Also known as directors of finance or directors of financial planning, finance directors are tasked with managing all financial operations, reporting on revenue, training accounting staff, monitoring expenditure, budgeting, implementing policies, and directing financial strategy.
The ideal candidate must possess strong analytical and strategic thinking skills, exceptional leadership qualities, superior knowledge of accounting principles, and good interpersonal skills. Be wary of candidates with poor organizational skills, limited knowledge of regulations and policies, and limited knowledge of business operations.
Look for candidates that subscribe to various financial publications. Candidates should also demonstrate research capabilities and a willingness to constantly improve and update their financial knowledge.
Look for candidates that demonstrate good budgeting experience. Candidates should also highlight challenges and problem-solving skills.
Look for candidates that demonstrate the ability to prioritize activities that support overall business goals. Also, candidates should demonstrate their talent for working with numbers.
Look for candidates that demonstrate good analytical skills. Also, look for candidates that use accurate metrics to measure performance.
Look for candidates that demonstrate an extensive understanding of accounting and finance regulations. The candidate should also demonstrate an ability to monitor and guide accounting personnel.