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What’s it like to… be a forensic accountant

about 2 months ago by Helen Jones

Laura Dymott started out in audit before discovering the fascinating world of forensics. The variety of clients and cases means no two days are ever the same – and she’s certainly never bored Like many ACA students, Laura Dymott began her career as an audit trainee. “At university I wasn’t completely sure what I wanted to do, but I found out about the ACA qualification at a careers fair and tho...

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What Skills do I Need to Futureproof My Finance Career?

2 months ago by Helen Jones

The world is changing, and so is finance. In just 10 years, the sector will be unrecognisable from what it is today. Digital transformation, automation and a big data boom will see finance professionals embrace AI as standard practice, and many of today’s finance roles will no longer exist. Sounds scary. But it’s not if you know where things are going so you can prepare to stay relevant and dev...

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Ways mentoring can benefit your career

3 months ago by Helen Jones

Today mentoring relationships are becoming more common amongst professional accountants. Many of them are looking for a mentor to help them develop their professional skills and achieve their career goals. This blog will explore the benefits of mentoring and explain how to get the most out of having a mentor. What is a mentor? A mentor is an industry expert with extensive knowledge and experien...

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From chartered accountant to CFO at ClearScore

4 months ago by Helen Jones

From chartered accountant in restructuring, turned business lender, to the CFO of ClearScore - Guy Buckley-Sharp exclusively unpicks his unconventional career path to lead the finance team at a household business. By his own definition, Guy Buckley-Sharp, CFO of financial wellbeing business, ClearScore, didn’t have the most traditional career path from financial controller to CFO. He diverted f...

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Taking on the role of ‘Non-Executive Director’… boards do need You!

5 months ago by Helen Jones

The role of the Non-Executive Director (‘NED’) can be both challenging and rewarding, but it is important to know what you are getting into. It is quite a step change from an employment role because you are only in the business part-time and it can be difficult to feel an integral part of the day-to-day activities of an organisation. However, the role itself is critical to a well-run company an...

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