£15,080 Average salary at age 20
£79,040 Average Salary
38 Average hours per week


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

Main 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.


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.

What Financial managers and directors studied in higher education

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What Financial managers and directors studied in higher education
Occupation Percentage Value
(L4) Social policy1
(G3) Statistics1
(L7) Human & social geography1
(G1) Mathematics5
(F1) Chemistry1
(C8) Psychology2
(G2) Operational research1
(V3) History by topic1
(F6) Geology1
(Q3) English studies2
(L2) Politics4
(H1) General engineering1
(N5) Marketing1
(M2) Law by topic3
(N6) Human resource management1
(F3) Physics1
(L1) Economics14
(N1) Business studies18
(X1) Training teachers2
(N4) Accounting5
(N2) Management studies9
(V1) History by period1
(N3) Finance14
(I1) Computer science1

UK Prospects

231000 Workforce Size
3.42% Predicted growth 2024 - 2027
30761 Predicted Replacement 2024 - 2027

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