Business Careers Finance & Accounting 

Careers in finance

The financial sector Careers in accounting and finance are available within every industry within the private sector, public sector and the financial services. Large financial focused businesses you may wish to work for are Deloitte, KPMG, Ernst & Young, and PwC. Popular employment sectors for Accounting and Finance are: Auditing Investment Banking Retail and Commercial Banking The types of jobs undertaken vary from auditor, consultant, trainee chartered accountant, assurance analyst, operations analyst, and business advisors. If you are unsure between studying accounting or finance click here for a comparison. It is a…

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Business Careers Entrepreneurs Freelancing Start-up 

Being boss – freelancing or starting a business

Being boss in this article refers to being boss as a entrepreneur by owning or staring your own business or as a freelancer. You may already know that you have an entrepreneurial spirit and there is no question that you will be your own boss. Others may not run a business but choose to work for themselves in a freelance capacity. Many people do work within a business environment in a leadership or management role. This may be the right route for you if you wish to be in a managerial…

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Business Careers 

Careers in business

When thinking of careers in business you may think of business owners or leaders such as Sir Alan Sugar, Richard Branson and Karren Brady. The people we tend to think of are leading large businesses with a well known brand. However, the majority of business leaders and those in a management position do so in smaller, less know companies. In the UK,  the majority of businesses employing up are categorised as SMEs (Small to Medium Enterprises) where the larger of the group employ up to 250 employees. There are many…

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Job roles in business

Generally, the departments within a business will be: Production Research and Development (often abbreviated to R&D) Marketing (including the selling function) Human Resource Management Purchasing Accounting and Finance. Human Resources (HR) Human resources (HR) is the department of a business or organisation that deals with the hiring, administration, and training of staff. Those in HR will lead on the recruitment, selection, training and assessment of employees, developing employee motivation, engaging in employee-employer relations, and managing change within an organisation. For more in-depth information about a career in HR click here. Accounting…

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The role of management

Management in businesses is what directs effort and activity in line with the goals and objectives of an company/organisation. Those in a management role will manage people and the business processes. Well respected business thinker and writer Peter Drucker divided the job of the manager into five basic tasks: someone who sets objectives to help achieve business goals; a person who organises the human resource; followed by motivating and being clear in communication to the workforce to achieve the goals; measuring the performance; and developing people within their roles. You…

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