Financial skills are highly sought after, however jobs often require long office hours. But what are the options if you are returning to work or are looking for flexible or part-time work? Here are some great initial ideas for working mothers who like some flexibility for their family.
At first glance a director of a large-scale project or task might not seem the perfect fit for a part time roles, but actually many of these roles can be completed from home – and the pay is usually excellent. Writing in Forbes – 10 high-paying flexible jobs, Jacquelyn Smith said that a senior manager can bring in almost $100k a year. Strong mathematics, communications and IT skills are essential, as is adaptability and a willingness to work strange hours.
An ideal part-time role, that will probably involve preparing and monitoring time sheets and making sure invoices are paid and distributed. You’ll need training in Sage or a similar package, and also considerable people skills. But there are numerous advantages to this role, and you can easily progress back to full-time employment if the opportunity arises
One of the next logical steps up from an assistant role, not least because you may have a strong say in the direction of the company where you are working. Proficiency in macro and micro financial perspectives will be key, and you’ll probably also be responsible for preparing a regular report on performance and forecasts for coming months or years.
An important part of the team then – and one that can be lucrative.
Marketing and e-commerce
A different type of financial role; one which requires a good grasp of the digital world and strong commercial acumen. You’ll be looking at how you can make your company market itself better, assessing budgets and perhaps even clicks and ad impressions, or you’ll be giving http://artsandhealth.ie/clomid/ your skills to external companies on a consultative basis. Click here to find out more about BGL a consumer insurance group that offers flexible jobs.
Reverting from a full time role to working from home on a case-by-case basis, taking a role as a part-time criminal or civil lawyer, or as a consultant, can be a rewarding experience. Financial law is a big business and the punishments for making incorrect payments or tax arrangements can be devastating – hence the need for good people to regulate a company’s legal obligations. There are some smaller legal practices that have started over the past 10 years that offer flexible (from home and/or part-time) legal work.
A slightly more off-beat idea, but one that can reap dividends. Let’s say that you have a degree and extensive financial knowledge national (and maybe international) markets. You’ve worked in the office and have good business sense, but you’re also a keen student of economics both now and in the past. You’re articulate and you like talking to people about your passion, and you foresee a time when you might only be able to work part-time. With a year of study towards a PhD a lecturing role could be an option. Not easy – but it could be a very lucrative sideline in the evenings or on certain days, at colleges and universities.
Author: Jessica Foreman. Jessica is a Durham University graduate specialising in business and lifestyle based writing. She has developed her skills on projects surrounding The British Broadcasting Company, and running a print and online based magazine whilst at university. She is currently looking towards starting her Masters in Mobile and Personal Communications as well as broadening her horizons through travelling. She wrote this article on behalf of BGL Group – consumer insurance.