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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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General Purpose/Summary of Job: The Senior Property Financial Analyst is responsible for assisting in the processes necessary to meet monthly internal and quarterly SEC reporting requirements. Primary Duties and Responsibilities: Responsible for general ledger accounting for three properties Review monthly budget to actual variance reports and prepare variance explanations Prepare detailed quarter...
Commercial Insurance Underwriter Insurance Finance / Accounting - Policy Underwriting Full-time United States – Austin, Texas The Compensation $62k Benefits - Full Relocation Assistance Available - Possible for the ideal candidate Commission Compensation - No Bonus Eligible - Yes Overtime Eligible - No Interview Travel Reimbursed - No Detailed Description Job Summary: Responsible for profitable gr...
Evolution Auto is hiring various positions: Buying Assistant Buyer in training ASE Technicians Reconditioning Manager Receptionist Sales Consultant Sales Manager Parts Advisor Service Advisor Accounting A/P & A/R Evolution Auto is a car dealership in Sanford designed with you in mind. Whether you are looking to buy or sell a car, repair, maintain, restyle or just pamper your vehicle, we're here to...
Full time insurance premium auditor to work in the Chicago area. Travel required, occasional overnights. Experienced preferred, but will consider training an individual with accounting and/or commercial property and casualty insurance / commercial insurance agency CSR background. Windows and laptop experience a must. On a typical day, you would visit and audit four businesses of any size or indust...
Full time insurance premium auditor to work in the Chicago area. Travel required, occasional overnights. Experienced preferred, but will consider training an individual with accounting and/or commercial property and casualty insurance / commercial insurance agency CSR background. Windows and laptop experience a must. On a typical day, you would visit and audit four businesses of any size or indust...
Full time insurance premium auditor to work in the Twin City area. Travel required, occasional overnights. Experienced preferred, but will consider training an individual with accounting and/or commercial property and casualty insurance / commercial insurance agency CSR background. Windows and laptop experience a must. On a typical day, you would visit and audit four businesses of any size or indu...
The Quantitative Analyst Team Lead is responsible for developing, supporting, and executing on the strategic vision of the Collections & Recovery Credit Risk team and business line. This position is charged with managing credit policy strategy to ensure risks are commensurate with associated returns while managing within pre-defined risk tolerance and regulatory and Group guidance. This role will...
Company Confidential Addison, TX, 75001
National Commercial General Contractor seeks experienced Senior Construction Accountant for corporate office in North Dallas area. We are a privately held company specializing in nationwide hospitality construction, and are currently experiencing an extremely dynamic growth environment! Senior Construction Accountant will work with the Senior Executives/Owners, Project Managers, and Estimators wit...
Seeking experienced referral partners (FT/PT) - commercial financial brokers, financial advisers and others - who have or can refer viable commercial real estate, oil and gas, energy/bio-energy, mining or other viable business projects that need private equity/debt funding (minimum $5 million to $100 million plus). Commercial financial brokers, financial advisers, attorneys, deal-makers invited. F...
Seeking experienced referral partners (FT/PT) - commercial financial brokers, financial advisers and others - who have or can refer viable commercial real estate, oil and gas, energy/bio-energy, mining or other viable business projects that need private equity/debt funding (minimum $5 million to $100 million plus). Commercial financial brokers, financial advisers, attorneys, deal-makers invited. F...
Seeking experienced referral partners (FT/PT) - commercial financial brokers, financial advisers and others - who have or can refer viable commercial real estate, oil and gas, energy/bio-energy, mining or other viable business projects that need private equity/debt funding (minimum $5 million to $100 million plus). Commercial financial brokers, financial advisers, attorneys, deal-makers invited. F...
Seeking experienced referral partners (FT/PT) - commercial financial brokers, financial advisers and others - who have or can refer viable commercial real estate, oil and gas, energy/bio-energy, mining or other viable business projects that need private equity/debt funding (minimum $5 million to $100 million plus). Commercial financial brokers, financial advisers, attorneys, deal-makers invited. F...
Seeking experienced referral partners (FT/PT) - commercial financial brokers, financial advisers and others - who have or can refer viable commercial real estate, oil and gas, energy/bio-energy, mining or other viable business projects that need private equity/debt funding (minimum $5 million to $100 million plus). Commercial financial brokers, financial advisers, attorneys, deal-makers invited. F...
Company Confidential New York, NY, 10122
Prestigious International mid-town based Major Media and Entertainment firm seeks a staff accountant with 0-2 years of either Big 4 or large company private hands on CONSOLIDATIONS, corporate accounting and or financial reporting experience. (Please dont respond if you NOT HAVING one or the other) This individual must have an accounting degree and high GPA along with a strong understanding with GA...
Company Confidential Alexandria, VA, 22312
Our expertise in Financial Management, Information Technology and Program/Project Management focus on developing innovative Financial Internal/External controls, Financial Accounting and IT Technical solutions for clients across a broad spectrum of industries in both the private, State and Federal sectors. Our company believes in rewarding employees for doing great work. In addition to competitive...
Mercer is a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement and investments. Mercer helps clients around the world advance the health, wealth and performance of their most vital asset – their people. Mercer's 20,000 employees are based in more than 40 countries. If you thrive on challenge, are passionate about ideas, love solving problems and truly enjoy connecting with people, we encourage...
Seeking experienced referral partners (FT/PT) - commercial financial brokers, financial advisers and others - who have or can refer viable commercial real estate, oil and gas, energy/bio-energy, mining or other viable business projects that need private equity/debt funding (minimum $5 million to $100 million plus). Commercial financial brokers, financial advisers, attorneys, deal-makers invited. F...
Seeking experienced referral partners (FT/PT) - commercial financial brokers, financial advisers and others - who have or can refer viable commercial real estate, oil and gas, energy/bio-energy, mining or other viable business projects that need private equity/debt funding (minimum $5 million to $100 million plus). Commercial financial brokers, financial advisers, attorneys, deal-makers invited. F...
Seeking experienced referral partners (FT/PT) - commercial financial brokers, financial advisers and others - who have or can refer viable commercial real estate, oil and gas, energy/bio-energy, mining or other viable business projects that need private equity/debt funding (minimum $5 million to $100 million plus). Commercial financial brokers, financial advisers, attorneys, deal-makers invited. F...
Our company is interviewing accounting applicants in the next 2 days to fill this position, This individual must be knowledgeable about accounting as it pertains to real estate, especially as it pertains to leasing, projections, monthly payment calculations, and calculating profit margins for each residential property. This is a contract position although most of the duties, will be needed on a mo...
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Size of Industry in 2006:
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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