Support and manage the financial health of the business.
(Beginner) Can demonstrate a theoretical understanding of budgets and financial reporting.
(Novice) Is learning the practice of how to effectively track and provide feedback on project finances, with support and guidance from colleagues.
(Intermediate) Can create budgets, monitor spend, manage invoicing & payments, and produce updates on the financial status of projects.
Creates and maintains a budget report from project initiation.
Monitors spend throughout the project.
Reports on project spend, including projected delivery dates and/or burndown.
Sets up invoices in the accounting system.
Checks status of client payments in the accounting system.
(Expert) Is adept at continuously monitoring, reporting on, and improving the financial impact of projects and teams with senior stakeholders.
Suggests, co-ordinates and executes on financial improvements to processes.
(Master) Optimises the financial success of the organisation's business model, leading performance improvements that measurably enhance efficiency, productivity and profitability.
Oversees the budget process, including collecting the inputs, and comparing the company’s actual performance against estimates in the budget.
Establishes, maintains and updates accounting policies and procedures.
Translates the operational metrics into measures for financial performance, using tools such as the balanced scorecard.
Communicates both the company’s expected and actual financial performance.