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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.