Getting Paid What Your Worth As An Accountant

You set out on your accounting career. You put the time and effort in to get professionally qualified.  You may even have financed your study for your professional qualification. Now it’s just a case of enjoying the rewards. If only it was that simple. Some will be reaping rewards.  Others may be earning much less than their potential. So how […]

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Why Job Interviews Are A Struggle

Why a job interviews such a struggle for many accountants and professional people. I think one of the reasons is that people don’t identify enough potential questions and then write out answers to those questions ahead of a job interview. And as a result, what happens is they really struggle on the day and get rejected. When I […]

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What Makes Someone A Great Finance Business Partner?

The role of the accountant has changed a lot in the almost 41 years since I had my first job in accounting. Back then there wasn’t the same variety of roles. And Finance Business Partnering wasn’t on the radar. Now, it’s becoming more and more common. So what makes someone a great finance business partner? Here’s my thoughts. Technically competent My choice […]

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The Mistakes To Avoid When Looking For Your Next Job

Looking for a new job is a big commitment. At the time of writing this article, most of the world is still dealing with the impact of COVID-19. Many accountants and other professionals have found themselves out of work. As a result there are more candidates chasing each role. So without doubt looking for your next job is even […]

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One Of The Most Important Questions Leaders Can Ask

2020 has shown us just how quickly things can change. Many businesses were going along, doing okay and then COVID-19 hit. As is always the case, there were winners and losers. Technology became an even more critical part of life and business. I’ve even heard people say that technology they have been trying to get people to buy in […]

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How To Get The Best Results When Managing and Leading A Finance Team

Leading and managing in any discipline is challenging. In Finance I really believe it is even tougher. There are several reasons why:You have a lot of committed people.You have a lot of ambitious people.You have people who want to have their say.Not all technically brilliant people are good managers.Faced with these challenges you might wonder how to […]

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How To Talk About Your Weaknesses In A Job Interview

Hi, it’s Duncan Brodie here from Goals and Achievements. I just wanted to do a quick live this morning to talk about an area that I know is a struggle for many people, particularly people from professional backgrounds like Accountants, who I work with extensively. And the topic I want to talk about this morning is how […]

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Building A Successful Accounting Career Is Never About This

When we start out in accounting we learn a lot. We study for exams and get professionally qualified. We become good at a lot of stuff. We might even become know as the go to person in the department. While it’s vitally important to get really good at the core accounting work, it can be your downfall in my […]

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