Want To Work In Finance? Check Out These 5 Companies

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We all know that money is an important part of what makes the world go “round.” Finance companies and professionals make sure that money is managed, secured, accessible, moved, saved, invested, donated and more. According to the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor and Statistics, business and financial occupations are expected to add 632,400 jobs between 2014 and 2024, and have a higher median annual salary than other occupational areas.


A wealth of opportunity exists for veterans of all ranks who have an analytical nature, are good with numbers, and who have training or experience in the areas of finance, cybersecurity, customer service, and administration. Numerous financial companies also have many entry-level to senior management roles in administration, human resources, marketing, and customer service. Internships are great for those wanting to make a career change or go back to school.

These five Hirepurpose partner companies are known for their military-friendly hiring practices and have immediate openings for veterans and their family members today.

Accounting, information assurance, business and financial analyst roles with Ernst and Young

Ernst and Young, a global leader in assurance, tax, transactions, and advisory services has thousands of positions in many desirable locations across the country, many in accounting, financial analysis, information assurance, risk management, and information technology. The company is known for its support of the military community through its recruiting efforts, internal veterans network, and its support of organizations that provide programs and services to veterans and their family members. Veterans who served in occupational specialities such as finance specialist, information assurance technician, finance officer, financial services technician, cyber systems operations specialist, or financial management resource analyst will find their skills transferrable into these highly lucrative roles.

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Customer service, teller, and financial management roles with Wells Fargo

Veterans with varying education and backgrounds will want to explore the jobs with Wells Fargo, one of the nation’s most diversified and well-known financial services organizations. As a Veterans Jobs Mission coalition member, the company has pledged to hire 20,000 veterans by the year 2020 and is committed to retaining and developing those employees. Open positions range from entry-level customer service jobs to senior managerial and financial analyst roles. Wells Fargo offers internship, full or part-time arrangements. With over 8,700 locations nationwide, many positions offer exceptional portability, making them a great fit for military spouses and family members. Veterans who have advanced communication skills, financial acumen, the ability to build rapport with customers, and work within a team will feel right at home on the Wells Fargo team.

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Information technology, data analyst, cyber security and finance jobs with PayPal

If you are a former service member that holds a bachelor’s degree and spent your time in the military conducting risk analysis, working with data, maintaining cyber security, or working with information technology then you need to look at these openings with PayPal. As a top provider of online financial services, PayPal understands the value of diversity and has a robust veterans recruiting program. While the bulk of its job openings are in San Jose, California, several other locations are available. For those with an interest in accounting who want to break into the finance sector, PayPal offers internship opportunities; a bachelor’s degree in any field is required to apply.

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Financial advisor jobs with TIAA

TIAA, founded in 1918, provides financial services to those working in the academic, medical, cultural, governmental, and research fields. Its employee-run veterans employee resource group combined with its participation in the Veterans Jobs Mission and its newly developed veterans mentorship program creates a work atmosphere that military vets will thrive within. Outgoing veterans or spouses that have a bachelor’s degree, financial management experience, a knack for building relationships, a responsiveness to coaching, and competent computer skills would be excellent candidates. Openings are available in great locations like Chicago, New York, Ann Arbor, Charlotte, Denver, Los Angeles, and more.

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Admin, software engineering, customer service, financial management, sales and human resources roles with Capital One

One of the 10 largest banks in the country, Capital One, is seeking transitioning veterans or family members with expertise in a variety of areas like customer service, software engineering, data analytics, legal services, financial management, sales, marketing, public relations, human resources, and much more. The company currently has over 1,000 opportunities available across the country. Some administrative and customer service roles have a low barrier to entry, requiring a high school diploma, one year of professional experience and simple math skills, while others are suited to senior enlisted or officers require higher degrees and specialized training. Whether you served four years or long-term in the military, and regardless of your speciality, you should definitely check out what Capital One has to offer. It has a long history of supporting veterans; currently operating a veteran’s resource group and maintaining partnerships with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring Our Heroes Program and the Military Spouse’s Business Alliance.

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U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Selvage
An aerial view of the Pentagon building in Washington, June 15, 2005. U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld defended the Guantanamo prison against critics who want it closed by saying U.S. taxpayers have a big financial stake in it and no other facility could replace it at a Pentagon briefing on Tuesday. (Reuters/Jason Reed JIR/CN)

The Pentagon is sending nearly 1,000 more troops to the Middle East as part of an escalating crisis with Iran that defense officials are struggling to explain.

While the U.S. government has publicly blamed Iran for recent attacks on merchant vessels in the Gulf of Oman, not a single U.S. official has provided a shred of proof linking Iran to the explosive devices found on the merchant ships.

At an off-camera briefing on Monday, Navy officials acknowledged that nothing in imagery released by the Pentagon shows Iranian Revolutionary Guards planting limpet mines on ships in the Gulf of Oman.

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The Marine lieutenant colonel removed from command of the 1st Reconnaissance Battalion in May was ousted over alleged "misconduct" but has not been charged with a crime, Task & Purpose has learned.

Lt. Col. Francisco Zavala, 42, who was removed from his post by the commanding general of 1st Marine Division on May 7, has since been reassigned to the command element of 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, and a decision on whether he will be charged is "still pending," MEF spokeswoman 1st Lt. Virginia Burger told Task & Purpose last week.

"We are not aware of any ongoing or additional investigations of Lt. Col. Zavala at this time," MEF spokesman 2nd Lt. Brian Tuthill told Task & Purpose on Monday. "The command investigation was closed May 14 and the alleged misconduct concerns Articles 128 and 133 of the UCMJ," Tuthill added, mentioning offenses under military law that deal with assault and conduct unbecoming an officer and gentleman.

"There is a period of due process afforded the accused and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty," he said.

When asked for an explanation for the delay, MEF officials directed Task & Purpose to contact 1st Marine Division officials, who did not respond before deadline.

The investigation of Zavala, completed on May 3 and released to Task & Purpose in response to a Freedom of Information Act request, showed that he had allegedly acted inappropriately. The report also confirmed some details of his wife's account of alleged domestic violence that Task & Purpose first reported last month.

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A soldier was killed, and another injured, after a Humvee roll-over on Friday in Alaska's Yukon Training Area, the Army announced on Monday.

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Staff Sgt. Daniel Christopher Evans was arrested on Jan. 29, 2018. (Photo courtesy of Wilmington Police Department, North Carolina.)

A Marine Raider convicted in a North Carolina court of misdemeanor assault for punching his girlfriend won't spend any time in jail unless he violates the terms of his probation, a court official told Task & Purpose.

On Monday, Staff Sgt. Daniel Christopher Evans received a suspended sentence of 60 days in jail, said Samantha Dooies, an assistant to the New Hanover County District Attorney.

Evans must complete 18 months of unsupervised probation, pay $8,000 in restitution, complete a domestic violence offenders program, and he cannot have any contact with his former girlfriend, Dooies told Task & Purpose. The special operations Marine is also only allowed to have access to firearms though the military while on base or deployed.

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A former Army infantryman was killed on Monday after he opened fire outside a Dallas, Texas federal building.

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