Most overlooked skills of financial managers

first_img 28SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Scan any job description for a financial manager and you’re likely to find phrases such as financial analysis, resource management, systems evaluation and, my personal favorite, the ability to manage multiple priorities. Of course, these are indispensable skills. Finance managers need to be good with numbers and they need to be up-to-date on all of the regulations concerning those numbers. But there are other valuable skills that every good finance manager possesses that often go unnoticed.CuriosityRemember when you were a child and you would explore the world around you, aimlessly? That’s because you didn’t have any responsibilities or deadlines – and you didn’t take yourself too seriously. In our professional lives, as adults, there seems to be very little time to be aimless. We convince ourselves that everything we do has to have a specific purpose or it’s not worth doing.Sitting alone at our desks, it’s easy to convince ourselves that we’re living on an island, that our current challenges are unique to us. The reality is that many others are facing the same or similar problems, or worse, and they have tried or found solutions that we can learn from. continue reading »last_img read more

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