If the country you are based in is going through a downturn, a range of resources are available from the Library & Information Service to help you re-assess your future plans and recession-proof your career.
Learning and continuing professional development (CPD) are key in a rapidly changing business landscape. On this page you can access online resources providing quick links to information on accounting, tax and finance education, training courses and tuition providers as well as a range of articles and books on the topic.
An increasing number of people build their careers by combining several paid activities at the same time. This offers the opportunity to carry out different kinds of work, use a variety of skills or combine paid and voluntary work. A portfolio career can also give you the flexibility you need to balance work and family responsibilities. Use our guides, books, articles and links to find out more about portfolio careers as a career option.
With businesses increasingly operating globally and rising activity in emerging markets, companies are sending more staff on international assignments and employees are more mobile than ever. On this page you can find a collection of books, articles and guides to help if you're thinking of working abroad.
Surveys and reports on remuneration and pay across firms can help you benchmark salaries and benefits in the financial sector for accounting professionals, directors and executives. On this page you can access a range of articles, books and online resources providing quick links to surveys, rankings and reports.
Do you want to develop your personal coaching and mentoring skills? Or find a mentor to help move your career forward? Use our books, guides and helpful links to identify best practice and discover new techniques and approaches.
Research suggests that companies with more diverse boards perform better and take fewer risks. Find latest research, reports, articles and guides on legal and regulatory initiatives in the UK and around the world to increase representation and diversity on corporate boards.
You may want to consider other options than full retirement when you give up your current job. This could include anything from setting up your own business to volunteering at home or overseas. This page contains articles and links to help you explore the options open to you as a trained accountant, whose professional skills and experience will continue to be in demand.
Approaching your retirement, there are a number of options for you to consider if you don't want to retire from working life completely. This page provides you with a selection of books, articles and links to help you explore and evaluate your options.
If you're now considering retirement you will also be considering what happens to your business when you retire. Whether you are passing on a family owned business, or thinking about selling your business to boost your retirement income, the Library's succession planning resources will help you to choose the best option for you and your business.
Retirement means not only grappling with changes to your finances, but also thinking about the impact your retirement will have on your family life and your mental and physical wellbeing. This page provides information on how to cope with these changes and ensure you have a healthy and fulfilling retirement.