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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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Two experienced and successful Equity Analysts are needed, one for the Energy and Industrial Sector and another to cover the Consumer Sector. Two top tier private investment firms and asset management firms are currently interviewing candidates to join their small cap growth teams. The appropriate candidate(s) will have a rigorous academic background, 2 to 5 years of equity experience covering Ind...
Company Description Craig Builders has been building new homes in Charlottesville and throughout Central Virginia for over 55 years. We are currently building in eight distinct residential communities with numerous products in production from town homes to custom single family homes. Craig Builders chooses to focus on three key aspects when building new homes: quality, excellent service before and...
Known for high-quality products and exceptional service, this very strong and well respected manufacturing company is in need of an established Accountant for their Staff Accountant job in Lake Forest, IL. This person will be responsible for various GL account reconciliations, journal entries, inventory, and other month end closing processes. You will also be an integral part of accounts payable a...
ExamWorks is a dynamic, fast growing global industry pioneer in the health care services sector. Our size, scale and service capabilities, combined with management's vision are transforming the IME industry. We are convinced that the high growth environment, the largest global geographic footprint and most advanced IT platform available differentiates ExamWorks from other IME companies. The compan...
*Our Search team is rapidly growing right now and we are looking for someone who can take a leadership role with a variety of clients and grow rapidly on our team. *Fully understand Adwords & Bing paid search platforms including keyword development, account setup, ad creation, content network, match types, quality score, negative keywords, enhanced campaigns, PLA's, and conversion rates *Manage da...
We are currently seeking a Risk Management Analyst to join our Asset Protection department! This individual will support the Director of Risk Management regarding all aspects of Corporate Insurance Programs and Environmental Safety & Health. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: • Compilation of underwriting information and coverage placement, claims administration, loss forecasting, an...
Pre-Register for this event online at: www.catalystcareergroup.com The Job Fair of Austin Wednesday, April 30, 2014 10:00AM - 1:00PM Embassy Suites Austin - Arboretum 9505 Stonelake Boulevard Austin, TX 78759 Plan to attend and meet face-to-face with several of the Austin area’s finest employers. All of the companies at our job fairs have open positions they are seeking to fill. Employers at our e...
American Fidelity Assurance Company is seeking a Sales Representative to market insurance, annuity/financial products and section 125 administration to the educational community. Position includes: · salary · company car · laptop · commission · benefits American Fidelity Assurance Company is a unique, family-owned organization providing insurance products and financial services to education employ...
Large company in Irvine is seeking a Senior Financial Analyst. The Senior Financial Analyst will be responsible for streamlining the existing reporting process. Job Duties: · Analyze processes, reports and/or systems, identify opportunities for improvement, develop plans based on findings and implement changes. · Professionally and effectively interact with all levels of management across the corp...
William Blair & Company is a global investment banking and asset management firm. We are committed to building enduring relationships with our clients and providing expertise and solutions to meet their evolving needs. An independent and employee owned firm, William Blair is based in Chicago, and has office locations in 12 cities, including London, New York, Shanghai, and Zurich. For more informat...
Finance Firm is seeking a Junior Accountant Create and update schedules for expense allocations among operating companies and trading entities Handle all aspects of accounting for various operating and trading entities Prepare month-end close, including calculation of NAV and trader bonuses Daily monitoring of P&L reports produced by the Infrastructure team Assist in many ad hoc and special projec...
Job Description Staff accounting duties in a corporate accounting and finance environment responsible for all accounting and financial reporting functions. Duties include but are not limited to G/L account reconciliations, recurring report preparation (Excel), creating and posting JE’s, managing branch data including local taxes, filing multistate sales tax and posting payroll journals. Required S...
Mom Corps Kansas City (MCKC) is always looking for talented mid-senior level professionals in the accounting, finance, human resources, marketing, operations and technology fields. • Visit www.momcorps.com, register as a candidate and upload your resume. • Apply for full-time, reduced-time and project/contract opportunities. • Receive ongoing updates on available job opportunities and professional...
Internal Auditor - Milwaukee Wisconsin Our client is progressive and cutting edge. They are in search of an Internal Auditor, a self starter, upwardly mobile, able to travel 30-35% who is interested in a financial rotation opportunity beginning in Internal Audit and progressing into careers throughout the company. This will be a position that allows for growth and opportunity. This position requir...
Director of Underwriting, Workers' Compensation Insurance Location: Oklahoma City CompSource - Our mission is to partner with all Oklahoma employers as the source for their workers' compensation insurance needs. We recognize that just like all businesses, all leadership professionals in the insurance industry have a unique set of skills that sets them apart from the pack. CompSource is seeking a s...
C.R. England, Inc. is a stable, financially sound company with opportunity for growth within the company. As a 90-year leader in transportation, C.R. England, Inc. is hiring an Accident Investigation for its Claims Department to conduct telephonic investigations of truck accidents. This position starts at $14.00 an hour with a $750 a month bonus potential. Responsibilities include but are not limi...
American Fidelity Assurance Company is seeking a Sales Representative to market insurance, annuity/financial products and section 125 administration to the educational community. Position includes: · salary · company car · laptop · commission · benefits American Fidelity Assurance Company is a unique, family-owned organization providing insurance products and financial services to education employ...
Accounting Position Description We are agrowing Sandy-based firm that currently holds contracts with the nation’s largest video, telephony, and high speed internet providers. Our professional staff has over75 years of experience in business management, audit, sales, fulfillment, and consulting. Our firm manages several other successful entities. The Accounting Clerk will participate in completing...
Our Financial Services client in White Plains, NY is seeking a Treasury Accountant. The ideal candidate will have 5-7 years accounting experience within financial services or treasury. This person will be responsible for investment portfolio and liquidity management. 100K Base plus Bonus. Responsibilities Analysis of financial components to provide direction and insight into strategic initiatives,...
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