The Hottest Jobs in Accounting and Finance in 2022
Accounting and finance is an industry with significant demand, as Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an 8% growth in jobs from 2020 to 2030. In addition to job security, accounting and finance jobs have a higher than average median salary at $76,570, versus $45,760 for all occupations. Check out the hottest jobs in accounting and finance in 2022:
Controllers are in charge of the overall financial functions and health of an organization. They oversee the preparation of financial reports, establish internal policies, develop financial projections, conduct audits, and mitigate risk. The median annual wage for controllers was $131,710 according to May 2021 BLS figures, with a projected growth outlook of 17 percent over 10 years, much higher than average.
Accountants are responsible for keeping accurate financial records, processing invoices, preparing financial statements, ensuring federal regulations are met, paying taxes, and overall assessing the financial health of an organization. They are among the most in-demand financial professions because organizations of all sizes and across industries will always need their services to operate. The median annual wage for accountants was $77,250 according to May 2021 BLS figures, with a projected growth outlook of 7 percent over 10 years.
Financial analysts work with businesses and individuals to guide them to make investment choices or set and achieve other financial goals. They carefully review data and economic trends to make expert recommendations on how to best make decisions that are most likely to result in profits. The median annual wage for financial analysts was $81,410 according to May 2021 BLS figures, with a projected growth outlook of 6 percent over 10 years.
Personal Financial Advisor
Personal financial advisors assist individuals by offering advice for their financial decision-making, from short term goals to retirement and other overall financial planning. The median annual wage for financial advisors was $94,170 according to May 2021 BLS figures, with a projected growth outlook of 5 percent over 10 years.
Budget analysts oversee organization’s overall financial planning by making recommendations for spending choices based on organizational objectives, monitoring expenses, and maintaining detailed reports. The median annual wage for budget analysts was $79,940 according to May 2021 BLS figures, with a projected growth outlook of 5 percent over 10 years.
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