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Corporate finance

What is it like to work in Corporate finance? 

Corporate finance professionals are responsible for the day-to-day financial and accounting practices of organisations. This involves the development of short- and long-term financial business goals, and organising and controlling capital investment decisions. Such decisions include whether to pursue a proposed investment, whether to pay for the investment with equity, debt, or a hybrid of both; and whether shareholders should receive dividends.
Employment level (thousands)

This data shows historical and projected employment levels (thousands) for this occupation. Data should be used as a guide only. Source: ABS Labour Force Survey.

Average weekly total cash earnings (before tax)

This data shows average weekly cash earnings for the occupation (rounded figure). These figures are indicative and cannot be used to determine a particular wage rate. Data should be used as a guide only. Source: ABS Characteristics of Employment Survey, August 2015.

Is it right for me?

Do you have a skill with numbers? You will possess the following traits:

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to adhere to procedure
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent numeracy skills

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