Practically every business, including construction firms, has one or more financial managers. They prepare financial reports, oversee cash flow, monitor extension of credit, assess the risk of transactions, raise capital, develop information to assess the present and future financial status of the firm and communicate with owners or investors in the firm.
Persons interested in becoming financial managers should enjoy working independently, dealing with people and analyzing detailed financial information. Other important attributes include tact, good judgment, effective interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing. If you want to pursue a career in financial management, you’ll need to do well in mathematics, and should take electives in computer science and business.