National Graduate Week

Accountancy and Financial Management

The main graduate recruiters are the very large multinational accountancy firms, also known as the ‘big four’. However there are also equally challenging, prestigious and career moulding opportunities in small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and other organisations such as insurance companies, banks and building societies.

You’ll need to be adaptable, analytical and a team player with strong communication skills. In addition to being strong in mathematics, you’ll need to have a keen interest in the sector, keeping up to date with new technologies and advancements as well as current affairs and global market trends.

Working to a deadline will be part and parcel of the job, and so will the capacity to be able to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. Rewards are high, with some of the highest graduate starting salaries and promotional opportunities