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Accounting & Finance

Accounting & Finance

Accounting & Finance is concerned with the concepts of money, business and management, with an emphasis on professional careers in this area. The terms 'Accounting' and 'Finance' are not necessarily synonymous with one another. Accounting is concerned with a range of information analysis, for many different aspects of a business. Finance, on the other hand, is concerned solely with the monetary funds of said business.

Digging deeper into subject interests can help you in a number of ways:

  • Confirm whether this is (or isn't) something you would be interested in enough to want to study it at university either as the focus of your degree or a minor/elective

  • Give you some inspiration to use when creating your questions and topics for IA's (coursework) and your Extended Essay

  • Provide you with content for your university application writing in the future, enabling you to reflect on the things you've been doing to explore your interests in a way that is academically relevant to the course or institution you are applying for.

Useful Resources

EDHEC Vox
Blog | Podcast
The blog from EDHEC business school where articles are published from their faculty on a variety of current topics. You can also access their podcast series and magazine here.
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University of Nottingham e-resources
Blog | Video | Recorded Lecture
The University of Nottingham have a number of resources for students to explore degrees you could study at university. The resources include videos, taster lectures and blogs. Use the menu to select the areas you are interested in to see what they have to offer.
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How the City of London works : an introduction to its financial markets, by William M. Clarke
Book
How the City of London Works presents a simple, straightforward explanation of the City, how it works and how it is regulated. Diagrams, maps and illustrations have been included throughout the text to create a clear and readable picture of one of the world's great financial trading centres. The work remains up to date by including the launch of the Euro, the growth of foreign ownership and the further development of City activities in Canary Wharf.
St. Clares Library L25 332.1 CLA
ProEd
Course
Future Banker Programme at Imperial College London (use code StClares2022 for a 20% discount)
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Bloomberg Businessweek
E-Magazine
One of the leading Business and Finance online magazines in the USA with a global reputation.
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Business Insider
E-Magazine
A well respected resource for Business news stories. The UK version will come up from this link. You can select other geographical areas at the very bottom of the page. Using the menu, you can narrow down to specific areas within Business.
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Financial Times
E-Magazine
The UK Financial Times is a very well respected publication, there is some free content on their online platform, you can also subscribe.
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Harvard Business Review
E-Magazine | Podcast | Video | Blog
The well respected Harvard Business Review has a blog, online magazine, podcasts, videos and a search by topics to find the thoughts of industry leaders on current issues within the business world.
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Young Accountant Programmes
Event | Conference
Gain an immersive experience of Accountancy alongside top professionals. Choose below either our Young Accountancy Weekend or our Young Accountancy Summer Experience.
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Young Investment Banker Programmes
Events | Conference
Gain an immersive experience of Investment Banking alongside top professionals. Choose below either our Young Investment Banker Weekend or our Young Investment Banker Summer Experience.
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PwC: Peer Pressure – How peer-to-peer lending platforms are transforming the consumer lending industry
Journal
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Research from the University of Bristol
Journal Articles | Website
Explore cutting edge research from the different faculties and departments from the University of Bristol, including free access to their published journal articles.
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D McCloskey Economical Writing
Journal | Article
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Coursera
Online Course
Coursera is an online platform for distance learning. They have a range of free courses delivered by universities. Search in this section to find courses of interest to you, often these are courses you can follow at your own pace.
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EdX
Online Course
The X Series courses on the EdX platform are free online courses delivered by universities and aimed at helping you explore areas of interest.
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FutureLearn
Online Course
FutureLearn is a free online platform where universities from around the globe host FREE online courses you can undertake in your areas of interest. Browse courses by categories or use the search bar to find courses relevant to your interests
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ProEd
Online Course
Online Future Banker Programme (use code StClares2022 for a 20% discount)
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Bloomberg
Podcast
Bloomberg have a range of podcasts on a variety of topics from coverage of the stock markets to the pay gap and the reason for mistrust in vaccines. On most the latest episode is free to listen to, but there is also a subscription option.
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PWC: The A - Z of tech podcast series
Podcast
Welcome to the A to Z of Tech podcast series. A is for Artificial Intelligence, B is for Blockchain, C is for Cyber Security. Follow our journey through an alphabet of technology trends with PwC's technologists and special guests.
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Oxford Martin School: Public Lectures and Seminars
Podcast | Recorded Lecture
