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

4 days ago by Helen Jones

As technology continues to transform the accountancy profession, ICAEW continues to seek and embrace the new opportunities it presents.  Data is exploding. Over the past few years, the volume and depth of data that accounting and finance professionals have had to deal with have become vast. The growth of its importance has only accelerated in 2020, as we've all suddenly had to adapt to a remote...

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Digital skills gap: why analytics skills are in demand

5 days ago by Helen Jones

Digital transformation in many organisations has accelerated this year. The need for accountants with data analytics skills has never been higher. The World Economic Forum’s (WEF) recent Future of Jobs Report 2020 explores how automation, in tandem with the COVID-19 recession, is creating a ‘double-disruption’ scenario. The report forecasts a significant shift in tasks, jobs and skills within t...

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2021 Accounting Career Advice: New Year, New Job?

9 days ago by Helen Jones

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. COVID-19 has caused untold upheaval to the jobs market and many, including accountants, have found themselves out of work and looking for a new role. It has also made m...

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Accountancy recruitment outlook remains upbeat

13 days ago by Helen Jones

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.   The UK unemployment rate rose to 4.9% in the quarter to October and layoffs soared to a record 370,000 in the three months to October as the government s...

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Separating fact from fiction when it comes to festive job hunting

26 days ago by Helen Jones

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. However, the festive period is also a good time to evaluate your professional life and set a new direction for the year ahead. If a new job is on the horizon for you, then you need to take a proactive approach to job sear...

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