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  • Siobhan Pandya FCCA has switched course from oil giant Shell to skincare and cosmetics company Mary Kay. As director of continuous improvement and lean, she is driven by a work ethic she attributes to her mother
  • From helping individuals manage their work/life balance to helping organisations attract new talent and close the gender pay gap, flexible working is increasingly part of the working landscape, and a high priority for accountants
  • Aspiring NEDs should be aware there are different approaches they can take towards pursuing an NED career
  • We bring you a snapshot of the temping market and consider the pros and cons of such a career move
  • Social and business networks are part of everyday life now and is used by employers and recruitment consultants to screen candidates. So how do you strike the right balance between presenting a professional front and posting pictures of your Saturday night on Facebook?
  • How and when to best explain any employment gaps on your CV
  • Today’s aspiring CFO requires more than just financial acumen. From relationship building and organisational skills to dealing with big data, have you got what it takes?
  • Being a NED is ‘fantastically inspiring’ and a way to achieve personal fulfilment while giving back to society
  • What is the difference between an NED and a trustee, what is an NED expected to do and what skills does it require of individuals?
  • This article discusses the role of NEDs in relation to corporate reporting and auditing. Being responsible as a board member, or even an audit committee member, does not mean that you need to prepare the annual report personally or check whether numbers add up. It is about exercising oversight. W...
  • Graduates, placements and internships: Amanda Ramnanan, staff accountant at KPMG, talks about her ACCA journey so far
  • LinkedIn can be a noisy and chaotic place – 575 million people all trying to network. So how, as an accountancy student or a junior finance professional, do you stand out in all this commotion?
  • Role model Ayla Majid was the first woman to be elected to the board of a stock exchange in Pakistan with an MBA and a law degree under her belt
  • From corporate returnships to supported hire programmes, there’s an increasing drive to help people come back to work after a break. And with the government having pledged to invest £5million into returner programmes in the 2017 budget, it’s a trend that is set to continue. So what do these progr...
  • Many employers use psychometric tests to find the best candidates. So what should you expect?
  • Karen Young, director at Hays Accountancy & Finance, shares her expertise to help you boost your negotiation skills
  • It always helps to make yourself as attractive as possible to potential employers, such as through a sparkling CV, composing a compelling covering letter and knowing how to conduct yourself in interviews
  • We look at some of the best ways to gain work-based experience in order to boost your career prospects
  • When preparing for a job interview, most trainees won’t be considering how they should sit in an interview. But far from being silly, your body language will be analysed in an interview and is well worth considering
  • An internship is not a ticket to a job, but play your cards right and you could be offered a graduate position at the end of it.