What does a Finance Graduate Associate do?

Finance associates are responsible for a broad range of basic financial functions, including managing accounting duties and providing financial expertise. They offer guidance and advice on long-term financial decisions and strategic plans, using metrics and data analytics to support their positions. They are often enlisted to participate in discussions and decision-making related to budgets, investments, and other financial matters. By staying well-informed of historical trends and current economic activities, they can formulate educated predictions to guide future planning. They may also perform basic accounting and budgeting tasks.

Finance associates typically have at least a bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or a business field. Proficiency in common office and accounting programs like Excel and QuickBooks is usually required. They must be highly organized, detail oriented, and able to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously.

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Finance Graduate Associate Salaries

Average Base Pay

£30,491 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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£22K
Median: £30K
£42K
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Finance Graduate Associate Career Path

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RepairDeskRepairDesk
Finance Executive
12 Dec 2021

“One of the coolest CEO's I've met and It's amazing to work with him.”

Northwestern MutualNorthwestern Mutual
Financial Representative
6 Sep 2019

“The learning and continuing education program is well crafted and designed to develop reps at all stages of their career.”

Bankers LifeBankers Life
Manager and Financial Representative
7 Dec 2020

“From day one I received great training and truly felt like I had control over my income.”

Western & Southern LifeWestern & Southern Life
Financial Representative
12 Dec 2019

“Great place to start a career as a Financial Representative helping people with their affairs.”

Shamrock Trading CorporationShamrock Trading Corporation
Financial Representative
4 Jan 2022

“52 work from home days is great for work life balance regularly but not during a pandemic.”

Première Urgence InternationalePremière Urgence Internationale
Finance Officer
22 Feb 2021

“Some good people who are dedicated to still achieving results despite the cons of working here.”

HealthcareSourceHealthcareSource
Accounting and Finance Associate
29 Mar 2021

“My onboarding experience was great especially considering the fact I had to meet mostly everyone remotely.”

McMaster-CarrMcMaster-Carr
Corp Finance Associate
18 Aug 2021

“Its a great way to start your career or be a stepping stone to something more.”

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