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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.
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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Dir. of Finance & Admin. MEDFORD PUBLIC SCHOOLS Medford, Massachusetts Opening for 2014-2015 School Year Director of Finance & Administration All applicants must be licensed as School Business Administrator by Massachusetts DESE. Send resume and credentials by May 9, 2014 to: Roy E. Belson, Superintendent 489 Winthrop Street, Medford, MA 02155 ***** Equal Opportunity Employer...
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HC011963: Flexitallic Investments, Inc. Houston, TX See Below to Apply Flexitallic Investments, Inc. seeks a Global Chief Financial Officer to work in Houston, Texas to direct financial planning, forecasting and internal controls for this global manufacturing company. Minimum of a Master's degree and relevant experience required. Travel required 30% of time. Submit resume to *****....
Company Confidential Crum Lynne, 19022
Accountant A/R Philadelphia Suburbs A steadily growing midsize defense services contractor with operations all over USA is looking for an A/R Accountant with at least 5 yrs of exp. in Defense industry. Exp. in DELTEK and WAWF will be a plus; undergraduate degree required. We provide very competitive salary and unparalleled benefit package. EOE/M/F/VET/Disabled. Resume to PN 1020, PO 8263, Phila PA...
Company Confidential Philadelphia, 19106
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Accounting Controller Lane Transit District is seeking a Controller to oversee the District's accounting function, including supervision of the general ledger and subsidiary ledger work performed by subordinate staff; produce financial statements and manage annual audit; assist with the District budget process; perform varied and complex technical accounting analysis; prepare analytical, narrative...
Company Confidential Prescott, 86301
Sales Representative Financial Services/Insurance Local Financial Services Company seeking licensed insurance professional to join our team. Ideal candidate is a sales oriented team player with knowledge of annuities and life insurance products, has strong communication skills, experience delivering sales presentations and good time management skills. Current AZ life insurance license, sales exper...
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Company Confidential ROSELAND, LA, 70456
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Company Confidential Odessa, 79760
General Accounts Payable/ Payroll Manager Must be able to manage a staff of 4-5 people Employee benefits include 401(k), Health, Dental and Vision Send resume to: E. L. Farmer Attn: Human Resource PO Box 3512 Odessa, TX 79760, or email lpipkin@ elfarmer.com...
Finance Assistant Child Care Consultants, Inc., a non-profit child care resource & referral agency is seeking a Finance Assistant who is highly organized and detail-oriented to provide fiscal support to the CCIS of York County and Agency Assistant Executive Director. Associate's degree in accounting strongly preferred; at least two years experience required. Must be proficient in Excel. Submit res...
Company Confidential Sterling Hghts., MI, 48311
BOOKKEEPER Pleasant detail oriented. Exp’d with taxes, pension, A/P statements/balance sheets, payroll. Must be MAS90 proficient. Small company, 3-4 dys/wk. Nice place to work. Box 608, Sterling Hts., 48311...
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