What Does a Finance Director Do?

A finance director oversees an company's internal business decisions. Finance directors often have five to 10 years of experience in finance and business. They usually work in conjunction with financial analysts and chief executive officers.

In general, finance directors must have at least an undergraduate degree in a financial field, but employers tend to prefer graduate degrees. Finance directors supervise numerous facets of internal finance. Such facets include budgeting, short-term and long-term projections, and key performance initiatives. Finance directors may also be involved in cash management, insurance and risk management, overseeing business performance and presenting material to an executive team to be used in financial decision-making.