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What is the attraction of the public sector?

15 days 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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How to shine when working remotely

26 days ago by Helen Jones

The impact of working remotely or as part of a hybrid team during the pandemic is having an effect on career progression and development.   By being remote and by being put into positions now where we are connecting online and effectively spending lots of time remotely, we’re missing all that nuancing, all that non-verbal communication that gives context and depth to our conversations. 15% of o...

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What to expect from a Financial Controller role

about 1 month ago by Helen Jones

A financial controller 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.   What is a Financial Controller? The financial controller (FC) is a vital and senior role in the accounting or finance department. Usually reporting to a finance director or chief financial officer, the financial con...

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6 New Year's goals for the job seeker

about 1 month ago by Helen Jones

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. But you can’t simply wish your way to a more fulfilling career. You have to work at it. To help you find a position in 2021 that matches your skills, experience and intere...

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

about 1 month ago by Helen Jones

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.  But why is having an impressive presence so important? And why are accountants often so bad at it? Scott Johnston of ‘Find Your Presence’ helps accountants and other p...

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