As well as providing a route into financial professions, a degree in accountancy and finance develops skills that are useful in a range of sectors
Jobs directly related to your degree include:
- Chartered accountant
- Chartered certified accountant
- Chartered management accountant
- Chartered public finance accountant
- Company secretary
- Forensic accountant
Jobs where your degree would be useful include:
- Business development manager
- Data analyst
- Licensed conveyancer
- Management consultant
- Mortgage adviser
- Purchasing manager
- Retail banker
- Tax adviser
Remember that many employers accept applications from graduates with any degree subject, so don’t restrict your thinking to the jobs listed here.
While gaining professional qualifications is essential for some jobs, work experience is also important to show potential employers that you’ve got the skills and practical experience they’re looking for.
If your course didn’t include a work placement, look for a role in a field that interests you. This could include part-time work in a local accountancy firm or work experience in the finance department of any organisation. Experience that shows you have office and admin skills, as well as the ability to work with numbers and budgets, will be helpful.