Accounting & Finance, London: currently 779 jobs.The latest job was posted on 16 Dec 18.
Accounting and Finance Roles in London
There are always many opportunities in accounting and finance in London, with an average salary of £44,500 not including bonuses or performance related pay. Some of these jobs pay significantly more than the average for specialist skills, particularly in the financial services industry. The Big Four global audit partnerships also have head offices in London.
There are plenty of business analyst and reporting & control roles available, as well as internal audit and management accounting posts, but where London really stands out is in the variety of banking and insurance jobs on offer. Particularly desirable skills for accounting and finance professionals in London would be commercial awareness and big picture thinking to provide information and reporting to investment managers and banks. There are also opportunities for technical specialists in regulatory reporting. Accountants in London have several key qualifications, including the Chartered Accountant (ACCA), the Association of Chartered Accountants qualification (ACA), and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants qualification (CIMA).
As well as the major banking groups and accountancy firms, the strongest areas for accounting and finance hiring at present are in Wealth Management and Private Equity. For these areas, some specialised experience is needed in the particular industry environment for Financial Controllers and Financial Analysts. Key skills are attention to detail and strong technical knowledge, including mastery of industry standard IT systems.
More about working in London
London is one of the great global cities, with 37% of its population born outside the United Kingdom. Finance and accounting jobs tend to be concentrated in the centre of the city, in the City of London and Mayfair districts, with a further cluster to the east in Canary Wharf.
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