With such a diverse range of finance jobs on offer in the sector, explore which specialism and type of role best matches your skills, personality and interests
All businesses across all sectors require people with financial skills and, as accountancy, banking 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 for you to specialise in.
- Accounting technician
- Chartered accountant
- Chartered certified accountant
- Chartered management accountant
- Chartered public finance accountant
- Forensic accountant
- Internal auditor
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 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
Read about getting into investment banking.
You can also explore the top UK banking apprenticeships.
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 consider the variety of roles.
- 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 when pursuing a tax career.