|Work-Life Balance||Job Security||Income Potential||Work Culture||Importance of Education||Recognition|
Please give us a summary of your Career.
I started my career in 2011, after completing my MBA, at Adenine Technologies as a Coordinator in the Accounts Department. And I worked there for two and a half years. I moved on to working with a startup called AV Associates as a Finance Manager for 2 years. Then, I was with an online clothing site called Stalk Buy Love as the Head of Finance and Accounts. I worked very briefly with Max in the Finance Department. Currently, I am working with Ahlers India Limited as the Manager for Finance and Accounts.
Please describe your current Job Responsibilities.
Essentially, I have to prepare the budget for the entire organization and I have to make sure that each department adheres to the budget. If there are any discrepancies in the total cost spent as opposed what is shown on paper, it is my responsibility to make it known to the top management. I also have to make a project’s finance plans for any new ventures that the management is planning to take on. I also have to help recover costs from their clients. Basically, all the finances of the organization are dealt by me.
Average Income for a Finance Manager in the current scenario
Starting out/Fresher – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
5 Years of Experience – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
10 Years of Experience – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
15 Years of Experience – 10-20 Lakhs Per Annum
20 or more Years of Experience – 20-40 Lakhs Per Annum
How do you rate the Income Potential in your career?
On an average, how many hours do you work per day?
On an average, how many days in a week do you work?
How often are you required to work in night-shift?
Does your work require you to travel?
Does your work require you to relocate to different town/cities?
How would you consider the job security for a Finance Manager?
Would you consider being a Finance Manager Risky?
Overall, how would you rate Work-Life Balance for a Finance Manager?
Overall, how would you rate Job Stability for a Finance Manager?
What are the different ways of entering as a Finance Manager?
You need an MBA Degree as education is an important aspect in order to join this department.
How would you rate Stress-Level in your Profession?
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
How would you describe your co-workers?
Generally speaking, your work is
Overall, how would you rate Work-Culture in your Profession?
Importance of Education in Your Profession
Would you say that Education from top School/College plays a major role in the success in this Profession?
What level of Education is sufficient to be successful in this Profession?
Post-Graduation in Relevant Stream
Would you say that Studious students are generally successful in this Profession?
How would you consider the Cost of Education post 12th?
Overall, how would you rate the role of Education in your Profession?
According to you, what kind of person is likely to be Happy & Successful in your Profession?
First Personality Trait – Energized by people, enjoy a variety of tasks and good at multitasking
Second Personality Trait – Focus on facts and details and apply past experiences to come up with practical solutions to problems
Third Personality Trait – Prefer to make decisions using logic by weighing pros and cons
Fourth Personality Trait – Prefer to be organised and stick to plan
Fifth Personality Trait – Prefer routine and stable life
Sixth Personality Trait – Prefer to be self-disciplined and organised
Seventh Personality Trait – Prefer to be just and fair and not try to make everyone happy
Eighth Personality Trait – His/Her Family and Friends agree that S/he is usually relaxed, calm and happy
Please provide details
You should be able to take firm decisions as you are dealing with money matters.
What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to join your Profession?
You are, in a way, controlling the entire organization as all the financial decisions are being made by you weighing all the pros and cons. All transactions are dealt by you or are reported to you. Therefore, it is a powerful position to hold in any organization. Also, working in a startup was interesting as I would get to meet the investors regularly, which is not something that would happen on a regular basis at a well-established organization.
What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career in your Profession?
It can get difficult because you may have to cut salaries in some situations or you are not able to pass their claims, etc. In such a situation, it can get difficult to deal with the people you are working with. It is stressful as there can be days where you are just constantly dealing with a large variety of people, they can be vendors, etc. who need to get paid but the budget has not passed through. In such cases, things can get very stressful and hectic you have to deal with them face-to-face. Therefore, you have to be very stern at times.
Recognition in your Profession
What is your family’s view of your Profession?
My Family is Impressed
What is Friends’ view of your Profession?
My Friends are Impressed
What is Society’s view of your Profession?
Society is Impressed
Overall, how would you rate the Recognition aspect of your Profession?
General Information of your Profession/Business
What kind of family’s financial background can maximize success in this profession?
It Doesn’t Matter
What is the ease of starting own business in this field?
Maybe Easy for Few
How easy is it to move to a different country in this profession?
Maybe Easy for Few
Now you have several years of work experience and you have seen professions of others. If you are taken back to 10th/12th class and allowed to pick a profession, then which profession will you pick and why?
I would still pick the same profession.