Thinking about your next steps and a career rethink? Guide to a career change in accounting

11 days ago by Helen Jones

The past year has been a time of change, adaptation and reflection, which may have led to a career re-evaluation or a pique in curiosity for other possibilities. There are a few steps we advise taking and questions you should ask yourself. And above all, start writing lists of all your answers and observations.   Self-assessment   What are you motivations for considering a career change? Be war...

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Getting Inside the Hiring Manager’s Mindset

18 days ago by Helen Jones

In this article, David Clark, Operations Director at recruitment experts Headstar, shares how hiring managers approach a pile of CVs and urges you to make sure your CV is the one that stands out from the crowd. Throughout my career I have always felt for candidates trying to navigate their way through all the conflicting advice out there on how to write a CV. ‘Write a skills-based CV rather tha...

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Management Accountant, what is the role and what are you expected to do?

about 1 month ago by Helen Jones

A Management Accountant is a key role within a business, but what is the role and what are they expected to do in it? ICAEW delves deeper in this management accountant guide.   What is a Management Accountant? A Management accountant is an important role in any organisation. Working in the accountancy or finance department, management accountants are responsible for the preparation of managemen...

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How do accountants present transferable skills in a CV?

about 1 month ago by Helen Jones

Transferable accounting skills are a set of skills that can be utilised in a variety of careers. Whether you are looking to progress your career into the accounting world, or looking to break into the industry as a newcomer. There are many instances where you may need to demonstrate particular skills that might not be apparent from your career history. This can be especially so early on in your...

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What is the attraction of the public sector?

about 2 months ago by Helen Jones

Any organisation run by the government and funded by tax-payers’ money can be classified as public sector. Many ICAEW members work in or with the public sector to deliver public priorities and strong public finances. ICAEW acts in the public interest to support strong financial leadership and better financial management across the public sector – featuring transparency, accountability, governan...

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