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Finance Industry Overview


Jobs in finance follow the money. Finance employees track how organizations spend money, determine when to borrow money and negotiate financial contracts. Finance workers are involved in many different levels of most organizations.

Entry-level financial clerks maintain the company’s financial records, bill customers, pay the organization’s bills, and collect and record payments from clients.

In middle management, finance jobs most commonly involve analyzing data and finding ways to maximize profits. Financial managers’ work includes setting budgets, preparing financial reports, deciding where to invest corporate funds, and creating and executing the company’s financial strategies.

Sitting atop the finance career ladder, chief financial officers (CFOs) and controllers direct accounting, audit and budget employees and handle high-level negotiations with regulators, customers and employees.

Finance Job Market


The outlook for finance employment is good, especially if you have a master’s degree or industry certification. Between 2010 and 2020, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) says:

  • Jobs for financial managers will grow 9 percent.
  • Jobs for self-employed financial managers will grow 20 percent.
  • Jobs for financial analysts will grow 23 percent.
  • Jobs for financial clerks will grow 11 percent.
  • Jobs for loan interviewers and clerks will drop 3 percent.

Finance Salaries


The median financial clerk salary was $33,710 in 2010, the BLS says. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $22,920, while the top 10 percent earned more than $49,500.

The median financial manager salary was $107,160 in 2011, according to the BLS. The lowest-paid 10 percent made less than $58,120 while the best-paid 10 percent took in more than $187,000.

In 2012, controller salaries are expected to range from a low of $69,000 at the smallest firms to $183,250 for controllers working at firms with $500 million or more in annual sales, according to staffing firm Robert Half International (RHI).

CFO careers can lead to enormous paychecks. CFO salaries top out at $411,000 at the largest firms and drop only to $96,750 at firms with $50 million or less in annual sales, RHI estimates.

