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The United States and Canada are home to a large number of the top business, accounting and finance schools in the entire world. As such, the vast majority of gainfully employed treasurers in North America will have attended one of the best schools on the continent. These colleges and universities include the University of Texas, well known for its accounting program, and the University of Pennsylvania, home of arguably the best finance program in the entire United States. Likewise, the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management ranks among the top business schools on the continent.

Many upper echelon employers would prefer entry-level treasurers to have earned an accounting or finance degree from one of the best universities. Many employers also require four or five years of on-the-job experience in a related field such as loan auditing or financial analysis.

Requiring experience in addition to a bachelor's or master's degree is necessary due to the fast pace of the financial industry. Earning a professional certification from the Association of Finance Professionals is optional for many working in financial management, but a large number of individuals seek certification anyway. Certification allows treasurers to create an invaluable network of professional contacts as well as stay up to date on the latest government financial regulations and tax laws.

What are Treasurers like?


Based on our pool of users, Treasurers tend to be predominately enterprising people. Take our career test to see what career interest category best describes you.

Treasurers by Strongest Interest Archetype

Based on sample of 138 Sokanu users

Are Treasurers happy?


Treasurers rank among the least happy careers. Overall they rank in the 35th percentile of careers for satisfaction scores.

Treasurer Career Satisfaction by Dimension

Percentile among all careers

Education History of Treasurers

The most common degree held by Treasurers is Economics. 28% of Treasurers had a degree in Economics before becoming Treasurers. That is over 7 times the average across all careers. Finance graduates are the second most common among Treasurers, representing 24% of Treasurers in the Sokanu user base, which is 11.6 times the average.

Treasurer Education History

This table shows which degrees people earn before becoming a Treasurer, compared to how often those degrees are obtained by people who earn at least one post secondary degree.

Degree % of Treasurers % of population Multiple
Economics 28.0% 3.9% 7.1×
Finance 24.0% 2.1% 11.6×
Business Management And Administration 18.7% 6.6% 2.8×
Accounting 17.3% 1.8% 9.7×
Business 6.7% 2.5% 2.7×
Liberal Arts 5.3% 1.9% 2.8×
Marketing And Marketing Research 4.0% 2.2% 1.9×
Political Science 4.0% 2.9% 1.4×

Treasurer Education Levels

57% of Treasurers have a bachelor's degree. 43% of Treasurers have a master's degree.

No education 0%
High school diploma 0%
Associate's degree 0%
Bachelor's degree 57%
Master's degree 43%
Doctorate degree 0%

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Career Attributes

  • $130,459
  • 580,400
  • 3.1
  • 18.7%
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