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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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We have been retained by several CPA firms in NJ and NYC. These are unadvertised positions created by growth. They understand great pay, work/life balance and morale are important positions. Positions range from Staff to Partner level. Sign on Bonus! Partner position is in Morris County. For these or any of our other positions, email resume to ***** All applicants will be contacted...
Tapestry Solutions, an international non-fully integrated subsidiary of Boeing, has strategically positioned itself as a leader in the custom software, training, and support solutions in the logistic market place. Our goal is to increase our market share through expanded service and solutions to domestic and international opportunities and execute flawlessly with focus on affordability and profita...
Successful Farmers Agent is seeking a qualified licensed Insurance professional to join our growing team. We seek an energetic professional who is a motivated self starter and who thrives in a professional environment. Responsibilities Develop leads, identify customer needs, and market appropriate products and services. Use a customer-focused, needs-based review process to educate customers about...
Our client, an Atlanta-based industry leader with a reputation as one of the best companies to work for in the South, currently has a new opportunity for charismatic IT Audit professional to join a successful, outgoing, accomplished IT Audit team. The type of person who fits well in this environment has excellent communication skills and the ability to identify opportunities to enhance business pr...
Temporary Accounts Receivable position available within the Hazleton Area! Local company is seeking an experienced Accounts Receivable individual for a temporary position. Responsibilities: -High Volume data entry -Updating instrument inventory, daily -Communications with customers and offices via telephone, fax and email -Submitting weekly, bi-weekly and monthly reports -Generating monthly shop f...
* Position is located in MIAMI, FLORIDA* Role: As Chief Financial Officer, you will lead strategic financial initiatives that foster continued growth. With a successful acquisition last year, use your past M&A experience to evaluate other acquisitions that strengthen our company. Your accounting department is led by a Controller, who manages the day to day accounting activities, yet this is still...
* Position is located in MIAMI, FLORIDA* Role: As Chief Financial Officer, you will lead strategic financial initiatives that foster continued growth. With a successful acquisition last year, use your past M&A experience to evaluate other acquisitions that strengthen our company. Your accounting department is led by a Controller, who manages the day to day accounting activities, yet this is still...
Role & Responsibilities: • Manage Accounting staff along with the full-cycle Accounting process • Provide direction and oversight to an accounting staff for the maintenance and operational activities of the general ledger • Manage the monthly accounting calendars including fiscal year end, functional management of the accounting system such as journal entry processing, review of accruals, account...
Role & Responsibilities: • Manage Accounting staff along with the full-cycle Accounting process • Provide direction and oversight to an accounting staff for the maintenance and operational activities of the general ledger • Manage the monthly accounting calendars including fiscal year end, functional management of the accounting system such as journal entry processing, review of accruals, account...
Role & Responsibilities: • Manage Accounting staff along with the full-cycle Accounting process • Provide direction and oversight to an accounting staff for the maintenance and operational activities of the general ledger • Manage the monthly accounting calendars including fiscal year end, functional management of the accounting system such as journal entry processing, review of accruals, account...
Role & Responsibilities: • Manage Accounting staff along with the full-cycle Accounting process • Provide direction and oversight to an accounting staff for the maintenance and operational activities of the general ledger • Manage the monthly accounting calendars including fiscal year end, functional management of the accounting system such as journal entry processing, review of accruals, account...
The Senior Accountant - Financial Reporting job will support the month end close process and monthly accounting and analysis activities. This includes, but is not limited to, monitoring and balancing the various systems and reporting tools integral to the close process, posting journal entries, performing Balance Sheets reconciliations as well as ad hoc analysis to identify and resolve key issues...
The Accounting Manager job responsibilities include: Manage entire Accounting team including Revenue accounting, GL, Month-End close process. Review and explain all variances to history and budget on a monthly basis. Maintain accurate and complete schedules of revenue sources, including supporting documentation for audits. Develop and communicate written revenue recognition policies. Complete time...
Role & Responsibilities: • Manage Accounting staff along with the full-cycle Accounting process • Provide direction and oversight to an accounting staff for the maintenance and operational activities of the general ledger • Manage the monthly accounting calendars including fiscal year end, functional management of the accounting system such as journal entry processing, review of accruals, account...
Role & Responsibilities: • Manage Accounting staff along with the full-cycle Accounting process • Provide direction and oversight to an accounting staff for the maintenance and operational activities of the general ledger • Manage the monthly accounting calendars including fiscal year end, functional management of the accounting system such as journal entry processing, review of accruals, account...
Role & Responsibilities: • Manage Accounting staff along with the full-cycle Accounting process • Provide direction and oversight to an accounting staff for the maintenance and operational activities of the general ledger • Manage the monthly accounting calendars including fiscal year end, functional management of the accounting system such as journal entry processing, review of accruals, account...
Role & Responsibilities: • Manage Accounting staff along with the full-cycle Accounting process • Provide direction and oversight to an accounting staff for the maintenance and operational activities of the general ledger • Manage the monthly accounting calendars including fiscal year end, functional management of the accounting system such as journal entry processing, review of accruals, account...
Role & Responsibilities: • Manage Accounting staff along with the full-cycle Accounting process • Provide direction and oversight to an accounting staff for the maintenance and operational activities of the general ledger • Manage the monthly accounting calendars including fiscal year end, functional management of the accounting system such as journal entry processing, review of accruals, account...
Role & Responsibilities: • Manage Accounting staff along with the full-cycle Accounting process • Provide direction and oversight to an accounting staff for the maintenance and operational activities of the general ledger • Manage the monthly accounting calendars including fiscal year end, functional management of the accounting system such as journal entry processing, review of accruals, account...
Job Responsibilities and Requirements: The Position will join the tax services division to support clients with complex tax issues. The Tax Senior Manager will work closely with the client to provide proper planning and resolution of tax issues and proper filing of all tax compliance reporting. The incumbent will work closely with the senior leadership of the office to support business development...
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