Financial managers are responsible for the financial health of an organization. They produce financial statements and reports, direct investment activities and develop strategies and plans for the long-term financial goals of their organization.
Financial managers can be found in most any organization from Wall Street to Main Street. Industries such as banking and insurance rely heavily on financial management professionals. However, even the smallest local business needs some level of financial management, so opportunities exist in just about any area of the country or the world.Business Administration – B.A.S.B.A. / A.F.M.
Job titles can range from Chief Financial Officer or Vice President of Finance, to Controller or Fund Manager, to Staff Accountant or Loan Officer.
Nationally, the 2010 median income for an experienced Financial Management professional was $103,910 per year.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that openings in the financial management field will grow by 9 percent from 2010 to 2020 across the country.