Information About Accountancy and finance : Job options
Jobs directly related to your degree
In order to become a qualified accountant you will need to obtain a professional accountancy qualification. Professional accountancy qualifications are increasingly in demand. There may therefore be opportunities for you to work overseas once you have gained enough relevant experience. A knowledge of finance or accounting and the relevant skills which you have developed are also useful in a huge range of other careers, such as law, journalism, advertising, marketing, public relations, sales and IT.
It is very important to remember that your degree in accountancy and finance has provided you with a range of skills and experience that will make you suitable for a wide variety of graduate level jobs. There are several different types of accountant:
Chartered accountant - provides services such as audit/assurance, accountancy, tax and other management services to a wide range of fee-paying clients, from the private individual to large, commercial and public sector organisations.
Chartered certified accountant - employed within private practice, industry, commerce and the public sector delivering services such as taxation, insolvency and corporate finance to an internationally recognised standard.
Chartered management accountant - provides the financial information necessary for the planning and control of organisations and commercial companies.
Chartered public finance accountant - handles financial management, audit and investment in local and central government, the NHS, higher education and other publicly funded organisations.
Jobs where your degree would be useful
Investment analyst - undertakes research to provide ideas and information for fund managers in order to enable them to make decisions related to the investment portfolios they manage.
Financial trader - buys and sells securities, making market prices and executing trades, whilst working closely with both sales and research staff in order to understand market and investment sentiment.
Actuarial consultant or Actuary - problem-solver who analyses and interprets data and creates models of the future to assess risks and estimate outcomes.
Banker - works within a banking environment providing financial services to individuals and businesses, with responsibility for customer relations and creating new business and possible involvement in branch management bank strategy.
Credit analyst - manages the relationship between frontline managers and the public to ensure that the latter receive a quality service and quick response to requests for credit.
Management consultant - independent consultant with the ability to provide a wider expertise than is available with a single organisation, e.g. in managing change. Management consultants usually work for consultancies, many of them offering specialist services to particular industries or specialising in particular areas of management development and change.
Tax adviser - uses knowledge of changing tax legislation to provide professional advisory and consultancy services to clients. A tax adviser explains complicated legislation, and its implications for their clients, in simple terms.
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