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Top 10 In-Demand Banking & Finance Job Titles

Using’s industry employment trends analytics tools, we’ll be using our own sourcing tool, SourceHub, to provide you with comprehensive Boolean search strings, for each of the Top 10 job titles in each of the most popular industries, as well as a list of the Top 5 employers of people with those skills in the USA, the UK and Ireland, and the average salary those candidates can expect to receive.

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Part One ‚¬€œ Information Technology

Part Two – Banking & Finance

According to (who recently analysed the job postings on their site) the 10 Most In-Demand Banking & Finance Job Titles of August 2014 were as follows:

  1. Staff Accountant
  2. Financial Analyst
  3. Teller
  4. Account Manager
  5. Accountant
  6. Business Analyst
  7. Senior Accountant
  8. Accounting Manager
  9. Buyer
  10. Senior Financial Analyst

**Financial services and Banking job postings have increased by 15% on since August 2013.

top 10 Banking & finance job titles1. Staff Accountant

Staff accountants work under the supervision of a controller, director or certified public accountant (CPA). They maintain financial reports, records and general ledgers, prepare and analyse budgets and perform general bookkeeping. Many staff accountants are also responsible for billing activities, such as accounts payable and accounts receivable.

Average salary: $44,500

Search String:

(staff OR junior OR trainee OR “part-qualified”) (accountant OR accounts OR accounting OR acca OR cima OR aca OR cpa OR accountancy OR accountants OR acct) NOT certified NOT chartered NOT senior NOT qualified NOT manager NOT management NOT professor NOT prof

(budgeting OR forecasting OR budget OR forecast OR bank OR banking OR “general ledger” OR bookkeeping OR “book keeping”)

Top 5 Employers of Staff Accountants:
USA: EY, PwC, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP, Deloitte, BDO Canada
UK: TaxAssist Accountants, Kingston Smith, Aston Shaw Ltd., AIG, TK Maxx
Ireland: KPMG Ireland, PwC, AIB, Permanent TSB, Russell Brennan Keane

top 10 Banking & finance job titles2. Financial Analyst

A Financial Analyst, otherwise known as a Securities Analyst, Research Analyst, Equity Analyst, or Investment Analyst, is a person who performs financial analysis for external or internal clients as a core part of the job.

Average salary: $73,000

Search String:
(financial OR finance OR investment OR equity OR securities OR sri) (analyst OR accountant OR analysis)

Top 5 Employers of Financial Analysts:
USA: Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Citi, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America
UK: J.P. Morgan, Citi, HSBC, Goldman Sachs, Royal Bank of Scotland
Ireland: Bank of Ireland, Citi, EMC, AIB, Accenture

top 10 Banking & finance job titles3. Teller

A Teller is an employee of a bank who deals directly with most customers. In some places, this employee is known as a cashier. Teller’s are considered a “front line” in the banking business because they are the first people that a customer sees at the bank and are also the most likely to detect and stop fraudulent transactions. The position also requires tellers to be friendly and interact with the customers, providing them with information about customers’ accounts and bank services.

Average salary: $10.39 per hour

Search String:

(“teller”) (“bank teller”) (“customer service” OR “client” OR “admin” OR “account manager” OR “help desk” OR “client services” OR “cs” OR “technical support” OR “service desk” OR “helpdesk” OR “sales” OR “customer service advisor” OR “client service” OR “customer support” OR “sales representative” OR “customer relations” OR “sales administrator” OR “administrator” OR “business development” OR “call centre” OR “customer care” OR “sales support” OR “order processing” OR “sales executive” OR “administration” OR “team leader” OR “customer relationship” OR “banking” OR “retail” OR “support” OR “telesales” OR “outbound” OR “account management” OR “csr” OR “complaints” OR “call center” OR “customer service manager”) (“cash management” OR “treasury”)

(teller OR cashier OR clerk OR “front line” OR “front-line” OR representative OR rep OR csr) (bank OR branch OR banking)

Top 5 Employers of Tellers:
USA: Wells Fargo, Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase & Co., PNC, TD
UK: Barclays, Santander
Ireland: Bank of Ireland, AIB

top 10 Banking & finance job titles4. Account Manager

An Account Manager is a person who works for a company and is responsible for the management of sales, and relationships with particular customers. The Account Manager does not manage the daily running of the account itself. They manage the relationship with the client of the account(s) they are assigned to. Generally, a client will remain with one Account Manager throughout the duration of hiring the company. Account Managers serve as the interface between the customer service and the sales team in a company.

Average salary: $51,000

Search String:

(account OR “key-account” OR client OR accounts OR acc OR kam OR sales OR accountmanager OR “pre-sales” OR “post-sales” OR field OR “business development” OR channel OR “lead generation” OR “lead gen” OR “lead-gen” OR “new business” OR relationship OR crm OR b2b OR “b-2-b” OR b2c OR “b-2-c”) (manager OR executive OR exec OR mgr OR mngr OR manger OR kam OR rep OR representative OR developer OR development OR handler OR management OR advisor)

Top 5 Employers of Account Managers:
USA: AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Avon, Wells Fargo, IBM
UK: Hewlett-Packard, HSBC, BT, Barclays, IBM
Ireland: Google, Oracle, Dell, AIB, IBM

top 10 Banking & finance job titles5. Accountant

An Accountant is a practitioner of accounting or accountancy, which is the measurement, disclosure or provision of assurance about financial information that helps managers, investors, tax authorities and others make decisions about allocating resources.

