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Finance is one of the 10 specializations at INSEEC.

It is a vast sector, in constant evolution, which allows you to work in any type of company.


Find the most frequently encountered jobs:

Credit Analyst

The credit analyst manages the financial situation of his clients to define the feasibility of their credit application.

What are the tasks of a credit analyst?

Usually employed by a banking or insurance organization, the credit analyst examines the situation of the client or company requesting a loan and assesses the risks.
It is this person who will decide whether the client is able to take out a loan with his or her employer. If this is the case, he will then set the conditions of this loan, in agreement with the client. A discussion takes place between the two parties to establish the limits of the applicant and the guarantees required by the lender.
Once the file has been compiled, the credit analyst is the only one to decide whether or not to accept the loan agreement.

What are the skills of a credit analyst?

This position requires rigor, strict adherence to procedures and the ability to study a file in great detail.
Autonomy is also essential for the credit analyst who works alone and makes decisions alone.
Writing skills are a plus, as are computer and English skills.

Corporate Auditor

The company auditor controls the functioning of a company and provides solutions to increase its profits or improve its organization. Its mission is to help the company achieve its objectives by evaluating, through a systematic and methodical approach, its risk management and internal control processes, and its organization, and by making proposals to strengthen its effectiveness

What are the missions of a company auditor?

Working for a client, as an employee of an organization or on his own account, the company auditor is responsible for analyzing and reviewing all the company’s documents, checking their consistency and identifying their weaknesses.
He then drafts his audit based on this analysis and proposes solutions and new procedures.
Finally, he supervises the implementation of his advice and the performance of audit assignments.

What are the skills of a corporate auditor?

This position requires excellent interpersonal and methodical skills, listening skills, and an ability to analyze and summarize.
The corporate auditor must have a keen sense of observation and discernment.
Mastery of audit techniques and company information systems
Mastery of project management techniques.

External Auditor

The external auditor analyses the financial strategies of a company from A to Z in order to determine the strong points and the points to be improved. The external auditor may also be in charge of control missions.

What are the missions of an external auditor?

The external auditor analyses the accounts of his client, checks the consistency of the figures, guarantees compliance with legislation and verifies the accounting and financial operations.
He then reports back to his client and works with the business team to understand the weaknesses and propose a new strategy.

What are the skills of an external auditor?

This position requires excellent interpersonal skills and methodical rigor.
Equipped with technical skills, the external auditor must also adapt to his clients. Finally, he or she must have management qualities.

Financing Consultant

The financing consultant manages the banking and financial situation of a client, his aim is to optimize his portfolio.

What are the missions of a financing consultant?

The financing consultant must keep abreast of economic news and know by heart the assets, income and potential of his client’s portfolio.
He manages a portfolio of assets, advises on financial investments and negotiates rates and transactions.

What are the skills of a financing consultant?

This position requires total availability, good interpersonal skills, the financial advisor must be able to listen and understand his clients, beyond their financial expectations.

Management Controller

The management controller establishes a budget strategy for the company, provides solutions and controls expenses. He provides his management with the results of his economic and financial analyses, which are necessary for the operational and strategic management of the company or division to which he is attached. In doing so, he/she assists the operational manager in managing the business and making decisions.

What are the missions of a management controller?

The management controller analyses the company’s financial data, draws up a budget forecast, and defines a plan of expenditure and objectives to be achieved.
He creates his dashboards and indicators and works to monitor the company’s results. His role consists of proposing solutions, anticipating cash flow discrepancies, and writing activity reports.
Improve business performance

What are the skills of a management controller?

This position requires good interpersonal skills and the ability to assert oneself. The controller must be able to prove his or her usefulness.
Mastery of the use of information systems, a good accounting culture
ompetence in data analysis
He must also be methodical and agile with numbers, keeping a clear organization.

Credit manager

The credit manager ensures the security of the company’s sales and guarantees its good health and turnover.

What are the missions of a credit manager?

The credit manager’s role is to evaluate the solvency of customers and to define the payment methods adapted to their profile. It may therefore include specific clauses.
It monitors payment deadlines, organizes dunning operations, manages disputes and organizes legal collection in the event of unpaid bills.

What are the skills of a credit manager?

This position requires teaching skills, listening skills and negotiation skills. The credit manager must also be rigorous and creative.


Bank Branch Manager

The bank branch manager manages his or her team, ensures good working conditions and the health of the company.

What are the tasks of a bank branch manager?

The bank branch manager sets objectives, allocates tasks and motivates his team.
He defines the commercial operations and generally manages a portfolio of important clients.
He is in charge of supervising the activity of his team and managing risks, he must also keep up with the latest regulations.

What are the skills of a bank branch manager?

This position requires good interpersonal skills and leadership qualities. The bank branch manager must be diplomatic and firm and have a flawless organization.

