Accountancy, banking and finance

Accountancy, banking and finance draw graduates from all disciplines although numeracy will be a key skill in most roles in the sector. Other key skills for the sector are analytical skills; a real interest in finance; being able to work with figures and statistics and attention to detail. There are a large range of roles you can pursue in this sector. 

You may also like to explore related sector guides, including business management and consulting.

Find out more about the sector

To find out about the graduate market in the accountancy, banking and finance sector it is worth checking out the Prospects accountancy, banking and finance guideTARGETjobs accountancy and financial management overview and the Inside Careers guides.

It is also helpful to know what the current issues and trends are. Here are a selection of websites helping you build your current awareness of the accountancy, banking and finance sectors:

You can also talk to alumni working in this sector to get unique insights and advice.

Professional bodies

Professional bodies are the representatives and promoters of a profession. They can be a great source of advice, current awareness and often provide training and qualifications. Here are the key bodies in accountancy, banking and finance:

Who has employed Bristol graduates?

The following roles and employers have been sampled from our Careers Network and the LinkedIn Find Alumni tool. These are just a snapshot of the roles and companies Bristol graduates are employed in:

Audit Assistant PwC
Financial Controller ForgeRock
Investment Analyst Lane Clark & Peacock LLP
Management Accountant KPMG
Associate Investment Consultant OVO Energy
Corporate Banking Manager HSBC
Financial controller Zenith Printing Group
Private Bank Executive Barclays Wealth and Investment Management