Financial and Professional Services

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Leeds City Region is a leading hub for financial, professional and businesses services employing over 300,000 people. This sector includes banks, law firms, accountants, consultants and insurance companies to name a few. Leeds City Region has Britain’s fastest growing legal sector and is also home to the ‘Big Four’ UK accountancy firms PWC, EY, KMPG and Deloitte.

Ave. Salary
£35,400

57% male
43% female

55% educated to degree level

1380 new apprenticeships

6% predicted increase in jobs by 2024

82,000 people working in professional and financial jobs

Top skills for creative

Communication
Microsoft Excel
Planning
Attention to detail
Organisational skills
Research

Useful subjects

English
Maths
A second language can be useful
History
Geography
ICT

Most in demand jobs

Accountant
Business analyst
Project manager
Finance controller
Finance manager
Financial accountant
Finance analyst

School Business Manager

A School Business Manager is responsible for school budgets, staff salaries, ordering goods and services, keeping accounts for inspection and much more. The national average for this job is £25,000 to £55,000 per year.

Financial Adviser

Financial Advisers help people and organisations to manage their money and advise on things such as investments, insurance products, pensions, mortgages and savings. The national average salary for this job is £25,000 - £90,000 per year.

Business Adviser

A Business Adviser helps to develop businesses by providing advice, support and guidance to ensure the business is successful. The national average salary for this job is £20,000 - £35,000 per year.

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