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Financial Operations Specialist

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

A Financial Operations Specialist specializes in foreseeing or carrying out financial transactions or other routine operations that are influenced by compliance needs. Requires some knowledge of accounting, billing, customer service and contracts. Helps businesses and their customers resolve financial billing and reconciliation issues.

Job Outlook

There were 573 Financial Operations Specialist job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 19089 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Financial Operations Specialist industry, which includes the Financial Operations Specialist career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2015:

Salary

Many new Financial Operations Specialist jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $66,457.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $66,184.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Financial Operations Specialist postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $45,546.

Education and Experience

Posted Financial Operations Specialist jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree0%
Bachelor's Degree42.49%
Master's Degree10.11%
Doctoral Degree2.46%
Other26.57%

Posted Financial Operations Specialist jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years47.58%
3 to 5 years40.13%
6 to 8 years7.82%
9+ years4.48%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Financial Operations Specialist positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication (%)
  • Management (%)
  • Customer Service (%)
  • Operations (%)
  • Detail Oriented (%)
  • Microsoft Excel (%)
  • Problem Solving (%)
  • Research (%)
  • Microsoft Office (%)
  • Writing (%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Accounting (48.57%)
  • Financial Statements (26.61%)
  • Finance (52.27%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Workflow Management (9.02%)
  • Bank Reconciliations (1.37%)
  • Administrative Support (7.45%)
  • Billing (21.81%)
  • Accounts Receivable (16.76%)
  • Auditing (24.77%)
  • Accounts Payable (13.56%)
  • Reconciliation (11.44%)
  • Accounting Software (6.4%)
  • Internal Controls (6.83%)
  • Data Entry (9.14%)
  • Financial Data (8.43%)
  • Financial Services (19.4%)
  • Financial Systems (10.79%)
  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (8.28%)
  • Financial Planning (6.5%)
  • Financial Analysis (12.9%)
  • Invoicing (19.58%)
  • General Ledger (6.66%)
  • Purchasing (7.87%)
  • Ledgers (Accounting) (2.02%)
  • Project Management (7.9%)
  • Financial Management (13.52%)
  • SAP Applications (4.11%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed.

  • Accounting (%)
  • Finance (%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Financial Operations Specialist skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Financial Specialist
  • Financial Coordinator
  • Finance Specialist
  • Financial Clearance Specialist
  • Financial Officer
  • Financial Operations Recovery Specialist
  • Finance Officer
  • Financial Services Specialist
  • Patient Financial Specialist

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Financial Operations Specialist jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Randstad (398)
  • Elevance Health (274)
  • TruGreen (205)
  • The Nature Conservancy (121)
  • AdventHealth (104)
  • Trinity Health (95)
  • Pmi 2.0 (93)
  • Zimmer Biomet (89)
  • Robert Half (89)
  • Yale New Haven Health (87)

North Carolina

  • Emergeortho (20)
  • Lane And Associates (17)
  • Wake Forest Baptist Health (17)
  • Truist Financial (15)
  • WakeMed (15)
  • Randstad (15)
  • University of North Carolina (12)
  • Atrium Health Floyd (8)
  • Wells Fargo (7)
  • Honda (7)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!