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Today’s Hot Accounting and Finance Jobs

Accounting and finance jobs are a vital part in every country’s economy. From personal accountants that prepare taxes for others to auditing managers for big businesses, there are a plethora of great job opportunities in the finance field. Going into 2015, there are some jobs that are swelling with opportunity, and many jobs that may be the perfect fit for you.

Let’s take a look at some of the hottest accounting and finance jobs, all of which can all be found on Jobtonic.

Financial Manager

Financial managers are among the highest paid individuals in the world of finance. Responsible for the financial health of the business that they’re employed with, these managers earn $109,000 on average per year.

Education is a must in this field with an entry-level position requiring a Bachelor’s Degree. Typically, you’ll need 5 years’ experience to be considered for this position.

According to BLS, this industry is expected to grow by 9% between 2012 and 2022.

Auditing Manager

Another integral part of the business world. According to Parker Lynch, this is a budding career choice with the average salary being a staggering $108,000 per year. Salary ranges are also pretty impressive with the low-end being $82,000 and a high-end salary of $143,000 for the top earners.

In this position, you’ll be expected to conduct audits and reviews to assess the effectiveness of operations and financial records.

A Bachelor’s Degree is preferred with 8 years of experience for most available positions.

Payroll Manager

Managing payrolls and ensuring that all employees are paid on time is the duty of a payroll manager. These positions are often filled with employees that have a Bachelor’s Degree in finance or accounting and at least 7 years of experience.

A tedious job, these hard-working employees can expect to make, on average, $79,000 a year. The lowest 10% of employees will make just shy of $60,000 while the top 10% in this field earn $101,000 per year. Job opportunities in this field are available in practically any industry from aerospace to manufacturing.

Senior Financial Analyst

Senior financial analysts are in very high demand with a very high rate of growth expected in the next 10 years. According to the BLS, this field is expected to grow by 16% over the next 10 years, which is much faster than the average job growth across the rest of the financial job industry.

The average pay in 2012 was $76,950 per year with a Bachelor’s Degree being required.

As a part of this position, you’ll be expected to recommend investments to individuals and help assess portfolios. Businesses may also seek your expertise.

Tax Accountant

Tax accountants will need to obtain their CPA in most cases and a Bachelor’s Degree. These professionals can work in a myriad of positions, including personal accounting or working with businesses and organizations.

Anyone trying to land any of the previous jobs listed will find that a tax accountant is among the best jobs when starting your career.

Salaries in this position range from $38,000 to $58,000 with the average salary being $48,000.

If you do have your CPA license, you may also work for yourself and earn a much higher salary as a result.

Do any of these jobs sound like something you’d like to try out?

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Erin Thompson

Erin Thompson spent years managing her own blog about budgeting and debt. Because of that, she has great insights not only about managing spending and borrowing but also about running websites profitably. When she's not writing articles for us, she's traveling and looking for new types of wines to try.
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