

  • Proficient in Microsoft office

  • Well organized with strong attention to detail

  • Excellent analytical skills

  • Strong work ethics and very reliable

  • Thorough knowledge of general ledger systems and financial chart of accounts and corporate procedures

  • Ability to communicate effectively and interact with vendors and employees in a professional manner

  • Ability to multi task with a high level of accuracy


  • Review all invoices and purchase orders from appropriate documentation and approval prior to payment

  • Properly code, enters and balances all invoices or payment

  • Maintain online payment where applicable and record manual checks

  • Reconcile and pay credit card statements

  • Maintain vendor files and respond to vendor inquiries

  • Collect and review W-9’s

  • Maintain and prepare year end 1099

  • Asist in smooth end closing

  • Keep financial information confidential

  • Bank reconciliation

  • Processing account payable and receivables

  • Creating reimbursable invoices

  • Entries and closing general ledger account

  • Payroll and Payroll taxes

  • Producing financial reports

  • Inputting and tracking income and expenses

  • Collaborating with Accountant for the preparation of year end financials for taxes

  • Assist in collections

    Degree in Accounting/Bookkeeping/Finance a plus

    Job Type: Full-time

    Salary: $16.00 to $19.00 /hour


  • Microsoft Office: 2 years (Preferred)

  • General Ledger Accounting: 4 years (Preferred)

  • QuickBooks: 3 years (Preferred)

    Additional Compensation:

  • Bonuses

    Work Location:

  • One location


  • Health insurance

  • Dental insurance

  • Vision insurance

  • Retirement plan

  • Paid time Monday to Weekends required
  • What does a Finance Manager do?

    Finance Managers oversee the financial operations of an organization. They advise on investment plans, monitor the company’s finances and produce financial reports. They work closely with management to develop and implement strategies and plans to achieve the company’s long-term objectives. 

    A finance Manager uses their in-depth analytical skills to help executives understand the financial health of the organization for improved decision making. They work in diverse industries including banking, insurance, hedge funds and manufacturing. With the increasing sophistication of technology, Finance Managers now use data analysis techniques to advise top management on profit maximization strategies.

    Finance Manager skills and qualifications

    Finance Managers use a variety of skills and industry knowledge to do their jobs effectively, which can include: 

    • Proven knowledge of financial analysis and strategy
    • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills
    • In-depth knowledge of financial reporting standards, tax regulations and industry legislation
    • Analytical skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Negotiation skills 

    Finance Manager salary expectations

    A Financial Manager earns an average of $66,744 per year. Salary may depend on a candidate’s education, level of experience and geographical location. 

    Finance Manager education and training requirements

    Most employers require candidates to have a bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, business studies or a related field. Some employers require candidates to have a master’s degree. Professional certification isn’t a requirement for Finance Managers, but many Finance Managers obtain certifications to demonstrate their competency and improve their chances of getting hired. Some certifications that Finance Managers may earn include the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) certification, Certified Professional Treasury certification and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification. 

    Finance Manager experience requirements

    Most Finance Managers have 5 or more years’ previous work experience in another financial role, such as an Accountant or Financial Analyst. Finance Managers need a good understanding of accounting concepts, financial reporting standards and best practices. They also need to have experience with accounting software, statistical analysis tools and other industry-specific prediction applications. Experienced Finance Managers may eventually advance to more senior roles, like that of a Chief Financial Officer. 

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