Finance Manager CV example:

Maxine Curry
Dayjob Limited
The Big Peg
120 Vyse Street
Birmingham B18 6NF
T: 0044 123 456 7890


Maxine can be trusted with the financial health of a company or organisation. She has a strong grasp of numbers and a proven track record of finding ways to improve profitability and financial prudence. You can rely on her to ensure that all financial transactions are processed accurately, in a timely manner, and in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Her key strengths lie in her ability to drive the continuous improvement of end-to-end accounting practices. Furthermore, she is an expert at correlating large quantities of complex financial data into actionable information. In her current role, she has two overlapping main areas of responsibility. Firstly, to be at the heart of the major decision making process and secondly to be the main source of advice concerning the company’s financial regulations and procedures. As a true professional she is determined to keep her competencies and performance at its best. Right now, she is looking for a mid-management role where she will have an opportunity to make a real difference to the organisation’s success.



FINANCE MANAGER – Start Date – Present
Employers name – Location
Responsible for providing financial guidance and support to clients and colleagues so they can make sound business decisions.


  • Improving efficiencies and reducing company costs.
  • Planning for both short and long-term financial goals.
  • Overseeing employees within the finance department, including accountants.
  • Ensuring financial transactions adhere to all relevant legal regulations.
  • Developing financial reporting systems.
  • Dealing with correspondence promptly and as required relating to financial matters.
  • Deputising for the Head of Finance in their absence.
  • Selecting and implementing the most appropriate standard accounting packages to use.
  • Maintaining an orderly accounting filing system.
  • Responsible for the company’s accounting policy and governance.
  • Organising all statutory returns to HMRC, VAT, PAYE and the annual return to Companies House.
  • Monitoring the daily financial operations with regards to payroll, invoicing, and other transactions etc,
  • Presenting findings, conclusions and recommendations to the board.
  • In charge of cash flow management and payroll.
  • Managing the company’s relationship with the bank.
  • Assisting in the management of grants reporting, compliance, and reconciliation.
  • Meeting with department heads on a daily basis.
  • Processing the payroll on a monthly basis.
  • Acting as a point of contact for any Payroll Office staffing queries.
  • Interpreting complex financial information.


JOB TITLE – Start Date – End Date
Employers name – Location

JOB TITLE – Start Date – End Date
Employers name – Location



  • A solid understanding of financial statistics and accounting principles.
  • Fully qualified accountant with all the relevant accreditations.
  • Translating financial data into straightforward reports that can be easily understood.
  • Advising on investments, savings, pensions and insurance products.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
  • Prepared, willing and able to travel nationally and internationally.
  • A good track record in financial administration.
  • Ability to manage and motivate a finance team.


  • Maintaining a cool, clear head whilst under pressure.
  • Flexible and resilient at the same time.
  • Sound judgment and integrity.
  • Competent, conscientious and motivated with a methodical approach to work.
  • Helpful and supportive manner.



Creating budgets
Cash management
Team management



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College name      –  Qualifications                Study Dates
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Available on request.

In your CV show you can:

  • Be the main point of contact within the company for all finance related matters.
  • Quickly become an integral part of an existing finance team.
  • Manage your own workload in a efficient manner.
  • Manage and mentor a team of experienced and inexperienced accountants.
  • Create and build working spreadsheets and databases that comply with audit and other finance regulations.
  • Advise non-finance managers on financial and budgetary matters.

Skill sets to include in a Finance Manager CV:

Use the below samples to show you have the experience and competencies needed for the job you want.

In your CV show you can:

  • Understand the variances between reported and budgeted results.
  • Deliver expert advice on a range of financial matters.
  • Liaise with auditors.
  • Manage a team of finance professionals.
  • Ensure balance sheet reconciliations are regularly maintained and up to date.
  • Train and develop junior team members of the finance team.
  • Effectively implement processes and procedures.
  • Ensure that only accurate finance system information is reported and uploaded.
  • Produce monthly management accounts and bank reconciliations for all entities.
  • Write up month end management accounts.
  • Assist in the preparation of year end accounts.
  • Manage corporate regulatory compliance.
  • Develop long and short term financial models.
  • Advise on overspends against set budgets.
  • Maintain and update a corporate tax database.
  • Produce and analyse P&L reports.


Work experience:

  • You have senior finance role experience of working within a complex finance department.
  • Possess an advanced understanding of financial management and financial accounting principles.
  • Using Sage software.
  • Exposure to both operational and commercial finance.


Growing a business:

  • Building and maintaining good relationships with both new and existing customers.
  • Providing accurate and robust financial and commercial information to concerned parties.
  • Deliver insightful analysis on financial matters.
  • Challenge the business to improve its performance.
  • Identify opportunities for revenue and profit growth.


Communication skills:

  • Can clearly explain results to non-financially minded colleagues and clients.
  • Confident and clear when presenting financial information in a way which is understandable to those from other backgrounds.
  • Preparing monthly and annual budget statements to an audience.


Management skills:

  • Oversee and manage every stage of a finance department.
  • Working alongside a team of finance supervisors.
  • Managing, motivating and developing staff.
  • Create performance plans for all staff within the finance department.



  • Can remain focused for long periods of time, even in a busy office environment with lots of distractions.
  • Sociable by nature and able to quickly make friends with people.


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