All Careers Advice

  • CIMA’s Official 2016 Salary Calculator
    CIMA has updated its online salary calculator allows you to calculate average salaries according to different career factors.
  • You’ve worked hard to get to where you are in your career, but smart accounting and finance professionals know not to rest on their laurels. To keep up and move up the career ladder, you need to know where you should make improvements. There’s no better way to begin than to perform a skills audit.
  • Since every professional is entitled to a competitive remuneration for a job well done, so why not back yourself in a salary negotiation.
  • When a valued employee quits, the loss of intellectual property and product knowledge could actually have a bigger long-term impact than the cost of hiring new staff.
  • An examination of how business is conducted across the world, with local experts acting as guides.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Finance professionals and others working in US office environments have a conflicted relationship with paid time off. They want more of it, but they don’t take full advantage of the vacation days they already get, polls suggest.
  • 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 ...
  • Whether you’re a recent graduate on a job search or an experienced professional, you may have discovered this about the finance and accounting job market: You can put all your credentials and employment history on your CV and cover letter, but when it comes to the rest of your story, you need a p...
  • International experience is crucial for leadership development as businesses expand across the globe, but some international assignments are better career opportunities than others, research suggests. 
  • The UK’s vote to exit the EU has left UK employees with numerous concerns, from job security to migration status. Although the terms of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU are beyond their control and concrete information upon which to build their response is scarce, business leaders still need to co...
  • Regardless of your role or career stage, building and maintaining a strong network is more important than ever.
  • Here are five ways for you, your employees and you finance team to become more innovative and forward thinking.
  • Are you an introvert or a shy person who longs for stronger communication skills — especially in stressful situations? We’ll let you in on a secret: The key to being an excellent verbal communicator is confidence.
  • Every accounting and finance professional who’s had a mentor knows how valuable the experience can be. But mentoring relationships aren’t just about helping mentees learn the ropes of a job or build their careers. They can also provide growth opportunities for the mentor.
  • The struggling state of global currency values and equity markets hogged headlines in the immediate aftermath of the UK’s vote last week to leave the EU, the referendum known as the Brexit. In the days since, the possible effects on the European talent pool, as well as several known unknowns, are...
  • There's no single right way to achieve a mutually agreeable outcome, according to The Negotiation Book, Steve Gates. Much depends on your contextual awereness
  • Katie Willyerd and Barbara Mistick explain why it's time to check how vulnerable you are to becoming obsolete at work
  • I’m a big fan of statistics as they often hit the nail right on the head without the need for further diatribe. In this blog, I’m going to mention a few hard hitting stats that might just make you think differently about your job hunting strategy.