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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What is the value of strategic onboarding?

10 Sep 2018
A carefully thought out onboarding process will ensure that every new employee is aware of the firm’s values, purpose and aims from the beginning. Establishing a consistent approach to welcoming individuals into the firm is essential...

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Karen McLellan: What can and should be done to address gender parity in professional services?

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Karen McLellan: What can and should be done to address gender parity in professional services?

16 Aug 2018
Karen McLellan, Managing Director at Haines Watts, Hereford, discusses her stance on gender equality in the workplace and, in particular, women at the senior level of the accountancy profession. “Here we go again” remarked my...

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Why are candidates short-sighted when it comes to their career?

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Why are candidates short-sighted when it comes to their career?

13 Jul 2018
When a candidate takes a re-active approach to their career there is a potential risk to not achieving their ultimate career goal. My questions is - why are candidates so short-sighted when it comes to their careers and planning for the...

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