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Finance, Banking and Accountancy careers, jobs and qualifications

Careers and jobs in finance, banking and accountancy are available in small and medium organisations, not just the big banks.

The range of jobs in the finance sector is huge – some will require university qualifications, others will not. There are both academic and vocational routes into careers in this field of work and you could choose to study for a vocational qualification at school or college, A-levels or to take the apprenticeship route.

Jobs in the finance, banking and accountancy sector

Types of jobs in this sector include accountants, treasurers, bankers, actuaries, financial advisers and analysts, financial traders, tax inspectors and stockbrokers. You could work for a private firm, in the public sector or be self-employed.

 

Interested In A Career In Finance Or Accounting?

Interested in a career in Finance or Accounting but didn’t study a related subject at University?     With multiple pathways to qualification, ACCA is available to everyone, whether you studied maths, science or even history. Increasing numbers of organisations are recruiting talent for the finance function from alternative degree disciplines. This stems from the need for well-rounded finance functions ... Read More »

Professional Accountancy Qualifications

The professional accountancy qualifications needed for particular job roles, such as AAT, ACCA, CIPFA differ and ultimately what you need to study for will be decided by your employer. Professional accountancy qualifications are essential to a career in the industry. We have a great article on these qualifications that you can read here. How do you get professional accountancy qualifications? Professional ... Read More »

New And Unusual Apprenticeships

There are some new and unusual apprenticeships well worth considering. Apprenticeships are nothing new. In fact they are very, very old really and have always represented a way of training up staff, let’s take a look at some of your questions about apprenticeships as well as a few of the newly approved standards. Can I still get a degree if ... Read More »

What is an actuary?

Actuary

If you love maths, a career as an actuary working with mathematical models could be the ‘perfect 10’ job for you – but what is an actuary exactly? An actuary is a professional person who works within the business and financial sector.  They use their great mathematics, statistical, probability, modelling, numerical and problem solving skills to model and predict the ... Read More »

You don’t need a degree to break into business, finance or law

You don’t need a degree to break into  business, finance  or law – check out these alternative routes… By Niamh Mackey There is a wealth of entry routes into careers in finance, most of which only require three A*- C grades at GCSE with an A or B in maths and English. If you don’t want to take A-levels, you ... Read More »

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