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Career Story: Senior Finance Director For A Financial Services Company

Senior Finance Director For A Financial Services Company

Job Title: Senior Finance Director

Type of Company: I work for a financial services company.

Education: MS, Accounting •• MBA

Previous Experience: I started as a cost accountant in the financial unit of a large company. Based on the results I produced, I was sought out by a prior co-worker to become an accounting supervisor. Shortly thereafter, I was promoted to accounting manager when the role was vacated. After some time I was sought out to join a larger team as a senior financial analyst. From there I was promoted to finance manager and now I'm a senior finance director.

Job Tasks: I am assigned certain managers to work with, within one small part of the organization, and I work with them to understand what costs they and their group are incurring each month and what that expense does to the company's financial results. When I say "financial results," I really mean profits.

Every month, these managers and I review their expenses, and the revenues they've brought in and determine if we need to make adjustments to the amount of money we spend the month after or the amount of money we charge to our customers.

Best and Worst Parts of the Job: The best part of the job is the feeling of knowing your ideas are valued and you really do belong in your role. The worst part of the job is delivering the news that the monthly results aren't profitable and we need to make drastic changes in order for us to rectify the situation.

Additional Thoughts: I feel the most important qualities for any job are to make sure you have a positive attitude, not to worry about the things you can't control, and most importantly evaluate your role every so often to make sure you are still happy with what you're doing. If you are, you will continue to be successful, but if you're not find a new job so that you can always have a strong feeling of accomplishment which is important for success

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