If you think you would like to organise, analyse and check the accuracy of financial information, or to offer advice on insurance or financial products, then you should consider a career working in Financial and Insurance Services.
Qualifying for a role in this sector could see you in charge of preparing budgets, financial statements, tax returns, audits and reports, managing the payroll of a large company, maintaining customer databases, ensuring procedures comply with government regulations, or participating in the development of business plans. Other roles in the Financial and Insurance Services sector focus on customer service and on matching products to clients’ needs.
While work in Financial and Insurance Services usually takes place in an office environment, some people are able to do part of their work at home, due to the growth of remote technological capabilities.
The career possibilities in finance and insurance are very broad, with plenty of scope for work across a variety of businesses – let’s face it – most companies need financial services of some kind! And due to shifting global financial conditions, this industry is undergoing rapid changes, making it a very exciting time to get involved. Check out the list of occupations below.
Training & Qualifications
Financial services qualifications can be undertaken from Certificate II to university level and there are many areas in which to specialise, such as credit management, mortgage broking, superannuation and risk management. It all comes down to what you find interesting and how far you would like to go.
Some examples of qualifications include:
- Accounting Clerks – Certificate III in Accounts Administration and/or Certificate IV in Accounting
- Insurance Agents – Diploma of General Insurance and/ or Advanced Diploma of Insurance Broking
- Finance Managers - Advanced Diploma of Banking Services Management and/ or Bachelor of Business - Banking and Finance
- Accountants - Bachelor of Accounting *
* Some occupations in this industry require further registration or licensing that is not a part of any formal qualification you study.
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