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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 ID: 36025 Position Description: Clean Harbors is the leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial services throughout North America. The Company serves a diverse customer base, including a majority of the Fortune 500 companies, thousands of smaller private entities and numerous federal, state, provincial and local governmental agencies. Through its Safety-Kleen subsidiary, Clean ...
Junior Staff Accountant The Greysmith Companies is looking for an up and coming Staff Accountant for a fast-growing manufacturing company. This position is ideal for a candidate that is looking to be a part of a diverse and creative team where they can expand on their accounting skills and career. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the ability to multi-task, a willingness to lea...
Company Confidential Concord, OH, 44060
Accountant/CPA Local CPA firm seeks a part time staff accountant (25-30hrs/week) to prepare individual, and corporate tax returns. A minimum of 3+ years CPA firm experience required. Friendly work environment with flexible hours. Hourly pay rate is based on experience (no medical benefits provided). Please mail resume to: J. C. Hanzak & Co., 9930 Johnnycake Ridge Rd. #4A, Concord, Oh 44060....
Company Confidential Houston, TX, 77024
HC167977: AMERICANIZED BENEFIT CONSULTANTS Houston, TX See Below to Apply Senior Financial Analyst Requirements: Req. MBA in Finance, plus 3 month experience in the position offered. Resume must be mailed to the job site, AMERICANIZED BENEFIT CONSULTANTS Attn: HR Manager at 9575 Katy Freeway, Suite 150. Houston, TX 77024...
Company Confidential Akron, OH, 44308
Accounting/Bookkeeper Part time Bookkeeper- Akron construction firm seeks exp independent, strong background in AP, AR, Payroll, Financial projections, Budgeting, Cost accounting and taxation. Proficient in Small business software including Quickbooks or Peachtree and Excel. Degree in Accounting and/or 15 years exp. as Bookkeeper required. 25-32 hours per week. Hourly rate $16-$22. Retiree...
This position is located in our MD, Bethesda facility Candidate will provide support to the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) Resource Manager/Comptroller. The individual will provide support tasks to include: - Standardization and full documentation of the process of reconciling financial data in the agency's customer budgeting tool - Support tasks to standardize and fully documen...
This position is located in our VA, Herndon facility Performs financial analysis and reporting in order to monitor finances associated with business operations. 1. Responsible for various financial functions such as budgeting, auditing, forecasting, and analysis. 2. Collects and reviews financial data from various sources. 3. Creates, maintains, and updates financial databases and spreadsheets...
This position is located in our MA, Needham facility Support Accounting Manager in all aspects related to the General Ledger. Learn all tasks performed within the department and develop the ability to act as an alternate in each position. Assist in the month end closing process including Hyperion Corporate mapping and reporting. Provide adequate and timely responses to all audits, DCAA, E & Y,...
This position is located in our TX, Ft Sam Houston facility Job Responsibilities Participate in the development of reporting requirements for the preparation, collection, justification, and submission of programming and budgetary data. Assist in other Budget functions, such as account managing, track obligations and commitments against any fund type. Resolve unliquidated obligations, unmatched tr...
Company Confidential Houston, TX, 77071
HC166303: JDM Industrial Inc. Houston, TX See below to apply JDM Industrial Inc. has full time vacancy for Business Director. Duties are analyze business problems, prepare management reports, analyze/schedule study alternative course of action. Direct/co-ordinate finance and management. Review financial statements. Manage staff, prepare work schedules, supplement departmental policies. Hire ...
Job ID EIA-00001790 Emerson Company Emerson Industrial Automation Group Country United States State/Province Kentucky City Morehead Publish Start Date Nov 11 2014 Job Level Supervisor / Manager Plant Controller Plant Controller Job Responsibilities: Under general supervision of the Director of Finance – North America, the Plant Controller is responsible for: · Constructs, implements, an...
Job ID ENP-00004456 Emerson Company Liebert Services Country United States State/Province District Of Columbia City Washington Publish Start Date Sep 18 2014 Job Level Experienced (Non-Manager) Job Description The Senior Cost Estimator is responsible for producing cost estimates at different levels of design for use in budget development, cost planning, value engineering studies, and chang...
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Size of Industry in 2006:
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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