As one of the main drivers of the UK economy, over a million people work in financial services, with graduate finance jobs available across a range of other industries
Businesses in all sectors require people with finance skills. As accountancy, banking and finance is a vast field, there's plenty of overlap between the various roles and areas of work available. This is especially true in financial services and consultancy.
The following groupings of finance jobs 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 you can specialise in.
- Accounting technician
- Chartered accountant
- Chartered certified accountant
- Chartered management accountant
- Chartered public finance accountant
- External auditor
- Forensic accountant
- Internal auditor
When it comes to a career in banking and finance, you could work in a front, middle or back office role, providing products and services to a range of clients.
- Compliance officer
- Corporate investment banker
- Corporate treasurer
- Financial adviser
- Financial manager
- Financial risk analyst
- Financial trader
- Investment analyst
- Mortgage adviser
- Operational investment banker
- Retail banker
- Risk manager
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, and so a variety of roles are on offer.
- Actuarial analyst
- Chartered loss adjuster
- Insurance account manager
- Insurance broker
- Insurance claims handler
- Insurance risk surveyor
- Insurance underwriter
The effective management of wealth, pensions and other financial products is imperative for those 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 important to develop an in-depth knowledge of the subject when pursuing a tax career.