The finance division plays an integral role at an investment bank by managing capital and monitoring risk. This is achieved by tracking and analysing the capital flows of the firm. The finance division is the principal adviser to senior management on essential areas such as the profitability of the firm’s various businesses.
Additionally, the finance division works closely with other areas of an investment bank to produce reports, account for improvements and facilitate the trading desk.
The primary responsibilities include the creation and study of regulatory, financial and management accounts and reports. Finance also coordinates financial planning and prepares information to assist executive management.
A career in finance is best suited for those who have a strong interest in finance and accounting, work well in teams, can communicate their ideas effectively, manage projects efficiently, have advanced technical and quantitative skills and are self-motivated.
- On track for a 2.1 or above
- Minimum 'BBB' at A level (300 UCAS points) or equivalent
- No specific degree subject is required
- Broad knowledge of the finance industry is required
- Excellent quantitative and analytical skills
- Excellent communication skills
- Collaborative, interpersonal style