From Practice to Business: My Career Journey

26 days ago by Katie Horne

Why did you decide to become an accountant? I studied for a degree in business studies and the course included quite a lot of accountancy content. I really enjoyed that aspect so I knew I wanted to do something with a finance/business focus. During my job search I met several accountancy practices and liked the sound of advising and understanding a broad variety of businesses; and I got to see ...

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Looking back at ACA prospects 2018: What’s Next?

about 2 months ago by Katie Horne

Twice a year ICAEWjobs hosts a career’s event aimed at recently qualified ACAs who are looking to make their next career move. Moving from one industry to another can be a daunting prospect and we aim to help make that transition easier. In May we gathered speakers to help delegates to build both their soft skills and technical knowledge to help them progress. We heard from Google’s Rebecca Sel...

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Productivity Tips: How to get more done in a day than you do now in a week

3 months ago by Katie Horne

Work is a huge part of our identity, but for many of us work has ceased to well… work for us. Ask yourself: Are you stressed at the end of most days, frustrated that you haven’t achieved what you set out to do? Do you feel like a shift worker? Working early morning shifts, evening shifts and weekend shifts, as well as the 8.30am – 6.00pm day in your employment contract. And despite these long h...

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An interview with: Hannah an FC at Whitbread

6 months ago by Katie Horne

Hannah has been with Whitbread for 6 months having joined from PwC and is now working as a controller within risk, control and process improvement. Hannah is one of a number of ACAs who have joined Whitbread in the controls and risk environment in the last 5 years as the business helps develop its future leaders. I discussed the following with Hannah: RM: Why did you join Whitbread in the contr...

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Why a financial control role should be top of any ACAs wishlist

6 months ago by Katie Horne

Over the years I have spoken to, and met, countless recently qualified accountants looking for that first move into industry and more often than not the first words I hear are, “I want a commercial role” or “ I would consider management accounting or financial accounting as a second choice…. but I don’t want audit” Equally, organisations looking to recruit commercial finance roles will have to ...

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