Accountancy Careers

Rooting for the Underdog

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Costa Rica had me at the edge of my seat on Saturday night (feel free to hold judgements on my Saturday nights) not because they were playing such fantastic football but they showed brilliant courage and a hunger to succeed. They didn’t resort to playing dirty, instead they battled onto the 120th minute and 4th penalty before succumbing to the Netherlands who displayed a smarter game strategy throughout.

"The Moneyball Approach to recruitment: Big Data = Big Changes".

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I recently read a blog about a presentation delivered by Glen Cathey, KForce Senior VP and at the time Randstads VP of Global Sourcing & Talent Strategy. His presentation was titled "The Moneyball Approach to recruitment: Big Data = Big Changes".

"The Moneyball Approach to recruitment: Big Data = Big Changes". 

“A few small steps up the street, one giant leap for my career"

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I recently made a big jump from a local rival to Morgan McKinley but why Morgan McKinley? The main selling point for me was the aim and vision to grow and succeed. After working in Recruitment for the past 12 months for a local competitor, I’d decided Recruitment is where I want to be, so why not work for the best!

I will admit it was a strange experience being on the other side of interview preparation. One thing I consistently tell candidates is - Preparation is Essential.

As a recently qualified ACA what salary should I expect?

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1,059 FAE students breathed a sigh of relief last Friday morning with a 62.3% pass rate amongst the 1700 people who sat exams in September.  That is 1,059 passed finalists nationally , the vast majority of which will exit training contracts at some stage in 2013.  After a long 3 - 3.5 year training contract many recently qualified accountants will wonder now that they're qualified how will this change their salary.