INDUSTRY:

Finance

The following finance jobs are responsible for managing and balancing budgets, payroll, assessing the value of certain assets, and more.

There are 39 careers in this industry

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Accountants

Analyze financial information and prepare financial reports to determine or maintain record of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liability, or other financial activities within an organization.

  • Average Salary:$70,500
  • Most Common Education:Bachelor's degree

Accountants and Auditors

Examine, analyze, and interpret accounting records to prepare financial statements, give advice, or audit and evaluate statements prepared by others. Install or advise on systems of recording costs or other financial and budgetary data.

  • Average Salary:$70,500
  • Most Common Education:Not available

Actuaries

Analyze statistical data, such as mortality, accident, sickness, disability, and retirement rates and construct probability tables to forecast risk and liability for payment of future benefits. May ascertain insurance rates required and cash reserves necessary to ensure payment of future benefits.

  • Average Salary:$102,880
  • Most Common Education:Bachelor's degree

Auditors

Examine and analyze accounting records to determine financial status of establishment and prepare financial reports concerning operating procedures.

  • Average Salary:$70,500
  • Most Common Education:Bachelor's degree

Bill and Account Collectors

Locate and notify customers of delinquent accounts by mail, telephone, or personal visit to solicit payment. Duties include receiving payment and posting amount to customer's account; preparing statements to credit department if customer fails to respond; initiating repossession proceedings or service disconnection; and keeping records of collection and status of accounts.

  • Average Salary:$36,020
  • Most Common Education:High school

Brokerage Clerks

Perform duties related to the purchase, sale or holding of securities. Duties include writing orders for stock purchases or sales, computing transfer taxes, verifying stock transactions, accepting and delivering securities, tracking stock price fluctuations, computing equity, distributing dividends, and keeping records of daily transactions and holdings.

  • Average Salary:$51,400
  • Most Common Education:Bachelor's degree

Budget Analysts

Examine budget estimates for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with procedures and regulations. Analyze budgeting and accounting reports.

  • Average Salary:$76,220
  • Most Common Education:Bachelor's degree

Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators

Review settled claims to determine that payments and settlements are made in accordance with company practices and procedures. Confer with legal counsel on claims requiring litigation. May also settle insurance claims.

  • Average Salary:$65,900
  • Most Common Education:Not available

Claims Examiners, Property and Casualty Insurance

Review settled insurance claims to determine that payments and settlements have been made in accordance with company practices and procedures. Report overpayments, underpayments, and other irregularities. Confer with legal counsel on claims requiring litigation.

  • Average Salary:$65,900
  • Most Common Education:Bachelor's degree

Credit Analysts

Analyze credit data and financial statements of individuals or firms to determine the degree of risk involved in extending credit or lending money. Prepare reports with credit information for use in decision making.

  • Average Salary:$71,520
  • Most Common Education:Bachelor's degree