Public Lectures and Seminars from the Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford. The Oxford Martin School brings together the best minds from different fields to tackle the most pressing issues of the 21st century.
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H Rey “Monetary Policy and International Capital Flows” IMF Mundell-Fleming Lecture
Recorded Lecture
Fifteenth Jacques Polak Annual Research Conference "Cross-Border Spillovers"
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New geographies of global money? Chinese finance in London | A recorded lecture from Geography Education and the University of Nottingham
Recorded Lecture
In this talk, Sarah Hall, Professor of Economic Geography at the University of Nottingham, explores the globalisation of money and finance by focusing on the growing influence of Chinese finance in London. | October 2020
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Professor R Griffith “Does Starbucks pay enough tax?”
Recorded Lecture
The 2015 Annual Public Lecture ”Does Starbucks Pay Enough Tax? – How and Why We Tax Large Multinational Firms” given by Professor Rachel Griffith at The Royal Institution, London. The idea that large multinational firms avoid paying their fair share of taxes by engaging in tax-avoidance activities is pervasive in the public consciousness. The US and UK media regularly report on the activities of individual firms and the taxes they have avoided. There have been public protests over tax avoidance activities, and the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has formed a commission to study the issue and made recommendations for reform. In this lecture Professor Rachel Griffith discusses some of the empirical evidence about the taxes that firms pay on their profits, the avoidance activities they engage in and the implications this has for the government’s ability to collect tax revenue. Surprisingly, there is relatively little evidence that the UK or US lose substantial amounts of tax revenue due to firms’ avoidance activities. This is surprising because it seems that there are ample opportunities for them to do so. Professor Griffith discusses why that might be the case, and some of challenges that governments face in effectively taxing firm profits.
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T Harford “How to run – or ruin – an economy”
Recorded Lecture
Tim Harford, Financial Times columnist, author and presenter of Radio 4's "More or Less" gives RES Public Lecture at Royal Institution on 28 November 2013
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Data - Deluge and Decisions CIMA (2017)
Video
Dealing with the Data deluge and decision making, with Andrew Harding - Chief Executive Management Accounting at The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants. Discover more topics on big data innovation in the management accountant profession with insightful CGMA perspectives at www.cgma.org/big-data
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KPMG and Tax Havens for the Rich : The Untouchables - the fifth estate
Video
A story of money, secrecy and greed: a tax dodge for the wealthy dreamed up by one of the biggest accounting giants in the world KPMG Canada devised what it called an “Offshore Company Structure” for a select group of rich clients: they would claim to give away millions of dollars to a shell company supposedly out of their control and therefore wouldn’t have to pay taxes on it. In the U.S., top KPMG officials were convicted of tax evasion schemes concocted there. But in Canada, a different scheme led to a secret amnesty deal with the Canada Revenue Agency. A federal government inquiry vowing to get to the bottom of it went nowhere What was the accounting firm trying to hide? With revelations from industry insiders, internal KPMG documents and corporate records from the Isle of Man offshore tax haven, we expose the details of the scheme and unveil the names of some of the wealthy clients. A joint investigation by the fifth estate and Radio-Canada’s Enquete program
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Seeing through "the banker's new clothes": Anat Admati at TEDxStanford
Video
Anat R. Admati holds a bachelor's degree from Hebrew University in Jerusalem and a doctorate from Yale University, and is a professor of finance and economics at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Her recent research has focused on corporate governance and banking. She is the co-author of The Bankers' New Clothes: What's Wrong with Banking and What to Do about It. The book and many commentaries expose the continued failure by policymakers to protect the public and reduce the harm and distortions from a reckless financial system. Admati believes that explaining the issues to a broad audience is essential for bringing about policy change.
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University of Swansea Webinars
Webinar | Video
This is a collection of recordings from the University of Swansea's subject taster webinar series which they run at various times throughout the year. Browse through to find topics relevant to your interests.
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Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
Website
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Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
Website
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Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA)
Website
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Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
Website
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Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS)
Website
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International Federation of Accountants (IFAC)
Website
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Investopedia
Website
Investopedia is a financial education website. They offer a stock market similar, news and views on a range of investment topics. They also offer an academy with online courses but there is a fee for these.
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Springpod Virtual Work Experience
Work Experience
Virtual work experience Opportunities across a range of companies and sectors. Most of them are free.
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