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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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Job Details: Staff Accountant II Wayne, PA 55-75K +/- A large privately held construction organization is seeking a Staff Accountant II. This is an opportunity for a public accountant that wants to make the step into a corporate accounting opportunity. This individual will be responsible for supporting domestic accounting as well as the operations team from a financial perspective. This organizati...
Job Details: Senior Accountant - Financial Reporting, SOX, IPO Wayne, PA 65-85K +/- A large privately held construction organization is seeking a Senior Accountant - Financial Reporting. This is an opportunity for a public accountant (or public/corporate mix) that wants to take on a new challenge. This individual will be responsible for supporting domestic accounting as well as the operations team...
Company Confidential Camden Wyoming, DE, 19934
Job Purpose: Maintains records of financial transactions by establishing accounts; posting transactions. Duties: * Utilizes Intuit Quickbooks software products to classify and fund transactions. * Maintains subsidiary accounts by verifying, allocating, and posting transactions. * Balances subsidiary accounts by reconciling entries. * Maintains historical records by filing documents. * Assists Payr...
Accounting Clerk • Prepares advanced, estimated and final invoices, reviews documentation and customer purchase orders • Obtains and reconciles vendor invoices • Reviews bills and obtains Manager's approval for payment • Completes project reconciliation/wrap up sheets at the conclusion of each month • Follows up with clients to ensure that the invoice has been received and rectifies any outstandin...
Due to an upcoming retirement, we currently have a rewarding opportunity in our Commercial Lines department for an Underwriter to manage a book of business within an assigned territory in accordance with established underwriting policies, practices, procedures, and objectives. Will consider work from home, outside of Appleton area, in Wisconsin, Minnesota or Iowa. Duties include: • Gather relevant...
Interested in being an Accountant with one of the best places to work in Virginia? Our clienthas received numerous awards over the years including being named as one of the Best Places to Work in Virginia in 2012, 2013 and 2014 by Virginia Business magazine, one of the Top 25 Best Places to Work in Hampton Roads and listed among the Best Firms to Work For by Accounting Today magazine. Because of c...
Envestnet Asset Management, Inc. (NYSE:ENV) is a leading independent provider of technology-enabled investment and practice management solutions to financial advisors who are independent, as well as those who are associated with small or mid-sized financial advisory firms and larger financial institutions. Envestnet's technology is focused on addressing financial advisors' front-, middle- and back...
Envestnet, Inc. (NYSE:ENV) is a leading independent provider of technology-enabled investment and practice management solutions to financial advisors who are independent, as well as those who are associated with small or mid-sized financial advisory firms and larger financial institutions. Envestnet's technology is focused on addressing financial advisors' front-, middle- and back-office needs. En...
Not-For-Profit, Social Service Agency seeks a competent & experienced accounting professional with excellent spreadsheet analysis skills to supervise the Bookkeeping department. BS in Accounting is required. Minimum of 3 year’s experience required, Public Accounting preferred. Knowledge of Great Plains G/L, ADP Payroll, Time & Attendance preferred. Must be a self starter, detail-oriented and have...
Aaron Smith, P.C. Certified Public Accountants Business Consultants We are seeking a highly motivated Senior Accountant with leadership skills andrecent public accounting experience to join our firm and share in our growth and success. Our firm offers the right person significant advancement opportunities.We also offer a great working environment with a focus on work-life balance. The Senior Accou...
GEICO Claims Representatives are there when it counts! As a Claims Representative, you would be the first to assist customers who need to report insurance claims following accidents or other losses. GEICO's Claims Representatives start the claims process and must be extremely empathetic in dealing with customers who are often upset or even physically hurt. Superior claim handling is the most impor...
The Village of Bald Head Island Position Opening: Director of Finance Closing Date: August 22, 2014 Reporting directly to the Village Manager, the Director of Finance is responsible for planning, managing, and overseeing the activities and operations of the Village’s Finance Department including accounting, customer services, payroll, accounts payable and receivable, financial reporting and purcha...
Atkore International is an industry leader in the manufacture of galvanized steel tubes and pipes, electrical conduit, armored wire and cable, metal framing systems and building components; serving a wide range of construction, electrical, fire and security, mechanical and automotive applications. Atkore International is currently searching for a Finance Manager for its Harvey, IL location. Harvey...
Position Summary The Route Auditor rides with a driver during his or her scheduled commercial or residential route to identify enhanced operating efficiencies and ensure accurate billing, as well as opportunities for increases in service and potential safety hazards. The Route Auditor will recommend improvements in route scheduling, service capabilities or other changes based on his or her finding...
The Administrative Manager is responsible to be the local administrative leader for the branch including managing facilities and administrative support (e.g., CSAs, BOAs). As the Administrative Manager you may perform delegated supervisory functions and approvals and authorizations for your branch as well as for the complex. Administrative / Management Support • Manage branch administration, inclu...
· The Risk Manager plans and implements the Company’s risk management functions with the objective to recognize, evaluate, select and recommend policies, procedures and practices that will address, minimize or remove financial and reputation exposures. This position is a resource to operations and is expected to exercise independent judgment to resolve technical and procedural problems related to...
Investment Operations Associate Growing investment firm just outside of Boston is seeking an Operations Associate to join their dynamic team! The Operations Associate will interact with all departments within the firm and work closely with custodians and the portfolio management software team. The Associate will be responsible for trade processing, reporting, account maintenance and setting up new...
This position is currently located at the Troy, MI area. Job Summary/Objective The Senior Financial Analyst – FP&A IT role will be responsible for providing financial planning and analysis support for IT and Technology functions of SourceHOV. Essential Functions and Accountabilities Lead the coordination, organization and execution of FP&A activities for IT & Technology function, including traditi...
At Gallagher Bassett (GB) we are constantly seeking skilled professionals who are up for a challenge and take exceptional performance to heart. The professionals we hire help us maintain our reputation as one of the most progressive property/casualty third party claims service organizations in our industry and throughout the world. Gallagher Bassett provides services to Fortune 1000 companies thro...
Company Confidential Troy, MI, 48084
Foreclosure Specialist Candidate must have a minimum of two years related experience within a law firm or bank environment. Must be computer proficient including experience with industry databases. Responsibilities will include management of a caseload through all aspects of the foreclosure process. Compensation commensurate with experience and skills. Benefits included with full time placement....
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