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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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Company Confidential Springfield, VA, 22153
A growing CPA firm has an immediate need for a Senior Accountant to join the practice. Our firm provides services in Individual Taxes, Corporation and Partnership Taxes, and specializes in many different facets of accounting including monthly bookkeeping services, quarterly reviews, chart of account setups, payroll, sales tax reporting, compilations etc. for small to medium business clients. Qual...
Due to rapid growth, HCC Medical Insurance Services (MIS) has multiple openings for Medical Claims Examiners. HCC MIS www.hccmis.com, part of HCC Specialty (HCCS) (www.hccspecialty.com), a division of HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc. ("HCC Insurance") underwrites a unique portfolio of specialty and niche products. These include: international medical and travel insurance, short term medical insurance...
The primary purpose of this position is to give support to the church’s ministry and to the program staff and other church leaders by preparing and maintaining accurate financial records. Major Responsibilities: Post accounts payable, code bills for payment, print and mail checks to vendors Post general ledger entries and adjustments when needed Controls petty cash and/or church expense accoun...
Come join a fast-paced growing company, a leader in the real estate industry. Equity Lifestyle Properties(NYSE:ELS) owns and operates the highest quality resort communities in the United States. We own and operate over 380 quality resort communities throughout the U.S. and British Columbia. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for a Senior Tax Analyst position in our our Chicago office. ...
Job Purpose: Reports financial status by preparing and analyzing financial plans, forecasts, and reports. Duties: * Tracks financial status by monitoring variances from plan. * Determines financial status by comparing and analyzing plans and forecasts with actual results. * Improves financial status by analyzing results and variances; identifying trends; recommending actions. * Reconciles tr...
At Kohl’s, we’re always looking ahead to creating the next great thing. Since 1962, our people have been our biggest asset and every great thing we do is thanks to the great people we hire. Do you love. . . researching laws and regulations? Are you energized by. . . supporting policy and procedure changes? Do youenjoy. . . communicating and educating on compliance? The Regulatory Compliance An...
At S.L. Nusbaum Realty Company, we have dedicated ourselves to working as a team devoted to client profitability and satisfaction. Our employees are important to us and have helped us grow into one of the larger full-service real estate firms in the Southeast and a leader in commercial real estate investment, development, sales, leasing, management and mortgage brokerage. Currently, S.L. Nusbaum ...
For problem-solvers and the analytically inclined: Help a world-leader in technology invest strategically, allocate wisely and drive shareholder value. Formulate groundbreaking processes, provide in-depth analysis and expertly manage Verizons assets. Responsibilities Responsible for accurately assessing Verizon’s ability to support contractual pricing, rate changes and lead cross-functional team...
Kaufman Company, a growing distributor of industrial tools and supplies in Norwood MA, is looking for an energetic individual to manage its financial operations and oversee its accounting staff in a fast-paced yet friendly office. The successful candidate will have the skills to: Develop systems to account for financial transactions including maintaining the chart of accounts. Define bookkeepin...
Company Confidential Boston, MA
New England’s leading residential property management firm is seeking an Accountant III for its Boston office. The Accountant III is the most senior accounting role on the Accounting Team. An Accountant III is charged to contribute to the efficient and effective workings of the Accounting department by executing daily tasks with a strong attention to detail. This role will utilize strong accounti...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client a leading White Plains, NY based CPA firm seeks a Tax Executive to join its rapidly expanding multi-state team. In this internally focused role you will assess the current tax department's work-flow, structure, policy and procedures and implement time saving initiatives to benefit and drive efficiencies across a multi-office/state tax organization. REQUIREMENTS: Pro...
Summary Our client is seeking an experienced Tax Associate to join their dynamic, fast growing, client-centered Accounting firm. The firm focuses on a variety of industries, however this role primarily focuses on Real Estate and Partnership Taxation. Client Details The Chicago office is one of the fastest growing markets for this Public Accounting firm, and due to their recent increase in busin...
DeAngelis Diamond Construction is an innovative, award winning, national construction management firm specializing in commercial and multi-family construction. We are headquartered in beautiful Naples, Florida and nationally ranked as a top company by ENR. We are on the hunt for a high energy, hands-on individual with the people skills to work with all members of our project team. A successful ca...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client looking for a Billing Specialist to join their energetic team in Grand Rapids, Michigan (MI). The ideal candidate will be able to work with little supervision, communicate well in a team atmosphere, and be service oriented. Compensation will be based on education and experience. Duties for this position include: Daily processing of customer invoices Email ...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Senior Tax Analyst for their Danbury, CT location. This is a great opportunity for a full time position with this company. Job Duties: Compile and review Tax Provisions per ASC740 (federal and state calculations) Engage directly with multiple Praxair business groups on various tax matters Oversee and review the completion of the tax packages by field ...
FactSet Research Systems Inc. (FactSet Revere group), a leading provider of financial information services, is seeking highly motivated employees for a full time position at its Youngstown Ohio Research Office. Position Summary & Responsibilities: In this position, the employee will collect and interpret information about publicly traded companies including information on their products, service...
Controller, Seattle WA --- Leading Seafood Importer and Distributor of Seafood. Profitable and Privately Owned. Must be hands-on manager of a small team responsible for Accounting, Finance, HR and Admin functions. Requires expertise with Excel (including Pivot Tables) and Word. Experience with asset-based financing, credit, importing and systems implementation preferred. CPA, MBA with minimum 10 y...
Please note: In order to be considered an official applicant, you must submit your application online through our applicant tracking system at https://jobs.uml.eduand by the application deadline date specified in the posting. Position Information Job Title: Cash Management Specialist - Accountant III -Student Financial Services Department: Student Financial Services Job Reference Number: 00...
Tax Accountant Job Description Tax Accountant job in West Palm Beach, FL for large company. Great opportunity in tax with little to no overtime within the manufacturing industry. The tax accountant will help prepare corporate returns in addition to responsibility for the timely filing of Sales & Use tax and Property Tax returns. Additional responsibilities will include assisting in various speci...
Financial Services Co. located in Braintree, MA has Temporary (6+ month duration, Possibility Temp to Perm) Entry Level positions and seeks recent college graduates, BS degree in Accounting or Finance preferred: These are not sales, commission; call center or customer service roles. Investment Accounting Analyst Investment Operations Analyst Responsibilities include: Investment Operations Ana...

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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