Common Finance Careers and Accounting Jobs for New College Grads

finance-careers-accounting-jobsFinancial accounting (or financial accountancy) is the field of accounting concerned with the summary, analysis and reporting of financial transactions pertaining to a business. Finance careers typically involve the preparation of financial statements available for public consumption.

If you are comfortable working with numbers and figures on a daily basis, finance careers and accounting jobs may be your calling.

Basic Facts on Accounting Jobs and Finance Careers:

  • Areas of focus – Treasury, Financial Analysis, Credit Management, Cash Management, Benefits Management, Real Estate Management, Investor Relations, Controller
  • Entry level positions – Financial Analyst, Bachelor’s Degree preferably in Accounting or Finance
  • Entry level position example – Financial Analyst
  • Entry level salary range* (Glassdoor) – Financial Analyst $53,000 – $86,000 (average $65,000)
  • Career path – Financial Analyst, Manager, Director, Vice President, CFO