Industry & Commerce: currently 31 jobs.The latest job was posted on 25 Sep 20.
Industry & Commerce
The industry commerce section of eFinancialCareers includes all the financial job vacancies in organisations that operate outside of the financial services industry.
Industries With Financial Job Opportunities
Accounting and finance based jobs exist in just about every industry imaginable. From telecommunications to pharmaceuticals, entertainment to education, all organisations require experts who can manage their financial operations, monitor cash flow, and track assets and liabilities.
Finance is about more than tracking and reporting numbers. Finance departments contribute to the development of a business's strategy, and play a key role in major investment activities such as mergers and acquisitions.
Finance professionals are also used by corporations as treasurers, responsible for managing the organisation's cash flow, or as investment advisors, helping the company make the most of its asset base.
The corporate sector employs a large number of accountants of different specialisms.
Financial accountants are tasked with reporting on the current financial position, for consumption by external stakeholders, such as industry analysts, shareholders, creditors, and governing bodies.
Management accountants are more concerned with the figures needed by internal stakeholders who use the information to help make short term management decisions and also define and develop the medium and longer term business strategy.
In larger companies with big accounting and finance teams, the two functions are very much separate, with a number of people employed within each section. However, in smaller organisations the line is blurred and one or two people may be used to perform a wide range of functions. For this reason, beginning an accounting career in a smaller firm offers wider exposure to a range of functions, which can be useful if you have not yet chosen your specialism.
Qualifications and Career Progression
Career progression often depends on gaining a relevant qualification.
Management accountants often complete the internationally recognised Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) qualification, while financial accountants might study for a localCertified Public Accountant (CPA) qualification.
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