Wrong kind of "financial manager".
TFA doesn't mean that as some sort of investment advisor, but rather, a manager over an accounting department (or a subspecialty thereof, for a large enough company).
In fairness, though, I do agree that makes a bad example, because in accounting, you have the skill levels across the corporate food-chain almost entirely inverted from IT - Companies tend to hire unskilled minimum wage people for the "boots on the ground" accounting functions, and trust a handful of people in the upper tiers of the department to make sure the work meets the various applicable regulatory requirements. No sane company would ever hire a generic MBA as their treasurer, even though in theory that job doesn't need to "do" anything but delegate to team leads.
In IT, by contrast, you simply don't have any unskilled doers (aside from the deadweights like the owner's nephew that everyone goes out of their way to give shiny but harmless projects to); yet two or three levels up the ladder, you have people who don't know a browser from a file manager (damn you, Microsoft, for putting the word "Explorer" in both their names!).
And that, I think, leads to the real reason we have a problem here - In most aspects of a modern business, the structure matches the accounting department - Peons in the field, and actual accountants near the top. Businesses really don't have any traditional frame of reference for how to manage some of the most highly skilled people in the company as bottom-tier employees. Sure, they understand that they need to throw money at us, but aside from that, most companies still try to treat IT as the equivalent of cashiers or delivery drivers or AP entry clerks. Even in the other "skilled" trades, people usually progress up the food chain based on experience. The grunts haul pipe / pull wire / etc, the apprentices get the easy-but-unpleasant tasks, the journeymen get to do most of the actual work, and the masters plan out how to make the project as a whole successful. You just don't have any useful positions below the "journeymen" skill level in an IT department (aside from interns, but most companies treat them as little more than either welfare cases or slave labor, they certainly don't plan to put anything an intern does into production).