July 17, 2019

What can I do with a degree in Accounting and Finance?

Accounting and finance calculator and pen lying on paper

If you have been here at the GSM London blog before, you may well have read our profile of the accounting and finance degree. As one of our most popular courses, it is one we hold pretty close to our hearts and with accounting jobs under the spotlight now more than ever, we thought it was about time we brought you a bit of an update.

Careers With An Accounting & Finance Degree

An accounting and finance degree can unlock a whole world of opportunity in the sector and also has the additional benefit of exempting some students to various professional accountancy examinations. Some of the accounting jobs this course will facilitate include:

  • Chartered Certified Accountant
  • Investment Banker
  • Tax Adviser
  • Chartered Management Accountant
  • Chartered Accountant
  • Chartered Public Finance Accountant
  • Retail Banker

Although it is important to note that some of these careers may need some form of additional study or qualification, the accounting and finance degree will go a long way to enabling entry into these lucrative sectors.

Skills & Experience

Aside from the qualification alone, embarking on the BSc (Hons) Accounting & Finance degree with GSM London also provides you with all the skills and experience one needs to succeed in such a demanding industry.

The key areas of focus are generally:

  • Numeracy and quantitative skills
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Knowledge of UK & global businesses
  • Analytical development
  • Financial problem solving
  • Written and oral skills
  • Ability to negotiate

These skills are all critical to succeeding at a plethora of accounting jobs, the sorts of job that BSc in Accounting and Finance will be critical to securing and indeed, excelling at.


As you can see, this degree course is one that will allow you to enter hundreds of sectors and sub sectors, making it truly versatile. Whilst almost a quarter of graduates end up as chartered or certified accountants, this is just the tip of the iceberg and the crucial skills above will stand you in great stead regardless of the journey you decide to go on.

All you need to start this exciting journey with GSM London is a passion for the aforementioned criteria and the relevant qualifications. Two A-levels and 32 UCAS points is the minimum, although we do accept credits accrued through BTEC National Diplomas, Advanced Level Diplomas, HNDs and International Baccalaureate and Irish/Scottish Highers/Advanced, as well.

We also welcome foundation years, as this can be the perfect way to reintroduce yourself to the world of academia following a break. If you are worried you are just short of these requirements, fear not as we may still be able to help depending on your CV and experience. Why not get in touch, as our team are always ready and waiting to help you with your application and spaces on this ever-popular course always fill up fast.

To take the first step towards your LLB (Hons) Accounting and Finance degree and the enthralling career that will surely follow, phone us on 020 3797 4687 or find out more by clicking here.

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