Financial managers and directors


Average Annual Pay

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Average Weekly Hours

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Unemployment Rate

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Future employment projections (Working Futures UK)


Financial managers and directors plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate financial information and advise on company financial policy.


There are no pre-set entry standards, although entry is most common with a relevant degree or equivalent qualification. Professional qualifications are available and are required for certain posts.

Typical tasks

  • participates in the formulation of strategic and long-term business plans, assesses the implications for the organisation financial mechanisms and oversees their implementation;
  • plans external and internal audit programmes, arranges for the collection and analysis of accounting, budgetary and related information, and manages the company’s financial systems;
  • determines staffing levels appropriate for accounting activities;
  • assesses and advises on factors affecting business performance.

Common job titles

Manager, financial
Director and Secretary
Manager (banking: investment)
Manager, branch (credit company)
Officer, operating, chief (financial services)
Manager (money lending)
Manager, treasury
Banker, merchant
Secretary and legal adviser
Director, financial
Chamberlain, burgh
Manager, collateral
Manager, practice, insolvency
Banker, investment
Manager, development, agency
Registrar, company
Registrar of stocks and bonds
Banker, international
Manager, assessment, credit
Secretary, company
Principal (banking)
Treasurer, company
Manager, systems, financial
Manager (accountancy services)
Manager, finance
Secretary of health authority
Manager (financial services)
Manager, purchase, hire
Manager (loan company)
Chamberlain, city
Manager, markets (financial services)
Secretary and company director
Manager, exchange, foreign
Manager (accountancy)
Manager (credit company)
Manager, market, money
Registrar of stock
Manager, branch (financial services)
Director of finance
Director, finance
Manager, operations (financial services)
Secretary of health board
Treasurer, county

Education background

Destination of Leavers survey, supplied by the Higher Education Statistics.