Do you have a passion for working with financial data and interpreting how a business makes money?
Professionals in finance enjoy gathering and analyzing complex information. Their intellectual curiosity fuels a desire for continuous improvement, and they are able to follow stringent financial procedures, rules, and laws. Roles in finance typically require the ability to work well individually or on a team, and to communicate effectively across a variety of departments.
Accountants record business transactions on behalf of an organization, report on company performance to management, and issue financial statements. They are trained in bookkeeping and in preparation, auditing and analysis of accounts.
A financial analyst researches macroeconomic and microeconomic conditions and gathers financial information along with company fundamentals in order to make business, sector and industry recommendations to the company. They assess the performance of stocks, bonds and other investments and provide guidance on making investment decisions.
Financial managers provide financial reports and interpret financial information to managerial staff while recommending further courses of action. They advising on investment activities and provide strategies that the company should take to maintain the financial health of the organization.
A bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field is typically required.