Salary and Outlook
According to the US Department of Labor, there are 730,800 people employed as financial managers in
the United States.
The median annual salary is $131,710.
Entry level employees earn approximately $77,040 per year and senior employees earn approximately $208,000
Estimates do not include other potential benefits such as health insurance, overtime pay, or retirement benefits that may be offered by employers.
- Examine, evaluate, or process loan applications.
- Approve, reject, or coordinate the approval or rejection of lines of credit or commercial, real estate, or personal loans.
- Oversee the flow of cash or financial instruments.
- Prepare financial or regulatory reports required by laws, regulations, or boards of directors.
- Develop or analyze information to assess the current or future financial status of firms.
- Communicate with stockholders or other investors to provide information or to raise capital.
- Evaluate financial reporting systems, accounting or collection procedures, or investment activities and make recommendations for changes to procedures, operating systems, budgets, or other financial control functions.
- Analyze and classify risks and investments to determine their potential impacts on companies.
- Establish and maintain relationships with individual or business customers or provide assistance with problems these customers may encounter.
- Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of workers in branches, offices, or departments of establishments, such as branch banks, brokerage firms, risk and insurance departments, or credit departments.
- Recruit staff members.
- Prepare operational or risk reports for management analysis.
- Evaluate data pertaining to costs to plan budgets.
- Oversee training programs.
- Network within communities to find and attract new business.
- Review collection reports to determine the status of collections and the amounts of outstanding balances.
- Establish procedures for custody or control of assets, records, loan collateral, or securities to ensure safekeeping.
- Plan, direct, and coordinate risk and insurance programs of establishments to control risks and losses.
- Review reports of securities transactions or price lists to analyze market conditions.
- Direct insurance negotiations, select insurance brokers or carriers, and place insurance.
- Submit delinquent accounts to attorneys or outside agencies for collection.