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+ Accountants and Auditors Job Description
What’s the difference between an accountant and an auditor? Basically, accountants keep track of the money, and auditors check their work. But there's much more to the work than simply "balancing the books." These financial professionals are involved in nearly every area of all types of business, industry, and government. Budgeting, planning, cost control...employee compensation, asset management, new product development view more

+ Accountants Job Description
If you have a knack for numbers, you might consider a career as an Accountant. Some Accountants work for private citizens, helping them file their taxes and giving advice on general financial matters. Other Accountants work for companies, either as outside consultants or as full-time employees. They handle the company’s financial records, overseeing budgets, payments, expenses and taxes. There are accountants that work for the government view more

+ Actuaries Job Description
If you work and pay taxes, carry insurance on your home or car, belong to an HMO, or are putting money away for your retirement, you depend on the work of actuaries. Actuaries make up a rare breed of problem solver for the business world -- so unique there are only 19 thousand of them at work in North America. But they are in demand in the insurance and financial securities industries because of their ability to put a price tag on probabilities view more

+ Auditors Job Description
What’s the difference between an accountant and an auditor? Basically, accountants keep track of the money, and auditors check their work. But there's much more to the work than simply "balancing the books." These financial professionals are involved in nearly every area of all types of business, industry, and government. Budgeting, planning, cost control...employee compensation, asset management, new product development view more

+ Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks Job Description
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks have different assignments, but they all have the same job -— to help keep track of the money a business makes and spends. Bookkeeping clerks help by preparing balance sheets and other documents that summarize an organization’s financial position. Accounting clerks enter sales and purchasing transaction data. And auditing clerks verify that the figures are accurate and that the calculations are correct view more

+ Brokerage Clerks Job Description
Wading through the frenzy of the trading floor… or surrounded by computers humming miles away from Wall Street… brokerage clerks track the progress of every player in the game of high finance. Their wide-ranging responsibilities in this growing field all involve computing and recording data on securities transactions. The most common type of brokerage clerk is called the Broker's assistant or sales assistant view more

+ Claims Examiners, Property and Casualty Insurance
Insurance company claims examiners usually supervise claims adjusters. They make sure that payments and settlements have been made in accordance with company practices and procedures and that the adjuster’s repair estimates are accurate. Claims examiners report overpayments, underpayments, and irregularities. They confer with attorneys, medical personnel, and experts on claims that go to court. They also help guard against insurance fraud, whether it involves false medical claims, faked documents, or even murder-for-profit view more

+ Credit Analysts Job Description
If you or someone in your family uses a credit card, a decision had to be made about whether you could be trusted to pay back the money you charge. That decision depends on the work of a credit analyst. A credit analyst examines the financial statements and credit history of individuals or companies. Based on that information, the analyst determines the degree of risk involved in extending credit, or lending money view more

+ Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks Job Description
Companies know that extending credit is risky business. Credit authorizers, checkers and clerks work to reduce the risk. Credit clerks assemble the documents and process the transactions for people applying for loans or credit. Checkers verify what people put down on application forms. By phone or computer, checkers contact banks, credit bureaus and other sources for facts about an applicant's earnings, spending and bill-paying view more

+ Finance Job Description
Financial Services professionals are people who do for business, what most of us have to do for ourselves: keep track of money. Just as individuals have to plan for expenses, and figure out how to live on the revenue coming in, so do corporations and government. Providing financial services requires training, skill, and an ability to be unemotional about business. The world counts upon the people who “do the numbers” to provide clear, objective information view more

+ Financial Analysts Job Description
Investing has become more complex than ever. There are literally thousands of stocks, bonds and funds to choose from. That’s why advice from Financial Analysts is in great demand. They do the research that helps investors make decisions. The analyst examines a company’s financial records, its projections, even its competitors to get a handle on whether it’s a smart investment...or a risky one view more

+ Financial Examiners Job Description
The nation’s economy depends on businesses that are sound and trustworthy. But we don’t depend on trust alone. Financial Examiners help to make sure that the laws and guidelines regarding money are being properly followed. For example, when a bank claims it has a certain amount of cash reserves… …or when a company plans to sell shares of stock to the public… …a Financial Examiner checks the records view more

+ Financial Managers Job Description
Financial managers follow the money. Their titles and responsibilities vary, but almost every business relies on them working alone or as part of a team to protect the company’s bottom line. The skills involved in guiding the flow of money through a corporation are considered so vital to its success that these executives often attain the top ranks of company management. A Chief Financial Officer, or CFO, is usually a firm's top fiscal expert, formulating financial plans and policies and overseeing activities such as mergers and acquisitions, the preparation of reports and forecasts, and all financial and accounting functions view more

+ Loan Counselors Job Description
Financial institutions “rent” money in the form of loans. If they don’t make any loans, they don’t make any profit. That makes loan officers very important employees, because they’re the ones who work with customers to assemble and analyze the information needed to determine how much someone can borrow. There are set financial formulas, to be sure. But loan officers who specialize in “commercial” lending, or loans to businesses, must also know a lot about the businesses their customers are in view more