Rob Smith is in Risk Management at Fidelity, an investment management company. But at school he loved science, and took a degree in science intending to do research in defence against chemical and biological weapons. But the political infighting for funding put him off and he went into accountancy instead. This led him to risk management, for another employer. But a new management team there "pretty much walked in and tore up everything I'd done over the previous year, and it was pretty unpleasant time for a few months, and ultimately I elected to go." However, he stayed in risk management and has found his niche at Fidelity.
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DescriptionFinance officers oversee book-keeping, general accounting and other financial and related clerical functions mainly within local government and a variety of public sector organisations.
QualificationsEntrants will normally possess GCSEs/S grades (including maths), a finance-related qualification at an appropriate level and have relevant work experience.
- Oversees the recording and checking of daily financial transactions, the preparation of provisional balances and reconciliation of accounts;
- Prepares or arranges the preparation of financial reports for managers;
- Plans work schedules and assigns tasks to financial clerks;
- Coordinates the activities and resources of finance departments.
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