Accountancy and finance

Studying accountancy and finance

Global demand for accountancy and financial management skills means that those who qualify in the profession can compete for roles across a broad range of businesses and sectors, from small enterprises, public-sector organisations and charities to large multi-national corporations.

The field of accountancy and financial management can be broken down into two broad categories, financial accounting and management accounting and typical course types include MBA, MSc, Master in Management (MIM), CIMA, ACCA, ACA.

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Funding your course

Course funding

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The Guardian 300

Top employers

The Guardian 300 surveys the best companies to work for in the sector.

TARGETjobs City & Finance 2015

Read online

Read the digital edition of TARGETjobs City & Finance 2015

Professional bodies

There are several professional bodies in the sector, ranging from those that cover all areas of accounting to those that offer postgraduate training in specific areas such as management accounting, public finance and auditing.

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Employment options

Employment options in accounting and financial management fall across a broad range of areas, from public sector and charity organisations to global corporations, banks and tax authorities, actuaries and business consultancies.

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Featured accounting, finance and business school shorts from London Business School, London Business School and Webster Graduate School, London.

Featured postgraduate accountancy, finance & business courses including MBA, MSc, Master in Management, CIMA, ACCA.