Qualified individuals hoping to land financial executive jobs in 2012 may want to set their sights on the position of financial manager, if a new report on the top jobs of 2012 is to be taken to heart.
Financial managers are responsible for handling a business's major financial tasks – including the management of investments, cash flow and reporting, according to the U.S. News and World Report, which included the position on a list of the top 20 business jobs for 2012. On the other hand, these individuals also often play a critical role in the communication initiatives of their companies, liaising with executives and everyday workers alike to ensure everyone is operating on the same level.
Typically referred to as "controllers," these individuals work in a competitive but potentially lucrative and growing field. The news source cited Bureau of Labor Statistics data that projects job growth within the industry to climb 9 percent over the next decade, with media annual wages for professionals in this field north of $103,000.
To position themselves favorably for such a position, candidates want to have a strong background in financial concepts but also stay abreast of current trends and topics.
"Academic courses in finance and accounting can help provide a good baseline. I would also encourage reading market-related periodicals like Barron's and the Wall Street Journal," Kyle Ryan, an executive at a wealth management firm, told the source.
Candidates for financial executive jobs can also help their cause by submitting their resume to a leading financial recruitment firm, which may allow them to increase their application's visibility among companies that may not be widely advertising open positions. Other financial jobs mentioned on the list were financial adviser, accountant and financial analyst.
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