Category Archives for How To Successfully Progress Your Career

The Hardest Part Of Landing Your Next Accounting Job

As a highly skilled and experienced accountant, you would expect that the process of landing your next accounting job would be pretty straightforward. Of course the reality is very different. I’ve seen people at all levels struggle with landing their next job. When I was building my career in accounting and finance, I too had struggles at different […]

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Don’t Get Hung Up On Job Titles When Looking For Next Accounting Job

Don’t get hung up on job titles when looking for your next job in finance. Now that may seem like a strange thing to say. But here’s a reason why I think it’s important you don’t get hung up on job titles. Every organisation calls jobs, something different. One sector might describe one role in name, one role in […]

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Where You Need To Focus If You Want To Get To A Senior Level In Your Career

I work with accountants and professionals. One thing I know about this group is that many of them are ambitious. They work hard to get their qualifications. They work hard for their organisations. They hope that this will lead to promotions and reaching a senior level in their profession. There is a problem however. The further you move up the career […]

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What You Need To Focus On If Looking To Change Sector At A Senior Level in Finance

I had an enquiry come in from someone looking to move into an FD role in the NHS. Their past experience was in another sector. Working with clients over the last 15 years, one thing I’ve learned is this. Changing sectors can be really challenging at any level. You might be wondering why. It’s actually pretty simple. Those making the hiring […]

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Don’t Focus Here If You Want To Build A Successful Accounting Career

Those who get a professional accounting qualification clearly have a lot of potential. Even though there are far more qualified accountants here in the UK than when I started out in my career, the number with professional qualifications is still comparatively small in percentage terms. There is one big danger that you need to be alert to […]

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Why You Might Be Your Biggest Barrier To Landing Your Next Job

At any time looking for and landing your next job is tough. Add in the uncertainty around COVID-19 and it adds another challenge. Employers, just like all of us don’t know what’s around the corner. They will be cautious in their approach. I’ve seen examples of interviews being cancelled at short notice. It can be frustrating. Equally organisations are dealing with […]

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10 Practical Actions To Get You Moving Forward In Your Career No Matter Where You Are Right Now

As an accountant or professional you have the potential to achieve success in your career. But maybe it’s just not happening for you. If this is the case it can be frustrating.  You might feel a bit disillusioned. Worst still you might feel like giving up and accepting that you were not cut out for career success. In this […]

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Every Finance Professional Has Customers or Clients

I was doing a webinar for one of the accounting bodies a while back. After the webinar I had someone reach out to me via my website. One thing they said was that in 10 years in Finance functions they had never really thought of themselves as having customers or clients. Now if you run your own accounting […]

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Could The Biggest Barrier To Landing Your Next Job Be You

At any time looking for and landing your next job is tough. Add in the uncertainty around COVID-19 and it adds another challenge. Employers, just like all of us don’t know what’s around the corner. They will be cautious in their approach. I’ve seen examples of interviews being cancelled at short notice. It can be frustrating. Equally organisations are dealing with […]

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The 4 Key Realities of Landing Your Next Job

You’re ready to land your next job and maybe take that next step in your career. Positive decision.  Now all you need to do is start applying and chances are everything will fall into place. If this was ever reality it certainly isn’t in the COVID-19 era. There are certain realities you neeed to understand. I share 4 of […]

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