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Becoming an accountant: is accountancy really the career for you
Careers development advice for anyone considering working in the accountancy profession. The book covers how accountants train, where they work and what work they undertake. It also provides detailed guidance on qualifications, where to find work, areas of work, and case studies from qualified accountants.
Developing executive talent: best practices from global leaders
The book includes chapters on the importance of talent management for long-term business success, an overview of talent management processes, succession management, recruitment, career development, talent management and workplace diversity, brand management, and integrating talent management with other human resource processes.
Effective people management
The book includes chapters on team building, personal effectiveness, staff recruitment, performance management, employment issues, implementing change, and career management.
Deviating from traditional career paths can strengthen firmwide diversity
Article on diversity and inclusion in accounting firms, featuring a case study from Frazier & Deeter, which benefits from recruiting accounting graduates for entrepreneurial ventures and new projects where they can help shape team culture from the start. Employee resource or 'affinity groups' are being used by firms as formal ways to ensure that potential partners from diverse backgrounds have opportunities to develop supportive relationships with colleagues and firm leaders. Teams which reflect a variety of perspectives tend to outperform groups that are more homogeneous.
Why leadership development fails
The authors argue that companies must take a more scientific approach to turning their raw talent into leaders. They must identify the critical leadership competencies, assess employees’ potential, and map people’s potential to role requirements to see how far they can go. Last, to help them get there, provide the right coaching and development opportunities.
Your own worst enemy?
Most people display at least three of traits which, taken to extremes, can put them severely limit your career opportunities. Diligence, for example, can morph into procrastination or obsessive perfectionism. The author discusses the individual traits and suggests how to manage them, which involves identifying the ones that trip you up, modifying some of your behaviors, and continuing to adjust in response to critical feedback. In the process, you can greatly enhance your reputation and your career path.
Wiping the slate clean
The UK faces major challenges in dealing with nuclear waste and decommissioning plants, which means an abundance of career opportunities in the industry. Evelyn Adams reports on the training routes available.
Succeed at succession
How to design succession planning and grow the bench strength from within. The article argues that firms need to create a culture of leadership development; they should be clear about why they are doing succession planning. Other tips include having career-development discussions separate from the performance review, and minimising the paperwork burden on managers.
Tips and advice from the Chartered Accountants' Benevolent Association on dealing with work-related issues.
Mentoring and executive coaching
ICAEW mentors and coaches offer finance professionals at all stages in their careers with practical and personal guidance, support, knowledge and access to business leaders with specialist expertise or industry experience.
One-to-one career consultation
Identify the steps you need to move forward in your career by exploring your aspirations and current skill set. The consultation gives you personalised guidance and a specific action plan.
Network, blog and forum for accountants and finance professionals.
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