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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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TELLER Full Time Position Boulder Location • No experience needed. Starting at $11/hr plus benefits • Includes some Saturdays • Apply at • www.efirstbank.com • FirstBank is an • EOE/Affirmative Action • Employer. All qualified • Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, • religion, sex, national origin, disability or • veteran status, • or any other status...
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Office INSURANCE AGENT Personal Lines CSR Must be licensed N.C. agent. All inquires kept confidential. ***** A.D. Guy Insurance...
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Accounts Receivable/Front Office Clerk Needed in Culpeper Area. F/T. Duties incl. Answering phones, invoicing, accounts receivables, bank dep., and day to day office operations. Thorough knowledge of Quick Books 14, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook req. Send resume to, ***** As Posted in the Culpeper Star Exponent...
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Clerical Position available immediately for Payroll Assistant must pass drug and alcohol test, clean criminal record. Company provides health insurance and life insurance. Please apply in person at 2421 W. 49th St., Odessa, Texas. Intersection of 49th St. and West County Rd....
City of Bristol, Virginia Treasurer's Office Part-Time General Clerk. A minimum of two years experience with manual bank statement recon, proficient with Excel & Word, experience with receiving cash payments and balancing a cash drawer. Submit a resume to ***** EOE As Posted in the Bristol Herald Courier...
Employment Opportunity American Crane & Equipment Corporation, (www.americancrane.com), a growing equal opportunity international manufacturer of overhead material handling equipment, located in Douglassville, PA, has an opening for the following position: Accounting Administrative Assistant Full-time position requires a detail oriented, self-motivated, flexible professional; data entry skills w/a...
An Accounting Clerk with Embassy Suites Hotels is responsible for responding to guest inquiries and requests and resolving guest billing disputes in the hotel's continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. Provides assistance for a variety of activities and functions for the Hotel within the Human Resources team. What will it be like to work for this Hilton B...
Our global client is seeking a high potential Financial Analyst to work in their corporate headquarters in Troy, MI. This financial analyst will focus on business case development and new business pursuit. Responsibilities will include: •Providing financial support to the North America region for new business pursuit •Lead cross functional business case development and project approvals in support...
ATK Aerospace Systems leads the industry in solid rocket propulsion systems, satellite components and subsystems, lightweight space deployables and solar arrays. We are constantly pushing the boundaries of our nation's capabilities in space. ATK is currently recruiting for a Business Manager at our Beltsville, MD facility reporting to the Controller. You will have the advantages of a large corpora...
ATK Aerospace is the world's top producer of solid rocket propulsion systems and a leading supplier of military and commercial aircraft structures. It also specializes in small and micro-satellites; satellite components and subsystems; lightweight space deployables and solar arrays; and low-cost, quick-to-market launch solutions; flares and decoys; and energetic materials and related technologies....
Job Description: This multi-entity company has an urgent need for an Oil and Gas Accountant with a minimum of 3-5 years of Accounting experience including full Accounting duties such as; ERP system knowledge, General Ledger, Inventory Reconciliations and Grower Payment experience. Experience with Accounting software also required as well as excellent knowledge of large data bases (especially Excel...
City: Edmonds State: Washington Postal/Zip Code: 98026 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...
Job Description: Immediate need for an Experienced Accounts Payable Specialist for a well established Firm in Santa Rosa. This is a high-volume environment and we are seeking an individual who has the ability to hit the ground running. We are seeking an Accounts Payable Specialist with previous exposure to accounts payable systems for high volume processing, similar to BST. Experience within engin...
Job Description: This Finance Clerk - Show Me The Money! Position Features: ? Accessible Location With Free Parking ? Opportunity To Make A Bottom Line Impact ? Laid Back Environment Immediate need for a highly detailed Finance Clerk seeking an accessible location with free parking, opportunity to make a bottom line impact and laid back environment. 2+yrs recent prior experience in payment resolut...
Job Description: This AR/AP Clerk Position Features: ? Variety Of Duties ? Convenient Location ? Business Casual Environment ? Great Pay to $42K Immediate need for AR/AP clerk seeking variety of duties, convenient location and business casual environment. Good organizational skills, MS Office expert and get it done attitude will be keys to success in this prestigious, well-known organization. Will...
A Fortune 100 company with headquarters here in Metro Detroit is searching for dynamic CPA's for a wide variety of roles in the Corporate Finance and Accounting area of the company. The organization provides unlimited advancement opportunities, a great working environment, and unbelievable benefits. This is a fast track opportunity that provides tremendous exposure to numerous areas of accounting...
Global, multi-million dollar company is looking for an Accounting Manager to be responsible for financial reporting, accounting, budgeting and forecasting, business analysis and capital planning for all areas of the organization. Responsibilities include: • Ensures key drivers of forecast and financial results are understood by management. • Produce and present reports summarizing operational perf...
A national consulting firm is seeking several dynamic professionals at the Staff/Senior Associate and Manager level. Their clients are well established Fortune 500 companies that seek expertise in the following areas: Audit, Internal Controls, M&A, Internal/External(SEC) Reporting, Sarbanes-Oxley, Forecasting and Finance Transformation. If you are seeking a high impact position with exposure to up...
Reporting Specialist/Business Analyst Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan LLP, one of Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s largest law firms with 16 offices nationwide, is seeking a motivated individual for a Reporting Specialist/Business Analyst. This full-time position is based out of the firm’s Milwaukee office and will report directly to the firm's controller. Job Description: Service as subject matter expert for lega...

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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