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GAAPweb to attend IFA conferences in London & Birmingham

After the success of the 2015 conferences, the Institute of Financial Accountants are holding regional conferences this autumn in the Midlands and London. This year’s conference programme will provide delegates with technical updates and insightful information on key topics. Additionally, the conference provides 7 hours CPD, great networking and peer engagement opportunities. Conference Programme – […]

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Future Leaders of Finance Networking Evening

Qualified Accountants, Finance Managers and Financial Controllers all attended GAAPweb’s Future Leaders of Finance networking evening, in association with Reed Finance. In an interactive session, Mark Doyle, Managing Director of The Method, revealed how method acting techniques can be used to help you develop your leadership skills. Attendees also had the opportunity to discuss the […]

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Accountants 50/50 on Brexit

The upcoming EU referendum is a subject at the front of virtually everyone’s mind in the UK. It has become even more pronounced in British public life following the emergence of a divided cabinet and celebrity advocacy. Brexit-talk has even brought the most unlikely of allies together, with Nigel Farage and George Galloway putting their […]

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Webinar – How to Advance Your Accounting Career

If you’re ready to take the next step in your accounting career, you might be wondering how to make it happen. In our upcoming webinar we take a look at three areas you need to focus, from gaining experience in the most relevant areas, to developing key skills. AAT qualified accounting tutor Patricia Barlow will […]

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Is gender still a barrier for female accountants?

A recent study from Marks Sattin  finds that half of female accountants believe their gender is a barrier to career success. There is progress with the pay gap narrowing. Female accountants now earn an average of 81% of a males salary, compare to 77% in 2010. However, there are still less than 14% of women […]

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Potential skills shortage predicted in 2016

A recent survey published by Robert Half, specialist finance and accounting recruiters, indicates that nearly 40% of employers are worried about retaining their top talent in the year ahead, particularly those with specialist in-demand skills. 58% of the 200 UK finance leaders surveyed said they had lost a key employee to a competitor offering a […]

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3 Things All Accountants Should Know

If you’re thinking about a career in accounting, you’re probably wondering what skills and knowledge are essential to the kinds of roles you hope to enter. Here are three topics all accountants must be comfortable with, whatever role they’re in. 1. Basic accounting concepts All final accounts preparation must follow some basic accounting concepts. This […]

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Meeting accountants of the future

GAAPweb attended 9 top ranked Accountancy and Finance university graduate fairs in 2015 offering future accountants CV and career advice. We’ve also held a number of CV clinics with students at London School of Business and Finance. Universities we visited include: Aston University University of Bath Birmingham University Bristol University University of Kent University of […]

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What do you need to become an accountant?

What do you need to become an accountant?    A career in accounting offers great pay and lots of room for progression. Job roles vary massively, from management to entertainment accounting. But how do you get your foot in the door? Here are three key things you need to focus on. 1.Experience    One of […]

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Finance and Accountancy candidates in demand

According to the KPMG REC report, the number of people looking for a job in August fell at the sharpest rate for a year. In a candidate market, employers need to offer more to recruit the best talent; salaries increased again in August, but companies are also finding they need to offer better packages including […]

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