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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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Description: Position Description: Health care isn't just changing. It's growing more complex every day. ICD10 replaces ICD9. Affordable Care adds new challenges and financial constraints. Where does it all lead? Hospitals and health care organizations continue to adapt, and we are vital part of their evolution. And that's what fueled these exciting new opportunities. Who are we? Optum360. ...
Description: Position Description: Energize your career with one of Healthcare's fastest growing companies. You dream of a great career with a great company where you can make an impact and help people. We dream of giving you the opportunity to do just this. And with the incredible growth of our business, it's a dream that definitely can come true. Already one of the world's leading Healt...
AUDITOR/CPA Seeking full time person with at least 4 years of public accounting audit experience. Must be able to perform all phases of audits, including supervision of staff and production of financial statements, with minimal supervision. Must have solid understanding of accounting principles, financial statements, general ledger and trial balances. Experience with CCH ProSystem fx Engagement s...
Job Description: .Enter and update member, group and coverage information into administration system for billing purposes. Prepare or update group benefit summary (GBS), riders, endorsements, administration manual, certificates and booklets to be delivered to the group or member. Submission to agents and groups in a timely fashion Extensive interaction with brokers and representatives. Process Me...
The Senior Tax Accountant prepares and reviews tax filings, prepares quarterly tax estimates, and assists in responding to tax notices and coordinates tax planning opportunities. This professional also acts as a mentor to staff accountants, providing support and training as needed. The firm provides a personalized benefit package, paid vacation, and the training and resources you need to grow and...
Company Confidential Chesapeake, VA, 23320
Accounting manager to oversee accounting department of full service real estate firm with multiple offices. Minimum qualifications include: * Accounting degree from accredited institution * 5+ years' experience, with ability to supervise/review work of a small staff * Knowledge of GAAP * Experience with financial projections, preparation of financial statements, and use of excel * Strong inte...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a (Sr.)Treasury Analyst for their Washington, DC location. This is a great opportunity but a temporary position with this company. Job Scope: Execute daily treasury operations activities for global cash management and short-term investments. Oversee U.S. daily cash position, including short-term investing of excess cash. Ensure monthly inter-company fundi...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce is seeking a Sr. Billing Analyst for a Washington, DC client that will perform the following: Assist with monthly proformas Prepare draft and final invoices Assist the Electronic Billing Coordinator Prepare monthly billing reports No budget or supervisory responsibility is required REQUIREMENTS: 3+ years of Law Firm billing Be able to pass a criminal background ch...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a Collections Manager for their Washington, DC location. The Collections Manager will be responsible for coordinating collection activities, daily bank deposits, and posting client payments to accounts receivable system. The Manager will work closely with the Director of Billing and Collections and the Chief Financial Officer to ensure that reporting ...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a Senior Financial Analyst to join their team in Houston, TX who can compile and provide financial and operational analysis. Duties: Identify variances and trends and provide detailed explanations to management Produce custom reports Prepare cost-volume-profit analysis reporting for key projects within the business unit areas Compile monthly exec...
News Press TV, LLC., a cluster of television stations that includes Fox, The CW, Telemundo and a 24/7 News and Weather channel in St. Joseph, MO, is accepting applications for a full-time Technical Director. Position directs live newscasts, running the audio/graphics board, recording programs/commercials from satellite and other sources, switching programs on-the-air, keeping an accurate log of al...
SUNPOWER AMETEK IMMEDIATE OPENING DATA CLERK (Temp to Perm) Assist the Production Supervisor and the Production Lead in maintaining the accuracy of all inventory transactions and data entry into the Costpoint Database. Additional duties will include assisting the Production Supervisor with maintain/creating process documentation. CORE DUTIES 1. Maintain Inventory transactions within the ...
Company Confidential Marietta, OH, 45750
CONTROLLER International industrial machinery manufacturer seeks a high energy, high IQ, self-starter to oversee all Acounting and Finance functions. The successful candidate must possess advanced Excel skills and be very strong in all aspects of Cost Accounting. Strong interpersonal communication skills and a proven record of high achievement are "musts". Please forward work and Compensation H...
Company Confidential Cumberland, MD, 21502
Accountant Internal auditor position with some travel required. Other diverse accounting work available at professional organization. Bachelor degree in accounting required and accounting related experience required. Send reply to Box 508P , c/o Cumberland Times-News, PO Box 1662, Cumberland, MD, 21501-1662. This job listing brought to you by The Cumberland Times News...
Company Confidential Traverse City, MI, 49696
Bookkeeper/Receptionist for professional office. Experience with QuickBooks and Microsoft Office products. Knowledge of A/R, A/P and payroll required. Send cover letter with resume, references, and salary requirements to PO Box 5333 Traverse City MI 49696 This job listing brought to you by The Traverse City Record Eagle...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Financial Analyst for their Washington, DC location. Coordinates financial/accounting operations, including overall financial monitoring and support/guidance to Country Office and project staff, to ensure the fiscal well being of the projects Provides financial management, conducts analyses of financial data, provides budget analysis for project funds, ...
Accounting Group of WNY is currently seeking a Staff Accountant to join our firm located in Elma, New York. As a member of our staff you will assist with a variety of projects, including, but not limited to bookkeeping, drafting of compilation, review, and audited financial statements as well as the preparation of corporate, partnership, individual, trust, and not-for-profit tax returns. Our firm...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our Grand Rapids, MI client is looking for an Accounts Payable Clerk to support the team during a medical leave. Duties include processing and coding invoices, batching, utilizing Excel to cut & paste transactions, email employees to verify proper coding of expenses, utilize journal entry templates and post journal entries, process credit card transactions, scan and electronical...
Job Description: AppleOne is excited to have joined forced with a Accounting Firm in search of a detail-oriented Active Tax Accountant, CPA in the West LA area. Would you like to work for a family-type company with great stability, and great benefits? The ideal Active Tax Accountant, CPA candidate would be someone who comes from a recent CPA firm, has 5+ years of experience in Taxations, stabilit...
Position ID:33567 Position Title:Audit Manager, IT Min Education Desired:Bachelors Degree Travel Percentage:10-25% Relocation:No Job Summary:Zurich in North America is looking for a IT Audit Manager to join its North American world class Group Audit team based in Schaumburg. This position is responsible for the delivery of high quality IT audits to senior management and the C-Suite. The Group...

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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