Business financial managers work in corporations and other businesses, and in government or nonprofit agencies. They manage their organizations' financial affairs, and analyze and monitor financial performance. They also secure funding from the financial markets.
Professionals at banks, credit unions, and other financial firms manage the provision of financial services. These services include loans, deposits, trusts, securities transactions, and the hedging of financial risks.
Investments professionals help clients with accumulating and preserving wealth. They give financial advice, facilitate securities trading, and manage institutional pools of funds.
Insurance and risk management professionals oversee the underwriting of risks to life, health, and property using actuarial methods. They also broker and sell insurance contracts and help in the settlement of policyholder claims.
Real estate professionals provide financing and estimate values for land and buildings, in residential and commercial applications. They also manage real property held for investment purposes, and facilitate sales transactions.