Stephen Drew, Smith & Williamson: The Importance of Culture

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Stephen Drew, Smith & Williamson: The Importance of Culture

25 Nov 2019
Stephen Drew, Regional Managing Partner, discusses with us the importance of culture and how Smith and Williamson are building their brand in the Midlands. Having established our Birmingham office over seven years ago, Smith & Williamson view...

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A note from America – Amy Burton, RSM

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A note from America – Amy Burton, RSM

18 Nov 2019
Amy Burton, Tax Associate Director at RSM in Birmingham has embarked on a 6 month secondment to the USA working in RSM’s Minneapolis office. Amy took the time to share her journey with us and how the secondment will benefit her long-term...

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What is the value of a Career Mentor?

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What is the value of a Career Mentor?

17 Oct 2019
In recent months, we have had numerous conversations with candidates about the importance of a professional individual who can mentor and help you shape your career.  We have built our experience and knowledge working closely with...

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Importance of culture when it comes to Senior Hires - Mark Taylor, RSM

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Importance of culture when it comes to Senior Hires - Mark Taylor, RSM

02 Aug 2019
We recently spoke to Mark Taylor, Regional Managing Partner at RSM on what he looks for in a senior hire and the value of cultural fit. There is an increasing shift towards how individuals buy into a firm’s culture, vision and...

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What is the importance of putting a Personal Development plan in place?

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What is the importance of putting a Personal Development plan in place?

31 Jul 2019
Retaining, upskilling and promoting staff should be at the forefront of an accountancy firm’s thinking.  Improving the level of service clients receive and growing a business should be underpinned by a high quality and engaged...

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How do Senior Managers make Partner?

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How do Senior Managers make Partner?

17 Jun 2019
At some point in their career, many accountants will attempt the leap from professional to partner.  For some, it’s an easy step to make. They have learnt what it takes to attract clients, keep them satisfied and lead with...

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Technology and Innovation - Future Proof your Career

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Technology and Innovation - Future Proof your Career

05 Jun 2019
We were recently invited by ICAEW West Midlands to contribute to their Summer 2019 edition of Abacus. We share our thoughts on the accountants futureproofing their career as new technologies become more commonplace in the...

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What happens when you don’t make Partner?

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What happens when you don’t make Partner?

03 Apr 2019
    A common scenario that I have witnessed in recent years is when an individual at a Big 4 or Top 10 firm reaches a point in their career where the opportunity for partnership has disappeared and frustration sets in. Most...

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Why should you choose a career in tax?

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Why should you choose a career in tax?

20 Nov 2018
Tax is a fast paced and dynamic environment that sits at the heart of the business decision making. You may be under the impression that it can be boring and wonder why someone would choose a career in this area of the accountancy profession...

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Lee Holloway, Group Head of Tax, Next: A Career in Private Practice vs Industry?

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Lee Holloway, Group Head of Tax, Next: A Career in Private Practice vs Industry?

24 Oct 2018
    Lee Holloway, Group Head of Tax at Next, shares his insight into a career in tax and how it has evolved since completing his training. After 10 years in Private Practice with KPMG and 8 years in Industry, Lee’s broad...

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