20 Career Myths That Accountants and Professionals Need To Avoid

You know that as an accountant or professional, you have the potential to build a successful career. Perhaps you are making good progress in your career.  Alternatively you might be finding it a challenge right now. Wherever you are in your professional career right now, there are some myths that you need to avoid if you are […]

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20 Questions Accountants Need To Be Ready for In a Job Interview

Accounting job interviews are demanding.  In many respects this shouldn’t come as a surprise. After all the decision to employ someone in an accounting role is a significant investment for the business. I’ve been interviewing accountants for roles for over 25 years. The standard is at best average.  Yes some are excellent in job interviews.  Many however struggle. The […]

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20 Questions To Ask Yourself Before A Job Interview

Your marketing has done its job.  You have got an interview for the job. All you need to do is show up, perform well and the job offer will  follow. If only it was that easy. Most organisations will typically invite 5 or 6 to interview for the role. So you have an 80-85% of rejection and a 15-20% […]

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20 Questions To Ask Yourself When Creating Your CV

As an accountant or professional you understand that your CV is a key part of your marketing materials. A good CV will increase your chances of getting invited to interview.  If you reach the interview stage the odds of you landing the job increase significantly. Here’s the problem.  Despite there being plenty of advice out there on […]

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20 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Presenting At Work

Presenting is a key skill for accountants and professionals.  A small number love presenting.  The rest are reluctant presenters or worse still do everything they can to avoid presenting. Perhaps that’s not that surprising.  You become competent at presenting by doing more presentations.  If you are only doing once a while, it is going to be […]

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How To Raise Your Profile At Work

Once upon a time a professional accountancy qualification would have almost guaranteed career success.   When I started out in accountancy, having a professional qualification was the exception.   I was doing some research for a presentation I was giving to ACCA members last year.  What I discovered is that the number of ACCA members had increased by a […]

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20 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Applying For An Accounting Job

As a qualified accountant or someone working towards an accounting qualification, your career is important to you. It’s never been easier to find roles.  It’s never been easier to apply for roles. Of course ease of finding roles and applying doesn’t necessarily increase your chances of getting the job. Given this reality, it’s vital that you ask yourself […]

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How To Set Goals That You Actually Achieve

It’s the start of another year and the start of a new decade.  You may have had some downtime over the festive season and come back refreshed. Chances are you will be thinking about all of the things that you are going to achieve this year. Of course there is a huge difference between what you intend […]

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How To Ensure You Effectively Prepare For Your Next Accounting Job Interview

Job interviews are strange in some respects.  From your perspective as a candidate you are making a decision on where you are going to spend a significant part of your awaken hours.  From an employers’ perspective it’s a major investment decision.   It’s not just your salary cost.  There are other costs that could include:National insurance contributionsPension contributionsBonusesCar […]

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Being An Even Better Finance Business Partner

The role of the management accountant is changing all the time.  When I started out in my career, the finance function was very much in the background. Over the years it has continually evolved.  The idea of the accountant working alongside the business became more common.This went a step further with the increasing move towards Finance […]

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