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Accounting & Finance Jobs
Accountants are highly sought after by investment banks, retail banks, hedge funds, private equity firms, insurance companies and fund managers for finance jobs in the UK and across the world.
But accounts jobs and jobs requiring similar skills are also in great demand across non-financial industries, where successful applicants manage all elements of financial activity from calculating the profit or loss through to tax forecasting and strategic planning.
Accounting Finance Jobs within Banking
Accountants fulfil a variety of different finance jobs in the UK and internationally, within the banking industry, including both commercial and investment banking.
Examples include accountants in the Treasury department responsible for maintaining acceptable liquidity across the bank, working with other departments to ensure all demands are met. While within Product Control accountants assesses the profitability of all products on the trading floor.
Financial controllers focus on overall performance analysis, generating monthly, quarterly and annual reports, while internal audit roles monitor compliance with the financial systems and controls. Regulatory accountants ensure the required reports on financial activity are submitted to the relevant regulator in each geography.
Accounting jobs are open almost throughout the year in Industry and Commerce with jobs for accountants and allied professions making up the largest share of the pie.
Individuals with ACCA or CA qualifications are always in demand, and are particularly suited to financial accountant roles with a focus on recording the financial transactions and complying with the requirements for presenting the results of all of the financial activity.
However, for management accountant positions focused on assessing and improving business performance, a CIMA qualification is often more attractive.
Business Opportunities for Accountants in the Big Four
From the financial review skills expected in audit roles through to the strategic focus within consultancy, a role in the Big Four is the ideal place to gain multi-disciplinary expertise.
However, more niche skills in forensic accounting, tax and insolvency and recovery are also in high demand within PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, Deloitte and Ernst & Young.
Such roles are not limited solely to these four firms, and such opportunities are available in a range of smaller sized firms but typically more limited in their range.