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Top Cities for Accounting and Finance Jobs

Investing in your career means knowing where to find opportunities for growth. Where do you see yourself building a foundation or expanding your already impressive list of credentials? Bright lights and bustling cities may be the best places to climb the corporate ladder.

Apply for accounting jobs and finance jobs in cities with a strong financial presence—where you can use your education and background to maximize your potential. So, where do you find these dream jobs if you’re an accounting and finance professional? We reviewed data from a 2014 report of 313 million-plus LinkedIn members worldwide to empower professionals in search of their next move.

Our list illustrates the number of professionals in each region in relation to high competition for talent. This means active candidates like you have an advantage when it comes to your job search. “Higher competition for talent indicates that the average professional in a region is interacting with recruiters more frequently than their peers in other regions.” Whether you’re an experienced auditor or a college graduate with a master’s in economics, here’s our list of the top cities for accounting and finance jobs in the United States:

Auditor

1. New York City, NY
2. Chicago, IL
3. San Francisco Bay Area, CA
4. Philadelphia, PA
5. Atlanta, GA

The Big Apple dominates the list of best cities for auditor careers, with The Peach State wrapping up the top 5. Educational backgrounds feature accounting, banking and finance, business, economics, and information and science technology from University of Phoenix; Penn State University; Baruch College, City University of New York; The University of Texas at Austin; and Brigham Young University.

Accountant

1. Chicago, IL
2. Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
3. Houston, TX
4. Atlanta, GA
5. Philadelphia, PA

The sky is the limit in Chicago, with Texas, Georgia, and Pennsylvania following suit. Top fields accountants studied are accounting, business, banking and finance, economics, and general academics, with degrees earned from University of Phoenix; Keller Graduate School of Management of Devry University; Baruch College, City University of New York; Penn State University; and San Jose State University.

Accounts Payable Clerk

1. New York City, NY
2. Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
3. Houston, TX
4. Atlanta, GA
5. Philadelphia, PA

Accounts payable clerks find balance in big cities with the University of Phoenix; DeVry University; Penn State University; Baruch College, City University of New York; and Strayer University topping the list for education. Top fields range from accounting, business, and banking and finance to general academics and psychology.

Financial Analyst

1. Chicago, IL
2. Boston, MA
3. Philadelphia, PA
4. Atlanta, GA
5. New York City, NY

Where do financial analysts study? The University of Phoenix tops the list of college degrees along with Penn State University, Baruch College, City University of New York, San Jose University, and The University of Texas at Austin. Accounting, banking and finance, economics, business, and international business are the highest ranking fields of study for these economic researchers.

What metropolis appeals to you and your professional goals? Accounting Principals offers the resources you need to land the best accounting and finance jobs. Contact us today to learn how working with our recruiters can help you find the perfect fit.

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