Industry Sector: Financial Services

Powered by a rich IT sector and a deep pool of talent, Fairfax County is home to many household names in the financial services industry. This rapidly growing sector includes consumer and business banking, credit unions and private investment funds, which provide consulting and advisory services, tax services, audit and assurance, risk management and transaction services.

Global accounting, auditing and tax firms have major operations in Fairfax County to support private- and public-sector clients. The county’s proximity to the Department of the Treasury, the Federal Reserve and federal regulatory agencies also is a draw for companies in this sector.

The financial services workforce has extensive expertise in cybersecurity and data analytics, with financial analysts, accountants, management analysts, economists, credit analysts, and IT professionals, not to mention a substantial legal community. Additionally, important trade associations help make the county a prime location for those involved in payment solutions, including electronic transfers.