BAEcon Accounting and Finance / Careers

Year of entry: 2024

Career opportunities

During my studies I completed an internship in the audit department of BDO, in Spinningfields, Manchester.

I worked within teams on various client sites on audits and gained a real insight into the world of audit. Since graduating, I have now secured a role at BDO.

Sabine Robinson / Accounting and Finance BAEcon

Graduates from Accounting and Finance are highly sought by employers. Recent graduates have gone on to the following careers:

  • Accountancy and professional services - Ernst and Young, KPMG, Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers - as well as other graduate level employers such as Grant Thornton and BDO.
  • Finance and banking - Alliance and Leicester, American Express, Bloomberg, Bank of America, Bank of New York, Cooperative Bank, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Royal Bank of Canada, Royal Bank of Scotland, Santander, UBS.
  • Government - National Audit Office, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Department of Health, FSA, Government Economics Service, HMRC, H M Treasury, House of Lords, Ministry of Justice, NHS, Welsh Assembly.
  • Plus - BAE Systems, BBC, BT, Centre for Economics and Business Research, IBM, New Economy, Thomson Reuters.

The University has its own dedicated Careers Service that you would have full access to as a student and for two years after you graduate. The service can help you to:

  • find summer internships or work experience;
  • apply for jobs and provide practice interviews;
  • access online and interactive services such as practice psychometric tests.

At Manchester you will also have access to a number of opportunities to help boost your employability .  

The University also organises careers fairs and events throughout the year to give you a chance to meet graduate recruiters.

You can improve your employability by choosing course units in Year 2 from:

Accrediting organisations

Accountancy exam exemptions

Accounting and Finance pathways are accredited with a number of professional accountancy bodies, including:

  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants;
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants;
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Depending on the course units you choose you may be eligible for exemptions for professional examinations .