Financial Advisors need internal customer service. There are many areas within Service. Expertise in finance is generally not required. Positions in Service are easier ways to get your foot in the door.
In Financial Services, there are many roles behind the scenes. Many of these roles are reconciling financial data and financial records.
These roles include supporting Tax Reporting, Financial Performance Reporting, Money Movement, Financial Statements, Securities Trading, Trade Corrections, Corporate Actions, Retirement Processing, and Fee Billing.
This position is responsible for developing new products and features. They can be investment products or software.
Risk and Compliance are roles I never knew existed before my career began. There are many roles in these areas, and most pay well.
Examples of roles within risk management include Financial Risk Manager, Product Risk, Technology Risk, and Credit Risk. For example, a Credit Analyst might oversee whether or not a client is taking on too much debt.