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  • The top 10 salary increases in accountancy and finance

    • Jan 30, 2020

    The coming year promises to be a busy one for accountancy and finance employers. What skills are they most in need of and what can you do to boost your salary?

  • Developing an Effective Job Hunting Strategy

    • Jan 13, 2020

    Many job seekers spectacularly underestimate the importance of their CV/resume and apply a somewhat blasé approach to creating what in reality is the most important document they will ever own.

  • Career personal branding

    The Importance of Personal Branding for Finance Professionals

    • Jan 13, 2020

    Personal branding is all about controlling the way people perceive you - Jeff Bezos (CEO of Amazon) summed it up nicely when he said that “your personal brand is what people say about you when you are not in the room”.

  • Five technologies you need to explore to be employable

    • Jan 13, 2020
    • Jesse Bullington

    The earlier you adopt new tech, the sharper your competitive edge. Here are the top 5 skills and tools for you to boost your employability.

  • AICPA and CIMA Digital Mindset

    Download your Digital Mindset Pack

    • Jan 10, 2020

    Gain the future-focused skill sets and mindset needed to not just survive but to thrive in the digital future. Take advantage of the ‘Digital Mindset Pack’ - 6+ hours of learning across the key digital disruptors of the financial profession including blockchain, robotic process automation and data analytics.

  • Follow up on a job application

    Advice for following up while on the job hunt

    • Oct 31, 2019

    How to follow up on a job application? Here are more thoughts shared by finance professionals and career coaches.

  • What you need to know before interviewing with a CFO

    • Jun 9, 2019

    60% of CFOs polled said they formed an opinion of candidates within the first 15 minutes of an interview. Here is what you need to know before your interview.

  • Have you woken up to the digital revolution?

    • Aug 10, 2018

    Change is the new norm in our digital world, and this applies as much to accounting as it does to anything else but it looks like most UK workers haven’t woken up to the fact - have you?

  • Skills that help accounting professionals succeed alongside AI

    • Apr 6, 2018

    Here are the 3 new skills that help accountants and auditors succeed alongside AI.

  • Did you know there's a difference between a performance review and a salary review?

    • Nov 7, 2017

    Good performance doesn't equal a pay rise, even if there is firm assurance that the six-month review is linked to salary review. Learn more about the difference between them.

  • Train yourself to avoid email overload

    • Oct 31, 2017

    Want to save time at work? Rethink your approach to email. That’s the message from productivity experts, who themselves follow strict rules for when and how they read and reply to email messages.

  • Productivity techniques to conquer your to-do list

    • Oct 31, 2017

    When feeling overwhelmed by an ever-expanding to-do list, many of us make the mistake of trying to plough through as much as we can, without pausing to think about how best to use our time.

  • 8 tips for leaving your job on good terms

    • Oct 31, 2017

    Most professionals switch jobs during their careers. But how do you leave on good terms and maintain your own reputation and brand?

  • What to do when your dream job falls short of your job expectations

    • Oct 3, 2017

    When the disappointment sets in, you may be tempted to throw in the towel and move on. But that may not be the best solution.

  • Does your CV appeal to humans and machines?

    • Aug 22, 2017

    I’m not a huge fan of the Terminator films but I’m led to believe that the machines had taken over the world and good (or bad) old Arnie was sent back in time to alter history with Kyle Reese as his main adversary.

  • How to confidently say “no” to your colleagues

    • Jun 9, 2017

    Talk to any responsible parent and they’ll explain the power of saying “no”. Saying “no” is often a good thing. So why do we so fail to say “no” at work to adults who are much more intellectually capable of understanding and accepting it?

  • 8 ways to retain talented people

    • Oct 7, 2016

    Here are the best 8 measures that are most effective in persuading your most skilled people to stay.

  • How to improve your productivity (by doing nothing)

    • Oct 7, 2016

    We live in a fast-paced world, and it seems we're all action-orientated. It’s easy to assume that doing as much as possible and keeping busy every hour of the day is the best way to be productive.

  • The top development priorities for management accountants

    • Sep 6, 2016
    • Samantha White ( is a CGMA Magazine senior editor.

    Career progression is top of mind for many management accountants, and the scope of a role and the prospects it holds for promotion are strong motivating factors for those considering their next move.

  • How to develop a winning mindset

    • Sep 6, 2016
    • Samantha White ( is a CGMA Magazine senior editor.

    Imagine that you are at the starting line on an Olympic track, the culmination of many years’ hard work and sacrifice, preparing for the biggest race of your life in a stadium filled with 80,000 spectators, floodlights blazing, television cameras trained on you, and the expectations of an entire nation on your shoulders. How would you perform under that kind of pressure?