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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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Company OverviewAt Kohl’s, we’re always looking ahead to creating the next great thing. Since 1962, our people have been our biggest asset and every great thing we do is thanks to the great people we hire.Job DescriptionAnalyze complex financial data to prepare company tax filings •Ensures timely and accurate preparation and submission of income tax filings •Identifies and researches complex or hi...
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ACCOUNTING PROFESSIONAL wanted for AP, AR & collections. Construction experience a plus for busy construction company. Interested candidates, please send resume along with salary requirements to: ***** Posting provided by:...
Part Time - 25 hours, Mon-Fri 8a-1p Responsible for a variety of financial functions including accounts payable / receivable, invoicing, accounts reconciliation and taxes. 5+ yrs experience in accounting Working knowledge of Peachtree/Sage Ability to multi-task Send resume & 3 references by May 2 to: Barb City Manor 680 Haish Blvd, DeKalb, IL 60115 Posting provided by:...
OFFICE ASSISTANT Weekend office work in an East Windsor Apartment Rental Office. Show apartments, answer phones and assist residents. Hours are Saturday 9-4pm and Sunday 10am-4pm. Apply in person at: Garden View Apartments B-23 Garden View Terrace, East Windsor NJ 08520 No phone calls please This listing brought to you by The Princeton Packet....
ACCT. REC. CLERK, Responsible for invoicing, receivables, collections, credit apps, liens. Min. 3 yrs A/R & general accounting exp. See ad on Monster. E-mail cover letter/resume: *****...
Accounts Receivable Specialist Natural Gas Service Group FT/PT Accounts Receivable Specialist needed in downtown Midland for full-time position in our corporate office. Duties will include invoicing, customer service, sales reports and back-up receptionist. Experience with electronic billing preferred. The qualified candidate will exhibit dependability, professional demeanor, integrity, accuracy a...
The Director of Mobile Product Delivery will be responsible for developing, establishing, executing, and leading the Product Management functions that support the global mobile sites and applications. The Team Member will provide direct leadership to direct reports, Team Members, external vendors and agency partners in the strategic development, testing, delivery, maintenance and business performa...
The Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) seeks solutions to the problems and challenges facing all modes of transportation. TTI is recognized as one of the finest higher education-affiliated trans-portation research agencies in the nation and helps prepare students for transportation careers. TTI has saved the state and nation billions of dollars through strategies and products developed throu...
Description: Joining the Risk Management team provides a tremendous opportunity to learn about all areas of the life insurance business and Agency Distribution channel, and interact with senior management, Audit, Law and Compliance and other Risk Management teams throughout the Enterprise. We believe that working in Risk Management allows associates to gain knowledge and experiences, and to build...
Description: We currently have a position opening in our Newark, N.J. office for an Associate Manager, Investment Strategy and Capital Management within the finance department supporting the Individual Life business. The successful candidate is responsible for producing the quarterly reporting and forecasting of investment spread results as well as assisting in initiatives and ad-hoc projects rela...
Description: The Pension Risk Transfer (PRT) markets present significant growth opportunities for Prudential Retirement. Prudential has established leadership positions in these markets, and is poised for additional growth and strategic investment in these businesses. To support this business growth, the P&SS Finance organization has created a new Actuarial Associate position. Responsibilities of...
Description: The Associate Manager, Field Compensation, will be responsible for calculating sales compensation on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis and reporting results to senior finance management. The position will be required to collect, review and manage data associated with sales compensation, as well as calculate incentive compensation payments for internal employees. The analyst will n...
Description: QMA is a leader in scientifically-based, process-driven active investing. The firms research process begins with economically sounds hypotheses, which is then tested with empirical data. All validated insights are included into a process that broadly and systematically applies those insights. We seek an equity researcher with the talent to continue the firms strong performance. The su...
Tracking Code 20134391 Job Description Entry level position. Responsible for greeting customers, preparing invoices, answering phones and directing calls, stocking product, maintaining housekeeping in warehouse showroom, and other duties assigned as necessary. Required Skills Basic reading, writing, comprehension, and arithmetic skills required. These are normally acquired through a high school di...
Description: This position is responsible for supporting internal and external reporting and analysis for a $500 million business unit expense budget encompassing all business unit functions for Prudentials Annuities Business. This role will be an integral part of the Finance team supporting the business unit functions and will also provide finance support for several key functions directly. This...
CONTROLLER in the Agriculture Industry Summary Leads and directs all day-to-day accounting activities for the company, effectively leads the corporate accounting staff and provides guidance and necessary financial recommendations to the Management Team, Location Leaders, and/or location accounting staff. Essential functions include and are not limited to the formulation of financial statements in...
ACE serves the property and casualty insurance needs of businesses of all sizes in a broad range of industries. We also provide specialized insurance products—such as personal accident, supplemental health and life insurance—to individuals in select countries. Our reinsurance operations include both property and casualty and life companies. We are currently seeking an Assistant Vice President, Inl...
Project Finance Manager-WD30004022 Johnson Controls is a global multi-industrial company with core businesses in the automotive, building and energy storage industries. Our 170,000 employees create quality products and services to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings, energy storage and interior systems for automobiles. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market sh...
SUMMARY This Supervising Senior IT Auditor position offers a chance to join a broadly diversified global insurance and reinsurance provider with a culture of excellence and remarkable growth potential. The function of the Internal Audit Department plays a vital role in evaluating the design and effectiveness of control processes throughout the organization. The business knowledge and control asses...
COMPILE AND ANALYZE COSTS FOR HEAVY CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER. ESTABLISH COSTS AND SELLING PRICES BASED ON EXISTING DATABASE AND MANUAL ACCOUNTING INFORMATION, AND DEVELOP COSTS FOR NEW COMPONENTS THROUGH THE USE OF DRAWINGS AND STANDARD RATES. PROCESS COST INFORMATION THROUGH COMPUTERIZED MANUFACTURING COST SYSTEM AND ASSIST IN THE PRODUCTION OF BILLS OF MATERIAL AND LABOR ROUTERS FOR P...
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