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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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ATK is an aerospace, defense, and commercial products company with operations in 21 states, Puerto Rico, and internationally. ATK delivers affordable innovation in developing and manufacturing highly engineered products and solutions to our customers around the world. ATK Aerospace Group is the world?s top producer of solid rocket propulsion systems and a leading supplier of military and commerci...
Controller – Oil & Gas Company We are looking for a motivated and experienced individual to join our team. The Controller will direct the financial activities of two major business units. Company is public and continuing to grow in a very exciting industry. Responsibilities include:  Routine Duties Oversees the monthly process of closing the books for both business units Analyzes, reviews, ...
Job Description: This Billion Dollar Manufacturing company is seeking an experienced Assistant Controller to come join their team! This is a long term contract position with potential for hire. Primary scope of responsibilities is as follows: Experience with systems, creating reports, and analyzing reports.Provide effective financial controls for the organization. Establish and maintain account...
Job Description: Salary plus commission,,, The licensed insurance agent will provide quality service to all customers/members, generate new business by soliciting and quoting coverages for auto, home, liability and other applicable insurance products. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Sales and Administrative Support 80% ? Perform necessary duties related to client sales an...
Job Description: Chief Operating Officer For more information, email David Allen at Act-1 Personnel Services Position The board and executive director (ED) are looking for a mission-focused, seasoned, strategic, and process-minded leader with experience scaling an organization, leading an executive management team, and developing a performance culture among a group of diverse, talented individ...
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As the area’s premiere medical equipment company headquartered in Parma, Ohio, we supply a full range of equipment including oxygen, support surfaces, custom rehab wheelchairs, manual wheelchairs and other durable medical equipment through referrals from area hospitals, physicians and therapists to the patient. Our service is based on a commitment to client rights, responsibilities, dignity, and c...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client in Plymouth, MA has an open ended temporary position for a Senior Accountant. This is a great opportunity but a temporary position with this company. Job Scope: This role will support the preparation of the monthly financial statements for all entities, consolidate in excel; conduct analytical review of balance sheet and income statements, and conduct accruals and a...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Senior Accountant (Tax) for their New Bedford, MA location. This is a great opportunity for a full time position with this company. Prepare individual, corporation, S corporation, partnership, and trust income tax returns Research, planning and preparation of taxes Take responsibility for all phases of an assignment including planning, compliance and r...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking an experienced A/P Clerk with ERP accounting software exposure for an immediate need in Overland Park, Kansas (KS). Qualified candidates must have high-accuracy invoice-entry experience along with exposure in expense payables. REQUIREMENTS: Minimum 2 years of full-cycle accounts payable (A/P) experience Intermediate to advanced MS Excel skills Pre...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a qualified Logistics Specialist for an immediate opportunity in Overland Park, Kansas (KS). Duties of the role will include freight/cargo claims research and resolution, vendor relations, and miscellaneous accounting and inventory functions. REQUIREMENTS: HS diploma or equivalent 2+ years of vendor relations experience (preferably in a transportat...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a qualified Financial Analyst with previous budgeting, trend analysis, and forecasting experience for an immediate opportunity in Kansas City, Missouri (MO). Main Duties: Analyze internal financial performance and trends Create detailed financial reports that on a regular basis are to be presented to senior management and auditors Prepare, review ...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking an Accountant at its Quincy, Massachusetts (MA) location, due to rapid firm expansion. It is a well established firm that provides Audit, Tax, Advisory, Planning and Valuation to mid-sized businesses and nonprofit organizations. Top notch benefits for the selected candidate will include 100% firm paid medical coverage, 401K plan, and flex time. The S...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce is currently assisting an Overland Park, Kansas (KS) client in the search for a qualified Purchasing/Inventory Clerk for an immediate need. Duties include: Providing support with Purchasing related reports Contacting internal departments for follow up questions Generation of monthly MS Excel reports Tracking of POs and miscellaneous accounting functions REQUIREMENTS...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a Senior Payroll Analyst to join their team in Canton, MA. Duties: Performs key activities necessary in processing of payroll Assist Payroll Manager to ensure that all payroll requirements are met Performs per pay period audits Acts as a functional resource for the Payroll Specialist Provides guidance on imports of external pay files Reviews pr...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce is currently assisting an Overland Park, Kansas (KS) client in the search for a qualified Financial Analyst with previous budgeting, trend analysis, and forecasting experience for an immediate opportunity. Duties will include: Analyzing internal financial performance and trends Creating detailed financial reports that on a regular basis are to be presented to senior ma...
Company: Yoh Budget Review Analyst needed for a contract opportunity with Yoh's client located in Greenville, South Carolina. The Big Picture - Top Skills You Should Possess: - Financial auditing experience - Cost justification / verification experience What You'll Be Doing: - Conduct an informal budget audit and cost justification / verification - Work with team members to thoroughly under...
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Fast growing N.W. Houston/Copperfield area financial planning & wealth management firm is seeking a strong team member with investment and/or insurance license(s) and experience. The ideal candidate should be a self-starter and have proven experience that demonstrates effective organization, attention to detail, and be able to manage various task efficiently in a fast-paced environment. Candidate ...
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SEEKING EXPERIENCED AUTOMOTIVE CONTROLLER FOR LARGE AUTOMOTIVE GROUP! REQUIREMENTS - Previous Dealership controller experience is required - Please do not apply unless you have experience in Automotive Retail. Relocation offered!!! Responsibilities: Ability to prepare financial statements, interpret and analyze financial statements Collaborate with CFO to trends and cash needs of business Ma...
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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