Financial Services Career Path
If you’re interested in working in the Finance Industry, you’ve come to the right place. This is one of the fastest-growing and best-paying industries in Northeast Florida.
Explore careers in the industry and learn about salaries, job growth, and skills.
Financial Services Industry Guide
We’ve created a document to help you research jobs – from entry-level to skilled technicians. Learn more about salaries, job growth projections, and how you can advance your career through education and training.
Read the 2019 Financial Services Sector Report.
Industry News and Updates
Shoe Carnival makes first acquisition (Courtesy of the Jacksonville Daily Record) -- More than three decades after Wayne Weaver acquired control of the footwear chain, Shoe Carnival Inc. made its first acquisition. The Evansville, Indiana-based company still...
2 Florida Credit Unions In a War Over Brand Taglines (Courtesy of Credit Union Times) -- Two Florida credit unions have been embroiled in a war of words over their individual taglines. The $11.4 billion VyStar Credit Union in Jacksonville asked a federal...
TD Bank to convert former Synovus office on Southbank (Courtesy of the Jacksonville Daily Record) -- The city issued a permit Oct. 29 for TD Bank to renovate the former Synovus Bank office on the Downtown Southbank. Vericon Construction Co. LLC of Orlando will...
The List: First Coast's largest credit unions by deposits (Courtesy of the Jacksonville Business Journal) -- The Jacksonville Business Journal listed the largest locally headquartered credit unions ranked by deposits, a companion list to its ranking of the largest...
RISE and Origin Investments beginning $60 million Linden House apartments (Courtesy of the Jacksonville Business Journal) -- A project to add nearly 300 new apartment units to the growing area along Race Track Road is underway. RISE: A Real Estate Co. said Wednesday...
Apartment Boom: Why multifamily investors are flocking to Jacksonville (Courtesy of the Jacksonville Business Journal) -- Every couple of weeks, Mark McGregor and Jonathan Tauber board a plane in Los Angeles and fly to Orlando, then get in a rental car and drive two...
Meet Brian Allen, Finance Industry Manager
Brian Allen is the Finance sector manager at CareerSource NEFL and a native of Jacksonville, FL.
Brian Allen was born and raised in Jacksonville, and graduated from UNF, initially with a BA in Education and later with a Master of Business Administration.
Brian began his career as a teacher and athletic coach in Duval County Public Schools and eventually found his way into the Mortgage Industry, working both as a Mortgage Broker and then as a Mortgage Loan Officer for both BBVA Compass and TD Bank. He has a total of 13 years of mortgage banking experience in both mortgage origination and mortgage servicing. During the most recent recession, Brian’s employer closed operations and he found employment with Fidelity National Information Services as a Quality Assurance Analyst, testing multiple enterprise applications.
Brian currently serves as both the Finance and Information Technology Sector Managers for CareerSource NEFL.