Accounting and Finance Jobs
Often called the Language of Business, Finance professionals are responsible for managing a business’ money. The business functions of a finance department typically include strategising, organising, auditing, accounting for and controlling its company’s finances. It is an integral function involved in communicating the information that owners, managers, and investors need to evaluate a company’s financial performance.
As such, large businesses have many different types of personnel in their finance team. For examples, scroll down.
Whilst there are lots of generalist services in this sector, Practice positions usually involve being technical experts in key areas such as Tax, VAT and Audit. Being a private client accountant in a practice can typically offer some of the most competitive remuneration schemes in the industry, as there are often lots of incentives to acquire and retain clients on behalf of your firm.
Management accountants take into account a wide range of financial data from across the business in order to provide the senior leadership teams with organisational strategy. This could be invoicing, sales forecasting, profit & loss, stock/inventory management and obligations such as risk or tax.
AKA Purchase Ledger, Sales Ledger, Accounts Payable
Bookkeeping is a more generalist finance position that’s usually responsible for recording the financial transactions within the business. As a profession, bookkeeping is typically automated within larger businesses; plenty of small-medium enterprises still rely on them to help keep their affairs in order.
Credit controllers are responsible for collecting on outstanding invoices, making sure that customers and clients stay true to their word on payment terms and assessing the suitability of any new potential business relationship by determining how much credit a business can afford to extend without exposing themselves to excessive risk.
Keeping your staff happy is important, and so is getting them paid! Payrollers are responsible for getting paycheques settled in due time, issuing payslips and dealing with any queries relating to pension, tax or other deductibles.
Financial analysts often handle the more technical aspects to the accountancy department – implementing and managing financial systems, management information, analysing statistics across the company and reporting on their findings.