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As people increasingly lead their lives online, almost every industry has fully remote jobs. The finance professions are no exception. Many jobs in finance can be entirely remote, and widespread high-speed internet has made that realistic for most of us.
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Having a fully remote position means you can save time and money that you would otherwise spend on commuting. And finance jobs pay well — an average of $95,739, according to ZipRecruiter. With the appearance of more remote jobs, many jobs in finance pay at least as much as the average. Here are some of the best remote jobs in finance to pursue.
Senior Financial Advisor
Average base salary: $95,000
Senior financial consultants work with companies and individuals to create financial plans and manage investment portfolios. They may work with clients to help them achieve their financial goals through a variety of strategies. Those who work with organizations can create detailed reports on company finances. As the “senior” designation suggests, this is a position requiring several years of experience.
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The typical salary for a senior financial consultant is around $95,000 in the United States. However, this average does not include “extra pay,” which Glassdoor says could include cash bonuses, commissions, tips, and profit sharing. With the additional salary included, the average total salary for senior financial consultants is around $141,000.
Median base salary: $131,710
CFOs are responsible for the financial health of organizations. Job duties may include analyzing data, creating financial reports, and managing the organization’s investments. As this is a management position, CFOs advise senior managers and help set long-term financial goals for the company.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary in 2021 was $131,710. The BLS also notes that the projected growth rate for CFOs is 17% from 2021 to 2031, which is well above forecasts for all positions.
Median base salary: $239,000
A financial controller, or simply controller, oversees a company’s accounting department and is responsible for maintaining accurate accounting records. This position typically oversees the company’s cash flow, prepares financial reports, and prepares payroll tax payments.
The average controller salary is $238,700, according to Salary.com, not including supplemental pay. The median total salary for bonus and benefits controllers is $374,848.
investment banking analyst
Median base salary: $97,000
Investment banking analysts conduct market research while reviewing financial data and market trends. They support partners and investment bankers in transactions that include mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt offerings, and leveraged buyouts. They also oversee IPOs and private equity settlements. Another key responsibility of investment banking analysts is to review transactions to determine their potential profitability.
The median base salary for investment banking analysts is $97,109, not including supplemental compensation. The median supplemental salary for this position is $43,283, for a total median compensation of $140,392.
Median base salary: $187,000
A CFO focuses on the long-term growth and financial health of a business. The manager develops strategies to help achieve this growth while maximizing profits. He oversees accounting operations and creates detailed financial reports, then recommends strategies to increase profits and strengthen the company’s balance sheet.
The median base salary for a finance manager is around $187,000, according to Salary.com. The median total compensation, including bonuses and benefits, is about $272,000.
Vice President of Finance
Median base salary: $187,000
A vice president of finance is a senior executive who oversees a company’s finances. This could include a variety of tasks, such as budgeting, cash flow management, investment strategy, and profit maximization. Like the director position, this job also focuses on the long-term growth of the business. This may require analyzing data and making recommendations to help achieve the company’s long-term financial goals. The Vice President of Finance will also help ensure compliance with various tax laws and regulations for the industry.
The median base salary for the vice president of finance is around $187,000. The median additional salary for a vice president of finance is $126,394, for a median total compensation of $313,762.
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