11 graduate areas of work in accountancy
1. Assurance/audit – being responsible for the review of an organisation’s data and procedures, and providing expert advice to clients and shareholders.
2. Commercial finance – implementing economic measures to ensure a quality product is made at the lowest possible cost.
3. Corporate finance – managing the change and growth of a business with numeracy skills and strategy.
4. Corporate recovery – dealing with complex financial information to help failing businesses recover.
5. Corporate treasury – managing an organisation’s finances to safeguard against strife and potential hardship.
6. Financial accounting – keeping tabs on money flow in an organisation to scrutinise performance.
7. Forensic accounting – uncovering key financial information to quantify losses, investigate fraud and assess the potential need for reparations.
8. Internal audit – improving business efficiency by advising management and delineating the most profitable ways to operate.
9. Management accounting – knowing the various functions and budget of a company to provide business-specific economic guidance.
10. Risk assessment – identifying and evaluating risks, and helping clients reach their targets.
11. Tax – combining law, administration and accountancy to help businesses and individuals pay their taxes in the most efficient way possible.