Cha-ching! We’ve all heard about the massive bonuses bankers get every year, and this is a trend reflected across much of the finance industry.
You need to be well educated and good with numbers – and you need to be ready to go up against a lot of competition to win the job. But if you do, you stand to earn a LOT of money!
So, what finance job can I do?
If you believe lunch is for wimps and greed is good then there are lots of options open to you. But if you’re more laid back about money then there are still plenty of finance jobs where you won’t be hated by the entire world!
We take a look at some finance industry job descriptions…
No longer the stereotype of a lofty, illusive boss behind a closed door, the image of the banker is changing. They now need to be dynamic leaders with great communication and motivational skills. And investment bankers are NOT the devil – they work VERY hard for that bonus!
Bank jobs vary greatly in terms of salary, with senior bank managers earning in the region of £70K while investment bankers can earn millions if you factor in fat bonuses.
Investment banker job description
Bank cashier job description
Bank manager job description
If you've ever seen stockbrokers on TV or in the movies, it's easy to assume they spend their days just shouting ‘buy, buy’ or ‘sell, sell’ randomly down the phone with a stressed expression on their faces while wearing a rather smart suit. This couldn’t be further from the truth…
Do your job well and you could be earning a 6-digit salary!
Stockbroker job description
Accountants are not boring and auditors aren’t put on this earth to make our lives a misery. These are actually two incredibly well respected jobs with great prospects and excellent on-the-job training courses, leading to respected qualifications.
Plus, you’ll earn upwards of £20K+ a year in a JUNIOR position. And we mean bottom of the ladder!
Assistant accountant job description
Auditor job description
Bookkeeper job description
Legal accounts job description
Management accountant job description
Part-time accountant job description
Payroll job description
If you're one of the lucky few that finds it easy to keep track of money (often by not spending it), how would you feel about turning that skill into a career? Believe it or not, it exists. We're talking about the role of a ledger clerk.
And again the starting salary is a not-to-be-sniffed at, coming in at £25K!
Sales ledger clerk job description
Purchase ledger clerk job description
If your good decision making means you're always smugly advising your cash-strapped friends on where they’re going wrong, maybe it’s time to consider a career as a credit or finance controller.
Yup, the starting salary will have you paying back your student loan faster than you can say ‘pay rise, please’.
Finance controller job description
Credit controller job description
Isn’t it time to consider a career where you’re not only needed but you're also vital to the whole operation? Relationship and procurement managers help the finance world to keep on ticking and you can expect a salary to match your importance to businesses!
Relationship manager job description
Procurement manager job description
Finance director job description
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Investment banker jobs