Little did I know, I would be provided with a lot more to digest than just your standard freshly baked croissant.
The EY panel was made up of 4 EY Tax and Economic experts, namely, Neil Gibson (Economic Advisor), Kevin McLoughlin (Head of Tax), Joe Bollard (Partner; International Tax) and Jim Ryan (Partner; Human Capital).
There are countless reasons why it is so important to make sure you are happy in what you do.
Here are just a few:
• Self Fulfillment:
More time is spent at work than anywhere else in your average day. If you are in a position that you are happy and motivated in, overall benefits to your health and wellbeing are the result. Happiness in what you do throughout the day leads to a greater work life balance.
However, this year I feel it's different, the sentiment has changed and with recent figures on tax revenues, new growth rates and positive employment trends, it seems we have finally reached the end of the austerity budgets. And budget 2015 should be a positive one. So what are the most likely changes/updates?
Governments and non government organisations are all taking an interest and driving for large scale global change, one example being the OECD’s Action Plan on BEPS (Base Erosion and Profit Shifting).
See the latest report here published by the worlds foremost authority on cross-border taxation.
With the ACA exams out of the way, normally thoughts will turn to starting the next stage of your career. Whilst some employers will want to wait until the exam results come out in November before hiring people, others will be more flexible.
For some people, January is a time for a new start and resolutions are made with the hope of a change in career, job or lifestyle. I personally think September is a great time to consider a change. There is something about the kids being back to school that makes you think of a taking on a fresh challenge, a time to start over again and perhaps moving on from your current role.
In line with our commitment to keep professionals and hiring organisations involved in Compliance functions up to date with employment and recruitment trends, in May 2014 Morgan McKinley conducted an international survey of its consultants in eight regions. Overall the market has become very buoyant and we expect further improvement in the second half of 2014.
After years of juggling study and work along with the pressure of passing exams, the question on many people’s minds is "what now for my career"?
The good news is, if you successfully pass your exams then you have massively increased your attractiveness to employers and your earning power. What those opportunities are and what salary you can expect to earn now and in the coming years will depend on a number of factors.