Land your dream role: Careers in Accounting and Finance

Craig Kilminster our consultant managing the role

What is a career in Accounting and Finance?

Both accounting and finance careers involve the management of financial information and assets and require numeracy skills as well as a working knowledge of how businesses operate. 

You might be wondering “What is the difference between accounting and finance?” 

Well, accounting focuses on the recording and reporting of financial transactions, whilst finance deals with managing financial assets, investment decisions, and financial risk assessment. Both work hand in hand to ensure businesses are financially stable and making informed decisions. 

Are you searching for your next accounting and finance career opportunity? Look no further than Marks Sattin. 

Our consultants have a clear understanding of even the most technical roles so you can land your dream role in this field. 

Here’s a breakdown of the different career paths in Accounting and Finance so you can enjoy a rewarding and fulfilling career:

Tax

Tax professionals provide guidance on tax planning, compliance with tax laws and regulations, and minimise potential tax liability. Depending on the type of tax career you are interested in, you’ll work for individuals or organisations. 

In the latter role, you’ll take responsibility for advising the finance team and overall business around tax matters. Whereas, if you work for individuals, you’ll be responsible for submitting tax returns and offering catered advice. 

We partner with businesses from small boutiques to the FTSE 100, across the UK and Ireland, and offer genuine subject-matter expertise within corporate tax, VAT/indirect tax, employment tax, tax technology, R&D tax and international tax. 

If you are interested in Tax Manager or Tax Specialist roles, we have an outstanding relationship with the Big Four, mid-tier and independent tax practices and the breadth to support you in your tax journey. 

Qualified Finance

Qualified Finance professionals have recognised qualifications under their belt such as the ACCA, CIMA, or CA. They typically work in corporate roles where they would be making strategic decisions that will drive financial performance and growth for the business. 

Roles in this discipline include Financial Controller, Finance Business Partner, and Head of Post Acquisition. These roles are perfect for someone who is technically savvy and has a strong academic background. 

With Marks Sattin, you’ll be partnered with an expert that understands your career ambitions and the experience plus qualifications you have to offer. This is what sets us apart and how we are able to cover all qualified accounting roles, up to executive search mandates - typically two years post-qualified experience, to finance director level. 

Part Qualified & Transactional Finance

Part-Qualified and Transactional Finance professionals have completed some level of formal accounting or finance education but have not yet achieved the formal qualification. 

In this discipline, professionals are involved in transactional roles such as Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll, or General Ledger Management. 

The tasks performed by these professionals can vary depending on the organization's size, industry, and internal structure. 

Our part-qualified and transactional division is one of our most established teams in the business. We are well equipped to support candidates from entry level through to the final stages of completing their qualification. You’ll have access to our community professional advice, a range of job openings, and interview techniques. 

Newly Qualified Finance

Newly Qualified Finance professionals have the necessary qualifications and experience to be fully recognised in their field. 

People in this division often specialise in specific Accounting and Finance job roles such as Management Accountant, Financial Accountant, Statutory Account, or Group Accountant. 

Our newly qualified team is dedicated to working with candidates who have up to two years PQE and ACCA/CIMA/ACA qualifications. 

Treasury

The core function of a Treasury professional is to monitor the money of a company. This usually involves cash management, liquidity planning, capital structure management, risk management, and financial investments. 

In this role, you’ll play a critical role in optimising an organisation's financial resources and ensuring its financial stability and growth.

Whether you are interested in graduate treasury analyst opportunities or group treasurer opportunities, our specialist approach ensures we have a deep understanding of our community that will help you to navigate the market successfully. 

Your path to a rewarding accounting and finance career with Marks Sattin 

A career in accounting and finance offers diverse opportunities to work with financial information and assets, playing a crucial role in business stability and growth. 

Whether you choose to specialise in tax, qualified finance, part-qualified and transactional finance, newly qualified finance, or treasury, each path presents unique challenges and rewards.

At Marks Sattin, we understand the intricacies of these roles and are dedicated to helping you find your perfect fit. 

Our team of experts is equipped to support you at every stage of your career, offering tailored guidance, a wealth of job opportunities, and insider knowledge of the industry. 

Ready to take the next step in your accounting and finance career? Partner with Marks Sattin to land your dream role and achieve your professional aspirations. 

Explore our current accounting and finance job openings

05/06/24
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