How to shine when working remotely

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

about 2 months 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

about 2 months 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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Accountancy recruitment outlook remains upbeat

about 2 months 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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