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Endless Accounting Career Choices!

Did you know that just about every business you can think of will require some sort of accounting function? And a career in accounting is much more diverse than you might think – just take a look at the list below for the different types of accounting role you can choose from:
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  • Financial Accountant
  • Management Accountant
  • Cost Accountant
  • Auditors
  • Actuaries
  • Tax Analysts
  • Tax Planning Executives
  • Loan Officers
  • Debt Planners
  • Budget Analysts
  • Brokerage Clerks
  • Cashiers
  • Claims Adjusters
  • Economist (needs to have a degree in economics, mathematics and accounting or econometrics)
  • Debt Counsellors
  • Financial Analysts
  • Investment Bankers
  • Investment Managers
  • Custodian Bankers
  • Reconciliation Analysts (this profile is common in investment and custodian banks as well as foreign exchange trading enterprises)
  • Insurance Sales Agents
  • Insurance Account Managers
  • Financial Services Officers and Sales Agents (the latter often being known as Relationship Officers or Acquisition Executives)
  • Insurance Underwriters
  • Valuation Officers/Executives (especially important for valuation of a company’s stock or a company’s net worth during time of dissolution or liquidation)
  • Securities and Commodities Sales Agents
  • Tax Inspectors
  • Revenue Agents
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Tax Auditors
  • Payroll Analyst
  • Cost Accounting Director
  • Investment Accountant
  • Foreign Exchange Analyst
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Planning for Corporates

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Here are just a very few examples of the jobs vacancies that were available at the time of writing this:

  • Finance Manager – engineering (British Airways)
  • Financial Planning & Analysis Manager (Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC)
  • Finance Manager – Pipeline Planning & Analysis (GlaxoSmithKline)
  • Finance Manager – Financial Accounting & Controls (Virgin Atlantic)
  • Finance Manager  – Beauty (Burberry)
  • Junior Trader (BlackRock)
  • Payroll Analyst (Wells Fargo)
  • Finance Manager (Sainsburys)
  • Actuarial Reporting Manager (Oliver James Associates)
  • Finance Manager – Ground Operations (easyJet)
  • Finance Manager – Systems & Projects (Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust)
  • Assistant Manager – Forensic Accounting (Deloitte)
  • Accounts Assistant (Warner Brothers Entertainment Group)
  • Management Accountant (BBC)
  • Bookkeeper/Accountant (Gordon Yates Ltd)
  • Senior Internal Auditor (Vodafone)
  • Project Accountant (Siemens AG)
  • Sales Ledger Clerk (Christopher Benn Associates)
  • Group Mergers & Acquisitions Manager  (Centrica)
  • Intercompany Stock Accountant (Screwfix)

Think that these jobs are all high profile and unobtainable? Well maybe most of them are at the moment, but many of those that will be applying for these jobs will have started off their accounting careers with an AAT qualification – and if they can, you can too!