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What can I do with my degree in Accounting and Finance?

Accounting and Finance careers

The jobs listed below may interest Accounting and Finance students and graduates. Although many of these careers are open to graduates in other subjects, an Accounting and Finance degree will be useful and some employers may give preference to relevant graduates. Accounting and Finance graduates are also likely to be eligible for exemptions from some professional accountancy exams.

Chartered Accountant
Chartered accountants are never limited to one discipline. You can take your career into a diverse range of specialist areas including auditing, taxation, corporate finance, forensic accounting and business recovery.
Prospects job profile: Chartered Accountant
Inside Careers: Chartered Accountancy
The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Chartered Certified Accountant
Chartered certified accountants provide a wide range of accountancy services. You can work within a range of sectors including public practice, financial services or the corporate sector. 
Prospects job profile:  Chartered certified accountant
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

Chartered Management Accountant
Chartered management accountants prepare, develop and analyse financial information for an organisation's management team and provide strategic advice to management colleagues.
Prospects job profile: Chartered management accountant
Target job profile: Chartered management accountant
The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

Chartered Public Finance Accountant
Chartered public finance accountants work throughout public services worldwide, in national audit agencies, in major accountancy firms, and in other bodies where public money needs to be effectively and efficiently managed.
Prospects job profile: Chartered public finance accountant
The Chartered Institute of Public Finance Accountants

Investment Banker
Investment banking relates primarily to helping large organisations access the capital markets to raise money for expansion or other needs. Two main areas of interest in investment banking for graduates are typically Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) and Proprietary Trading.
Prospects job profile:  Investment banker
Inside Careers: Banking and Investments

Retail Banker
Retail bankers work in “high street” banks and building societies, online banks and other providers of banking and financial services. They assist individuals and small businesses with financial services ranging from loans and mortgages to savings and investments.
Prospects job profile: Retail banker
Target job profile: Retail banker
Inside Careers: Retail Banking

Tax Adviser
A tax adviser works with companies and individuals, trying to create the best tax strategies for them. The main areas of specialisation are corporate, personal, international, inheritance tax, VAT, National Insurance, and trusts and estates.
Prospects job profile: Tax adviser
The Association of Taxation Technicians
Chartered Institute of Taxation

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Last Updated: 07/02/2021