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Accountancy and finance career consultancy

One-to-one career advice service.

Whether you’re looking for advice on taking your career in a new direction or need help creating a stand-out CV, the ICAEW’s new career consultancy service offers personalised advice for the accountancy and finance market.

Delivered by ICAEW member and career coach Bob Griffiths, each one-to-one consultation is tailored to the needs of the individual. There are four options available:

One-to-one career consultation

Price £115

An hour long consultation designed to help you set a future direction. Identify the steps you need to move forward in your career by exploring your aspirations and current skill set.

  • Receive personalised guidance on different career paths
  • Recognise any obstacles and explore ways to overcome them
  • Draw up a specific set of actions

Participants will need to complete a skills audit questionnaire in advance of the session. The questionnaire will take approximately one hour to complete.

CV review 

Price £50

If you’ve been sending out your CV with little success or are unsure if your CV meets current expectations, the ICAEWjobs CV review service can help.

Send us a copy of your CV along with examples of the types of roles you’re looking for and our career consultant, Bob Griffiths, ACA, will email you with his comments.

You’ll find out:

  • How you can improve your CV’s content
  • If you’re positioning yourself correctly
  • If the look and feel of your CV is appropriate

Bonus offer

After the CV review, if you would like a career consultation and/or a skills audit and new CV created for you, you’ll be entitled to up to 20% discount on these services.

Please email icaewjobs@icaew.com with your CV after your purchase, along with links to up to four job vacancy adverts from ICAEWjobs other job boards or company websites. If you have any questions please email us or call +44 (0)20 7920 8535.

Prices exclude VAT.

Creating a winning CV 

Price £195

Complete a skills audit and create an interview winning CV.

During your initial session our consultant will work with you to produce a CV which:

  • Outlines your key skills and strengths
  • Highlights your career achievements
  • Positions you appropriately for the market you're looking to enter

Participants will need to complete a skills audit questionnaire in advance of the session. The questionnaire will take approximately one hour to complete. Then together with our consultant you will work on the CV until you are both satisfied that it shows you in the best possible light. This usually takes two to three short sessions.

Consultations take place face to face, over the phone or via Skype. Additional hour long consultation slots can be purchased for £90+VAT each.

CV and career consultation package 

Price £320

Save by combining a one-to-one career consultation with a professional CV creation session. A comprehensive consultation designed to help you set a future direction and identify the steps you need to move forward in your career. You will also work with a consultant to complete a skills audit and create an interview winning CV.
  • Receive personalised guidance on different career paths
  • Recognise any obstacles and explore ways to overcome them
  • Draw up a specific set of actions

Our consultant will work with you to produce a CV that:

  • Outlines your key skills and strengths
  • Highlights your career achievements
  • Positions you appropriately for the market you're looking to enter

Participants will need to complete a skills audit questionnaire in advance of the session. The questionnaire will take approximately one hour to complete. Then together with our consultant you will work on the CV until you are both satisfied that it shows you in the best possible light. This usually takes two to three short sessions.

Consultations take place face to face, over the phone or via Skype. Additional hour long consultation slots can be purchased for £90+VAT each.

Each consultation takes place over the phone or via online coaching software. To book a session and for more information, please contact ICAEWjobs on icaewjobs@icaew.com

About our career coaching provider, Bob Griffiths, ACA

After qualifying as a chartered accountant Bob started his own consultancy, working with organisations needing support in getting their financial systems straight. Realising that the human element was key in successful business, he trained to offer coaching services in addition to financial advice.

Bob believes that success is most satisfying when reached through good relationships both inside and outside the workplace. He recognises that true success cannot be measured purely in financial terms and enables people to overcome organisational and personal barriers to achieving their career goals.

Bob has worked extensively in the financial services and manufacturing sectors and has helped many accountancy and finance professionals transition into new roles. Some of his clients include the Ministry of Defence, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Coca Cola Amatil, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter and the D.V.L.A.

Articles from Bob Griffiths on the ICAEW Career Community
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"I felt really comfortable talking to Bob at a difficult time. He was both sympathetic and supportive of my position. Bob gave me some really great tips to get myself going, and even followed up with an e mail about a month later."
L.P

“Bob is an excellent career coach! I find him extremely helpful and in particular my first session with him was inspiring…. I feel I was lucky to see the posting of this service on the Institute’s email distribution at a time when I was very frustrated with my career and desperately in need of advice for a major career change away from Accountancy/Banking.”
F.K

“Overall I found the sessions very useful. Bob came up with some good techniques and ideas for me to work on”
M.L