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Finance Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the financial and accounting activities within organisations.
Specialisations: Financial Administrator
Earnings are for full-time workers before tax, excluding superannuation. Earnings are a guide only and can vary greatly.
Likely change in the number of jobs over the next 5 years, based on the Department of Employment projections.
Skill Level is the education or training usually needed to do well in this job. Relevant experience is sometimes viewed just as highly.
Employment Size is the number of people who work in this job in Australia.
An above average unemployment rate shows people who do this job are more likely to be out of work than people who do other jobs.
Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).
This is a very large occupation employing 64,600 workers. Over the past 5 years the number of jobs has grown strongly.Strong growth is expected in the future. New jobs and turnover from workers leaving may create more than 50,000 job openings over the 5 years to 2020.
A Bachelor Degree or higher, or at least 5 years of relevant experience is usually needed to work in this job. Around three quarters of workers have a university degree.
If you are interested in this style of work, there are a wide range of training options available that could lead to this or a similar job. The pathway that is right for you will depend on your skills and interests.
It is a good idea to speak to industry bodies, employers, and workers to learn more about the skills and qualifications you will need.
Employers look for Finance Managers who can communicate clearly, have strong interpersonal skills and pay attention to detail.
The topics, subjects, or knowledge areas workers rate as most important are shown below.
Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.
Planning and coordination of people and resources.
Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.
English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.
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Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.
The work activities workers rate as most important are shown below.
Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.
Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.
Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.
Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.
Giving information to supervisors, co-workers, and staff by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.