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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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Manpower is currently hiring a General Accounting Associate for a large package handling client in Cheektowaga, NY! MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES: As a General Accounting Associate duties may include sorting, filing, matching, coding, keying and processing billing. Auditing will focus on checking invoices for accuracy. JOB REQUIREMENTS: High School diploma or equivalent Good communication and interp...
Why Mutual of Omaha is the right company for you: A career opportunity with Mutual of Omaha can provide you with: » Unlimited income potential, plus bonuses, incentives, renewals, and other awards » Financial support during your first three years to help you as you build your business » Contests, awards, and worldwide travel for outstanding performance » Initial and ongoing training throughou...
We are currently looking for a candidate to fill a temporary Accounting Clerk job in the Grand Rapids, MI area! This position requires a candidate with strong working knowledge of Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable, with at least one year of experience. Our client is an extremely stable company, with a very competitive compensation package to offer. Accounting Clerk Job Responsibilities: -...
Global multi-billion dollar transportation company located in South Brunswick, NJ is seeking an Operations Manager. The qualified candidate will be responsible for the performance of multiple activities including meeting daily customer shipping expectations, supervising and training team, monitoring work quality, working with site managers to define requirements for operations, focusing on LEAN te...
Accounts Payable Specialist Job in Brentwood, TN Accounting Principals is seeking an Accounts Payable Specialist for a healthcare management company located in the Maryland Farms area of Brentwood. This is a contract to hire opportunity which will transition into a permanent opportunity after 4-4.5 months.We are recruiting candidates who have at least 2 years of experience processing full cycle A...
Title: Collections Representative Job in Chicago, IL Our client is looking for an individual for a contract Collections Representative job in Chicago, IL. You must have at least one year of B2B collections experience. You must also have experience with Microsoft Office software. Collections Representative Job Responsibilities: • Prepare and maintain various daily, weekly and monthly reports • ...
A Staffing Manager job is available right now at Accounting Principals in the Greater Milwaukee, WI area. If you bring three or more years of qualified experience, this could be a great opportunity for you! Are you looking for an opportunity to be a vital team member of an international growing company? Do you thrive on winning and have a desire to represent a specialty staffing firm locally? If s...
Accounting Principals, an industry leader in accounting and finance staffing, is looking for Entry-Level Accountants to fill temporary roles. We are working closely with the best clients in the Grand Rapids area to fill numerous Entry-Level Accountant positions! Ideal candidates will have: -Recent Accounting or Finance Degree -0-3 years of experience -Strong Excel skills -Excellent communicat...
Parker + Lynch For more than 25 years, Parker + Lynch has been an established leader in accounting and financial executive recruiting services. In that time, we have built an unrivaled reputation for developing custom solutions to meet our clients’ needs. We undertake searches for companies at three levels; executive, middle management and staff associate. Serving multiple industries, Parker & Ly...
Senior Accountant Job in Boston, MA A Senior Accountant job is available immediately at a successful and well-established company in Boston, MA. The Senior Accountant will be responsible for maintaining the general ledger performing all month end journal entries including payroll, accruals, and other expense items as well as account reconciliation. This is a very high visibility role where you wi...
An Accounts Payable and Receptionist job is available right now at Accounting Principals located in the Milwaukee, WI area. If you have 2 or more years of employment experience then you may be the right candidate for this great opportunity. If you seek a position in a great work atmosphere with a growing Milwaukee area company then please continue reading. The Accounts Payable and Receptionist Jo...
A Billing Clerk position is available in Nashville, TN courtesy of Accounting Principals. To be considered for this opportunity, you must have at least 1-2 years of experience with invoicing customers. This position offers a collaborative team working environment. This firm is well known throughout the United States and they are in the manufacturing industry. You will earn between $13.00 and $15....
Credit and Collections Analyst Accounting Principals is working on a credit and collections analyst job in Bloomington, MN. To be considered for this role you must have at least three years of credit analyst experience. The compensation for this position is $16-18 per hour. Responsibilities: - Obtain and maintain current and accurate credit applications and account financial information - Gath...
Assistant Controller Position Our manufacturing client located in Livonia, Michigan is looking for a 6 month contract to hire assistant controller staff accountant. They are looking for someone with anywhere from 2 to 6 years. Candidate will report directly to the CFO/Controller. She / he will oversee 3 to 5 employees in the AP & AR departments. Company does have a very competitive total com...
Temporary Jobs Available Now in Knoxville, TN Ajilon Professional Staffing is always looking for top quality administrative, customer service, human resources, and medical billing candidates for temporary and temporary-to-permanent positions in Knoxville and the surrounding areas. Great opportunities in a wide range of industries! Ajilon works with the upper echelon of the Knoxville business mark...
Title: Tax Associate Job in Chicago, IL Our client is looking for an individual for a contract Tax Associate job in Chicago, IL. You must have at least one year of experience preparing and reviewing tax returns. You must also have experience with Microsoft Excel. The primary responsibility of a Tax Associate is to develop strong working relationships with clients built on understanding their busi...
Our client is hiring for an Accounting Consultant job in Indianapolis, IN. You must have a minimum of three years’ experience in general accounting, finance of budgeting and planning with a large for profit organization. You will be responsible for all aspects of difficult projects that are broad in nature and require originality / ingenuity. You will also train and review the work of other accoun...
Our client, a growing organization located on the South West side in Indianapolis has a Financial Analyst job to support the organization's operational objectives. The Financial Analyst/Senior Financial Analyst job is responsible for financial analysis, sales reporting, as well as other accounting and finance assignments. Responsibilities for this Financial Analyst job include but are not limited...
Our client is hiring for a Senior Accountant job in Indianapolis, IN. You must have a minimum of five years’ experience in this role and have a background in general accounting, finance or budgeting and planning in a large for profit organization. You will be responsible for providing technical leadership in identifying objectives, key issues, approaches, performance metrics, resources required, t...
Collections Specialist Job in Boston, MA Accounting Principals: Temporary job opportunity for an experienced Collections Specialist for one of our south of Boston clients. Candidate must have three or more years’ experience in high volume collections as well as knowledge of accounts receivable. This is a 3-6 month temporary assignment that is paying $20-25 based on experience. Collection Job Dut...

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