Finance jobs with great growth potential

Finance is a real hot spot in the jobs market and here are four jobs that offer great growth and earning potential.

Finance jobs with great growth potential

Find a finance job with growth potential.

According the latest jobs stats from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the financial activities sector continued to add jobs with a total of over 110,000 during the past 12 months. You're probably thinking that means Wall Street tycoon jobs that are impossible to get. Guess again.

“The finance sector is such a bright spot in today’s jobs market with projected growth ranging from 10 to close to 20 percent for some positions. And we’re seeing this across all levels of jobs from entry-level to the C-suite,” according to Jodi Chavez, Group President Randstad, Finance & Accounting.

Using Labor Insights™ data from Burning Glass Technologies, Monster rounded up this list of finance jobs with strong growth potential and great median salaries.  Don't count yourself out of a lucrative finance career. Check out these opportunities trending now on Monster. 

Accounts Payable Specialist

What you'd do: As an accounts payable specialist you'd maintain accounts payable and accounts receivable records using specialized accounting software to create account databases and financial reports. Some accounts payable specialists manage members of the accounting staff.
What you'd need: Some entry-level AP specialist positions require a high-school diploma and several years of experience, whereas others will require an associate degree or higher.
What you'd make: $58K (median salary)
Projected job growth: 19%
Similar job titles: accounts payable manager, billing manager, accounts receivable supervisor

Controller

What you'd do: As a controller, you'd oversee the treasury of a government, private corporation, or a non-profit organization. You'd prepare financial reports that show the position of an organization and you'd be responsible for the quality of all accounting and financial reporting within the organization Some controllers may also oversee the company's investments.
What you'd need: A bachelor's degree, often in accounting, is required to get started as a controller. 
What you'd make: $96K (median salary)
Projected job growth: 19%
Similar job titles: assistant controller, chief financial officer, corporate controller

Financial Analyst

What you'd do: Financial analysts evaluate and recommend investment opportunities for individuals and businesses. They conduct data analysis of investments, business and economic trends, and company earnings to determine investment opportunities.
What you'd need: Financial analysts typically have at least a bachelor’s degree to get started.
What you'd make: $68K (median salary)
Projected job growth: 10.8%
Similar job titles: accounting analyst, treasury analyst

Financial Manager

What you'd do: Financial managers plan the overall financial activities of a company or organization, including the preparation of financial statements and forecasting reports. You'd also supervise accounting and advise management on all financial decisions.
What you'd need: Financial managers typically have a bachelor’s degree and five years or more of experience in another business or financial occupation.
What you'd make: $95K (median salary)
Projected job growth: 19%
Similar job titles: accounting manager, finance manager, director of finance

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