10010 – Financial managers


10010 – Financial managers
Financial managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operation of financial and accounting departments. They develop and implement the financial policies and systems of establishments. Financial managers establish performance standards and prepare various financial reports for senior management. They are employed in financial and accounting departments in companies throughout the private sector and in government.

Index of titles
Accounting and financial control chief
Accounting and financial control director
Accounting department manager
Accounting director
Accounting manager
Accounting manager - financial services department
Accounting office manager
Assigned public accountants chief
Assistant accounting manager
Assistant treasurer - finances
Assistant vice-president – financial, communications and other business services
Audit and compliance director
Auditing department manager
Budget and sectoral profitability director
Collections department manager
Controller - financial services
Corporate budgeting and analysis manager
Corporate controller
Corporate financing manager
Corporate risk department manager
Director - financial services
Director of accounting
Director-treasurer - financial services
Finance and control manager
Finance chief
Finance director
Finance manager
Financial administrator
Financial aid director – post-secondary education
Financial audit manager
Financial centre manager
Financial control manager
Financial controller
Financial director
Financial evaluations director
Financial manager
Financial planning and advisory service manager
Financial planning and analysis manager
Financial planning and reporting director
Financial planning and reporting manager
Financial resources service coordinator
Financing and administration director
Group accounting manager
Independent public accountants chief
Internal audit manager
Internal audit services manager
Investments research director
Manager of accounting department
Manager of auditing department
Pension plans administrator
Pension services manager
Regional controller - financial services
Revenue accounting and controls section chief
Treasurer and controller - finances


Main duties
This group performs some or all of the following duties:
Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operation of an accounting, audit or other financial department
Develop and implement the financial policies, systems and procedures of an establishment
Prepare or coordinate the preparation of financial statements, summaries, and other cost-benefit analyses and financial management reports
Coordinate the financial planning and budget process, and analyze and correct estimates
Supervise the development and implementation of financial simulation models
Evaluate financial reporting systems, accounting procedures and investment activities and make recommendations for changes to procedures, operating systems, budgets and other financial control functions to senior managers and other department or regional managers
Recruit, organize, train and manage staff
Act as liaison between the organization and its shareholders, the investing public and external financial analysts
Establish profitability standards for investment activities and handle mergers and/or acquisitions
Notify and report to senior management concerning any trends that are critical to the organization's financial performance.


Employment requirements
A bachelor's degree in business administration, economics, commerce or a related field is required.
A master's degree in business administration (concentration in finance), or another master's level management program may be required.
Several years of experience in accounting, auditing, budgeting, financial planning and analysis or other financial activities are required.
Accounting and audit managers may require a recognized accounting designation (CPA, CA, CPA, CMA or CPA, CGA).
Investment, treasury, or corporate finance managers may require a recognized financial designation (CFA, CFP, CIM or others).


Additional information
Progression to senior management positions, such as vice-president of finance, is possible with experience.


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