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How to decide if a job is right for you when interviewing remotely

about 2 months ago by Helen Jones

If you’re currently preparing for a remote job interview, you may be feeling concerned that it could be more difficult for you to assess whether the opportunity is the right one for you. After all, when interviewing remotely, you won’t have the opportunity to meet the people you’ll be working with face-to-face, visit the organisation’s offices and generally get a feel for the place. But it is p...

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

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

8 months ago by Helen Jones

Thinking about a career change? Indeed 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 before changing career direction. And above all, start writing lists of all your answers and observations.   Self-asses...

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How do accountants present transferable skills in a CV?

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

11 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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