FINANCE MANAGERS plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the financial and accounting activities within organisations.

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).
Tasks Include:

    • determining, implementing, monitoring, reviewing and evaluating budgetary and accounting strategies, policies and plans in consultation with other Managers
    • providing financial information and interpreting the implications for business performance and funding needs
    • coordinating the development, implementation and monitoring of accounting systems
    • directing the preparation of financial reports that summarise and forecast the organisation’s financial position such as income statements, balance sheets and analyses of future earnings and income
    • assessing capital finance proposals and the financial status of operational projects
    • advising on investment strategies, sources of funds and the distribution of earnings
    • delivering long range profit forecasts, budgeting and financial reporting
    • ensuring compliance with financial legislation and standards


132211 Finance Manager


Alternative Titles:

Chief Financial Officer
Finance Director
Financial Controller
Plans, organises, directs, controls and coordinates the financial and accounting activities within an organisation.

Skill Level: 1


Financial Administrator


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