Accountancy and Financial Management

Overview

The UK is the world’s largest exporter of financial services, indeed financial and related professional services contribute nearly 12% of the UK's gross domestic product (GDP) and account for around 2.2 million employees (two-thirds outside London). 

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Find out how you could fit into the UK finance sector, which makes a vital contribution to the economy and employs more than two million people

Accountancy

Sector Insight

Professional bodies 

Recommended resources

  • TARGETconnect - our vacancy and events system
  • Become a CA - recruitment site advertising CV training vacancies with ICAS employers throughout the UK
  • CityJobs - Jobs in Banking, Accounting, Insurance & Financial Services
  • 10 top countries for Accountants  - an article about working as an Accountant in different countries
  • Accountancy Age (Incisive Media) - finance, business and accountancy news, features, advice and resources
  • Accountancy Age Jobs  - provides accounting and finance specialists with thousands of jobs from leading employers, alongside a wealth of industry news and related content
  • CCH Daily  - including Accountancy Live, a magazine for accountants, providing in-depth insight and analysis of the major issues and technical developments affecting the UK accounting profession
  • AccountingWEB  - largest independent online community for accounting and finance professionals in the UK
  • Areas of Accountancy (ACCA) - videos and profiles of different accountancy roles
  • Become a complete finance professional (ACCA) - graduate website with careers information and advice
  • Careers in Accounting  - careers information and useful links/resources
  • HAT Group of Accountants - a training consortium of 50 small-medium sized firms of accountants, their website provides information about training, a list of member firms and vacancies
  • Inside Buzz - employee reviews of accountancy firms and the latest rankings - registration needed
  • Chartered Accountancy (Inside Careers) - a wide range of information on chartered accountancy
  • HAT Group - recruits graduates on behalf of 41 firms of small and medium-sized accountants across England and Wales
Investment management

Sector insight 

Recommended websites

Investment banking and corporate financial services

Sector insight 

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Retail banking and personal financial services

Sector insight  

Recommended websites

  • CareerPlayer - watch online videos that give an introduction to careers in banking and investment
  • Personal Finance Society (PFS) - offers a membership scheme to university students and provides information on becoming a chartered financial planner
  • The Banker- monthly international financial affairs publication 
Taxation

Sector insight

  • Inside Careers - publish the graduate career guide: The Tax Profession, which provides information about routes into taxation, salaries, leading recruiters and application deadlines - free copies available from our office while stocks last
  • Prospects - for a professional insight into the careers in this industry
  • TARGETjobs - graduate career information and vacancies

Recommended websites

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