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40 Years and Counting

30 June 1980  I started my career in accounting as a Payments Clerk.  With  5 O Levels I wasn’t exactly starting from strong foundations to build an accounting career . I was however really fortunate to have a boss who saw my potential. One day he dropped a copy of the local college prospectus on my desk. I looked […]

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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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How To Determine If It’s Time To Move Jobs

Determining whether to move jobs or staying put is a major one for you or indeed any professional. Move too soon and you might well end up missing out on some great experience. Stay to long and you may find it really tough. So what should you take into account when determining whether the time […]

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How To Build Your Professional Credibility At Work

As an accountant or professional you deserve to be successful in your career. After all you have more than likely invested significantly in getting the professional qualification. Trouble is professional qualifications open the doors to opportunities. On the other hand they alone don’t guarantee success. I’ve worked with many smart people over the years. Not […]

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Who’s On Your Career Success Support Team?

professional qualifications. So you are all set for a successful career, right? You might respond with a resounding yes. But let’s step back and think about it. Without doubt you have strong foundations to build on. On the other hand what I’ve noticed over the years being bright, being good at your job and having […]

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Not What You Do But What You Contribute

I was speaking with a friend recently who has set up his own consultancy. Before that he had built a long and successful career in a major organisation. During our discussion he mentioned that he had recently met up with some friends who were still employed. As is common, people asked him what he does […]

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Don’t Look Back On Your Career With Regret

As an accountant or professional you know that you have a lot of potential to progress in your career. Of course having potential and actually fulfilling that potential. As you try to progress your career there are going to be times when you are moving forward with ease. At other times it might feel like […]

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