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The Guardian UK 300: top accounting and financial management employers

…as voted for by students and graduates

The Guardian UK 300 features the largest and most comprehensive annual survey of student opinion on graduate careers, employers and their own job hunts. The survey determines not only the most popular 300 graduate employers in the UK overall, but also the most popular graduate employers in a range of career sectors, including accountancy and financial management.

The top graduate employers for accounting are listed in the table below. The top four employers remain the Big 4 professional services firms, ranking in exactly the same positions as they did in the previous year, but the National Audit office has leapt from seventh to fifth.

Students interested in accounting…

  • were most likely to be studying: business/management, which includes accounting and finance (63%; economics (10%); or mathematical science/statistics (8%)
  • had fairly even opinions on the statement ‘I am averse to a high-pressure career that involves a lot of stress’, as 33% agreed, 35% disagreed and 33% expressed no strong opinion either way
  • tended to be active on LinkedIn, with 89% having used it for career purposes.*

*Statistics have been rounded.

Over 62,000 undergraduates took part in the trendence Graduate Study 2017, which formed the basis of the results in The Guardian UK 300.

1

PwC

Last year: 1

Accountancy and financial management, Law solicitors, Management consulting, Public service, charity and social work

same

Last year: 2

Accountancy and financial management, Management consulting

same
3

KPMG

Last year: 3

Accountancy and financial management, Management consulting

same
4

EY

Last year: 4

Accountancy and financial management, IT and technology

same

Last year: 7

Public service, charity and social work

up
6

Grant Thornton

Last year: 5

Accountancy and financial management

down
7

BDO

Last year: 8

Accountancy and financial management, Financial services and insurance, Management and business

up
8

RSM

Last year: 6

Accountancy and financial management, Financial services and insurance

down

 

View related sector lists: Top investment banking and investment graduate employers and Top banking, insurance and financial services graduate employers

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