Accountancy & Financial Management

Accountancy & Financial Management Sector Advice

Sector Essentials

Have a glance at what it's like to work in the accounting and financial management sector!
Global demand for accountancy and financial management skills means that you can find a job in this field almost anywhere in the world.
Getting those letters after your name represents more than your achievements – it represents the skills at your disposal.
Being successful in accountancy isn’t restricted to just being good with numbers, but also with soft skills, like communication.
The accountancy and financial management sector may require intellectual horsepower, but it’s not the only thing employers look out for.
Choosing an area of specialisation in accountancy is really just a matter of assessing what best suits your personality. If you are able to build good working relationships while practicing discretion, you should contemplate a career in tax. If you’re inquisitive and known for sound judgement, forensic accounting may appeal to you.
If you’re good with numbers and love to organise figures on spreadsheets, there’s definitely a role for you in the accountancy and financial management sector. It’s just a matter of choosing the area that appeals to you the most.
There are plenty of opportunities in the finance field, and as much competition. Here’s how to stand out.
People-centric and future-ready, PwC Singapore offers smart and flexible work life.
Jocelyn gives an insight on what it takes to excel the hiring selection processes at BDO LLP.
From the size and working culture of the organisation to the kinds of study packages on offer, consider these criteria to determine which graduate job in accountancy is the best fit for you.
Here's a breakdown of the pros and cons of pursuing an accountancy postgraduate programme to help you decide if it's worth the investment.
If you think you’re fluent in the “language of businesses,” a.k.a. accounting, and are looking for a graduate job in the industry, here are some tips to get you started.
Employers won't expect you to sound like an industry veteran in job interviews, but it will help if you know some accounting and financial management buzzwords.

Sector Areas of Work

Assess and evaluate the performance of an organisation.
Comprising of lead advisory, transaction support and compliance roles, corporate finance helps businesses increase capital and shareholder value.
Perform “investigative” duties during internal and external audits for companies.
The “treasurer” that looks to keep immediate cash for priorities and necessities.
Management accountants use their financial prowess to make informed business decisions and drive change within organisations on a strategic level.
Helping clients and business organisations reconcile between taxation demands and tax laws.
Troubleshooting and catching commercial risks before they even happen to ensure maximum turnover.
Internal auditors are the accounting “housekeepers” of a business organisation, keeping domestic checks on its accounts to ensure clarity and precision.
Performing investigative processes to expose frauds and illegitimate financial practices.
Doctoring ailing businesses back to health.
Managing and guiding the business organisation’s cash flow and revenue generation for maximum profit.

Life on the Job