All Careers Advice

  • Each country in Europe has its own accounting body and accounting qualification. CareersinAudit.com asked some of its candidates to summarise the qualification process in their home country.
  • The interview process for audit jobs can be very competitive, and it’s often tempting to accept the first job you are offered. However, sometimes it’s worth taking the time to step back and have a good think about the decision.
  • Many organisations are offering high salaries and exotic travel to lure newly-qualified chartered accountants, but job-seekers need to look beyond short-term gain to whether the role will enhance their career longer-term.
  • There is a bit of an assumption that the same term means the same thing right around the accounting globe. But the more you look the more you discover that there are huge cultural differences.
  • Whether male or female, your career success depends on proving yourself worthy for promotion. Those who perceive glass ceilings or positive discrimination may only be harming themselves.
  • If a young auditor were looking around the globe and wondering where the best long-term prospects were to be found what should they be looking at?
  • Wherever you are in your career, the most valuable action you can take right now is to get yourself a Career Plan.
  • Internal auditing used to have a rather dreary reputation. It was a career cul-de-sac to be avoided at all costs, staffed by clipboard-wielding pedants, blessed with 20-20 hindsight, obsessed with telling people what they had done wrong. Thankfully, this is no longer the case.
  • The greatest audit scandal of our generation may well be receding swiftly into the past. But every so often an anniversary comes along to remind us of what happened and to remind us of the lessons which we may, or may not, have learned.
  • As an enormously valuable finance professional, does your employer treat you with the love and care that you deserve? The sad answer is quite likely to be… no. But the good news is they might soon have to change.
  • Graduates enter accountancy for many reasons. For some, it is a career that they have moved towards since choosing an accountancy related degree, while for others the move into the profession is a haphazard affair, triggered by a lack of any other uses for that degree in Classics.
  • The Middle East continues to capture the imagination of many UK accountants. Most people reading this will know at least someone who has made the move and many continue to explore this move alongside opportunities in the UK.
  • A survey by CareersinAudit.com shows a massive majority of accountants believe advancing years will do nothing to advance your career.