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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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A leading planning and support services provider in the Clear Lake area seeks a Senior Financial Analyst. This position will provide management with accurate and timely information and analyses by developing, interpreting, and putting concepts and models into practice. Job Responsibilities: Prepare corporate budget; business planning; cash flow forecasting; other forecasting and trend analysis f...
Senior Manager, Performance Measurement & Attribution Job Label:ASMK-SMPMA If you are searching for a company that will recognize your ability to manage performance, attribution and risk across a broad suite of investment products, then AssetMark’s Senior Manager, Performance Measurement & Attribution opening is just the spot for you! Your proven expertise in performance analysis, combined with ...
Company Confidential Auburn, MA, 01501
We are a growing $40M distributor located in Auburn, MA, and we're seeking the ideal candidate to join our team and take charge of the finance group. You will become an integral part of the management team as you help us continue our long track record of success. Reporting to the COO, the controller will lead the accounting/admin team to provide operational and financial information to ownership ...
Montgomery Housing Partnership (MHP) is seeking a FINANCE DIRECTOR to manage the financial operations of the organization. Who we are: Montgomery Housing Partnership, Inc. (MHP) is an active and growing nonprofit organization, founded in 1989, that develops, acquires, rehabilitates, and builds quality apartment homes to meet MontgomeryCounty’s growing need for affordable housing. MHP’s community-...
Custard Insurance Adjusters, Inc. Mission Statement: Custard Insurance Adjusters' mission is to provide its clients with the highest quality of claim service available in the industry. We are recognized as a premier company, continuing to increase our role as a national leader in the claims service field. Our commitment to this mission is evident as we strive to: Provide consistently superior p...
Audit Manager–San Antonio Description-Overview: Padgett Stratemann & Co LLP (PSCO) is one of Texas’ largest, locally-owned CPA and business advisory firms. In business since 1945, we are dedicated to professional excellence, integrity, and community service. We provide a range of sophisticated accounting, audit, tax, and other consulting services to meet our clients’ needs and pride ourselves in...
The successful candidate will be responsible for the preparation of FAR/CAS compliant cost estimates in response to customer Requests for Estimates/Proposals (RFE/RFP). The candidate will work closely with Capture management, technical representatives, contract administrators, and estimating management in proposal preparation. The successful candidate will support fact-finding exercises and DCAA A...'s flagship In Play service is looking to hire a Junior Equity Market Analyst to work in our Chicago headquarters. The current position will be on a part-time hourly basis, with the potential for a full-time position in the future should an opening occur. The schedule is M-F from 5:15 am CT to 9:15 am CT. Company: provides independent, live market analysis of the U.S. a...
Company Confidential Boston, MA
Accounting Manager is responsible for directing the organization’s accounting functions and maintaining the books of the organization. These functions include establishing and maintaining the organization’s accounting principles, practices, procedures and initiatives. Essential Duties: • Manage the activities of Financial Reporting for accurate and timely financial reports including, but not lim...
Custard Insurance Adjusters, Inc. Mission Statement: Custard Insurance Adjusters' mission is to provide its clients with the highest quality of claim service available in the industry. We are recognized as a premier company, continuing to increase our role as a national leader in the claims service field. Our commitment to this mission is evident as we strive to: Provide consistently superior p...
Education Affiliates provides educational programs that deliver real-life career skills in high demand occupations that lead to employment upon graduation and a lifetime of personal growth. Position Description: POSITION OBJECTIVE: The financial aid officer is responsible for assisting students to correctly complete applications for federal, state, and local student financial assistance program...
Company Confidential San Antonio, TX, 78230
Great Opportunity for a Bookkeeper!! This position will provide Accounting/Administrative support to the President/CEO of a successful 44 year old South Texas company. The ideal candidate must have 3 years work experience. Bachelors Degree (preferably accounting). Candidate must be able to; provide administrative support, strong organizational skills, and a high level of attention to detail. HAND...
Waddington North America Inc., a leading manufacturer and marketer of high-quality plastic disposable products for the food service industry for 40 years, has the following employment opportunity. Accounting Assistant We are seeking a well-organized and efficient individual who will spent 20% of the time processing bi-weekly payroll, 60% spending working in Accounts Payable, 10 % to act as a sta...
Reporting to the President, the Controller will be responsible for oversight of all finance, accounting, reporting, and Human Resources activities. The Controller will lead all day-to-day accounting and finance operations and supervise a team of 2 staff members including functional responsibility over accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll. The Controller will work closely ...
CONTROLLER (Non-profit) QUINCY COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAMS, INC. (QCAP) is the leading non-profit agency in Quincy and surrounding towns, dedicated to helping low- and moderate-income people improve the quality of their lives and achieve self-sufficiency. We are seeking a Controller to join our progressive and dynamic $19 million organization. Reporting to the Director of Administration and Financ...
DIRECTOR OF FINANCE, BOSTON ATHENAEUM The Boston Athenæum seeks a skilled, experienced Director of Finance to lead, implement, and oversee the financial systems of Boston's oldest cultural institution. (To learn more about the Boston Athenaeum, a storied membership library, research archive, and art collection, please visit In addition to the position's key financial res...
Company Confidential Pittsburgh, PA
GREAT CAREER OPPORTUNITY AS A CONTROLLER FOR DIVERSE GROUP OF FAMILY OWNED BUSINESSES IN THE NORTH HILLS AREA OF PITTSBURGH Duties include: Guides financial decisions; Protects assets by monitoring and enforcing internal controls; Reviews financial condition of customers for risk analysis purposes; Interacts/negotiates with outside financial providers; Monitors and confirms financial condition b...
North Dayton CPA firm seeks an experienced personal 1040 tax preparer. Position will be full time during tax season, (late January through April) and part time on an as needed basis throughout the rest of the year. Successful candidate will have previous income tax preparation experience and be able to work independently, contact clients with questions, participate in meetings with clients and ha...
Well established manufacturer located in the southtowns is seeking a Manager of Financial Planning & Analysis to join their team. This is an excellent opportunity to join a dynamic team with a proven track record of excellence. The FP&A Manager will be responsible for all aspects of budgeting and planning, including preparing the annual budget, monthly analysis, review of results, and forecasting ...
Entry Level Accountant Crossroads Hospice Oklahoma City JUST GOT YOUR ACCOUNTING DEGREE AND ARE ASKING, “WHAT DO I DO NOW?” 1. Well, if you just went through four years of accounting and still like it, then you probably should do something in accounting. 2. Hhmmm..., if you went into accounting, then you’d probably want to go into an industry sector that has pretty good prospects for long t...

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