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Financial Communications Manager

The challenges of this job include improving a company’s awareness, adding value to the securities of groups listed on the stock market and gaining stockholder loyalty. 

Financial communications managers present the company’s strategy in conjunction with the financial director. They transform complex financial data into pertinent information. The growing influence of financial markets and increasing stockholder power have seen the emergence of a requirement for transparency.

Financial communications managers play a strategic role, therefore, and have to constantly keep abreast of IT-related developments. Their everyday routine includes relations with the specialized press and publishing press releases. Close to stockholders and investors, they draft reports regularly and host meetings or roadshows. Externally, their interpersonal skills must go hand in hand with their strong technical skills, internally. 

Technical expertise is vital to converse with financial analysts, manage relationships with the Banking Commission or communicate around a takeover bid. This has become an increasingly specialized function.