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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Career Paths After Graduation

Page address: http://cob.mnsu.edu/msa/career.html

The following information is derived from Robert Half, one of the most comprehensive resources available for hiring trends in the fields of accounting and finance.

* These professions frequently require CPA
** these professions regularly advertise a Master's Degree as a position requirement.

Students are encouraged to use online search services to confirm qualifications.

Professional Title Projected Low Salary for 2015 Projected High salary for 2015
**Chief Financial Officer $101,000 - $148,000 $284,000 - $449,000
**Treasurer $100,750 - $137,250 $283,000 - $437,750
**Vice President of Finance $92,5000 - $130,000 $225,000 - $364,000
**Director of Finance $93,000 - $122,750 $153,750 - $229,500
**Director of Accounting $82,5000 - $113,750 $145,000 - $205,250
**Director of Financial Reporting $95,5000 - $126,500 $147,500 - $212,000
**Corporate Controller $89,000 - $119,000 $152,750 - $216,000
**Controller $74,500 - $104,500 $145,750 - $201,500
**Dividional Controller $82,2250 - $115,000 $135,500 - $188,000
**Assistant Controller $60,500 - $85,500 $113,500 - $154,000
**Assistant Treasurer $59,750 - $83,250 $109,500 - $153,500
**Tax Director $110,500 - $169,750 $152,500 - $249,500
*Tax Manager $85,000 - $120,000 $106,750 - $154,000
*Compliance $51,750 - $69,750 $162,250 - $232,000
**International Audit Director $109,000 - $152,000 $167,500 - $257,500
*Financial Reporting $47,500 - $59,500 $103,750 - $142,250
General Accountant $38,000 - $46,500 $80,750 - $113,750
Cost Accountant $43,000 - $53,000 $82,500 - $113,000
Tax Accountant $44,000 - $55,750 $88,250 - $125,250
Financial Analyst $41,250 - $49,500 $90,000 - $125,000
Budget Analyst $39,000 - $49,250 $86,000 - $121,000
Treasury Analyst $39,250 - $48,750 $86,750 - $122,000
Cost Analyst $39,000 - $49,000 $86,250 - $121,250
Business Analyst $46,750 - $62,250 $86,000 - $119,000
*Forensic Accountant $68,500 $108,000
Operational Support $30,500 $103,000
Healthcare $36,000 $50,250