Graduate finance jobs

Daniel Higginbotham, Editor
October, 2017

With such a diverse range of roles on offer in the sector, explore which finance specialism and type of job best matches your skills, personality and interests

All businesses across every sector require people with financial skills and, as accountancy and finance is a vast field, there's plenty of overlap between the various job roles and areas of work available. This is especially true in financial services and consultancy.

The following groupings for jobs in finance can therefore be used as a general guide.

Accounting jobs

Vital to the running of any company, those involved in accountancy will analyse financial records and provide reliable information. Whether you'd like to work on the financial or management accounting side, there are a number of areas to specialise in.

Discover the steps you need to take if you want to become an accountant, or consider accounting apprenticeships.

Banking jobs

When it comes to working in banking and finance, you could get to work in a front, middle or back office role, providing products and services to a wide range of clients.

Read about getting into investment banking.

Insurance jobs

As an insurance professional, you'll be looking after the potential financial risks posed to both companies and individuals. There are many insurance products and types of insurance, so there is the potential to specialise.

Pensions careers

The effective management of pensions and other financial products is imperative for those who've been tasked with safeguarding the financial futures of their clients, employees and investors.

Tax careers

Tax affects all individuals and businesses, and due to an endless stream of new legislation, it never stands still. It's therefore crucially important to develop an in-depth knowledge of the subject.