Career Tips

  • Are you seeking a meaningful role that will contribute to the development of your future? Elisabeth Maxwell, Mazars UK Executive Member, shares her views on traits of a successful auditor...
  • When it comes to pursuing an auditing position across any level, knowing what employers are looking for, whether it is those hard skills or soft, will give you the edge to stand out against the growingly competitive talent pool.
  • A recent report by ICAEW revealed some worrying figures on the pay disparity in accountancy and auditing and has raised some serious questions about the movement of the industry.
  • For auditors, the Big Four represent a dominating portion of the industry. These four firms represent the powerhouses that many auditors work for at some point in their career.
  • If the news is anything to go by it’s looking more and more likely that Boris Johnson, unwittingly or not, is leading the UK towards a no deal Brexit. For those working in audit, these are the things to consider as the 31 October Brexit deadline looms.
  • Whether actively or passively looking, creating a free account on CareersinAudit.com offers ongoing benefits.
  • The past two to three years has seen a shift in jobseekers’ priorities. The candidate-driven market means recruitment can no longer operate as a one-way transaction. What companies offer candidates matter...
  • When Dalian Paul qualifies as an ACA, in around 3½ years’ time, not only will he have dodged the dreaded student debt, he will have been earning for 5 years, visited around 50 different organisations, built relationships...
  • How often do you leave a job interview and wonder if you did enough to get the job? Candidates are left in the dark more than not as to what let them down, so we decided to shed some light on the ‘why’ factor when it comes to what interviewers are looking for.
  • The conversation around AI and the impact machine learning and its robotic ilk is likely to have on our future careers is one that sparks uncertainty in most. The idea that a fundamental role like accounting could become computer generated is daunting, but the reality is this; while it’s true tha...
  • If you’re considering relocating your career to a destination that combines sunshine, beautiful beaches and an abundance of career opportunities, then KPMG in Bermuda should be at the top of your shortlist.
  • You know you deserve it, they should know you’ve earned it, now how do you make it happen? Whether you want to move up the ladder or have your efforts reflected in your pay slip, these are some pointers that could help make that happen.
  • You’ve done the prep, you’ve ironed the shirt, you’ve memorised your CV. It’s interview time. Read our top advice and things to bear in mind when answering those daunting interview questions.
  • Micromanager? Dictator? Bully? Favouritist? Incompetent? Bad bosses come in many forms and if you don’t address the issue, working for them could have a severe impact on both your job performance and mental wellbeing.
  • The way we interact and communicate has fundamentally changed over the past 15 years.  The likes of Google and many social media apps are here to stay and whilst some channels may not last, the monopoly of some such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn means you cannot ignore the...
  • “Should I stay or should I go to a different location?” used to be a fairly simple question for many audit and accountancy professionals looking for a better work life balance, to find a new challenge or in some instances, gain a step up in their career.
  • Jane’s story provides a valuable case study for identifying personal motivators, finding a passion and then carving out a career in a service that she really cares about. So, let’s find out how she has gone about it…
  • Claire was just coming up to the end of her ACA training contract when we first met. I wanted to find out how she had made her initial career decision on graduating and how she had found the experience of working in a smaller, local firm...
  • AG is your complete audit specialist. External audit is what she does, has always done and even after twenty years of honing her expertise, audit, remains, to this day, her professional passion. As a big four audit director, her technical abilities in audit and financial reporting compliance and...
  • The Audit Agony Aunt, Carol McLachlan, interviews four different audit professionals at different stages of their careers. Read their candid interviews and advice for newcomers to the profession.