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Elevate Your Internal Profile: A Guide for UK Finance Professionals

How Can You Boost Your Internal Corporate Profile? Read on for The Consultancy Group's Guide for UK Finance Professionals.
Finance & Accounting Consultant

Revamp Your 2024 Online Presence With This LinkedIn Profile Update Strategy

In today’s highly competitive job market, especially for exec-level roles, having a stellar LinkedIn profile is crucial to attracting the attention of recruiters and potential employers. In this article, we’ll discuss some essential LinkedIn profile updates that will help you stand out, grow your professional network, and boost your chances of landing your dream job […]
Interim Finance & Accounting Consultant

Comprehensive Guide to Acing Your Finance Interview

How to Prepare for an Interview: Your Comprehensive Guide to Acing the Process
Finance & Accounting Principle Consultant

Remote and Ready: How to Thrive in Your Job Search from Home

In today’s fast-paced and digital-driven world, job seekers are adapting to new ways of searching for employment opportunities from the comfort of their homes. Navigating a job search from home, whether a permanent contract or a temporary position, presents unique challenges. However, it also offers numerous advantages when equipped with the right strategies and resources. […]
Finance & Accounting Consultant

The Ultimate Guide to Staying Motivated During Your Job Hunt: 10 Essential Strategies

Embarking on a job search can be an exciting yet challenging experience. Whether searching for your first job, considering a career change, or rebounding from a layoff, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and discouraged by the job-hunting process. Rejection, endless cover letters, and radio silence from prospective employers can take a toll on your mental […]
Interim Finance & Accounting Consultant

Is a Move into Commercial Finance right for me?

The majority of ACA NQ accountants have been on a pretty rigid career path since they entered the profession – typically three years of hard work in a specific discipline such as Audit. Once their training contracts are done, it’s often the first chance they have had to consider what comes next, and for many, […]
Co-Founder & Director

Newly Qualified ACA?

Congratulations! You’re a newly qualified ACA. Although this is certainly a cause for celebration, we understand that the career options ahead can be daunting, now that you’re suddenly in such demand. And, for some – the paradox of choice can become all too much. This is likely to be the first time there is a […]
Finance & Accounting Consultant

CIMA versus ACCA

Professional qualifications in accounting are often required by graduates and others in the field as a way of boosting their CVs for the highly competitive labour market. Among such qualifications are those offered by the CIMA and the ACCA. Because of their important roles in the field of accounting, a CIMA versus ACCA debate often […]
Co-Founder & Director

How to Become a Commercial Accountant

In recent years, advancements in technology, the proliferation of big data, and underlying market conditions have elevated the finance function to become the strategic heartbeat of any business. The role of finance teams has grown, and as such, the skill sets of commercial accountants have widened significantly. They are now expected to have a key, […]
Co-Founder & Director

Is Now a Good Time to Leave a Job in Practice & Move to Industry?

For many freshly ACA-qualified accountants, their first question to us will be, “Is now a good time to be leaving my job in practice for the industry?”. The simple answer is yes. The finance department is becoming more vital than ever to businesses during the pandemic, and there is increasing demand within the industry to […]
Finance & Accounting Principle Consultant

How to Deal with Redundancy

Losing your job through redundancy can be one of the hardest and most upsetting things to face. Worries about how you will cope financially can knock your confidence down, leave you feeling ashamed or confused, and cause a great deal of stress. Redundancy is overwhelming for most of us, but there are ways of dealing […]
Finance & Accounting Principle Consultant

Pros and Cons of Working for a Big or Small Business

When considering a career move, one of the most overlooked considerations is the size of the company. Candidates weigh up the role and the salary, and often the type of company and location, but there are a number of differences between large and small companies, from cultural fit to career progression, that should have an […]
Co-Founder & Director

What it Takes to Become a Commercial Accountant

In recent years, advances in technology, the proliferation of big data, and underlying market conditions have elevated the finance function to become the strategic heartbeat of any business. The role of finance teams has grown, and as such, the skills sets of commercial accountants have widened significantly. They are now expected to have a key, […]
Co-Founder & Director

Do I Wait for my Bonus?

There is a perspective that if you entertain the thought of moving jobs within three to six months of bonus season, you will jeopardise your annual bonus payment. Often in the months of October, November and December candidate start to withdraw themselves from pursuing opportunities in lieu of and an expected bonus payment. The reality […]
Co-Founder & Director

I want a commercial role

September and October is always an interesting time of year for the many ACA Newly Qualifieds coming onto the market. They have completed their training contracts and many are now keen to take their first step into Commerce but are often met with conflicting ideas and advice as to where next to take their careers. […]
Co-Founder & Director

The Common Interview Question That isn’t What it Seems

One question, that usually comes up early in any interview, is “What do you know about our company?” Almost all candidates do their research on a potential employer (those who don’t, won’t get much further than this question in the interviewer’s eyes), but this question isn’t about reciting a Wikipedia entry, their Companies House information […]
Co-Founder & Director

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