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Financial Manager (General)

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Directs and plans the financial activities of a company or organization. Prepares financial statements and business activity and forecasting reports; supervises accounting and preparation of financial reports; advises management with regard to finance decisions.

Job Outlook

There were 1971 Financial Manager (General) job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 59299 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Financial Manager industry, which includes the Financial Manager (General) career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2004:

Salary

Many new Financial Manager (General) jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $93,828.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $92,102.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Financial Manager (General) postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $77,572.

Education and Experience

Posted Financial Manager (General) jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree2%
Bachelor's Degree48%
Master's Degree38%
Doctoral Degree1%
Other10%

Posted Financial Manager (General) jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years15%
3 to 5 years44%
6 to 8 years21%
9+ years20%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Financial Manager (General) positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication Skills (46%)
  • Planning (29%)
  • Microsoft Excel (28%)
  • Teamwork / Collaboration (25%)
  • Problem Solving (20%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Finance (48%)
  • Budgeting (40%)
  • Accounting (36%)
  • Financial Reporting (18%)
  • Financial Management (12%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Financial Analysis (16%)
  • Staff Management (14%)
  • Project Management (13%)
  • Sales (11%)
  • Customer Service (9%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Risk Management (7%)
  • Balance Sheet (6%)
  • Financial Operation (5%)
  • Financial Modeling (5%)
  • Variance Analysis (3%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Financial Manager (General) skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Finance Manager
  • Director Of Finance
  • Executive Director
  • Automotive Finance Manager
  • Finance Director

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Financial Manager (General) jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Deloitte (1596)
  • Anthem Blue Cross (863)
  • JP Morgan Chase Company (673)
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (553)
  • Acca (547)

North Carolina

  • Wells Fargo (86)
  • Deloitte (40)
  • Bank of America (39)
  • Chrysler (32)
  • Lowe's Companies, Inc (32)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

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