How To Make A Bigger Impact As A Finance Business Partner

Technology, automation and the demands facing business are all impacting on the role of accountants in business. Increasingly management accountants in industry, commerce and the public sector are being asked towards finance business partnering. In essence to spending less time recording and reporting and more time creating, adding and protecting value. Some accountants are really embracing the opportunity.  […]

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Avoid One Dimension Job Search

Accountants and professionals have plenty of job boards that they can use for job search.  There really is no shortage of sources of opportunities. Yet often finding that next job is a real struggle.  It seems strange that this is the case.  On the other hand what I’ve noticed is that a lot of accountants and professionals […]

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What Stops You Building A Successful Career

As an accountant or other professional you have a lot of potential.  Of course there is a huge difference between your potential and what you actually achieve in practice. Having spent 25 years in accountancy and the last 13 years helping accountants and professionals be more successful in their career, I’ve noticed several things: It’s […]

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You Really Are The Best Person To Create Your CV

I was doing a career consultation with a senior finance professional recently.  As well as other documents the individual sent over their CV to get my thoughts on it. Ultimately the CV has one primary objective.  To get you through the screening process and get on to the job interview. These days that screening process may be […]

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Explaining Why You Are The Best Candidate for The Job

Without coming across as a know it all In the vast majority of job interviews you are likely to be given the opportunity to sell yourself or make your pitch as to why you are the right person for the job. For accountants and professionals this is often a question that they struggle with. Of […]

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Creating A CV That Gets You Job Interviews

Writing a good CV is vital if you are to get invited for more job interviews. Truth is many people struggle when it comes to creating a CV that effectively markets them to potential employers. As a result they struggle to get job interviews.  After a while they become despondent and maybe even give up. […]

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Stick With It If You Want To Achieve Anything As A Manager

You have got promoted in your professional field.  You might feel great that you are starting to make progress in your career. Of course now that you are a manager it is no longer just about what you achieve personally but what you achieve through others. Easy to say but not always to do in practice. The myths […]

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What Would Excite You In Your Career?

If you are like the majority of accountants and professionals you are more than likely going to spend more time at work than anything else during the hours you are awake. As you get more senior the more you are likely to be working.  I know this because I’m an accountant and been there in the […]

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