Finance Employment Information
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.
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.
The Staff Accountant will report directly to the Controller and will be responsible for managing the overall taxes of the organization; ensure that all local, state, and federal corporate taxes and all other miscellaneous filings are paid. This position will perform tax research, keeping current of any changes; maximize tax savings opportunities while minimizing tax exposure and will provide techn...
Hours: 9am to 3pm, Monday through Friday A local company seeks a qualified candidate to input data for an accounting software conversion. Must run old and new software concurrently to check for accuracy. Duties include, accounts receivable, collections, and other duties as assigned. Must have knowledge of Word, Excel and QuickBooks....
Billing Clerk Fortune 500 is seeking a Billing Specialist is responsible for helping in the achievement of the company's revenue goal by processing and tracking monthly customer billing, resolution of escalated billing. JOB REQUIREMENTS •Process and post all invoices / credit memo to be generated within the guidelines that each revenue stream and invoice type requires in a timely and accurate mann...
Overview & Responsibilities The Planning Associate is an entry-level financial planning position. The Planning Associate will work as a team with the lead advisor to prepare and update financial plans. Primary responsibilities include: · Document review, data entry, Morningstar entry, MoneyguidePro set-up, and initial report creation for new financial planning clients · Updating of documents, Morn...
TAX AUDITOR This is your opportunity to make a difference! Close to Denver, an easy drive to the Rocky Mountains, access to parks, museums, professional sports teams and shopping. the City of Thornton has it all! As you'll discover, Thornton is a great place to live and an even better place to work! The City of Thornton invites you to apply for the position of Tax Auditor. A Day in the Life… The i...
Property Accountant Company Overview: Large property management company located near O’Hare. Position Overview: The Property Accountant will apply principles of accounting to analyze financial information and prepare financial reports by compiling information, preparing profit and loss statements and utilizing appropriate accounting control procedures. Responsibilities: · Accountable for the month...
Company Confidential Richmond, VA
Fixed Income Investment Analyst Position #96 Posting Period: March 7, 2014 – Until Filled The Virginia Retirement System’s fixed income team in the investment department is seeking a Fixed Income Investment Analyst to assist with the management and oversight of the VRS internally managed fixed income portfolio. Please visit www.varetire.org for additional information on the Virginia Retirement Sys...
Purpose of Position: Manage, coordinate, and oversee the work of the Accounts Payable Team in the North American Shared Services Division (US & Canada). Responsibilities include staff supervision, processing invoices and payments, supporting the payment / approval needs of business partners, month end close, and office management. Essential Functions: · Oversees and supervises the Accounts Payable...
Company Confidential Brentwood, TN, 37027
A boutique business management firm in Brentwood, TN is looking for a full-charge bookkeeper with experience in handling multiple accounts and tour accounting. Proficiency in QuickBooks is a must. You Must Be Qualified to Perform these Duties: Maintain all aspects of A/P, A/R, and Payroll for multiple small accounts. Prepare monthly account reconciliations. Prepare Financial Statements including J...
We seek an experienced bilingual (English/Spanish) CPA for a Comptroller Position to lead all aspects related to accounting and financial reporting for our multi-currency operation. Position: · Manage Accounting Staff · Prepare, analyze and present monthly consolidated financial statements to senior management · Preparation and analysis of account reconciliation (Bank, investments & other balance...
North Dallas publicly traded organization looking for a Staff Accountant to join the team. Position will be responsible for: Reconciling and recording weekly field working funds for multiple locations Monthly bank reconciliations for multiple locations Perform SOX related audit functions, such as review payables, receivables, etc. to ensure being performed according to internal controls Reconcile...
Company Information: Company founded over 10 years ago Company helps protect the environment Owners just purchased competitor to expand market share Company is directly involved with preserving the environment Two locations and multiple divisions Nearly 50 employees $100 million in revenue in 2013 and growing Benefits & Unique Aspects: STABILITY: Highly financially stable Entrepreneurial Culture Y...
Amazon is looking for a Senior Manager to lead the Procurement Operations team within the Global Corporate Procurement organization. This position will play a key role in driving the evolution of Amazon’s Procure-to-Pay processes and systems worldwide. Primary Responsibilities: Lead the Corporate Procurement Operations team located across multiple geographies: · Manage Purchase Order processing fo...
