Senior Finance Controller Career

Published On: December 18th, 20181.4 min readCategories: Career Advice

Taking on the role of a Senior Financial Controller can be a stressful one, but with the assistance of IQ Academy, you can start this career in confidence. The Financial Management short course can be completed over a 24-month period, allowing for excellent flexibility for students that are studying part-time. In most cases, students are able to complete their studies in 12-18 months. This course will open the door to numerous opportunities, as you can also pursue a career in financial management and administration, banking and as a credit manager. The Financial Management Course is made up of five modules which include business mathematics, financial accounting and analysis of financial statements, as well as short-term and long-term financial and investment decisions. When you take on the role of a Senior Financial Controller, you will be responsible for producing monthly financial management information packs. This will include looking at budgets, financial plans and forecasting. Added to this, you will also produce yearly Statutory Accounts, while dealing with tax, PAYE and VAT returns. As it is a senior role, you will be required to meet with various departmental managers on a regular basis to discuss financial performance, while also offering advice on financial implications and consequences that could come from business decisions. Strong mathematics, organisational and communications skills would be needed for this position, while attention to detail is critical. Taking on a financial career can be extremely rewarding, but with so little room for error it is essential that you are properly prepared. Contact IQ Academy today to find out more about our Financial Management Course and a consultant will gladly explain how it can assist you in starting a Senior Financial Controller career.

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