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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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LeadingEdge Personnel is a staffing agency that specializes in office, clerical and administrative placements. We are currently looking for qualified accounting personnel to fill various positions with clients. We are looking for experienced, dependable and motivated candidates who have at least 2 years of accounting experience. The positions we have available are: +Accounting Assistant +AP/AR ...
The Accounting Associate will be responsible supporting the Accounting Department related to accounts payable and processing vendor invoices as well as processing payroll and related activities with 3rd party vendors. Assistance with the monthly closing process, particularly related to invoice and purchase order accruals, and other supporting tasks will also be required. Responsibilities: Review...
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A growing Northern Virginia-based independently owned, SEC registered investment advisory firm is looking for a Client Servicing and Portfolio Associate to support the Client Service, Operations, and Investment teams. The candidate will assist in preparing for client meetings, assist with trading and research, and manage the firm’s portfolio accounting system/CRM system (Advent and Junxure). The c...
Selective Staffing Solutions Selective Staffing Solutions is a talent acquisition firm located in Williamsville, NY. We specialize in uniting top local talent with the companies who need them to drive their business’ forward. We work across all industries with small to large sized businesses in the WNY area. Position: FT Accounting Clerk / Office Assistant Location: Buffalo, NY Responsibilitie...
Selective Staffing Solutions Selective Staffing Solutions is a talent acquisition firm located in Williamsville, NY. We specialize in uniting top local talent with the companies who need them to drive their business’ forward. We work across all industries with small to large sized businesses in the WNY area. Position: Medical Biller – West Seneca, NY Customer Service Rep Responsibilities: Obta...
Litigation Consultant CLAIM YOUR FUTURE AS A GREAT PERFORMER! Providing both satisfying and challenging work along with a highly professional and friendly work atmosphere, Sedgwick has a strong commitment to its colleagues and its clients. If you are seeking a place where you can do great things for those whose lives you touch while maximizing your own career possibilities, Sedgwick is the place...
Claims Representative - Workers Compensation CLAIM YOUR FUTURE AS A GREAT PERFORMER! Providing both satisfying and challenging work along with a highly professional and friendly work atmosphere, Sedgwick has a strong commitment to its colleagues and its clients. If you are seeking a place where you can do great things for those whose lives you touch while maximizing your own career possibilities...
DIRECTOR OF FUND DEVELOPMENT Director of Fund Development provides leadership and strategic direction to engage and retain donors. Must be an experienced, creative, self-motivated leader who can communicate the mission of the Cancer Center. Must be a sophisticated relationship-builder able to work with Senior Leadership, the Development Council and Boards of Directors. Primary focus is annu...
Cartera Commerce is seeking a Staff Accountant to join our Finance team. The position encompasses traditional accounting functions including monthly close, preparing and recording journal entries, performing account reconciliations and analysis, daily cash tracking, and processing Accounts Payable. Additional responsibilities include assisting with the external audit at year end. The Staff Account...
Our client, a global, for-profit organization, is looking for a Senior Accountant to join their growing team. This individual will need strong excel experience and will be responsible for heavy GL; reconciliation, and P&L. The firm is constantly updating new processes and procedures internally, and will be taking on a new payroll system soon. The ideal candidate for this position will have: foreig...
San Antonio Federal Credit Union (SACU), a leading financial institution, seeks an Associate Investment Representative to join Team SACU! Qualifications Include: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent related work experience Current NASD Series 7 and 63 Securities Registration State of Texas Life & Health Insurance License 1-2 years industry related experience Knowledge of securities and insurance i...
Kemper at a glance Kemper Corporation, with $8 billion in assets, is one of the nation's leading insurers. The Kemper family of companies specializes in property and casualty insurance and life and health insurance products for individuals, families and small businesses. Rated A- (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company, the leading insurance industry rating authority, Kemper ranks in the top 25 persona...
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RESPONSIBILITIES: A Kforce client is seeking a Collections Specialist in Tempe, Arizona (AZ). This client is a stable company with a growing team. This role will offer growth potential and the ability to work in a team environment with large company perks. Ideal candidates will have some college education completed and have collections experience; however, any accounting knowledge can be utilized...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client, a well known HiTech Company located in Mountain View, California (CA) is looking for a Financial Analyst to come on and support during a leave of Absence (through Sept 2015). This consultant will be responsible for: Building & producing monthly spend management reports for each of the Product Areas and management Calculate monthly & quarterly actual charg...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a Staff Auditor to join a dynamic team in Arlington, VA. The Senior Auditor is responsible for executing audits and drafting audit scope. Other Responsibilities include: Assisting in drafting of Audit reports SOX control testing Attending audit meetings including opening and closing meetings REQUIREMENTS: Four year college degree in business or ...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client looking to add an Accounting Specialist to their team in Phoenix, Arizona (AZ). This role boasts great learning opportunities with training and coaching on new concepts, as well as a lot of variety on a daily basis. If you thrive in a fast-paced, high volume environment and have excellent Excel and data mining skills, as well as a basic understanding of accou...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client in Herndon, VA with an exciting opportunity for an entry level Investment Administrator. This person will perform administrative functions for the hedge fund, RIA and mutual fund. This candidate would need to have experience working with Excel spreadsheets, preferably a Bloomberg terminal and with brokerage firms, preferably Schwab Institutional, from the fun...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a Grants Accountant in Washington, DC. Duties: Perform grant-related post-award functions, including budget and expense analysis, periodic invoicing, financial reporting, labor distribution changes and associated communications with customers, reconciliations, and re-budgeting Performs grant closeout functions required by Grants and Contracts Admin...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Senior Accountant for their Reston, VA location. This is a great opportunity for a full time position with this company. Process monthly recurring journal entries Prepare monthly reconciliation of balance sheet accounts Prepare balance sheet and P&L variance analysis Assist in the preparation of the financial statements Assist in the annual financial...

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