Become a Finance Manager

Finance managers, sometimes known as financial controllers, are responsible for managing a company’s financial aims and output - from day-to-day decisions through to end-of-year goals. Start your career now with short online financial management courses.

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What skills do you need to become a finance manager?

  • Reporting

    Finance managers feed back monthly and annual financial reports to companies, analysing information and monitoring budgets.

  • Advising

    A finance manager will offer points of view on how to cut spending, improve investment and make a company more financially efficient.

  • Managing

    Professional finance managers need to manage both people and financial processes, overseeing everything from payroll and invoicing through to team performance.

  • Research

    It’s important for finance managers to be plugged into markets and aware of business trends. They must also make sure a company is in-line with financial regulations.

Develop these finance management skills. Take an online short course

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What do people say about these financial management courses?

"After completing the course, I am more knowledgeable, my opinions are respected and I am better equipped to implement procedures. I have improved as a manager."

"It was like learning in a classroom filled with people from diverse backgrounds, discussing, reading other learners’ comments… Feels good to have participated in this course."

The benefits of taking finance management courses online with FutureLearn

Learn flexibly online

Develop valuable skills with a short, online finance management course wherever you are. Start learning for free, on desktop, tablet or mobile.

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