4 Signs You’re a Good Finance Manager



Are You an All-Star Finance Manager?
We’d all like to think that we’re great Finance Managers, even if we’re relatively new at the role. We communicate collaboratively after all and have an open door policy. But there are definitely signs that you’re the kind of Finance Manager who is destined for success.

Here are 4 ways to tell that you’re making your team better.

Celebrate Successes
There’s nothing like a win to bring a team together. So if your team knocked it out of the park on an initiative, or a new systems implementation then celebrate together. Positive experiences improve morale and this fosters increased productivity.

Show Them Trust
As Theodore Roosevelt said, “The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good [people] to do what he/she wants done, and the self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.”  Set goals for your team, give them the tools they need to succeed, and then let them work.  You might be surprised how offering autonomy (still with accountability of course) can pay dividends.

Cast Them Correctly      
At some point everyone on the team will have to roll up their sleeves and pitch in, regardless of their regular job description. But we know that people truly excel when they can leverage their strengths, so sit down with your team and make sure you’ve cast them in the right role.  Is there something they could excel at and add value to if given the opportunity?

Regardless of level, everyone can benefit from a mentor.  Specifically we benefit most from constructive feedback offered in a timely fashion.  Good Finance Managers want to see their teams succeed and mentoring helps to achieve this.

As you reflect on your skill set, keep in mind that people typically quit managers, not jobs.  If you want your team to perform, then it’s imperative that you offer them the support they need to deliver. This means coaching them constructively, casting them correctly and celebrating successes together.

Your Next Step
No one should walk the job search or hiring road alone. At Clarity Recruitment we help others realize their success through a process that marries proprietary technology with unwavering commitment. Contact us today to take control of your career, or to partner with us to hire well.

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