Financial and Professional Services

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The financial and professional services industry is one of the UK’s largest employers providing many job opportunities. In fact, here in Leeds City Region, we’re the UK’s largest economy outside of London and have been named a Financial Centre of Excellence.

Jobs in this industry include: Accounting Technician, Auditor, Bank Manager, Business Advisor, Company Secretary, Financial Advisor, Tax Inspector and many more.

Skills you may need include: Good at communicating with colleagues and clients in a professional manner, customer service, IT, solving problems, ability to meet targets and stick to deadlines, good attention to detail and sales.

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 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.
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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