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.
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.
- Accounting technician
- Chartered accountant
- Chartered certified accountant
- Chartered management accountant
- Chartered public finance accountant
- Forensic accountant
- Internal auditor
Discover the steps you need to take if you want to become an accountant, or consider accounting apprenticeships.
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.
- Compliance officer
- Corporate investment banker
- Corporate treasurer
- Financial adviser
- Financial manager
- Financial risk analyst
- Financial trader
- Investment analyst
- Operational investment banker
- Retail banker
- Risk manager
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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.
- Actuarial analyst
- Chartered loss adjuster
- Insurance account manager
- Insurance broker
- Insurance claims handler
- Insurance risk surveyor
- Insurance underwriter
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 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.