Working in finance part time can offer you flexibility to enjoy your home life while keeping your hand in a career that is exciting and ever changing.
Who can I work for?
Finance covers a whole range of careers, including everything from accountants, portfolio holders at banks to independent financial advisors. You can also work in sectors where financial guidance or personnel are required. This covers most private and public sector companies like charities, councils and schools.
Where and when can I work?
Opportunities to work in finance part time are available all over the UK. Hours obviously depend on when you can work, but most companies when offering a part-time role will already have an idea of what part-time hours they have available.
What can I earn?
Salaries are prorated from the full-time equivalent. As finance has so many areas and sectors to work in, you would have to do some research on which area you would like to specialise in and search for that role on our website.
What are the benefits?
Working in finance can be very rewarding. You can help companies make a profit by giving advice on where to invest their money or which financial product they should buy.
Are there chances of promotion?
Promotion opportunities depend on which area you choose to work in and your level of experience.
What will I be responsible for?
If you choose to work in a bank you could work for the customer service team where you have to answer customer concerns in a professional and timely fashion, or you could work for a charity's finance arm to help them count their fundraising pennies.
Do I need any experience?
Experience is a must in most finance roles. The higher you wish to get up the career ladder, the more qualifications and experience you will need. For example, if you wished to become an accountant, you will need strong maths-related GCSE and A Level grades and the required accreditations from the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and become a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).
What attributes are needed?
You will need a natural flair for numbers, a professional and personable demeanor with an eye for detail and patience.