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.
Company Confidential New York City, NY, 10001
This position is for a Corporate Accountant/Bookkeeper at a highly respected title insurance agency in the New York metropolitan area. This ideal candidate for this position would be responsible for providing hands on management of the day-to-day accounting activities. The position also entails: Ensure accurate and timely entry of all transactions in the accounting system Review and provide final...
Company Confidential Pennington, NJ, 08534
Job Description: The Manager of Government Pricing will have responsibility for calculating, analyzing, and reporting all Government pricing programs including: · Monthly and Quarterly Average Manufacturer Price (“AMP”) · Quarterly Best Price (“BP”) · Quarterly Unit Rebate Amount (“URA”) · Quarterly PHS Price · Quarterly Non-Federal Average Manufacturer Price (“Non-FAMP”) · Quarterly Average Sale...
The Position Our community bank client is seeking for a well-rounded Commercial/Consumer Loan Officer to be based in the western suburbs of the Chicago, IL market. The successful candidate will be responsible for individual development and management of commercial, consumer and some mortgage loans in a community bank environment. The position includes a generous salary and benefits program. Commer...
Our client is seeking an IT Audit Manager in New York, New York (NY). Description: The Manager is directly responsible for planning, leading, and overseeing of the execution of the information technology audits and major application development activities within the property and casualty insurance business. Responsibilities: Lead the development and execution of the IT audit program as part of reg...
Looking for sales people to join a pre-existing sales team. Candidates would be working a lead system of clients who mailed in requests to the company. Clients have already mailed in their name, date of birth, height, weight, work phone, cell phone, home phone, and signature. Your Job: -Call the client -Set an appointment -Go to their home -Help them apply for the coverage Ideal Candidate: *Self-m...
Our client, a leading professional service firm, seeks a Finance Administrative Assistant in Somers, New York (NY) to join their corporate office team. In this role, you will serve as a key coordinator and compiler of the monthly and quarterly financial reports, assist with the compilation and presentation of regulatory reports, assist with preparing monthly consolidated financial reports, coordin...
Position summary: As a member of the Business Development team, the candidate will provide support to the sales and marketing process by leveraging firm-wide resources to respond to formal Requests For Proposal (RFPs) and related requests for information. This role will provide an opportunity to interface with experts across all areas of the firm, as well as provide exposure to the full span of pr...
Company Confidential New York City, NY, 10018
Manhattan-based ladies R-T-W design company with retail, wholesale & e-comm operations seeks an experienced, dynamic controller to: · Prepare monthly & annual financials & budgets in accordance with G.A.A.P. · Provide financial analyses as needed. · Interact with external accountants, foreign makers (mostly located in India), creditors, investors, etc. · Establish & maintain inventory control and...
The Options Clearing Corporation (OCC), the world’s largest equity derivatives clearinghouse, is seeking a qualified Director of Quantitative Risk Management. This is a senior role that will be responsible for the quantitative risk analytics of OCC used to compute margin requirements and clearing fund size. Primary Responsibilities: Help provide intellectual and managerial leadership to Quantitati...
This position will be responsible for developing and maintaining accounting principles, practices and procedures to ensure accurate and timely internal and external financial reporting. This position addresses tight deadlines and a multitude of accounting activities including month end close, general ledger maintenance, financial reporting and external audit preparation. The Assistant Controller w...
ESIS Claims Operations Clerk Ambitious, dynamic professionals working toward their goals find inspiration in ACE USA careers. We're a company that makes things happen and we enjoy working with individuals who thrive on formidable projects and results. As a growing and dynamic force in the Property and Casualty business, our diversified range of products and services is making an impact. Join us an...
Kforce is currently hiring for an Auto Financing Specialist opportunity in Mesa, Arizona (AZ). The Auto Financing Specialist will be responsible for verifying information associated with a customer's credit application, completing accurate budget calculations and investigating documents for accuracy and compliance. Associate's or a Bachelor's degree Experience in Customer Service (Hospitality/Reta...
Kforce is currently hiring for experienced Customer Service Representatives for an immediate opportunity in Mesa, Arizona (AZ). The selected CSR will answer telephone calls; route calls accurately and perform other duties as assigned in a call center environment. Roles: Respond to verbal and/or written inquiries Record details and help resolve complicated customer concerns Coordinate and expedite...
A Kforce client in Mesa, Arizona (AZ) is looking for Loan Servicing Representatives to join their team. This is a great opportunity for entry level candidates. Duties May Include: Evaluates loan applications and documentation by confirming credit worthiness Improves loan applications and documentation by informing applicant of additional requirements Rejects loans by issuing checks or forwarding a...
Great growth opportunity for a Junior Accountant! This leading organization within the financial services industry is seeking Junior Accountant looking for a career with a great company. The ideal candidate is someone with 2-3 years' experience looking for greater exposure. The Junior Accountant will develop and provide strong analytical skills in reviewing the accounting cycle. Responsibilities i...
Kforce is seeking an Accounts Payable Specialist for a temporary position in Coral Springs, Florida (FL). This person will be responsible for processing invoices for payment including entering and coding invoices in QuickBooks, cutting checks, assisting vendors, and reconciling accounts. A minimum of three years of full cycle accounts payable experience is required. Must have experience with Quick...
Plant Accountant – Perm position Core Accountabilities Develop and maintain systems for the monthly, quarterly, and annual financial closing process, ensuring timeliness and accuracy required. Provide ad hoc reporting and data analysis for the business unit including Sales and Operation Planning data and business review data. Analyze and report financial data at least monthly to improve financial...
Description: Our client, a large Financial Institution is seeking an Analyst, Enterprise Finance Transformation (EFT) for the Americas in our New York office. This role focuses on efforts around core transformation activities pertaining to the establishment of a Finance Target Operating Model. The right individual will coordinate both internally within the designated program of work and externally...
Our client is seeking an Audit Manager-Regulatory Reporting in New York, New York (NY). Position Description: The Audit Manager position is for our client's Internal Audit Department's (IAD) Corporate Group which is located in the New York Office. The current position focuses on supervising the testing of financial and operational controls across various functions such as Corporate Accounting and...
A Kforce client is seeking a Senior Auditor - Property and Casualty in New York, New York (NY). The Senior Auditor position is for the Internal Audit Department (IAD) team responsible for the PC Underwriting Operations and Reinsurance. A Senior Auditor performs the planning and the testing on financial, operational and compliance audits of various entities and member companies. Duties and Responsi...
Become an Ameriprise financial advisor. Let's talk confidentially.
Join our Insurance & Financial Services Team at Mutual of Omaha. Apply
Flexible, Convenient Online Degree Programs At University of Phoenix®.
Get Matched to the Best Finance Colleges Online. Request Free Info.
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
Jobs and careers in finance?
I'm looking at maybe a career in something in the financial sector, such as an investment banker, a stock broker, an accountant or an actuary but I'm not too sure on the different roles of each of the...
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?
Training offered in Finance jobs?
Hi, I was wondering if anyone can tell me the training that is available at any finance job (accounting, bank managing etc.) If possible, could you also maybe explain it in some detail? The training c...
FINANCE DIRECTOR JOB??? Help?
I heard about a Finance Director and thats what i want to be.. BUT..i dont know alot about that job, my friends ask ''how do i get this job'' and stuff like thatr and i ask those questions too..i've b...
Managerial finance jobs?
What jobs are available and what are the salary ranges for someone with a managerial finance background with a BS degree.
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.