An introduction to studying Accounting and Finance courses at university. With City, University of London and Teesside University.

Event Summary

This webinar is hosted by Jon Cheek, the Founder and Director of UniTasterDays. Guidance is provided for students to help them make good choices when considering university. The guest speakers for this event is Jonny Munby, the course Leader BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance and Principal Lecturer at Teesside University Business School and Andy Cotterill, the UK Marketing and Recruitment Officer at City, University of London.

Why study accounting and finance?
Jonny starts off by explaining how accounting is the language of business as this type of information is used by customers, suppliers, the public, competitors, shareholders and financial analysts. Once you have gained the right qualifications, you will be globally recognised due to your specialist skills and knowledge. This, states Jonny, will give you great career prospects with accounting firms such as PWC and KPMG and many more.

It is not only in the accounting industry that you can find careers in but rather any industry, explains Jonny, as it sets you up really well for senior management roles. He goes on to talk about how to gain accreditation as a fully qualified accountant before moving onto the topics you are likely to study on your course. Finally, he speaks about why it is more beneficial for you to study at university rather than going straight into work.

Careers in the financial sector
Andy first looks at the statistics for accounting and finance graduates, the types of sectors they work in, and their job roles such as project managers and credit controllers.

He speaks in detail regarding the specific areas of the finance sector which are: accounting, banking and finance investments and pensions,, financial planning, insurance and tax. He looks at potential job titles such as chartered accountant, external auditor, stockbroker and what is included in their roles.

Many people are interested in the role of an actuary and Andy explains what this profession is. He touches on what skills you will gain as a finance graduate and the different graduate schemes you can experience with a range of companies. Finally, he shares advice on how to get started and tips for deciding which sector is best for you.

Session summary from Rubaya Zaman, a final year English Literature student at the University of Birmingham.

Event Recorded: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 15:00

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