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VITAL - the magazine for ACA students

Vital is the quarterly magazine for ACA students. The magazine features articles and updates from tutors, industry experts, ICAEW members and ICAEW staff. It exists to help you develop the knowledge, skills and experience you need to succeed throughout your ACA training and in your career.


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In the April edition:

Welcome to the April issue of Vital, which is the first in our new design.

In this issue, you will find an extended Study section, with a detailed look at the Advanced Level. Even if you are only at the start of your ACA journey, it’s essential you get to know how this works and take note of the advice offered here.

This issue is also jam-packed with inspirational stories, as ICAEW members and fellow students share their expertise and experiences. We hear from our cover star, Dylan Murphy, currently finance director of the Jeremy Clarkson-backed start-up DriveTribe, about how he made the leap into the fast-moving world of a motoring tech start-up and why it’s helped him achieve a better work-life balance.

Elsewhere in the work section, we look at the satisfaction that comes from the feeling of giving something back. It is a feeling that chartered accountants know better than many professionals. Hear from those working in the world of international development as well as several who found their calling through volunteering.

As, always, we love to hear from you, so if you have any comments or suggestions, email us at vital@icaew.com or tweet us using #VitalMag.

Cover story

Check out April’s cover story, where Dylan Murphy waved goodbye to the corporate world and set his sights on the start-up scene.

Marie Lake - Vital Editor

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