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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.


Studying Accountancy and Finance – It’s the business!

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If you like all things money and you have a knack for numbers, then studying accountancy and finance could be the choice for you. Even if you just like the idea of being involved in business – accountancy and finance can give you an excellent start. By taking an accountancy and finance course, you will develop commercial awareness, problem solving, ... Read More »

Starring role

The Accelerate Programme has helped Lucy Ellidge to win a highly-coveted industry award and shine bright in her chosen career. BY Sam Worth The Women of the Future Awards, in association with Shell, are the platform for successful young women in Britain today. Now in their seventh year, the awards continue to unearth and recognise the inspirational stars of tomorrow ... Read More »

Love numbers?

Do your research and you’ll find there are many ways to map out a career in the financial sector. BY Hazel Murray At a time when the financial sector in the UK is amidst one of its worst downturns in the last 50 years, the industry is facing a major skills shortage.  According to a report produced by finance and ... Read More »

Unleash your potential

Accountants now run six out of 10 companies in the FTSE 100 according to a recent survey by specialist financial recruitment firm Marks Sattin. The once dull world of accountancy is fast becoming the way to get on in the world of business and there is no better place to start than doing a Warwick BSc Accounting & Finance degree, ... Read More »

Navigate your route into a career in the financial services and accountancy sector with Directions

Get the right information to help you take your next career step. Directions, the financial services and accountancy online careers portal, makes your career planning easy. Research over 60 job profiles, watch films from employers speaking about their opportunities and find out what qualifications you will need to succeed. Directions works with large international firms, giving you access to amazing ... Read More »

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