Accounting and financial management

A career in accountancy is about helping organisations manage their finances to ensure they’re complying with relevant legal regulations and planning appropriately for the future. You can train and work as an accountant within an accountancy or professional services firm that provides services to external clients, within the finance department of a public sector organisation or within the finance department of a commercial organisation.

The Big 4 continue to dominate the top ten employers in this sector again this year, although three have swapped places and Deloitte has taken the top spot from PwC. The National Audit Office remains the sole public sector representative on the list, retaining its position in eighth place.

sector winner
Deloitte

Deloitte

Accounting & Finance +4

1
1
EY

EY

Accounting & Finance +12

2
1
PwC

PwC

Accounting & Finance +17

3
2
KPMG

KPMG

Accounting & Finance +15

4
Grant Thornton

Grant Thornton

Accounting & Finance +3

5
BDO

BDO

Accounting & Finance +4

6
1
FTI Consulting

FTI Consulting

Accounting & Finance +5

7
1
National Audit Office (NAO)

National Audit Office (NAO)

Accounting & Finance +11

8
RSM

RSM

Accounting & Finance +2

9
Smith & Williamson

Smith & Williamson

Accounting & Finance +3

10
Credit Suisse

Credit Suisse

Investment Banking & Fund Management

102
11