Portfolio Manager

The portfolio manager manages funds that he or she invests in the stock market on behalf of individuals or companies and optimizes the investments. The client may be an individual or an institutional investor, such as a pension fund. Within the limits of the defined investment principles, it decides on the purchase or sale of securities.

What are the missions of a portfolio manager?

Its objective is to increase the value of the client portfolio. He maintains close relations with his clients, in particular to keep them informed of the transactions he carries out.
Most of the time he is at his desk, which allows him to stay in touch with the financial analysts who provide him with market information.
To analyze the latter, he must also read a lot of press, this will allow him to know which stocks to buy or not.

What are the skills of a portfolio manager?

This position implies being reactive, as you have to be able to anticipate market changes, and serious, as you have to keep the trust of your clients.
A portfolio manager must be able to manage a crisis, and must remain cautious in the face of market rumours.
Very good knowledge of economics, mathematics and financial tools

Asset Manager

A wealth manager manages a client’s portfolio and offers investments.
Its role is to assist individual clients in managing and optimising their assets, by offering them appropriate financial products. He is at the interface between sales, technical aspects and consulting.

What are the missions of an asset manager?

Its objective is to evaluate a client’s assets, study their resources, assimilate their expectations, determine an investment strategy, monitor the sector with regard to the laws and texts that may be issued, and propose concrete solutions to optimize the client’s assets.

What are the skills of an asset manager?

In order to provide quality advice, the wealth manager possesses in-depth knowledge in multiple fields: economics, taxation, family law, real estate, banking and insurance products.
He knows the degree of risk of the products or operations he suggests to his clients. Its role as an intermediary allows it to propose the most appropriate solution for each situation. The asset manager must be attentive and responsive to client needs.
It must make appropriate proposals so as not to miss an opportunity. He must also have marketing knowledge to develop his clientele

In-house lawyer

The in-house lawyer is a legal professional who manages the legal framework of the company in which he works.

What are the missions of a company lawyer?

The in-house lawyer’s mission is to protect his company. He will therefore provide advice and expertise on the drafting of contracts and legal documentation for the company. It is he who must know the various legislations in force in order to guide the company in which he works on its various projects. He is also in charge of litigation management.

What are the skills of a company lawyer?

The in-house lawyer must be trained in general law, attentive to the latest developments. He must be able to analyze and defend the interests of his company.

Risk Manager

The risk manager identifies a company’s vulnerabilities and assesses the risks involved. It allows the organization to take controlled risks, defines, deploys and leads a risk management system and proposes optimized treatment solutions in order to inform the leaders in their strategic decisions.

What are the missions of a risk manager?

The risk manager must know how to anticipate risks by identifying the vulnerabilities of a company.
He may have to put in place a survival plan to ensure that businesses can function normally after a disaster. He knows how to analyze and prioritize risks.
He is also required to train employees in risk culture, so that employees can provide him with information from the field.

What are the skills of a risk manager?

A good general culture is necessary to exercise this profession. It is necessary to have knowledge in the fields of health, environment and economy to be able to analyze the situation of its customers.
It is necessary to be firm and persuasive and to display one’s convictions in a pedagogical manner, without which the risk manager will have no credibility with his clients.

Trader

The trader acts as a representative of a seller, his only objective is to generate profit.

What are the tasks of a trader?

First and foremost, the trader must keep abreast of the news and constantly inform himself on the evolution of the markets, which will help him define his strategy.
He buys and sells securities for his clients according to the opportunities of the stock market (shares, treasury bills, bonds, currencies), he makes financial investments.
Gauging the risks is essential before taking action, because he is handling very large sums of money and the economic stakes are enormous.
He also advises his clients.

What are the skills of a trader?

The most important thing is to be extremely resistant to stress. Everything can change in a very short time, the situation can change from one moment to another, that’s why the trader must be very reactive and make a decision quickly.
He must anticipate and have an excellent spirit of synthesis and analysis. Numeracy is essential and English is a must. His future depends on his negotiating skills. He is a people person.

Administrative and Financial Manager

The administrative and financial director (otherwise known as the CFO) is responsible for the proper administrative and financial management of the company. He/she monitors the proper implementation of the strategy and procedures defined with the general management and coordinates the departments under his/her responsibility.

What are the tasks of an administrative and financial director?

Management of the teams in charge of the following activities:
Administrative management Accounting, management control, reporting Treasury, credit, collection, bank relations, business law, taxation Human resources Information system, organisation, procedures Communication / Purchasing / General services.

What are the skills of an administrative and financial director?

Knowledge in finance, accounting, law (social, business), taxation, auditing, management control.
Transversal and hierarchical management of teams.
Pragmatism.
Ability to dialogue and negotiate with all departments and suppliers
Versatility, great organizational skills, adaptability and responsiveness.

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Updated 25 January 2022