Staffing firm Accounting Principals has identified the top seven cities to get a finance job, with the City by the Bay taking the top spot.

Accounting Principals developed the list based on internal data from its branches around the country, taking into account the volume of job openings in the past quarter.

San Francisco came in on top due to a variety of factors, including the city's proximity to Silicon Valley, its large venture capital community and the fact that it has one of the highest concentrations of Fortune 500 companies in the U.S. Among the jobs most in-demand for full-time employment in the area are finance managers, assistant controllers, controllers, and accounting managers.

Coming in second place on the list was Denver, a city that's seen job growth in the financial sector due to the region's many booming oil and gas companies and improving manufacturing sector.

While a variety of financial services positions are available in the Denver region, there's a strong need for certified talent in the area, including professionals with CPAs, CTPs and MBAs. The war for talent for these professionals is heating up and the most in-demand candidates will be those with experience and skill sets in the areas of tax, cost accounting, treasury, and renewable energy finance.

The full list of the Top Cities to Find a Finance Job are:

1.    San Francisco
2.    Denver
3.    Paramus, N.J.  
4.    Chicago
5.    Portland, Ore.
6.    Nashville, Tenn.
7.    Miami

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