Accounting & Finance

Considering a career in finance? Find out what to expect here.

Areas of finance you can work in include:

  • Accountancy and finance – financial functions of an organisation; audit, tax, accountancy
  • Banking and building societies – managing money, accessing loans, conducting business in the UK and abroad
  • Financial planning – provision of advisory services and supporting people and organisations to plan their financial futures
  • Insurance – businesses work closely with other professionals to assess risk and resolve claims against insurance policies
  • Investments and pensions – research the likely performance of funds and advise asset managers; trading and stockbroking, performance measurement, investment support, valuation, risk assessment and data management

Hours: Long
Starting salary: between £17,000-£25,000
Opportunities for progression: Strong

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Accounting & Finance: what to expect