Finance

Within Ageas we have a number of Finance functions both at a local business level and also a range of corporate Finance teams. The breadth of careers on offer and the depth of technical skills required ranges greatly, therefore there are plenty of opportunities to learn about different aspects of the business and help support both growth and other longer term strategies.

The Finance team's primary goal is to help the business deliver its numbers, whilst keeping the business safe from any financial shock. Plus using our skills and expertise to partner the business and ensure that we make sensible and profitable decisions.

A keen eye for detail, technical capability and innovation keeps our Accounts team focused on the transactional side of our finance activities.  
Our Business Management Information team ensures that people all around the business have accurate and real time information to drive forward the performance of the business.

These roles will suit applicants with excellent numerical skills, attention to detail, good communication skills and can juggle tasks whilst working as part of a team.

Jobs in Finance

  • Finance departments will be structured in different ways, but career options in Finance can include:
  • Business intelligence
  • Financial reporting
  • Business partnering
  • Credit management
  • Accounts payable
  • Actuarial

Skills and knowledge for a career in Finance

Different skills are required for the different areas of Finance. However, generally speaking, the main skills required are:

  • Attention to detail
  • Task-focus
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Insurance knowledge
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Good team player
  • Good interpersonal skills

Qualifications

There are a number of relevant qualifications for a career in Finance. They are:

  • ACA or ACCA qualification
  • CIMA qualifications
  • Institute and Faculty of Actuaries exams

Starting your career in Finance

Getting a business-related or maths-based qualification would be a good start. Having a degree in a maths-based subject would be of real benefit. It is also important not to under-estimate how important insurance knowledge is in Finance, so developing your knowledge of insurance and the industry would also be of benefit.