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In the final blog of this series, we speak to Management Accountant, Jamie Newton. Within their Shared Service Centre in Manchester, Jamie is using his financial expertise at a Global Legal Services firm. We speak to him to learn more about his journey from a graduate to fully-fledged accountant.   Hi Jamie! As a Management

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Our second blog in this series sees us talk to Laura Bell, a Trainee Accountant based in Preston, UK. Laura graduated from university with a 1st class degree in Accounting and Finance last year. Since then, she’s been studying hard for her accountancy qualification exams while working for a very large Civil Engineering Company.  

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In the first blog of this series, we speak to Lucy whose career is just taking off… An Accounting and Finance student at Leeds Beckett University, she is currently completing a 14-month Internship at a global-facing American aviation company as part of her degree programme. We find out her favourite things about her job, misconceptions

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Four Ways to be a Better Manager

Management is a fine art which many have tried to make into a science. There is never one prescriptive approach, nor an essential checklist to be the best ever manager. However, there are actions that you can take to aid your managerial development, enhance your team’s wellbeing and promote their performance. We’ve outlined four of

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Have auditors caused an industry crisis?

Big British businesses are failing at an increasingly alarming rate. Beginning with the collapse of BHS, through to the sale of House of Fraser and accounting irregularities for Patisserie Valerie, to name a just few. What do these firms all have in common? Their issues have stemmed from auditors. Three reasons why auditing is an

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Diversity and impact on HR hiring

Five of the Most Innovative HR Initiatives Addressing Gender Imbalance in the UK

Gender diversity has been a buzzword in Human Resources for a number of years. However, thanks to reports such as the Hampton-Alexander Review, they are no longer just empty words in lieu of true progression. Instead, initiatives on how to overcome the barriers to gender diversity have been pushed to the top of the agenda

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How HR and Finance Professionals Can Conquer the GDPR Burden

GDPR – or The General Data Protection Regulation – is a major piece of legislation that comes into effect on 25 May 2018. It aims to bring a standardised and more rigorous approach to data protection throughout the EU. Furthermore, its impact extends to any organisation that handles EU citizens’ data, meaning international companies doing

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How to Motivate Your Employees

Building and maintaining a motivated and happy workforce is key to your bottom line. Motivated employees not only work harder, they are often more prone to innovation, helping your organisation to gain a competitive edge. Moreover, engaged employees are more likely to remain loyal, reducing the costly need for hiring and training new employees. Whilst

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What are the Benefits of Internal Hiring?

Employees are the most important asset in any business. It’s your employees that make you great, and hiring from within can help to build an engaged and committed workforce. We’ve recently promoted one of our senior managers, Bruce Moran to Operations Director. As well as taking the lead for our finance, HR, and business support

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3 Things That Make for a Positive Employee Experience

Businesses, whether large or small have always had an interest in ‘experience’. Whether it was customer experience (CX), defined as “the product of an interaction between an organisation and a customer” or user experience (UX), defined as a person’s entire experience using a particular product, system or service, ‘experience’ has long been a focus of

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