All Careers Advice

  • Is the main purpose of a business to make a profit? You would be forgiven for assuming so. But today’s ethically conscious society demands products and services that put people and the planet ahead of profits. So, who are the biggest ESG advocates in an ethically conscious business?
  • We've analysed the labour market, our own job board data and recurring themes highlighted by our clients and partners, to provide insight into the latest trends and how these are affecting the Audit and Governance recruitment and talent industries as we move towards the end of 2022.
  • No single profession is going to suit everyone, but in our view there are four reasons why many should find the prospect of a career in Compliance an attractive one.
  • In terms of building your skills base for a career in data analytics, a degree in a related field is certainly useful, but not essential. We look at some qualification routes that you can follow to build up your skills and what you can expect to learn on your journey.
  • Gone are the days of auditing being hard skills-driven, perpetuating the stereotype of the nerdy, possibly boring, left-brain dominated professional. Beyond entry level, to complete the rounded audit skillset and secure promotion, the fuel of audit career progress is dominated by the power of sof...
  • Expectations of compliance professionals grow and expand as they move up in seniority. Meeting these requires developing a wider range of more nuanced soft skills.
  • In evaluating career opportunities in risk it is important to have a good understanding of different risk roles. Here we share the differences between risk analysis and risk management.
  • The role of the Compliance Officer has evolved this century from a bolt-on middle-management position to an essential full-time job amid ever-changing and escalating regulatory demands. We look at what the role entails and how to set yourself up for success.
  • With the growing importance of data science there has been a corresponding expansion in both the hard and soft skills expected of Data Scientists. We've prepared some structure to help you get ready for your interview more systematically and comprehensively.
  • Third-party relationships have become a fulcrum of successful operations for agile organisations in the transformative age – a time of both limitless opportunity and unprecedented risk. So, it’s important for businesses to ask themselves: do we really know who we are doing business with?
  • Some of you will have been fortunate enough to have moved swiftly and effortlessly between jobs, perhaps even headhunted, without any formal job search. For most of us though, at some point or other, we will be in active job-seeking mode. So, how do you stay motivated?
  • It would be easy to give a list of tips to improve work-life balance – but surely the place to start is discerning what work-life balance actually is, and whether ‘life-work’ balance would be a more appropriate moniker in the twenty-first century.
  • Businesses are waking up to the critical role that they must play in limiting global warming to 1.5°C. Beyond the legal requirements and ethical responsibility to change to sustainable practices, is there a competitive advantage to be gained by turning 'green'?
  • Taking an unusual path into an audit career, Sam made the move from freelance trumpet player to an Audit Associate at Azets UK. We find out what attracted him to accountancy, what he enjoys about his role, and what tips he has for others looking to start their careers in audit.
  • Kameron Balaggan, Assistant in the Audit & Assurance team at Azets based in Wolverhampton discusses his Audit career journey so far and what advice he would give to someone looking to study a professional qualification.
  • With the volume of data available to businesses increasing exponentially in recent years, we look at how data analytics help Internal Auditors to function on their most optimal setting.
  • Join Carol McLachlan, our Audit Agony Aunt, for a whistlestop tour of the skills and competencies that you need as an auditor in order to stay ahead of the competition in 2022, and beyond.
  • You may have seen the logo: a circled uppercase letter B above a thin black line. But what does this mean and what jobs are available within B Corp certified companies?
  • Izzy Chaplin, one of the Audit Seniors based in the Azets UK Beaconsfield office tells us about her career journey with the firm. Dive into what her role involves on a day-to-day basis and why it’s important to embrace every opportunity.
  • Lindsey Tyler, Head of Audit at Azets UK, shares her story on why she chose a career in Audit, what trends she is excited to see develop in the Audit space, and what it's like to work at her current company.