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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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Job Description: Fantastic Career Opportunity with one of the Top 5 CPA Firm in Los Angeles Great Culture - Great Benefits - Stable Company! Forensic Tax Accountant/CPA with Marital Dissolution ?Prepare, review and file individual, partnership Tax returns for high net worth individuals, celebrity clients, musicians and sports figures and manage sophisticated tax issues ?Analyze tax code and proced...
Job Description: Fantastic Career Opportunity with One of the Top CPA Firm in Los Angeles Great Culture - Great benefits - Stable Company! Partnership Position / Senior Tax Director (CPA) One of the largest Premier Accounting Firms in Southern California is seeking to add a Senior Tax Director-CPA to the firm Position Summary: -This role is requires the oversight of multiple client service teams a...
Job Description: This Insurance Agent Position Features: ? Exceptional Commission Program ? Professional Environment ? Opportunity For Advancement ? Great Pay to $35K Immediate need for insurance agent seeking exceptional commission program, professional environment and opportunity for advancement. Ability to multi-task well, professional attitude and strong leadership qualities will be keys to su...
Job Description: National Consumer Goods Manufacturer in Irvine is seeking a new Accounting Supervisor to head up the department. Job Duties- * Prepare financial statements and various financial reports * Complete monthly accounting close in compliance with GAAP * Supervise, Monitor and analyze department members work to develop more efficient procedures while maintaining a high level of accuracy...
Job Description: We have an immediate need for a $38K Billing Clerk seeking room for advancement, a business casual environment, and a company invested in your success! The $38K Billing Clerk must have the ability to work independently, be detail oriented, and have outstanding organizational skills. These attributes will be the keys to success in this dynamic organization Duties: ?Operate computer...
Job Description: Are you looking for an exciting opportunity in Accounting? Do you have at least 3-5 years of accounts receivable and accounts payable experience? Are you motivated to make a difference in a fantastic organization? If so, than this is the time for you! This fantastic organization is in search for a self motivated AP/ AR Clerk that is able to conduct all of the Accounts Payable / Re...
Job Description: BOOKKEEPER ? well-known CPA firm ? convenient downtown location ? excellent management team Local CPA firm has an immediate need for a Bookkeeper! Well-known downtown CPA firm with an excellent skilled staff and strong management team. Candidate will be involved daily with A/P and A/R, general ledger, reconciliation, and payroll. Must have strong attention to detail, be organized,...
Job Description: Immediate need for AR Supervisor seeking a company where they can use their supervisory skills to over see the billing clerks. Will be responsible for ensuring that all the billing is processed properly and to report the daily cost reporting to the Billing Manager. Must have experience with billing practices and have had at least 1-2 years of supervisory experience. Strong skills...
Job title: Senior Accountant Status:Exempt Reports to: Accounting Manager General: The General Accountant is responsible for the efficient accurate and timely performance of the overall company accounting activities and other special accounting projects as they arise. Responsibilities: 1.Timely and accurate closing of the books each month.Recommend and process the necessary journal entries to prop...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce is currently assisting a Miami, Florida client in the search for an experienced Accounts Payable Clerk for an immediate need. Qualified candidates must have previous A/P experience and the ability to function well in a high-volume (500+ invoices/week) setting. REQUIREMENTS: Bilingual (Spanish) is preferred 2+ years of experience in high-volume invoicing A Bachelor's degree...
RESPONSIBILITIES: A Kforce client is seeking an experienced A/R Specialist to join their team in Tampa, FL. This company has become very busy with recent and sustained growth and is looking to add to their department in an A/R Capacity. This position will be working in Business-to-Business collections, credit and other aspects of A/R. REQUIREMENTS: 2+ years experience in corporate A/R specifically...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is has an amazing opportunity for a Bookkeeper in Boston, MA. They are searching for a key person to add value to the team who desires to be an integral part of the company. It is a great work environment where you get noticed for a job well done. There are unbelievable benefits, strong salary with chances for bonuses, 100% paid benefits, 3 weeks of vacation, summer ho...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client in Westchester, NY is looking for an Actuarial Analyst to assist with the following responsibilities: The position we are looking to fill will support our efforts to enhance documentation primarily for our Life valuation models. Objective is to produce a high quality macro level of documentation of the actuarial models, parameteres and assumptions for specific blocks o...
10914312 / 3975395/3989466 AP Clerk 7 month contract Hillsboro, OR REQUIRED: 3 years work in a high volume financial processing environment RESPONSIBILITIES: Ensures processing, transactions, and balances are recorded in compliance with accounting and finance policy Researches, processes, and verifies daily accounts payable or accounts receivable transactions Suggests enhancements to methods of as...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Director of Human Resources for their Tampa, FL location. This is a great opportunity for a full time position with this company. Job Scope: Under general direction; develop, implement, and administer corporate human resource programs (employee relations, performance management, succession planning, organizational design, HR regulatory training, unemployme...
RESPONSIBILITIES: A Kforce client is seeking Paralegal II in Columbus, Ohio (OH). This is a great opportunity but a temporary position with this company. Description: The position will proficiently works with Corporate Lawyers in areas such as litigation, real estate, bankruptcy, loan documentation, contract drafting, leasing, foreclosure. Responsibilities: Compare contract documentation to system...
Seeking a STAFF ACCOUNTANT! Salary: $44K-51K P Plus AMAZING benefits!! (vacation, sick days, medical, holidays, 401K and more!) Hours: 8am-4:30pm Monday-Friday (Free parking available) Duties: -Preparing, analyzing and motoring contract budgets -Maintain records (reports, statements, and recommendations) -Safekeeping and organization of accounts records -A/P and A/R -Journal entries in general led...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce is presenting a great opportunity to get your foot in the door of this sought after company in Plano, TX with this part time position. Free parking, on site cafeteria and other perks. This contract position will partner with an internal team to construct quantitative research surveys and manipulate resulting data. As the Excel Analyst, approximately 85% of the required wor...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce is hiring qualified Accounts Receivable Specialists for clients in the Miami, Florida area. Duties Include: Posting daily cash receipts Monthly account reconciliations Collections and billing inquiries Processing monthly billing for service customers Establishing credit limits for new customers Miscellaneous reporting in MS Excel REQUIREMENTS: An Associate's of Arts degree...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Payroll Specialist in Overland Park, Kansas (KS). This role will provide accurate and timely input of hours for our union employees. Duties include auditing timekeeping records for compliance; maintaining time and attendance records and providing excellent customer service. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Performs all activities necessary to process...
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Size of Industry in 2006:
6,789,000
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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