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Industry & Commerce
Strategic finance positions can be found right across the financial services sector, but also beyond. Every industry sector has a requirement for accountants, financial consultants, corporate actions specialists and treasurers.
Types of Financial Role in Industry and Commerce
Corporations employ large numbers of accountants. Financial accountants work on figures which are for external consumption by shareholders or the markets; management accountants on the other hand work on figures which are for internal use, to inform company strategy. In smaller companies, these roles may blur or merge.
Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) is another major category of corporate finance job. Large companies typically have their own M&A teams in house, helping them to identify tarts for acquisition or purchasers for disposals.
Corporate development or corporate strategy specialists provide high level strategic advice to companies. They will design and implement a business plan following a specific financial model. Large companies employ in-house corporate development professionals, but many are self employed consultants.
Other industry and commerce positions for financial experts include treasurers, who manage cash flow, and the maintenance of in-house venture capital funds.
The qualifications required will depend on the nature of the job in this varied field.
Financial accountants will typically require a Chartered Accountant qualification, while management accountants will more likely require qualification from the CIMA.
Outside accountancy, most other industry finance jobs require at least a degree level education, with degrees in economics, business or finance being the most useful.
Frequently, those with investment bank experience may make the move from the banking world to industry; it's much less common to make the move in the opposite direction.
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