Every business needs an accountant. So being a qualified accountant means you can choose the industry you want to work in. Accounting and finance covers economics, statistics, taxation, assurance and law. If that’s where your interests lie, accountancy could be for you.
With an accounting and finance degree you have a choice of career paths. You can work within an organisation as their dedicated accountant, managing their budgets and financial forecasting.
You can also become a chartered accountant and work in more of a consultancy role, which involves tasks like auditing a company’s accounts to make sure they’re following the law.
Other common career paths include working as a management consultant or business analyst, or in accounting or finance jobs within the public and charity sectors.
You’re also prepared for roles as a tax advisor or financial analyst. Some graduates go on to postgraduate studies, with the option of adding an international angle or actuarial science to their MSc in accounting and finance.
How to become a chartered accountant
The role of a chartered accountant is to help advise and report to managers in organisations across the public and private sectors using their financial expertise.
What’s the difference between finance and accounting
Discover the difference between finance and accounting and the different career paths each can lead to.
Why study Accounting at City?
The Bloomberg suite at our Bunhill row campus equip our students with the same real-time data and technology relied on by financial professionals worldwide.
Financial databases on-site include Bloomberg, Eikon with Datastream, Morningstar Direct and specialist financial resources available within our libraries.
Our three campus libraries consist of around 250,000 books with over 25,000 online journal titles and over 1600 study places available.
Within the campus there are various multi-use communal spaces where you can meet and share ideas.
Our Business Library primarily supports postgraduate students while undergraduate collections are based at the Northampton Square Library.
City students have access to University of London facilities including Senate House Library.