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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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San Francisco, CA, 94104
Job Description: This Escrow Assistant Position Features: ? Good Pay ? Great Benefits ? Advancement ? Great Pay to $50K Immediate need for escrow assistant seeking good pay, great benefits and advancement.Commercial title experience, excellent written & verbal skills and highly polished will be keys to success in this growing, prestigious, well-known organization. Will be responsible for cre...
Seattle, WA, 98104
If you are an Assistant Controller with a solid foundation in GAAP who likes to think out of the box, please read on!! A dynamic professional services organization seeks an Assistant Controller to join their winning team. This organization has thirty years of success but has the feel of a vibrant start up. The CEO is looking for someone who can help her think creatively about the organization and ...
Providence, RI, 02901
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Audit Senior - Top CPA Firm Providence, RI Full-Time $70,000 - $100,000 Apply Apply Audit Senior - Top CPA Firm Providence, RI Full-Time $70,000 - $100,000 Apply Job Details Based in Providence, we are recognized as one of the leaders in the CPA world. We specialize in a wide range of accounting...
West Hartford, CT, 06105
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Tax Senior - CPA Firm West Hartford, CT Full-Time $75,000 - $100,000 Apply Apply Tax Senior - CPA Firm West Hartford, CT Full-Time $75,000 - $100,000 Apply Job Details If you are a Tax Senior with experience, please read on! Based in Hartford, we are recognized as one of the leaders in the CPA ...
Miami, FL, 33180
Job Description: Our client needs someone for about 5 months to cover a medical leave. This is a fantastic opportunity to get your foot in the door! This position requires at least 3-5 years of recent experience in an accounting department. Candidates must love accounting and have a passion for the work and love working in a fast-paced environment. Also key to this role is experience working wit...
St. Petersburg, FL, 33716
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a Document Quality Assurance candidate in St. Petersburg, Florida (FL). Responsibilities: Completes full review of all documents created by GDS, both draft and final output, ensuring accuracy against submitted originals and job request instructions as well as in accordance to standard proofreading/editing documentation and corporate global style gui...
Honolulu, HI, 96814
Maintains the general ledgers and prepares the financial statements to be used in consolidation. Responsible for the cash disbursements (accounts payable), cash receipts, cash management and certain intercompany billing functions. Assists in compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX) and other regulatory requirements, the preparation of the Controller department budget, other intercompan...
Marlborough, MA, 01749
Rapid historic and predicted future growth has created the need for a Director of Finance to join Model55 Interiors in Hudson, MA. This individual will be responsible for managing all financial and administrative functions for the company including budgeting, forecasting, accounting, tax, human resources, inventory and cash management. The successful candidate will also become a key member of the...
Minneapolis, MN, 55455
Finance Manager Job Requisition # 196151 Position Type: Full-time, 100% Molecular and Cellular Therapeutics - University of Minnesota This position is part of the management structure at Molecular and Cellular Therapeutics Department. This position is responsible for setting policy and developing procedures for the finance and administrative activities. This position is responsible for the ana...
Nashville, TN, 37219
We are a unique local CPA firm in Nashville TN with an immediate staff opening. We are not your stereotypical public accounting firm! Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in accounting Self-motivated, detail-oriented individual who wants to be a team member Microsoft Office know-how Previous experience with QuickBooks Positive attitude (even under pressure) Focused on quality As a member of o...
Tampa, FL, 33610
Quality Distribution (QLTY) is the operating company for Quality Carriers, QC Energy Resources, Quality Bulk Logistics, and Boasso America. We employ over 1,000 people nationwide and have over 200 people in our Tampa based corporate office. We are the nation’s #1 tank trucking company. We transport a broad range of chemical products and provide our customers with value added services. We’re a core...
WHERE YOUR LEADERSHIP & ENTREPRENEURIAL SKILLS ARE REWARDED! Do you aspire to run a multi-million dollar business leading a sales management team? Are you motivated by an uncapped bonus program and best-in-class for your individual and team performance? Are you the type of leader that inspires teamwork in others, possesses effective sales management skill, and believes in providing exceptional se...
Paso Robles, CA, 93446
Job Description: Sunbank, a business within the Esterline Technologies Company, is offering an exceptional opportunity to be part of a Finance team that is driving growth and profitability. The GL Accountant will manage the timely, accurate and monthly accounting close in accordance with US-GAAP, and ensure that all internal reporting is completed within the company’s deadlines. Further, the indi...
Happy Camp, CA, 96039
Title: Chief Finance Officer Reports To: Executive Director Supervises: Fiscal Staff, Clerical Assistant, On Call Receptionist Location: Happy Camp Karuk Tribe Housing Authority Office Salary: $50,000 to $70,000, depending on experience Summary: This position is responsible for the overall supervision and management of the Karuk Tribe Housing Authority’s (KTHA) financial office and functions...
Wayne, PA
Calling all recent college graduates looking to get hands on training in the fast paced world of recruiting! If you thrive for competition and excelled as a college athlete this is the opportunity for you! QUAD656 was recognized in 2014 as one of the top Recruiting Firms in the Philadelphia area by the Philadelphia Business Journal. We are QUAD656, a Certified Women-Owned Business specializing in...
Houston, TX, 77054
Company Profile: Southern Petroleum Laboratories is an oil and gas service company headquartered in Houston, TX with operations in multiple states. Throughout the companies 70 year history it has been recognized as an industry leader in petroleum measurement and analytics. Job Description: This is a hands-on position reporting to the CFO, the Controller should be experienced in financial report...
Groveport, OH, 43125
Amsted Rail Company - Griffin Wheel, the leading manufacturer of quality railroad wheels in North America, is currently looking for qualified candidates interested in joining our manufacturing group as the Assistant Controller at our Groveport, Ohio facility This position supervises the general accounting function, payroll, finished product inventory management and wheel shipments. Participates i...
Oklahoma City, OK, 73149
Entry Level Accountant Crossroads Hospice Oklahoma City JUST GOT YOUR ACCOUNTING DEGREE AND ARE ASKING, “WHAT DO I DO NOW?” 1. Well, if you just went through four years of accounting and still like it, then you probably should do something in accounting. 2. Hhmmm..., if you went into accounting, then you’d probably want to go into an industry sector that has pretty good prospects for long t...
Company Confidential Fitchburg, MA, 01420
Collections Specialist (25 hours) Well established printing company is looking for a part time collections specialist for immediate hire Key Responsibilities The duties of the Collections Specialist include collection calls and/or correspondence in a fast paced medium sized business. Providing customer service regarding collection issues, process and review account adjustments, resolving clien...
Lexington, KY, 40513
OVERVIEW: Founded in 1994, MacLellan Integrated Services has expanded from our initial core business providing critical process cleaning services to the automotive industry to a broad scope of maintenance, facilities management, HVAC and mechanical services, and industrial engineering services nationwide. We are currently seeking a finance and accounting professional to fill an entry level Staff...

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