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Old 05-10-2008, 05:39 PM   #1
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Question Confuse about Career in Banking and Finance

Hi,

It seems to me that the career in areas like:

Financial Analysts,
Financial Examiners,
Actuaries,
Treasurers and Controllers,
Accountants,
Budget Analysts,
Auditors and
Financial Managers

are some what similar. So can i switch job among this if i just got a degree in Business or Accountancy? And do anyone know what is the starting pay of these jobs?

I am very confuse about careers in Finance and Banking, so can anyone who knows more about these areas please enlighten me?
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Old 02-13-2009, 07:43 AM   #2
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Financial Analysts, - in investment banks? very hard, even for middle office Equity Research roles
Financial Examiners, .......
Actuaries, - You need to study a Maths and Stats course, science school
Treasurers and Controllers, - ....
Accountants, - very easy, just get an accounting degree from NTU and you are gua a job at Big 4
Budget Analysts, - same as above
Auditors and - same as above
Financial Managers - even easier.


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Hi,

It seems to me that the career in areas like:

Financial Analysts,
Financial Examiners,
Actuaries,
Treasurers and Controllers,
Accountants,
Budget Analysts,
Auditors and
Financial Managers

are some what similar. So can i switch job among this if i just got a degree in Business or Accountancy? And do anyone know what is the starting pay of these jobs?

I am very confuse about careers in Finance and Banking, so can anyone who knows more about these areas please enlighten me?
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Old 03-19-2009, 01:08 AM   #3
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Maybe I can help you. You should check out this resource on opportunities in the financial industry that offers some useful information. I hope you find the right job for you.
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Old 03-23-2009, 09:42 AM   #4
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Maybe I can help you. You should check out this resource on opportunities in the financial industry that offers some useful information. I hope you find the right job for you.
Not helpful at all
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Old 05-20-2009, 08:41 AM   #5
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Financial Analysts, - in investment banks? very hard, even for middle office Equity Research roles
Financial Examiners, .......
Actuaries, - You need to study a Maths and Stats course, science school
Treasurers and Controllers, - ....
Accountants, - very easy, just get an accounting degree from NTU and you are gua a job at Big 4
Budget Analysts, - same as above
Auditors and - same as above
Financial Managers - even easier.
I don't think anyone considers equity research to be a middle office role given that analysts see clients as well.

In fact, many equity research analysts have an accounting background because they usually need a strong understanding of the balance sheet.
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Old 05-22-2009, 01:57 AM   #6
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I don't think anyone considers equity research to be a middle office role given that analysts see clients as well.

In fact, many equity research analysts have an accounting background because they usually need a strong understanding of the balance sheet.
Some of them also have exp with their own respective industry, eg DOW chemical -> covering the sector.
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Old 05-22-2009, 04:23 PM   #7
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Hi,

It seems to me that the career in areas like:

Financial Analysts,
Financial Examiners,
Actuaries,
Treasurers and Controllers,
Accountants,
Budget Analysts,
Auditors and
Financial Managers

are some what similar. So can i switch job among this if i just got a degree in Business or Accountancy? And do anyone know what is the starting pay of these jobs?

I am very confuse about careers in Finance and Banking, so can anyone who knows more about these areas please enlighten me?


yeah. which job has a higher pay? sorry being a little materialistic here.
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Old 04-03-2010, 02:31 PM   #8
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In fact, many equity research analysts have an accounting background because they usually need a strong understanding of the balance sheet.

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Old 03-29-2015, 02:56 PM   #9
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I would suggest the accounting for you.Contact Xpress Super
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