Careers in finance

As a finance specialist you will inform decision-makers about growth opportunities, finance, evaluations and share markets. In business, you will research and analyse opportunities to improve the profitability and security of organisations.

You could apply your knowledge in a broad range of specialisations such as banking, portfolio management, foreign exchange dealing, stockbroking, consulting, fund management and superannuation.

The financial marketplace is connected globally so you can seek opportunities to apply your finance knowledge in corporate finance, public finance or personal finance internationally.

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Skills and attributes

You will need to demonstrate the following skills and attributes to gain employment in finance:

  • Research, investigation and report writing skills
  • Strong numeracy skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to analyse and communicate complex financial data
  • Report writing skills
  • Confident presentation skills
  • Discretion when dealing with confidential information

Related roles include:

  • Financial dealer/broker
  • Financial analyst
  • Treasurer
  • Operations manager or planner
  • Stock broker
  • Credit manager
  • Risk manager
Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Salary and job outlook

You can learn more about graduate salaries and graduates job outcomes for finance at Graduate Careers Australia.

You can look at industry trends and employment prospects by visiting Australian Government Job Outlook.

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