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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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Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to meet growing demand in emerging economies, for energy efficiency and for environmental protection. Saint-Gobain is a welcoming, solid, open-minded company that offers long-term career opportunities. Position description Job Goals: Th...
Are you an accomplished professional looking for a career change? We are searching for highly skilled Business Professionals, Entrepreneurs, Sales Professionals and Military Professionals, looking to use the skills they’ve acquired throughout their successful career to join our team of Financial Advisors. Focused on people, not just our bottom line. Here, you'll be part of an inclusive, collabo...
Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to meet growing demand in emerging economies, for energy efficiency and for environmental protection. Saint-Gobain is a welcoming, open-minded company that offers long-term career opportunities. Position description POSITION SUMMARY: Th...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce is seeking a Sr. Billing Analyst for a Washington, DC client that will perform the following: Assist with monthly proformas Prepare draft and final invoices Assist the Electronic Billing Coordinator Prepare monthly billing reports No budget or supervisory responsibility is required REQUIREMENTS: 3+ years of Law Firm billing Be able to pass a criminal background ch...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking an Internal Auditor II in Boston, Massachusetts (MA). Responsibilities: Use audit knowledge and experience to contribute to a variety of operational audits, including assessments and reviews Completion of Internal Audit engagements Performing internal audit procedures Drafting audit deliverables reflecting the results of work Performance of COSO based...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking an Accounting Supervisor-Payroll for their Brattleboro, Vermont (VT) location. This is a great opportunity for a full time position with this company. Job Scope: The Payroll Accounting Supervisor will oversee one or more payroll staff accountants. The payroll accounting team maintains payroll-related general ledger accounts and is responsible for the reco...
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...
RESPONSIBILITIES: A Concord, NH public accounting firm is seeking an experienced, ambitious, career-minded Senior Accountant to join our team of committed professionals. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, preparation of entity and individual tax returns, tax planning and advisory services, and preparation of financial statements. REQUIREMENTS: If you are a CPA with 3-5 years of e...
A Career with Us Will Provide You with: · A marketing plan we help you customize to build your brand effectively · A comprehensive training program focused on people and marketing strategy · Financial support during your early years to help you build your business · Compete with our elite and score trips to awesome places like Hawaii, Beijing and Münich, Germany Realize Your Potential Being ...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a Senior Financial Analyst to join their team in Houston, TX who can compile and provide financial and operational analysis. Duties: Identify variances and trends and provide detailed explanations to management Produce custom reports Prepare cost-volume-profit analysis reporting for key projects within the business unit areas Compile monthly exec...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Portfolio Accountant in Boston, Massachusetts (MA). Responsibilities: Prepare and review journal entries ensuring accuracy and completeness Prepare quarterly and annual analyses of general ledger accounts, trial balance, report schedules and financial statements. Responsible for the consistency, content and format of all financial statements Interact ...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a (Sr.)Treasury Analyst for their Washington, DC location. This is a great opportunity but a temporary position with this company. Job Scope: Execute daily treasury operations activities for global cash management and short-term investments. Oversee U.S. daily cash position, including short-term investing of excess cash. Ensure monthly inter-company fundi...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a Collections Manager for their Washington, DC location. The Collections Manager will be responsible for coordinating collection activities, daily bank deposits, and posting client payments to accounts receivable system. The Manager will work closely with the Director of Billing and Collections and the Chief Financial Officer to ensure that reporting ...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a dynamic and passionate Retail Controller looking to grow a retail company in the San Antonio, TX area. Duties: Responsible for leading and driving all accounting functions to include; financial reports, consolidations, AR, AP, fixed assets, payroll and benefits Set goals for the team and support the strategic plan and vision of the company Work ...
RESPONSIBILITIES: A nonprofit organization headquartered in Boston, MA is in search of a grant accountant. Position Overview: Reporting to the Director of Grants Management and Compliance and working closely with the global finance team and the development department, the Grant Administrator will help ensure the company is adhering to policies and procedures related to reporting for all restric...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Senior Accountant in Keene, New Hampshire (NH). The Senior Staff Accountant will perform professional accounting functions involving compilation, consolidation, analysis and review of financial data in assigned areas. Responsibilities: Prepare and process Transportation billings (Delivery Revenue, Fuel Surcharge and Special Activities) to all necessary ...
Position Summary Responsible to provide accounts payable, clerical and related administrative services for employees located throughout the USA in the submission and review of business travel expense reports; uploading of approved expense reimbursement claims for processing in Company's headquarters, and processing of vendor/supplier accounts payable for the Reston, VA office location. This is a ...
Summary: The Analyst is primarily responsible for business unit support and analysis with specific responsibilities of client invoicing and contract compliance, fixed asset accounting, commission calculations, account reconciliations, sales and property tax returns and treasury responsibilities. Essential Functions and Responsibilities: · Generation and control of client billing process, ensurin...
Provides liquidity and cash flow management services to company’s lines of business and the centralized finance function. Ensures that the daily liquidity needs of the assigned line of business are met and that the appropriate level of liquidity is maintained to support company’s financial strength. Works collaboratively, performing complex work assignments and problem resolution. DUTIES AND RESP...
Position Summary: Analyze and coordinate collections for a portfolio of large and complex OEM accounts. Scope/Supervision and Interaction: ____ Has Direct Reports __X__ Does Not Have Direct Reports Essential Functions: · Administer collections for a range of large and complex OEM accounts characterized by a significant transaction history, dispute history, availability of web portal informati...

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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