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Life as an independent adviser and consultant

Case studies and interviews with independent advisers and consultants illustrating the challenges and achievements of working in accountancy. This section also includes data on salary and industry norms within the sector.

The Inbetweeners: life as an interim FD - part one

Two financial directors tell us why they chose a portfolio career.

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The Inbetweeners: life as an interim FD – part one

The ‘portfolio career’, whether classic project-based interim work, short-term cover, or part-time assignments, is becoming increasingly popular among senior finance executives. In this first part by Christian Doherty two financial directors tell us why they went against the grain.

The Inbetweeners: life as an interim FD - part two

Two more finance directors explain why they have decided to follow a portfolio career.

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Life as an interim FD – part two

The ‘portfolio career’, whether classic project-based interim work, short-term cover, or part-time assignments, is becoming increasingly popular among senior finance executives. In this second part by Christian Doherty two more financial directors tell us why they went against the grain.

Walk the line

Knowing when to leave and having an exit strategy is critical for any interim manager.

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Walk the line

Interim managers are brought in to help turn an organisation’s fortunes around – but when is the right time to walk?

Business partnering

Interim finance managers face particular challenges when working with business managers.

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Interim finance at a community enterprise

Neil Trup recounts his year at a high profile community enterprise group.

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A community enterprise case study

Neal Trup’s 40-day assignment was spread over a 12-month period at an established and high profile community enterprise group - a charity and three trading companies.

Would you work in the gig economy for life?

How far can the gig economy become part of any portfolio career?

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Would you work in the gig economy for life?

Matt Tyson of freelancer support service, Workr Group, considers how far the gig economy could become a component of the working life of anyone that already has a portfolio career.

Business case studies

Aimed at circumstances faced by members in business.

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Practice case studies

Aimed at circumstances faced by members in practice.

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Practice case studies

These interactive case studies are aimed at members and students working in public practice. They provide examples of ethical issues in the workplace and include guidance on how to resolve them.