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Excerpted from the Spain Career Guide

Finance is among the industries expected to offer the best job opportunities this year. The new prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, has initiated a number of banking reforms this year, hoping to increase the flow of credit and attract foreign investment to Spain. Banking sector reforms have created areas of opportunity for ambitious and qualified professionals in Spain, particularly for advising and consulting roles. In general, financial occupations that help organizations keep costs down and comply with regulations are in demand.

Certifications and Educational Requirements

Financial and accounting positions in Spain are usually filled by graduates with degrees in economics or business administration. If an employer wishes to hire a foreigner for a job requiring a degree, the Ministerio de Educación (MEC) (Spanish Ministry of Education) determines the Spanish equivalent. In Spain, copies of degrees and other required information should be presented to the MEC (details below). In other countries, jobseekers must apply to the Spanish embassy or consulate. While those are not mandatory steps, they can ease job applications.

Organizations and Trade Associations

Asociación Española de Contabilidad y Administración de Empresas (AECA)
Spanish Association of Accounting and Business Administration
http://www.aeca.es/ (Spanish and English)
The Spanish Association of Accounting and Business Administration is committed to the development of accounting and business administration practices and the improved competency of business professionals and accountants. The group accomplishes this through the promotion of business studies programs, the establishment of networking groups and knowledge exchanges with national and international institutions, and by publishing projects and awards. AECA membership includes 500 institutions and businesses and more than 3,000 individuals. This website includes membership details, event listings and publication information.

Asociación Española de Contabilidad y Administración de Empresas (AECA)
Rafael Bergamín, 16 - B
28043 Madrid
Tel: +34 91 547 37 56
Fax: +34 91 541 34 84
Email: info@aeca.es


Cinco Días
http://www.cincodias.com/ (Spanish)
Cinco Días (Five Days) was founded more than 30 years ago and is the newspaper dean of the business press in Spain. With a steadily growing audience, it sits as the second economic head of Spain. Cinco Días includes news and information on finance, industry markets, management and companies. It also offers opinion columns and job links. Cinco Días is owned by editorial giant Grupo Prisa.

Cinco Días (Estructura Grupo de Estudios Económicos, S.A.)
Miguel Yuste, 42
28037 Madrid
Tel: +34 91 538 61 00
Email: redaccion@cincodias.com

Other Resources

Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores (CNMV)
http://www.cnmv.es/ (Spanish, English, Catalan, Galician and Basque)
CNMV is the agency in charge of supervising and inspecting the Spanish stock markets and the activities of all the participants in those markets. It was created by the Securities Market Law, which instituted in-depth reforms of this segment of the Spanish financial system and established a regulatory framework fully in line with the requirements of the European Union. The purpose of CNMV is to ensure the transparency of the Spanish market, to guarantee the correct formation of prices and to protect investors. It promotes the disclosure of any information required to achieve these ends, by any means at its disposal.

Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores (CNMV)
Madrid Delegation Miguel Ángel, 11
28010 Madrid 
Tel: +34 91 585 15 00
Fax: +34 91 319 33 73
Email: sedecnmv@cnmv.es

Barcelona Delegation
Passeig de Gràcia, 19
08007 Barcelona
Tel: +34 93 304 73 00
Fax: +34 93 304 73 10
Email: sedecnmv@cnmv.es

This is just a short sample of what you’ll find in over 100 pages of information in the complete Spain Guide.

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