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Finance manager (m/f/d)

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Finance managers: performing a multifaceted job with responsibility

Finance managers have a broad range of different tasks. As they are business experts for all matters related to capital investments, the cash flow, the allocation of resources, tax law and accounting, their job involves a high level of responsibility. They closely cooperate with other departments and the management.

Which opportunities do finance managers have on the labour market?

The job profile of finance managers comprises tasks that are part of the daily business of every company – thus, their chances of finding an attractive position are very good. Candidates specialising in current trends in the finance industry, such as artificial intelligence, have particularly good opportunities. Furthermore, specialists for RPA systems are also in demand; companies aiming to implement the related technology to enable the automation of accounting processes need their support in identifying suitable areas of application and the required restructuring measures. Locations with a high density of companies – e.g. Berlin, Frankfurt/Main, Cologne or Hamburg – offer excellent opportunities to find a job. Get in touch with us – we will help you drive your career forward!

What are the tasks and responsibilities of finance managers?


Depending on the company, finance managers have a very comprehensive range of tasks. They are responsible for accounting processes and annual financial statements as well as for the preparation of financial plans and the optimisation of corporate processes. Besides, they manage controlling processes in the bookkeeping area.

  • Monitoring of cash flows
  • Preparation of financial statements and reports
  • Budgeting as well as financial and cost planning
  • Advising the company management on matters related to finance and tax law
  • Personnel planning
  • Team/department management
  • Contact person for (tax) auditors
     

Which hard skills and soft skills should finance managers have?

Finance managers usually act as all-rounders in companies and are confronted with challenging tasks. They must at least have a vocational qualification in the commercial area or an academic degree in business administration, ideally with specialisation in finance or accounting. Finance managers who want to work in a leading position must additionally have relevant professional experience. Nowadays, almost every company expects their finance managers to be business fluent in English; in international companies, a good command of a second foreign language may be required as well.

  • Good understanding of numbers and knowledge of statistics
  • An analytical way of thinking
  • Knowledge of current tax law and accounting regulations
  • Good skills in SAP and further relevant accounting software
  • Leadership qualities
  • Trustworthiness
  • A systematic way of working

What is the average salary of finance managers?

The salary of finance managers varies greatly, depending on company size, experience, industry and job profile. Experienced finance managers with managerial responsibility usually earn between EUR 45,000 and EUR 50,000 gross per year. The salary of senior finance managers working in international companies is even higher.

Find your new job as a finance manager – with Hays

As a finance manager, you can expect interesting tasks and have the possibility to climb the career ladder up to management level. Cooperate with us and make use of our excellent, extensive network in the finance industry – we will find the perfect job for you. Learn more about the benefits of finding a job with Hays!

Relevant contract types

  • Permanent employment
  • Contracting/freelance work
  • Temporary employment
  • Workforce management