Average salary: $58,000

Search String:

(accountant OR accounting OR cpa OR bookkeeper OR “book keeper” OR accts OR “financial controller” OR “company secretary” OR acca OR aca OR cima OR aca OR acc)

Top 5 Employers of Accountants:
USA: EY, eCharcha, DFAS, BNY Mellon, Walmart
UK: PwC, NHS, EY, BAE Systems, Royal Bank of Scotland
Ireland: State Street, BNY Mellon, HedgeServ, KPMG Ireland, Northern Trust Corporation

top 10 Banking & finance job titles6. Business Analyst

A Business Analyst is someone who analyses an organisation (real or hypothetical) and designs its processes and systems, assessing the business model and its integration with technology. The role can also be described as a bridge between the business problems and the technology solutions.

Average salary: $91,000

Search String:

(business OR it OR ba OR systems OR “change management” OR process OR bi OR bsa OR data OR technical OR system) (analyst OR analysis OR analyser OR analzer OR ba OR bi OR bsa)

Top 5 Employers of Business Analysts:
USA: Tata Consultancy Services, Accenture, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Cognizant Technologies
UK: Lloyds Banking Group, Royal Bank of Scotland, HSBC, Barclays, Accenture
Ireland: AIB, Hewlett-Packard, Bank of Ireland, Accenture, Dell

top 10 Banking & finance job titles7. Senior Accountant

A Senior Accountant, employed by a certified public accountancy firm, supervises client engagement. Functions performed by the Senior Accountant include preparing an audit program and the audit of the client’s financial statements. A senior accountant is below the manager level.

Average salary: $60,000

Search String:

(senior OR sr OR snr OR lead OR “financial controller” OR tax OR audit OR auditor OR cima OR aca OR acca OR cpa OR chartered OR qualified OR controller) (accountant OR accountants OR acct OR acc OR “financial controller” OR accounting)

Top 5 Employers of Senior Accountants:
USA: EY, PwC, Deloitte, KPMG US, BNY Mellon
UK: PwC, EY, BAE Systems, Royal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds Bank
Ireland: Oracle, BNY Mellon, KPMG Ireland, The Citco Group of Companies, Pfizer

top 10 Banking & finance job titles8. Accounting Manager

The Accounting Manager is responsible for all areas relating to financial reporting. This position will be responsible for developing and maintaining accounting principles, practices and procedures to ensure accurate and timely financial statements. The Accounting Manager supervises staff accountants and is responsible for managing the team to ensure that work is properly allocated and completed in a timely and accurate manner. This position addresses tight deadlines and a multitude of accounting activities including general ledger preparation, financial reporting, year end audit preparation and the support of budget and forecast activities.

Average salary: $60,000

Search String:

(accountant OR accountants OR acct OR acc OR “financial controller” OR accounting OR finance) (manager OR controller OR managing OR mgr OR mngr OR head)

Top 5 Employers of Accounting Managers:
USA: HSBC, Procter & Gamble, Unilever, Hewlett-Packard, PwC
UK: Lloyds Banking Group, Bank of Scotland, HSBC, BT, Barclays
Ireland: Bank of Ireland, BNY Mellon, AIB, Oracle, State Street

top 10 Banking & finance job titles9. Buyer

The Buyer is responsible for reviewing demand and procuring parts to meet production requirements. Places purchase orders with suppliers and maintains item master data in the ERP system (including price, lead time, order quantity, safety stock). Works with production, engineering, scheduling, and shipping / receiving to optimise the supply chain process.

Average salary: $56,000

Search String:

(buyer OR purchasing OR procurement OR purchaser OR category OR planner OR “supply chain” OR inventory OR sourcing OR buy OR purchase OR categories OR planning OR acquisition) (buyer OR purchaser OR executive OR assistant OR manager) -brand

Top 5 Employers of Buyers:
USA: Hewlett-Packard, Unilever, Procter & Gamble, Nestle S.A., PepsiCo
UK: Tesco PLC, Jaguar Land Rover, BAE Systems, Marks and Spencer, Lloyds Banking Group
Ireland: Primark Stores Ltd., Dunnes Stores, Dell, Apple, Diageo

top 10 Banking & finance job titles10. Senior Financial Analyst

A Senior Financial Analyst researches macroeconomic and microeconomic conditions along with company fundamentals to make business, sector and industry recommendations. They also often recommend a course of action, such as to buy or sell a company’s stock based upon its overall current and predicted strength. They must be aware of current developments in the field in which he or she specialises as well as in preparing financial models to predict future economic conditions for any number of variables.

Average salary: $73,000

Search String:

(senior OR snr OR lead OR head OR leader) (financial OR finance OR banking OR Bank) (analyst OR analyser OR analzer OR controller OR “company secretary”)

Top 5 Employers of Senior Financial Analysts:

USA: Hewlett-Packard, AT&T, Bank of America, Johnson & Johnson, Lockheed Martin
UK: Royal Bank of Scotland, HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group, Vodafone, Jaguar Land Rover
Ireland: Oracle, Bank of Ireland, EMC, Google, Hewlett-Packard


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