How To Become A Financial Manager

Financial Managers are highly valued professionals, gaining a qualification in Financial Management is easy with our NATED Financial Management course.

Financial management is a rewarding career that is highly valued in businesses across multiple industries. These are the NATED courses that will help you become a Financial Manager:

Bellview Institute of Distance Learning offers a great
NATED Financial Management course that will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to jump straight into the work environment. 

What Is The NATED Financial Management Course?

Bellview Institute of Distance Learning offers a Financial management course that consists of three theoretical courses that will give you the knowledge and skills you need to be a Financial Manager. The final course is a practical course that will test the skills you attained in the theoretical courses.

These are more steps you will need to take to become a Financial Manager:

Getting Qualified

If you want to be a financial manager, the best way to start would be with the NATED Financial Management course offered by Bellview Institute of Distance Learning. Our Financial Management course will prepare you for your career in finance by giving you the necessary skills and experience you need to be a successful and knowledgeable financial expert.

Gaining Experience

When you study our NATED Financial Management Diploma course, you will be gaining valuable work experience. As part of the N6 National Diploma course, you will be required to complete a set of tasks as a part of your work based training. 

In these tasks, you will test the knowledge you learnt in the theoretical courses. You can also gain experience by applying for internships, learnerships or job shadowing.

Developing Your Skills 

Once you enter the world of finance, you can work on developing your skills as a financial manager to work your way up in the industry. Another way to work your way up would be to develop skills that will complement your financial management qualification, like Financial Accounting for example. 

You can also choose to develop your skills in financial management, by furthering your studies in one of our other courses. You can choose to study: 

What Is A Financial Manager?

A Financial Manager is someone who is responsible for the companies financial health, they are responsible for supervising the cash flow, determining the profitability and managing the companies expenses and giving accurate financial information. 

What Skills Does A Financial Manager Need?

These are the skills you would need to have if you want to become a Financial Manager:

  • Leadership skills
  • Communication skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Good attention to detail 
  • Team-working skills 
  • Adaptability skills
  • Tech-savvy skills

How Can I Qualify For A NATED Course?

In order to qualify for a NATED course, you will need to:

Can I Study A NATED Financial Management Courses Without Matric?

No, you cannot study a NATED Financial Management course without a Matric Certificate. The minimum requirement to apply for the Financial Management Diploma course is:

If you did not finish your Matric or you failed your Matric, then you can apply for our:

How Long Does It Take To Be A Financial Manager?

Every theoretical course is 6 – 12 months long and the practical course is 18 months long. If you decide to complete the course full-time, then you will be able to finish the financial management  course in 36 months. If you decide to do the course part-time, then you will be able to finish the course in 54 months.

What Will I Learn In The Financial Management Course?

The NATED Financial Management course will equip you with the necessary skills you will need to be a great Financial Manager

This is what you will learn in the N4 – N6 National Certificate course:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Cost and Management Accounting 
  • Communication
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management
  • Computerized Financial Systems

In the
N6 National Diploma course, you will be completing an 18-month-long practical work training that will equip you with the experience you will need to jump straight into the working world.

Financial Management Jobs

These are the jobs that are available to you once you complete your NATED Financial Management Diploma course:

  • Financial Manager
  • Financial Cost Accountant
  • Finance Co-ordinator
  • Financial Administrator
  • Accounting clerk
  • Financial Advisers 
  • Bookkeeper and Administrative officer
  • Costing / Financial Administrator 

What Does A Financial Manager Do?

A Financial Manager is responsible for maintaining funds for the business and making sure shareholders get good returns on their investments. They create safe investment opportunities, and they make sure that funds are being used efficiently. 

Financial undertakings are planned and organised, supervised, directed, and controlled by the financial managers. 

What Issues Do Financial Managers Work To Solve On A Daily Basis?

The issues Financial Managers try to solve are:

  • Debt management
  • Lack of cash flow
  • Struggling to manage cash flow
  • Not making use of the budget
  • Not making enough money

What Is A Financial Manager’s Salary?

The average salary of a Financial Manager in South Africa is R 42 948 a month. Keep in mind, your salary will be dependent on the company you work for, your job position, experience, location and what your qualifications are.

Is Financial Management The Right Career For Me?

If you enjoy working with numbers, and you have a passion for problem-solving, then financial management is the career for you. 

Why Is Financial Management Important?

Financial Management is important in helping improve the value of the company, they provide economic stability, and it encourages employees to save money. 

What Are The Benefits Of Studying A Financial Management Course With Bellview Institute Of Distance Learning

Bellview Institute of Distance Learning has a few benefits that you will be able to enjoy when you choose to study our NATED Financial Management course.

These are some benefits you will be able to enjoy with Bellview Institute of Distance Learning:

  • Study from anywhere in the country
  • Distance learning has no set schedule
  • You can work and study at the same time
  • We have support systems that you will have access to
  • You will have access to tutors as well
  • You can create your own schedule
  • Study at your own pace

Application Process

If you are interested in studying a Financial Management course, here are the ways you can apply:

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, Financial Management is a good career. With your Financial Management qualification, you will not be limited to becoming a Financial Manager. There are many other career options that will be available to you.

As with most courses, you will experience some difficulties, but if you pace yourself it will be easier for you to take in all the information and be successful in your studies.

Yes, financial managers are highly valued in a business. Every business needs a financial manager to manage the businesses finances. 

Yes, it is. With a Financial Management qualification, there will be different job opportunities available for you in the field of finance.

The benefits of being a Financial Manager are:

  • High earning potential
  • Medical Benefits
  • Financial Freedom 
  • Gaining a scarce skill

Author: Jodie Brown
Editor: Connor Bergsma
Date Published: August 15, 2022