How you can earn extra money
A career in finance and accounting can pay off in more ways than one.
If you’re looking for ways to make some extra cash from your financial expertise, why not consider…
Becoming a Bookkeeper
As a self-employed (or freelance) Bookkeeper, you can work from home or negotiate your own hours – perfect if you’re looking for some weekend work or a part-time job. As a Bookkeeper, you will be responsible for performing a variety of accounting duties, which may include:
- Maintaining detailed financial records
- Keeping track of accounts
- Verifying that financial transactions are correct and properly recorded
The good news for Bookkeepers is that these jobs are in high demand. From small corner stores to local football clubs, every business or services provider needs to maintain organised financial records to ensure they are profiting and remain sustainable.
How do I become a Bookkeeper?
As Bookkeepers are expected to have some sort of financial knowledge and be accurate in calculating and recording figures, it’s best to become qualified in the realm of finance and accounting. Bookkeeping qualifications will lay the foundation of knowledge for the understanding and handling of finance-specific information. This includes accounting, payroll, accounting ledgers and finance software.
Becoming a Finance Tutor
Put your skills and knowledge to good use by helping out someone looking to build a career in finance and accounting. Becoming a Tutor is an easy way to make some extra money – and you can tailor your lessons to each student’s current knowledge and abilities.
How do I become a Finance Tutor?
There are no formal qualifications needed to advertise your knowledge as a Tutor, but students looking for assistance will usually be looking for someone qualified and potentially working in the industry.
If you’re looking for a formal qualification to back up your industry knowledge, there are a variety of finance and accounting certificates and diplomas to choose from.
If you’re looking for something more, becoming qualified in training and assessment will enable you to work as a vocational education and training teacher.
Becoming a Financial Analyst
Working as a freelance Financial Analyst offers great opportunity for a little extra pocket money. As an Analyst, you’re responsible for analysing financial information provided by a company or client, and making recommendations based on your findings. This is also a perfect way to build your client database.
How do I become a Financial Analyst?
Typically, a Financial Analyst will be qualified in the realm of finance and accounting – even if they have racked up a wealth of experience in the working world. Many companies and clients want the reassurance that the services provided are delivered with up to date methods and industry knowledge.