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It Makes A Massive Difference In Job Interviews

Job interviews are part and parcel of you climbing the accounting career ladder. They are by nature slightly strange. You as the candidate are being asked lots of questions. Equally you are trying to get a sense of whether the role and organisation you are interviewing with feels right for you. There’s an added problem. For most accountants, it’s not […]

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Not Better or Worse Just Different

Once in a while I speak to accountants who are anxious about their career to date. Specifically that the sector they have worked in for a while may well be restricting their chances of moving forward in their career. It’s easy to understand that feeling, especially if you are finding it a bit of a struggle to […]

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Go Into Every Job Interview With These Five Points At The Forefront Of Your Mind

You have made it through the shortlisting stage. The all important email or phone call comes inviting you to interview. Now the odds of you getting the job have shortened significantly. However, there’s still plenty to do to convert the job interview into a job offer. For that reason it’s important to keep the following at the forefront of […]

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What Will Help You To Build A Successful Career In Accounting?

Working in accounting and finance roles can be hugely rewarding. Whenever I look back over the 25 years I had in various roles, I really was pleased with the progress I made. Sadly, one thing I see way too often is accountants struggle to build the career they wanted. Which is a real shame. It got me thinking about […]

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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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How To Make The Transition To Finance Business Partner

The role of accountants in business, whether in private or public sector is changing.Technology is making it possible to do a lot of tasks quicker.More routine tasks are being outsourced or eliminated.In other words times are changing.In this screencast video I share some thoughts on how to successfully transition from a traditional management accounting role […]

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39 Years Since I Started Out In My Career – The Learning So Far

It’s 39 years exactly since I first started out in my career. So I thought I’d send a message sharing my reflections on the journey so far. Getting that first break is tough I remember submitting about 40 applications for accounting jobs. I got one interview and got the job. Learning: The right opportunity is out there. A great boss […]

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