RHI’s CFO and controller salary figures do not include bonuses and perks, which can add substantially to pay in finance work.
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Primary Responsibilities: • In coordination with Project Manager, prepare periodic Project reviews with all relevant financial analysis. • Control and optimize Project results through close involvement with Project Manager. • Challenge the estimate to complete in order to maximize the Project margin. • Assure Customer invoicing is completed as soon as possible and play an active role in securing p...
Total Terminals International, LLC (TTI), a premier west coast terminal operator, coordinates vessel stevedoring activities and its terminal customer service with unparalleled attention to detail. Through its uncompromising dedication to provide customers with the highest level of services available, we strive to provide the highest quality stevedoring, terminal and transportation-related services...
Diversified real estate and property management company located in Columbia, Maryland seeks an experienced Accounting Manager/Controller. Job responsibilities: General accounting, preparation of monthly financial statements Preparing proformas and budgets Supervisor of an accountant Job Qualifications: 4 year degree and prior COMMERCIAL experience is required (No residential, please) Must have pri...
Entry Level Insurance Property Claims Adjuster An outstanding entry-level position, Insurance Adjustment Service will train successful candidate to become a Property Field Insurance Adjuster. We offer excellent benefits including group Medical/Dental, 401K , Short & Long Term Disability Benefits, profit sharing, automobile allowance, paid vacations. Duties include all field work associated with pr...
JOB SUMMARY: Under the direct supervision of the Supervisor/Manager of the Billing Operations Department, the Billing Specialist is responsible to perform complex updating to the billing system, including evaluating and correcting error conditions, and works with the Billing Analyst to complete QC and audit projects Applications utilized are: Word, Excel, OBR, GPMS, OnBase, E-Mail, the Internet, M...
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Under general supervision of the Accounts Receivable Manager responsible for posting cash and performing tasks requiring quick resolution of issues; includes providing account reconciliation performing payment research. Responsible for posting cash receipts to open accounts receivable. Identifies payment discrepancies and initiates disputes resolution process to facilitate rapid turn around in col...
APPOINTMENT TO PANEL OF CHAPTER 7 TRUSTEES The United States Trustee seeks resumes from persons wishing to be considered for appointment to the panel of trustees who administer cases filed under chapter 7 of the bankruptcy code. The appointment is for cases filed in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of Illinois, primarily in the Peoria Division. Chapter 7 trustees receive...
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We are a retail company headquartered in Englewood, New Jersey seeking a hard working individual for the position of Accounting Clerk. We are focused on hiring an individual with fast and advanced computer skills. The individual should have a strong interest in accounting and finance. Actual work experience is not required, provided the individual has excellent computer skills and has a college ed...
Accountant The Accountant ensures and provides accurate and timely financial information to support the Segment and Corporate management. Position will cultivate a continuous improvement culture and will participate in ongoing learning and engagement in a fast paced F&A shared services environment. The ideal candidate must be able to contribute to the Shared Service strategy and execution by apply...
Under close supervision of the Accounting Manager responsible for repetitive and production type tasks as it relates to the preparation of journal entries maintenance of general ledger accounts preparation of customer or vendor billing information and preparation of specified accounting records for month end closing. ' ' Records transactions to journals and general ledger. Works closely with senio...
Payroll - 3 month contract Our client is a large real estate investment firm located in Greater Boston. They have enlisted Hollister to assist in a search for a payroll professional to cover a 3 month leave. This project will focus on processing of a 2,000 person (Domestic only) payroll using ADP & Kronos software. The hours for this position are 9:00 - 5:00 and the assignment will run through the...
Regional Finance Systems Manager for Commodities Trading Group Permanent Position in Stamford, CT A commodities trading group in Stamford, CT is seeking a Regional Finance Systems Manager to support the finance and treasure organization and requirements of multiple trading platforms. This role involves multiple business platforms under the same financial architecture with stakeholders spread globa...
Position Purpose The Senior Financial Planning Analyst is responsible for analysis, documentation and thorough execution of processes and compliance in the areas of revenue forecasting, pricing and other strategic & tactical analyses requested by executives and stakeholders. Functionally, the Senior Financial Planning Analyst works hand in hand with the Director of Finance, Controller, CFO, Sales...
Position Purpose Responsible for assisting in the month end close process for the international entities. In addition, reviewing the assigned balance sheet schedules and ensure all variances are thoroughly investigated. This position will have a focus on international oversight. Other responsibilities include uploading the payroll to the accounting system, recording and reconciling the intercompan...
Our client is seeking a Senior Internal Auditor to assist with and review the development and documentation of an effective internal control system that is SOX compliant. The role will also perform internal audits of the financial, operational and information systems at all of the company’s businesses, regions, and sites. Job Duties: Perform internal audits and balance sheet reviews Internal contr...
Prestige Placement Consultants is the INSURANCE PLACEMENT AGENCY OF CHOICE SINCE 1970 SOLID, PERMANENT INSURANCE JOBS …NO TEMPORARIES. With our 42 years of experience we KNOW ALL THE PLAYERS – we know who the top notch agencies and companies are, and we will direct you only to where it will benefit you for long term job satisfaction. Our dedicated staff of Insurance Staffing Specialists truly enjo...
Materials Management IS Database Analyst Department: Materials Management Schedule: Full-time salaried with benefits (exempt) Shift: Day shift Hours: Job Details MedStar Health currently have a career opportunity for a highly skilled professional to join our Supply Chain Management Department in Lutherville MD. Materials Management IS Database Analyst Responsibilities include but are not limited t...
Director of Compliance/Privacy Liaison (MSFC DC) Department: MedStar Family Choice Schedule: Full-time salaried with benefits (exempt) Shift: Day shift Hours: Job Details MedStar Family Choice has an immediate opportunity for an experienced Director of Compliance/Privacy Liaison to join our team in Washington, DC. Directs the MedStar Family Choice (MSFC) compliance and privacy programs. Conducts a...
Premium and Claims Accounting Clerk Skills Required: · Experience with Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable - posting, and tabulating. · PC computer proficiency (including MS Excel) and fast typing skills. · Lockbox experience is required....
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