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What careers can be envisaged in finance?
Finance professions are found in several sectors of activity: market finance, real estate finance, corporate finance and banking.
With various missions such as consulting, management and auditing activities or the processing of financial documents, the finance sector is a sector that attracts many young people today.
In addition to strong recruitment, the finance professions are a way to approach advantageous remuneration.
What are the careers in market finance?
- Financial Analyst
The financial analyst will assist investors by studying the value of companies to help them make the least risky and most profitable choices.
To do this, he will make a diagnosis on the evolution of a company. It will take into account not only financial but also social and economic indicators in order to establish the most accurate analysis possible of the profitability of an establishment.
To do so, he will analyze various documents (balance sheets, annual contributions) and information (press articles, etc.) related to the company and will verify that its shares are at their fair price compared to the stock market price.
He will work in a bank, stock exchange or insurance company.
This professional must have a strong reactivity, a good spirit of synthesis, and a good resistance to stress.
- Market Operator (Trader)
The job of a market operator, or trader, consists of carrying out financial transactions, either on behalf of clients, companies or individuals, or for a banking institution.
He will then follow market developments and analyze buying and selling opportunities.
Depending on the information he receives (activity reports, price trends, financial analyses, economic data, etc.), the market operator will buy or sell. ), the market operator will buy or sell.
He will also have to anticipate fluctuations in order to increase his clients’ capital.
The trader must be reactive, in order to follow all the market evolutions, but also be rigorous.
What are the careers in real estate finance?
- Asset Manager
The role of the asset manager will be to analyze the companies listed or not listed on the stock exchange and thus be able to invest the funds of his clients, whether they are individuals or companies to increase their values.
To do this, he will analyze and study the stock market, convince his client of the advantages or disadvantages of an investment. Then, this professional will have to establish a strategy to be able to place the securities that have been entrusted to him. Finally, he will have to keep a very close eye on the financial markets.
To do this job, you must have knowledge of economics, mathematics, accounting and finance. He/she must have good stress management skills, but also a strong capacity of adaptability and reaction. Being in close contact with his clients, he must also have good interpersonal skills.
- Investment and real estate manager
This professional will have several missions. First of all, he will manage the purchase and/or sale of real estate assets, but also monitor the management of his assets and real estate holdings and carry out a reporting. It will then conduct the operations in conjunction with the concessionary organizations and the administrative authorities. Finally, he will carry out a business watch and carry out studies on wealth management and real estate investments.
To do this job, certain skills are necessary, such as knowledge of law, project management and finance. Being reactive, having good argumentation skills and being able to make proposals are also necessary.
What are careers in corporate finance?
- Administrative and Financial Director (CFO)
The CFO will be responsible for the proper administrative and financial management of the company for which he works.
His/her missions will be to control the proper implementation of the strategy and procedures and to coordinate the various departments under his/her responsibility.
They will also consist of administrative management (setting up procedures, ensuring compliance), management control, reporting, accounting (ensuring the reliability of the company’s accounts, drawing up the budget, ensuring compliance with French accounting standards), collection, banking relations, credit (drawing up financing plans, validating cash flow budgets, analyzing results, defining credit policy, etc.) and finally taxation and business law (ensuring compliance with legislation, organizing boards of directors and general meetings, validating tax choices, etc.).) and finally taxation and business law (ensuring compliance with legislation, organizing boards of directors and general meetings, validating tax choices, etc.)
The CFO must have skills in finance, accounting, law, management control but also in taxation and auditing.
He/she must also be reactive, adaptable, have good interpersonal skills and be pragmatic.
- Consolidation Manager
As an accounting and management specialist, the consolidation manager’s mission is to gather and organize the accounting results of several establishments so that they are consistent and comply with the rules of French legislation.
His main missions will be to collect information on the company for which he works, interpret the results of the information collected, supervise a team, compile all the accounts of the companies for which he works and propose improvements to the strategies used by these companies.
To be a consolidation manager, you need to be able to work in a team, have a good level of English and be able to handle stress. You must also have a very good knowledge of the financial and accounting sector.
What are the careers in banking finance?
Banking finance is a sector that recruits many young people in France. From BAC+2 to BAC+5, many positions are available for young graduates: professional customer manager, individual customer advisor, professional business manager or even wealth manager.
- Investment Director
The investment manager will manage the financial stability of a company by monitoring and directing its investments. He/she will work in collaboration with the business managers to prepare the opportunity study files.
Its daily missions will be to evaluate and accompany project leaders in order to ensure the profitability and quality of their portfolio. He will then negotiate and realize their investments.
This professional must know perfectly the market in which he will invest.
- Professional business manager
As a true partner of professional clients, the professional account manager will assist his professional clients (individual entrepreneurs, craftsmen, shopkeepers, liberal professions) in their development by offering them insurance and banking services adapted to their professional situation.
The missions will be the management of financing files, the elaboration of personalized financing files, the advice on the management of financial risks or the realization of a prospection work in order to obtain new business opportunities.
To do this job, a first experience in banking is often required. Mastery of legal and tax regulations, financing techniques and banking techniques are also essential.
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