Financial Services Management Jobs

Number of Jobs

46, 300

Median Salary

$109, 740

Unemployment Rate

3.0 percent

Financial managers are good with money – they have to be, because they’re charged with overseeing the finances of major companies, agencies and everything in between. Along with their teams, they produce financial reports, cash-flow statements, profit projections and a variety of other analysis related to tracking dollars. To comply with various laws and regulations, their work must be meticulous and timely. Aside from number-crunching and report-writing, financial managers must also help other members of their organization understand their complex reports, which requires significant communication skills. About 28 percent of financial managers work in the finance and insurance industries.

Although financial managers face a competitive job market, it’s also a growing one. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the number of job openings for financial managers will grow at an 8.9 percent clip between 2012 and 2022, which means 47, 100 new jobs. Those with specialized backgrounds (especially in accounting and finance) will have the easiest time landing a job. Financial managers who can also handle international finance and the increasingly complicated world of financial instruments and securities, including derivatives, will be the most marketable.

Financial management jobs tend to pay well. The median salary for the profession was $109, 740 in 2012, with the lowest-paid managers earning less than $59, 630 and the highest-paid earning more than $187, 199. The best-paid in the profession work in the metropolitan areas of New York City, San Francisco and Nassau, N.Y.

Salary Range

75th Percentile $149, 410
Median $109, 740
25th Percentile $79, 930


Financial managers usually start by earning a bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, economics or business administration. Many also earn a master’s degree (in business administration, finance or economics) and continue getting financial management training, both on the job and off. Certifications and licensures are common in the field; financial managers who work as accountants become certified public accountants, for example. Because many financial managers are also charged with overseeing others, organizations often require management training as well.

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Financial Market IT Management/Design

2005-01-24 00:33:02 by UKrelay

Hi there all,
I'm heading on out to LA to live from London, England where I've been a Network Manager/Designer for Futures Financial trading networks (specifically LIFFE, Eurex, the CME and the CBOT), where I've designed and built from inception to completion a few trading floor cirucumstances (Cisco, Multicast, Exchange connections, TT server design, GL trade, Reuters, Bloomberg, etc) from the ground up. I've been looking at a number of websites recently looking for this kind of specialised work in LA ( and a couple of financial services websites), but unfortunately I'm just not hitting on any real jobs in this area

Not to mention the job market is great

2008-01-29 20:15:52 by Eventhoughthe

Financial sector has taken a hit, it is mostly Wall Street and Hedge Fund related. Boston is not as Big as NY when it comes to Hedge Funds.
Most of the financial sector here is FInancial services for Institutional Clients(Custody Accounting) and Wealth Management Partnerships.
They are giving great paying jobs to all level employees. Especially Grads with 3 to 5 years experience. YOu know, the time frame when they settle down, get married and buy a house/Condo.
Out of a dept of 50 people, 5 People have bought a new house the last 3 months. Times they are a changing.

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