Department of Accounting Student Careers

As a student in the Department of Accounting, you can go on to a range of destinations following the completion of your course.

In addition to learning specific academic content that may be directly applied to the particular roles in the financial sector, such as financial reporting, management accounting, or asset markets, you’ll develop competencies like project management, communication, and quantitative skills, transferable to areas of work in areas of the public sector, consulting and wider industry. 

Opportunities don't happen, you create them. - Chris Grosser


Career Destinations

Those having completed Accounting degree courses at LSE have gone on to work for businesses across a range of sectors in locations across the world. The most common areas of work are:

  • Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Consulting
  • Investment banking
  • Retail and commercial banking
  • Asset management

Accounting and auditing made up over 50% of employment destinations, which includes those working in the ‘big four’ professional services firms, but also roles more widely in organisations in sectors such as retail, FMCG, and technology. 

You can use the online tool LSE Careers provide to filter destinations by your specific undergraduate course.

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International Student guidance

This guidance is based on frequently asked questions. It is not intended to be used on its own and you should use it in combination with the detailed guidance available on our website.


LSE Careers exists to provide careers information, advice and guidance both in person and online - whether you’ve already got a CV tailored brilliantly to the industry you want to work in, or are not at all decided on what your next careers steps will be.

A programme of events is delivered specifically for Accounting students over the course of the year, and all bookings to attend these are made through CareerHub. The platform is also used to book careers consultations (for example to review a CV or cover letter, or to discuss career options generally) and to search job and internship opportunities posted for the LSE student audience.

LSE Careers staff
Amy Fox is the Careers Consultant in LSE Careers who delivers the careers events for the Department of Accounting. You can book appointments with her through CareerHub, and also feel free to email her at a.fox7@lse.ac.ukmailto:a.fox7@lse.ac.uk if you have any questions.

In addition, during Autumn and Winter terms, further one-to-one appointments are available in the Old Building exclusively for Accounting Department students with Claire Kinselly and Denise Donoghue. You can also book appointments through CareerHub to see any member of the LSE Careers team.


The schedule of careers workshops and seminars for accounting students can be found here. It includes some practical workshops, seminars on key career topics, and also the annual Alumni Networking Evening, with former students returning to provide insights and advice from their careers since graduation.

LSE Careers also run a series of further practical careers seminars for students of all departments, employer events including careers fairs, and is home to the LSE Volunteer Centre. They also run themed-weeks of events on certain sectors, and programmes like Meet an Alum, to offer the chance to research different career possibilities.

Accounting Careers Consultant Team 

As an Accounting  student, you will have exclusive access to two career consultants, Denise Donoghue and Claire Kinselley, who will both be available to meet with Accounting students once a week during Autumn term and in alternate weeks in Winter term.


Denise Donoghue

Denise is an accomplished career coach, helping clients to transition into new vertical or lateral careers with top tier companies in the finance, consulting and corporate sectors. Her experience includes working with MSc and MBA students at LBS, INSEAD, LSE, Imperial College, Cass and AGSM in Sydney. She has an indepth understanding of candidate requirements and coaches on career goal definition, refinement of marketing materials and interview techniques that provide a competitive edge. www.kickstartnow.com


Claire Kinselley

Claire Kinselley is an executive coach whose clients include leading business schools and consultancies. Claire believes in the ability of people to make positive changes to their lives to fulfil their potential. Claire's background is in recruitment, and she also works as an assessor for leading professional services' firms. Claire is British Psychological Society - Level A and B qualified, has completed an ICF accredited coaching course, and is a Chartered Member of the CIPD. She also has an MSc in HR Management from the London School of Economics.

 You can meet with Claire or Denise during the following dates/times and appointments can be booked via CareerHub

Outside of the times listed for Denise and Claire you are welcome to book to see Amy Fox (Accounting Lead, LSE Careers), or any of the other Careers Consultants at the Careers Service.