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  • 6 New Year's goals for the job seeker

    • 19 Jan 2021
    • Robert Half

    Get better sleep. Start a new workout routine. Practice mindfulness. As you make resolutions to improve your life, you might also find yourself setting some goals around your career, including exploring the employment market.

  • What to expect from a Financial Controller role

    • 13 Jan 2021
    • Helen Jones

    A financial controller, also known as a ‘Finance Controller’ or ‘Comptroller’, is an important role within a business, but what is the role and what are they expected to do in it? ICAEW delves deeper in this financial controller guide.

  • Why developing an impressive personal presence is crucial for the modern accountant

    • 11 Jan 2021
    • Author and practice owner Della Hudson

    Like many ‘soft’ skills, the power of presence is something some seem to be born with and others need to work at. Some people walk into a room and immediately appear to own it. Others stand in a corner and wait to be approached.

  • ICAEW Data Analytics Certificate: helping the profession tackle the data explosion

    • 10 Jan 2021
    • ICAEW CEO Michael Izza.

    As technology continues to transform the accountancy profession, ICAEW continues to seek and embrace the new opportunities it presents.

  • Digital skills gap: why analytics skills are in demand

    • 9 Jan 2021
    • ICAEW Insights

    Digital transformation in many organisations has accelerated this year. The need for accountants with data analytics skills has never been higher.

  • 2021 Accounting career advice: New year, new job?

    • 8 Jan 2021
    • ICAEW Insights

    If finding a new job or getting a promotion is on your New Year’s resolution list, take a look at our expert tips on moving your accounting or finance career up a gear in 2021 and find out how ICAEW Jobs can support your search.

  • Accountancy recruitment outlook remains upbeat

    • 7 Jan 2021
    • ICAEW Insights

    Despite a record hike in the overall number of UK redundancies, specialist accountancy recruiters remain upbeat for the sector, predicting an upturn in demand over the coming 12 months and salary increases buoyed by ongoing skills shortages.

  • Separating fact from fiction when it comes to festive job hunting

    • 13 Dec 2020
    • Mark Staniland, Managing Director of Hays Ireland

    After the ups and downs of this year, we all deserve a well-earned break over Christmas. It’s important to take this time to relax, recharge and refresh for the upcoming year.

  • How to find a new role

    • 12 Dec 2020
    • Chiumento, the outplacement, career development and leadership specialists.

    You may have lost your training agreement or job as a result of the pandemic. Emotions like shock, upset and anger are all very normal in these circumstances and many people have to go through these emotions to get to a point of acceptance.

  • 5 tips for coping with redundancy

    • 10 Dec 2020
    • CABA

    Redundancy can be a stressful and upsetting time for everyone. Even if you’ve seen it coming, it’s often a shock. You may feel anger, disbelief, embarrassment, anxiety, guilt, or that you've been unfairly treated.

  • Lessons from a crisis: Why continuous learning is key to emerging from the COVID era successfully

    • 7 Dec 2020
    • By Nigel Heap, Regional Managing Director, Hays

    Of course, the pandemic took us all – governments, organisations and individuals – by surprise. However, many of us have now moved from the ‘crisis’ phase of dealing with the pandemic, into a more considered ‘new normal’.

  • How to write an effective Interim CV

    • 30 Nov 2020
    • Ray Nicholls - Director, EquityInterim and Founder, MyExecLoop

    Be mindful that your CV alone will not get you the job, but it should get you noticed and hopefully get you in front of a decision maker giving you the opportunity to sell yourself.

  • In the hot seat – insights on managing a neurodiverse workforce

    • 27 Nov 2020
    • Neil Rutledge, Head of Business Development, Amberside Advisors

    I am a Director and part-owner of Amberside Advisors, a project finance advisory practice with a specialism in renewables and infrastructure projects, such as offshore wind manufacture, green gas and EV projects.

  • How to look after your mental health in a world of ever-changing COVID-19 restrictions

    • 22 Nov 2020
    • Dr Maggi Evans, Chartered Occupational Psychologist, Consultant and Coach, Mosaic Consulting

    Due to the reports of increased poor mental health as a result of the pandemic, this year, World Mental Health Day seems more relevant and important than ever.

  • Accounting for change – are finance employers still focussed on diversity?

    • 20 Nov 2020
    • Karen Young, Director of Hays Accountancy & Finance

    Accountancy and finance organisations were impacted hard by Covid-19. ‘Business as usual’ took a back seat as organisations handled the immediate impacts of the pandemic and huge numbers of professionals switched to working remotely practically overnight.

  • 3 steps to stay 'visible' and keep your career on track in a changed world of work

    • 18 Nov 2020
    • Roddy Adair, Director, Hays

    How ‘visible’ do you really feel at work right now, having potentially not seen your managers and colleagues in months, unless via virtual contact?

  • Desperately seeking my work mojo – last seen March 2020

    • 18 Nov 2020
    • Dr Maggi Evans, Chartered Occupational Psychologist, Consultant and Coach, Mosaic Consulting

    How are you feeling? Really? I’ve spoken to lots of people recently who are putting a brave and happy face on things, but underneath, they’re struggling, they’re feeling despondent and finding it hard to motivate themselves at work. They feel as if they’ve lost their work mojo.

  • The art of meaningful conversation and how to avoid communication overload

    • 16 Nov 2020
    • CABA

    Over the last few months, the severe restrictions placed upon our civil liberties thanks to the Covid-19 outbreak, have forced us to establish new ways of communicating with those around us – both in and out of the workplace.

  • What's in store for the world of work in the months ahead?

    • 10 Nov 2020
    • Carmena Wood, Managing Director, North West region, Hays

    Back in May, in the midst of lockdown, we asked employers and their employees to share their sentiments about the world of work. Now, as government restrictions continue to ease, we surveyed over 13,000 professionals in July to discover their views as we move to the new era of work.

  • In the hot seat - insights into working as a Finance Lead

    • 9 Nov 2020
    • Robert Collings

    I’m currently the Finance Lead at Flux - a tech startup aiming to eliminate the paper receipt. We think it’s crazy that paper receipts still exist, so our aim is to eliminate them by sending an itemised receipt straight into your mobile banking app.