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Getting started

Accounting, Finance and Economics


Within the accountancy, finance and economics sector, there is a wide range of occupations. A great place to start planning is by exploring job profiles which provide key responsibilities, skill requirements, starting salaries, entry requirements and career prospects in the various roles available. 



Professional qualifications

Some jobs may require professional qualifications within the accounting, finance and economics sectors. These include:

Qualifications take up to three years to complete. Many people choose to complete these qualifications alongside working as most accountancy employers pay for exam fees and allow time off to study.


Keep up-to-date

Here are some key resources to help you keep updated with industry news.

Inside Careers

An overview of graduate careers including actuaries, insurance, banking and investments, chartered accountancy, tax, management consultancy and patent attorneys.
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A platform for networking with recruiters and keeping up to date with the latest news, opportunities and insights from the financial industry,
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Features an online financial guide, providing information about a range of opportunities and employers in the sector. Advice on career development and the transition from university to corporate life.
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Corporate Finance Institute

A corporate finance resource which includes an interactive career map, articles and self-study guides, and general career resources tailored for the corporate finance industry.
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Actuary List

A jobs board for finding actuarial jobs and blogs to help you learn more about the actuarial profession.
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A blog aimed at students interested in a career in finance, banking and accounting.
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