Thomas, a Business Manager, has the important job of calculating and analyzing finances for an on-campus newspaper. Before, he worked mainly as a busboy until he finally took a chance on a new career direction.
Financial managers are responsible for the financial health of an organization. They produce financial reports, direct investment activities, and develop strategies and plans for the long-term financial goals of their organization.
Financial managers must usually have a bachelor's degree and more than 5 years of experience in another business or financial occupation, such as loan officer, accountant, auditor, securities sales agent, or financial analyst. As with other managerial occupations, job-seekers are likely to face competition because the number of job openings is expected to be fewer than the number of applicants. Candidates with a master's degree or certification should enjoy the best job prospects.