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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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Why UMB Energetic. Friendly. Fun. Not exactly the words that first come to mind when you think about working in the financial industry, right? We get it. At UMB we pride ourselves on being different. We operate in a team-based environment, made up of diverse associates who are passionate, innovative and focused! We have plenty of tradition too – actually over 100 years of it! We're proud of our ...
Why UMB Energetic. Friendly. Fun. Not exactly the words that first come to mind when you think about working in the financial industry, right? We get it. At UMB we pride ourselves on being different. We operate in a team-based environment, made up of diverse associates who are passionate, innovative and focused! We have plenty of tradition too – actually over 100 years of it! We're proud of our ...
Overall Purpose: Responsible for conducting and documenting moderate to complex audit projects with direction from Audit Manager. Key Roles and Responsibilities: May provide functional advice or training to less experienced audit staff, and run smaller audit jobs, but does not have direct reports. Audit responsibilities include the review, analysis, and monitoring of procedures and systems of int...
City: Kent State: Washington Postal/Zip Code: 98032 Allied Building Products, a division of Oldcastle, is a national independent distributor specializing in commercial & residential exterior and interior building materials with over 200 locations from Hawaii to Boston. The company was founded in 1950 as a small family-operated business focusing on the metro NY/NJ region and through acquisitions...
A Tax Preparer job is currently available with Accounting Principals in Greensboro, NC. The ideal candidate will have solid accounting skills, be able to multi-task, take initiative, and have a strong work ethic. Tax Preparer job responsibilities: • Work with external clients for a CPA Firm • Business tax preparation Qualifications: • BS and CPA • 5+ years of experience in public accounting ...
Description IN AN EFFORT TO PROVIDE A MORE HEALTHY, SAFE AND SATISFYING ENVIRONMENT TO OUR EMPLOYEES, INDIVIDUALS TO WHOM JOB OFFERS ARE EXTENDED MAY UNDERGO NICOTINE TESTING AS A PART OF THE PRE-EMPLOYMENT PROCESS. This Senior Capital Accountant position will have primary responsibility in supporting the Legacy Vanguard Market Accountants as they perform various areas of the capital accounting ...
This role provides a unique opportunity for a finance professional to develop sales finance skills while working with all PepsiCo divisions (Frito Lay, Pepsi Beverages Company, PepsiCo Americas Beverages, and Quaker). The position will serve as finance lead to 2-3 of the General Managers of our top US customers, supporting performance reporting and analysis and key initiatives as well as providing...
Staff Accountant Industry leading, billion dollar, company is looking for a staff accountant to join their group. The staff accountant will work within their Corporate group and have a focus on GL accounting. The company offers a great, laid back, atmosphere as well as strong compensation and benefits. The ideal candidate, for the Staff Accountant role, has 1+ years of corporate accounting or pu...
Senior Accountant - Financial Reporting - CPA Senior Accountant wanted for a large, publicly traded, company. This person will have wide exposure to all external reporting, and technical accounting, aspects for the company. The person must have strong experience with SEC reporting and technical accounting as well as strong business partnering skills as the role will partner with many other groups...
Assoc Director of Finance - Biotech Global industry leader, experiencing explosive growth, is targeting a top senior level finance professional to support one of their key global functions. This person will serve as the key financial, operational and business partner to organization. The Assoc Director of Finance will report to a VP of Corporate FP&A and have a high level of exposure across this ...
Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain, PC. is the third largest regional accounting firm in Southeast and the largest local firm in Middle Tennessee with our headquarters located in Brentwood, Tennessee. We have been consecutively awarded in 2013 and 2014 as a Nashville Business Journal Best Place to Work as well as a Tennessean Top Place to Work. We are seeking a Japanese and English speaking individual...
Senior Accounting Manager - CPA A world class pharmaceutical company is targeting a top of the line accounting & finance professional to join their team. This role will be the main accounting & finance business partner to two global business units. The position will have significant high level operational exposure and be looked upon for key decision support. The ideal candidate for this role is a...
About Alcoa Alcoa is the world's leading integrated aluminum company, providing jobs to 61,000 employees across 31 countries. Since inventing the modern-day aluminum industry more than 120 years ago, Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, consumer electronics and industrial markets. Aluminum ...
Description This position will be responsible for collecting, processing, analyzing and investigating home health care claims and determining payment responsibility. Qualifications Qualifications: High School Graduate or GED required. Experience: Two years experience in Home Health Billing/Collections required....
Company Confidential Harlingen, TX, 78550
NewToday.bmp Professional CPA firm in Harlingen, Texas seeks CPA or CPA candidate with three plus years public accounting experience in income tax. Excellent partnership opportunity. Email resume to: *****...
Description Manage coding standards and daily charges for multiple physicians. Work claims to ensure accuracy and all appropriate charges are entered at first pass. Must have excellent follow-through and must work to improve overall documentation by providers for the care of patients. Monitors performance and communicates errors or changes to ensure proper billing. Qualifications High school di...
Senior Accountant/Analyst - Boston, MA Our client is searching for a Senior Accountant with strong analysis skills to add to their Accounting department. This person will sit within a 10 person department and will work closely with the Controller. Please see below for a list of responsibilities and requirements. Responsibilities: Heavy General Ledger analysis Research transactions that have di...
Job Description: This is an exciting opportunity for a sharp, driven and enthusiastic accounting professional to start a career with a leading technology company based in Hampton Roads. Providing technical solutions to public and private sector industry, we have experienced outstanding growth in 2014. We are now looking to supplement our existing team with a high quality accounting assistant, wh...
Company Confidential Indianapolis, IN, 46268
Local commercial service company seeks an experienced full charge, full time bookkeeper/administrative assistant who is proficient with the Quickbooks Pro software as well as all Microsoft programs. Must be able to perform such tasks as Payroll including deductions, taxes, garnishments, 401K, etc...time tracking for payroll, bank rec, collections, sales tax liability tracking, reporting and paymen...
About Alcoa Alcoa is the world's leading integrated aluminum company, providing jobs to 61,000 employees across 31 countries. Since inventing the modern-day aluminum industry more than 120 years ago, Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, consumer electronics and industrial markets. Aluminum ...

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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