Our client a Fortune 500 Co is currently looking to add a Senior Accountant to their team. In this role your responsibilities will include but are not limited to AP, AR, general ledger work, closings, and planning and forecasting Requirements: Bachelors Degree in Accounting, MBA preferred. Public Accounting Experience, Big 4 preferred. Microsoft Office, Advanced Excel User, Pivot Table, V-lookup e...
February 20, 2014 Position: Accounting Manager III (Compliance Manager) Company Profile The company is a designer and manufacturer of unmanned aircraft systems. The company also manufactures solid-state digital ground control stations and provides UAS training and field operations support services. Additionally, it is developing lasers for range finding and marking targets. Responsibilities As an...
A Company in Manufacturing is currently seeking an Auditor for their team. In this role the person will be responsible for performing daily audit work, consulting services, special projects, and participating in subject matter specialist teams.The ideal person will also evaluate whether risks to the company are identified and minimized, acceptable internal policies and procedures are followed, res...
A Public Accounting firm is currently seeking a Senior Tax Professional to add to their team. This is a very well respected firm that offers their employees a great work life balance. We are currently seeking a Senior to participate in challenging tax engagements and to contribute to the delivery of quality tax planning services for our diverse clients. This position offers excellent opportunities...
A Security Officer with Hilton Hotels and Resorts is responsible for ensuring the safety of guests and team members and the security of the hotel and property in the hotelÆs continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? One of the most recognized names in the industry, Hilton Hotels & Resorts offers...
The Funding Store is seeking a NY licensed Mortgage Loan Originator for its Broadway, Saratoga Springs, New York Home Office. The position includes making phone calls to prospective clients, putting together loan details in the Caylx Point software, Meeting with potential clients face to face, and signing applicable mortgage loan documents. Primarily The Funding Store focuses on Refinance transact...
Attention All Financial Advisors/Stock Brokers: We are a rapidly growing national RIA firm looking for eager candidates who currently posseses the Series 7 and are either not currently employed with another securities firm or who might be looking to change firms. If you are interested in working locally for a highly competitive RIA firm where you have the freedom to build your own custom portfolio...
Become an Ameriprise financial advisor. Let's talk confidentially.
Flexible, Convenient Online Degree Programs At University of Phoenix®.
Join our Insurance & Financial Services Team at Mutual of Omaha. Apply
Take Accredited Classes Right From Home. Free Video Will Explain All!
Get new jobs by email for this search
We'll keep looking and send you new jobs that match this search.
Upload your resume and let employers find you!
It's that simple!
Answers for Finance Jobs
Questions & Answers Powered by Yahoo! Answers
Majoring in finance - sales job?
Hi.. i was wondering if finance is considered a sales job? It seems like when i search for a lot of finance jobs they tend to be selling something to someone. I really don't want to go down that path ...
Top finance jobs?
Hi I'm considering working in the finance sector, but would like to find out a couple of things. 1. What are the highest paying jobs in a bank? 2. Is finance still the highest paying sector?...
I am sick of looking for an entry level accounting / finance job....?
Hi I have a double Bachelors degree in Accounting. My first Bachelors is from India in Accounting and Finance Management and my second degree is from Albright College. I have been looking for an Accou...
What exactly is a job in finance?
People always say if you get your bba to go into finance? What is a job in finance? What isn't a job in finance?
Finance Career Tools
Popular Finance Articles
Finance and Accounting Career Advice
Browse our library of finance and accounting career advice for tips on finding a job, writing your resume, preparing for an interview and more.
Whether your beat is auditing, tax, financial analysis, lending or another specialty, explore careers in finance and search for finance jobs now.
Tips for Finding Your First Finance Job
Need help finding the road from school to the beginning of your finance career? Monster maps the path here.
2013 Finance Jobs Outlook
Three things predict whether your finance job search will fly or flop in 2013: your skills, your industry knowledge and (surprise!) the federal budget.
Finance and Accounting Workers Love Their Jobs, Monster.com Survey Finds
Finance professionals are among the most satisfied workers, a recent survey by Monster found. More than one third (36%) of finance and accounting professionals expressed satisfaction with all aspects of their job.