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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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Our client is seeking an Assistant Director of Post Acute Billing in Teaneck, New Jersey (NJ). Job Summary: A leading health care provider is seeking an Assistant Director of Post Acute Billing. Responsible for overseeing all billing functions of the Post Acute Services patient accounting team. Directs a staff or outsourced functions for billing, collection, and insurance. Ensures billing deadline...
Our client a leading Katonah, NY corporation seeks an Accounting Control Auditor to join its growing staff. In this position you will assess, document and test internal controls, ensure SOX documentation is in compliance, assist with the development of compliance programs, work with external audit teams to remediate controls and minimize risk. 2 years of Public accounting experience is strongly pr...
Our client in Newton, Massachusetts (MA) has a temporary Tax Associate opening that will last 3-4 months. The consultant will assist with all aspects of tax compliance and planning for Real Estate Investment Trusts and other corporate taxpayers including federal and multistate tax filings. This position will include close coordination with the corporate accounting team and requires a solid underst...
Our client is seeking a Payroll Specialist in Saint Louis, Missouri (MO). Summary: Responsibilities will include entering new employee information into the payroll and time and attendance systems, processing pay rate changes, processing direct deposits, as well as preparing payroll entries and importing into the financial system. 5+ years of payroll experience...
This position will provide financial leadership of Large Retailer, including budget, forecast, and all aspects of financial planning & performance. Active partnership and collaboration with the multi-functional Sales team, project analysis, customer presentations, pricing analysis and justification, support of monthly close and reporting, and on-going business reporting. This role will lead the fi...
Our client in the Newton, MA area is seeking a collections specialist on a temporary basis. Responsibilities include: Post all payments; balance batch when completed and balances to daily; weekly and monthly reports; calling patients to collect on past due accounts. Requirements for the role include: excellent customer service skills, knowledge of MD office procedures, medical office experience a...
Our client is seeking a Vice President - Finance in Greensboro, North Carolina (NC). Responsibilities: Be responsible for the accuracy and timeliness of accounting statements Be responsible for ensuring that the internal control system is functioning properly Conduct the departmental and company affairs with the highest levels of integrity and professionalism Be responsible for the consolidation o...
Our client is seeking a Manager of Financial Reporting in Nashville, Tennessee (TN). Duties: Manage preparation and distribution of all SEC reporting requirements Prepare and timely file all quarterly and annual reporting in compliance with SEC regulations; preparation of Quarter and Year End schedules and footnote consolidations; lead preparation of Annual Report, 10K and 10Q filings and audit wo...
A Kforce client is seeking an Accountant in the Pittsburgh, PA area. Job Description: Qualified candidate will perform moderately complex accounting activities relating to the maintenance of a complete and accurate general ledger and the resultant managerial reports and financial statements. Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: financial statements, general ledger account ana...
Kforce is seeking a Payroll Specialist to work west of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PA). Summary: The selected candidate will be responsible for inputting hours from a spreadsheet into the legacy system, maintaining the withholding information, auditing payroll and processing the checks, completing union benefit reports, filling out state unemployment compensation reports for employees, employment ve...
Kforce is looking for a Controller to direct accounting and finance related activities of the company. Essential Duties & Responsibilities: Recommend and establish appropriate financial policies and procedures Supervise the monthly closing process, the preparation of related financial statements, and the subsequent reconciliation of balance sheet accounts. Create and maintain overhead rates and pr...
Our client is seeking a Payroll / Garnishment Specialist in Overland Park, Kansas (KS). The Payroll / Garnishment Specialist in Overland Park, Kansas (KS) will provide accurate and timely employee garnishments, including child support, tax levies, bankruptcies, creditor garnishments, and lump sum payment orders for union, non-union, and salary employees through PeopleSoft Time and Labor. This pers...
Our Client, a major Asset Management firm seeks to hire a Finance Manager in New York, New York (NY). Duties: Budget and forecast of Retail AuM and Revenue. Develop, update and maintain the new budgeting and forecasting model for Retail AuM and Revenue. Provide data and perform due diligence for monthly AiiM month-end close. Develop and prepare monthly reports for both Retail AuM and Revenue and A...
Our client is seeking a Senior Financial Analyst in New York, New York (NY). Description: Budget and forecast of Retail AuM and Revenue. Develop, update and maintain the new budgeting and forecasting model for Retail AuM and Revenue. Provide data and perform due diligence for monthly AiiM month-end close. Develop and prepare monthly reports for both Retail AuM and Revenue and IT. Analysis of the m...
Our client is seeking a Revenue Specialist in Overland Park, Kansas (KS). Job Summary: Resolve customer collection issues by monitoring and investigating outstanding activity. Expedite the collection of revenue. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Research and correct duplicate customer payments. Enter appropriate transaction to create a notice of duplicate payment or refund check for customer...
Our client is seeking a Finance Specialist in Overland Park, KS. Duties: Performs a variety of clerical and administrative activities specific to the finance function. Checking documents for accuracy and completeness, maintaining files, collecting data and preparing periodic standardized reports. Work is performed under immediate supervision. Provide financial support for department projects. Upda...
Kforce is currently seeking an experienced Accountant for a Miami area client. Responsibilities May Include: Prepares asset, liability, and capital account entries by compiling and analyzing account information Summarizes current financial status by collecting information, preparing balance sheet, profit and loss statement, and other reports Investigates and reconciles accounting and financial dis...
Kforce is currently assisting a Miami, Florida client in the search for an experienced Accounts Payable Clerk. Qualified candidates must have previous A/P experience and the ability to function well in a high-volume (500+ invoices/week) setting. The successful Accounting Specialist applicant will possess the following requirements (items are required unless noted otherwise): Bilingual (Spanish) is...
Our client, a North Dallas, Texas (TX) financial services institute, is seeking an Accounts Payable Manager to join their team. The AP Manager will be responsible for full cycle accounts payable, working closely with IT and procurement, and managing a team of 8-10 clerks. To qualify for this position, candidates must possess the following requirements: Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance 8-...
The Accounts Payable Clerk in Jacksonville, Florida (FL) will work in the company's International Vendor Maintenance unit and their main responsibility will consist of accurately adding suppliers to our Oracle database. This will involve learning vendor setup requirements and client service with internal lines of business and external vendors. Responsibilities: Review Ariba queues daily for creati...
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Does a finance job pay a decent amount of money?
I dont even know what someone does if they say "i work in finance" does this mean they make a decent amount of money? does it vary? certainly its better than a retail job right?

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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