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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.
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.
A CPA firm is currently seeking well organized, self-starting Tax Senior. Responsibilities Prepare / Review Federal, Multi-National, Multi-State Corporate (C&S), Partnership, Individual, Trust, Estate tax returns. Federal and State Tax Audit Representation. Federal tax research involving significant tax projects (R&D Credits, IRC Section 382 Studies, etc.). Keep current on new federal, state and i...
Regional CPA firm seeking to add a Tax Manager to its staff. Responsibilities: Assume full responsibility for directing multiple engagements Provide clients with Tax Compliance, Research, Consulting for corporate, partnership and individual returns Provide oversight and direction to team of tax specialists in the delivery of tax services. Initiate and present effective tax planning strategies for...
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Regional CPA seeks an Audit Manager with strong Non-Profit Experience. The Audit Manager will lead engagements supported by the Partner. Responsibilities: Responsible for managing multiple auditing and accounting projects and client engagements. Responsible for planning and executing the full scope of audits for a variety of non-profit clients Prepare, review and analyze financial statements. Trai...
CPA firm seeking an audit manager. . Responsibilities: Responsible for managing multiple auditing and accounting projects and client engagements. Responsible for planning and executing the full scope of audits for a variety of businesses. Prepare, review and analyze financial statements. Simultaneously, scheduling, staffing and coordinating engagement workflow Train & develop staff Qualifications...
CPA firm seeking an audit manager with tax experience. Responsibilities: Responsible for managing multiple auditing and accounting projects and client engagements. Responsible for planning and executing the full scope of audits for a variety of businesses. Prepare, review and analyze financial statements. Qualifications CPA (5) years of audit experience serving a variety of industries. 1-3 years o...
Job Description Regional CPA firm seeks an experienced Audit Senior to add to the growing team! Responsibilities: Responsible for executing the full scope of audits for a variety of clients Prepare, review and analyze financial statements. Simultaneously, scheduling, staffing and coordinating engagement workflow Qualifications: CPA or CPA track 2-5 years audit experience at a CPA firm...
Job Description Regional CPA firm seeks an experienced Audit Senior – Non-profit to add to the growing team! Responsibilities: Responsible for executing the full scope of audits for a variety of clients including non-profit clients Prepare, review and analyze financial statements. Simultaneously, scheduling, staffing and coordinating engagement workflow Qualifications: CPA or CPA track Experience...
Our client is currently seeking a FIXED ASSET ACCOUNTANT.Position Summary: Reporting to the Fixed Assets Supervisor, this position is responsible for the following tasks: Process & Review Capital Equipment Requisitions, Invoices and Purchase Orders Maintain and Update Investment Cost Records for all Capital Project Expenditures Process Equipment Maintenance Reports and Capitalize Assets according...
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Judge Healthcare is actively seeking a Cash Application Clerk for the Physician Billing Dept of a well-established Health System. Responsibilities for this M-F, day shift contract opportunity include: Accurate logging of daily lockbox receipts by payment posting colleagues onto lockbox distribution log Verifying the accurate logging of transfer and refund monies on lockbox distribution log Timely...
Judge is currently seeking multiple Group Underwriting Admins in the St. Louis area. SUMMARY: Responsible for preparing and keying renewals to be approved by an underwriter to ensure compliance to underwriting guidelines. MAJOR JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Primary duties to include, but are not limited to: Prepares and distributes renewals for groups. Support underwriting department by creatin...
Judge is currently seeking a ACCOUNTING CLERK/ASSISTANT - SENIOR - Minnetonka, MN.This job will have the following responsibilities: This job requires the ability to reconcile travel card accounts using the Concur Expense application, reporting tools such as Access and Excel, as well as pulling information directly from the travel card vendor. Using these results, the candidate should be able to a...
Judge Healthcare is currently working with a great client in the Brentwood, TN area, who is seeking an Accounting Clerk/ Assistant to join their team on a full time, contract basis.This is a support position and primary responsibilities will be basic account reconciliation and distribution, as well as some possible data entry or special projects. Qualifications include: Basic understanding of ledg...
Our client is currently seeking a PAYROLL TAX ACCOUNTANT.Maintains the accuracy and integrity of employee wage records a pay and taxes - on a continuing basis to ensure the validity of a W2 record for each employee on an annual basis. 1. Processes tax adjustments, pay adjustments, and changes to pay records to maintain an accurate and balanced pay record and ensure the issuance of an accurate W2 f...
Judge Healthcare is actively seeking a Strategic Sourcing Consultant, to join a project for the Accounting and Finance Division of a fortune 50 client in Indianapolis. Responsible for leading best practice and expense management business analysis efforts that cover the full breadth of the company. Primary duties to include, but are not limited to: Designs and develops data capturing and reporting...
Company: Prestigious Clearing House Position: Program Manager Contract position- C2C or W'2 Note: If you have the required experience, please apply direct to ***** and put "EPM" on the subject line. I assure you a prompt response and opportunity to meet with our Client. Thank You! Role Description A background in project/program management is required, with strong Microsoft Office skill...
Dynamic organization that has a footprint in many successful business ventures globally is in search of a Staff Accountant for their Seattle, WA headquarters. This person will play an important role in consolidating all these various divisions’ financials. This position requires a keen ability to multi-task and manages the financial statement preparation process for multiple GL’s in a fast paced,...
95-100K As an Claims Unit Manager in Claims Management, you will provide primary technical overview of branch operations and assist in administrative duties to insure corporate goals and objectives are met. You will work closely with supervisory staff, Branch Manager, Area Manager and Corporate Office personnel, as well as external contacts such as clients, carriers, auditors and vendors.In additi...
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