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The Role of the Financial Manager

Qualification / Course Information

Minimum Duration:

Self-study within 2 weeks. Minimum focused learning time required: approximately 24 hours.

Minimum Credits:

Certificate of Completion

NQF Level:

Successful completion of this short course can be included to your portfolio of evidence for RPL consideration


Unassisted Online Learning



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Discover the importance of the financial manager as financial custodian, the related risk management, ethical considerations, the agency relationship and problem as well as the intricacies of the various decisions made by this influential representative of the business. This Online Short Learning Programme is ideal for any individual that needs to understand the core roles and responsibilities of the financial manager in a business.


  • Chrome browser

  • A desktop / laptop computer (this product is not mobile-friendly)

  • A reliable internet connection with continuous access and a minimum speed of 4MB (this product is not available offline)

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this Online Short Learning Programme.

However, it is recommended that the applicant has achieved English language competence at a level that is equivalent to Grade 12.


At the end of this Short Learning Programme, you should be able to:
  • Describe the primary role of the financial manager

  • Discuss how a financial manager balances the timing of returns and cash distributions to equity participants as an alternative to frequent and pending risks

  • Outline and interpret the ethical considerations that underlie a financial manager’s conduct

  • Explain the agency problem and the associated risk that a financial manager represents to a corporate entity that they intend to serve



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