What Types of Finance and Accounting Jobs Are in Demand?
Companies large and small cannot survive, much less thrive, without someone who is “good with the books,” so to speak. But in a tech-driven, global economy, which finance and accounting jobs are most desired in the current job market?
Last winter “Accountemps” revealed 10 of the hottest accounting jobs and finance positions. Check out this list of jobs (in no particular order) that are not only in demand but quite lucrative as well, with starting salaries ranging from $48,000 to $153,000 annually.
Small companies (up to $25 million in annual sales) are looking for the following to increase efficiencies, keep costs in check and realize company-wide goals.
- Staff accountant
- Financial analyst
Midsize companies ($25 million to $250 million in annual sales) look to these next professionals in the ever-changing compliance and regulatory environments they deal with year to year.
- Senior compliance analyst
- Internal auditor (manager)
Large companies ($250 million or more in annual sales) can’t achieve success without these key players on their teams.
- Accounts receivable and accounts payable clerk
- Senior accountant
- Payroll manager/supervisor
- Senior cost accountant
- Senior business analyst
In an August 2016 Zacks.com report, global staffing firm Robert Half International is witnessing rising demand for skilled professionals and plans to increase salaries for U.S. professionals, including those in finance related jobs. That projection is already coming true for financial professionals in the Columbus, Ohio, area.
Minneapolis-based U.S. Bank recently announced the expansion of its financial workforce at its risk-focused operations in Columbus, plus an investment of more than $400,000 in training, renovations, and IT. According to a report in BizJournals.com, the office–set up just less than a year ago with only nine employees–will add 60 finance and accounting jobs. U.S. Bank cited increased regulatory and customer demand for prompting the investment.
Long surpassed by technology and world market influences, days of the “bean counters” have progressed into an industry filled with highly specialized finance and accounting disciplines.