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The Secrets To Being Successful As A Finance Manager

The role of the finance manager can mean different things to different people. Some might be quite junior.  Others could be fairly senior.  Some might be in the middle. I recently interviewed Robin Kiziak. Robin’s worked as Finance Manager for over 15 years in complex organisations. He shares his insights on what it takes to be a successful finance […]

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What I’ve Learned So Far In My 40 Year Career

30 June 1980  I started my career in accounting as a Payments Clerk. With a 5 O Levels I wasn’t exactly starting from strong foundations to build an accounting career . I was however really fortunate to have a boss who saw my potential. One day he dropped a copy of the local college prospectus on my desk. I […]

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Success In Remote Job Interviews – What You Can Learn From Television

If you are looking for a new job right now it’s highly likely that the job interview process will be done remotely. For many accountants and professionals this is very unfamiliar territory. So how might you have more confidence and success by learning from television? That’s one of many questions I asked Media coach and expert Alan Stevens. With […]

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What Makes You Different From Every Other Accountant?

You apply for an accounting job that you know you could do really well. You get invited to the job interview. It’s all going really well. Then you get asked what makes you different from every other accountant? For the well prepared candidate this shouldn’t be a difficult question to answer. On the other hand it’s easy to1Panic2Blurt something out3Say […]

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How Clear Are You About What You Want From Your Next Job?

You have reached the stage where you can almost do your job in auto pilot. Now it’s just a case of applying, interviews and getting offered the job. In the early stages of your career this may have proven successful. What I’ve noticed over the last 40 years of my career is that what works in the early […]

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7 Steps To Get Ahead of The Game With Job Search

I was recently interviewed by Andi Lonnen of The Finance Training Academy and The Finance Business Partner Academy. The focus of the interview was to share 7 practical steps accountants and professionals can can to start or restart their job search in these challenging COVID-19 times and beyond. We get straight into the tips.  The interview has […]

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10 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Starting To Look For Your Next Accounting Job

Starting the process of looking for a new job in accounting is a major project. It takes time, energy and effort.  There will be times when it feels like it’s going really well. There will also be times when it feels like you will be working hard but making little progress. Of course you know that if you […]

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Post Job Interview Feedback – Should You Offer It or Not?

You have just completed a round of job interviews for a role you are looking to fill.  In this situation there are going to candidates who get the good news that they have been successful.  The other 3 or 4 get the standard you have been unsuccessful message. This raises an interesting question.  Should you offer […]

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Don’t Blow Your Chances of Success in Your Next Accounting Job Interview

You have got through the screening process.  Your marketing has been effective.  Your CV has got you an interview. So far so good.  You are one step closer to getting the job. Of course there is still a lot to do to get the job offer after interview. If you do this you will blow your chances of […]

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Which of These Leaks Are Stopping You Land Your Next Accounting Job?

I recently read an excellent book called Watertight Marketing.  The book focuses on how leaks in your marketing bucket might be impacting on how effective your marketing is. It got me thinking about landing your next job.  Do the right things and you increase your chances of success.  Conversely if there’s leaks in the process you […]

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