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
(Courtesy of the Jacksonville Daily Record) – VyStar Credit Union announced March 31 its second acquisition of a commercial bank in the last two years, agreeing to buy Jonesboro, Georgia-based Heritage Southeast Bank. Heritage has 22 branches in the Atlanta, Savannah...
(Courtesy of the Jacksonville Daily Record) -- Jacksonville-based financial technology company Fidelity National Information Services Inc. implemented a new student loan repayment opportunity March 10 for U.S.-based college graduates who are hired by FIS starting this...
(Courtesy of the Jacksonville Business Journal) – This year, Florida takes its first step toward a $15 minimum wage. And for small businesses still in shock from the financial toll of Covid-19, the move could seem like yet another blow. But experts say companies in...
(Courtesy of the Jacksonville Business Journal) – Since completing its massive merger-of-equals with IberiaBank — a move that ballooned its assets to more than $80 billion — First Horizon has repeatedly made new technological investments. In September 2020, the...
Omni Jacksonville to be managed by Prism Hotels & Resorts; Prism has 13 job openings, including in Jacksonville, listed on its website
(Courtesy of the Jacksonville Daily Record) – Prism Hotels & Resorts, based in Dallas, is the new manager of the Omni Jacksonville Hotel and other Omni properties that were sold Feb. 25. Job listings on Prism’s website include: • General manager, food and beverage...
(Courtesy of the Jacksonville Business Journal) – Middle-market banks on the First Coast are in a better situation than originally expected heading into 2021, and so are some of their clients, according to Charles Kauffman, leader of Wells Fargo's commercial banking...
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.