Now is a great time for accountants to go and work in the City, where growing opportunities hold the promise of high salaries, global networking and rapid career progression. Lucie Benson explores the ups and downs of City working.
Top jobs in the City were once thought the preserve of accountants from the big four. But the growing interest in commodities means there are now opportunities for a wider group of accounting professionals to try their hand uptown.
Steve Forro, manager of finance with Indigo City, a financial recruitment specialist, says commodities are the new 'sexy' area for accountants. "There is a continuing shift in what is 'sexy', he says. "Until relatively recently, it was credit derivatives, but now it is most definitely commodities."
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