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Accountancy and financial management

  This sector covers a wide range of financial careers, such as:

  • accountancy and tax
  • retail, commercial and investment banking
  • investment management

Applying early, plus undertaking work experience or an internship, improves your chances of breaking in to the industry, as many banks recruit from their internship programmes. Competition within investment banking is particularly fierce. 

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If you have questions about your plans, talk to a member of our team.

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Spotlight On... Commercial Finance

Joe Hesford, an English and philosophy graduate from the University talks about:

  • his role as Commercial Finance Manager at Vodafone
  • how he utilises the skills developed during his degree in his currrent role, and
  • his advice to other arts graduates interested in a business-related career

 

 

Websites and key publications

Click on each career below for links to publications and websites that provide further information on each career area.

Accountancy

 

Taxation

 

  • CareerPlayer - watch online videos which give an introduction to careers in accounting and financial services. Includes two videos with tax professionals
  • Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) - information on qualifications, careers profiles and case studies
  • 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
 

Retail banking and personal financial services

  • CareerPlayer - watch online videos that give an introduction to careers in banking and investment
  • Inside Careers - publish the graduate career guide: Banking, Securities and Investments
    which provides  information about the City and its institutions, career options, leading recruiters and application deadlines - free copies are available from our office while stocks last
  • Personal Finance Society (PFS) - offers a membership scheme to university students and provides information on becoming a chartered financial planner
  • Prospects - for a professional insight into the careers in this industry
  • TARGETjobs - graduate career information and vacancies
 

Investment banking and corporate financial services

  • Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT) - comprehensive graduate careers information including career profiles and qualifications required
  • CareerPlayer - watch an online video which gives an introduction to careers in banking and investment. There is also a video women in banking which contains useful information and advice

  • Inside Buzz - register and download their free guide An Inside Look at Investment Banking
  • Inside Careers - publish the graduate career guide: Banking and Investments which provides  information about the City and its institutions, career options, leading recruiters and application deadlines - free copies are available from our office while stocks last
  • Investing in Bonds Europe - educational, non-profit, non-commercial website all about bonds. It offers in-depth market data, economic indicators, market news and commentary on the different bond markets
  • Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) - information on financial services industry, career options and graduate recruitment opportunities
  • Markit Select - recruitment agency that offers financial trading competitions to students at leading universities and business schools. The trading simulations are designed to identify talented student traders for recruitment by leading financial institutions. The competitions can provide experience of the demands of professional trading
  • Prospects - for a professional insight into the careers in this industry 
  • TARGETjobs - graduate career information and vacancies
 

Investment management

  • CareerPlayer - watch online videos which give an introduction to careers in banking and investment
  • Inside Careers - publish the graduate career guide: Banking, Securities and Investments which provides  information about the City and its institutions, career options, leading recruiters and application deadlines - free copies are available from our office while stocks last
  • Investing in Bonds Europe - educational, non-profit, non-commercial website all about bonds. It offers in-depth market data, economic indicators, market news and commentary on the different bond markets 
  • London Stock Exchange - information on job opportunities and the professional development programme for graduate-level staff
  • Prospects - for a professional insight into the careers in this industry 
  • TARGETjobs - graduate career information and vacancies
  • Wealth Management Association (WMA) - online directory of brokers and a comprehensive list of UK, Europe and worldwide organisations
 

Resources covering all of the careers above

 

 

Careers and Employability Service

The University of Nottingham
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Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 3680
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email: careers-team@nottingham.ac.uk