ACCA prizewinners Autumn Murphy, Dominic Gibson and Lauren Pamplin share their top tips for passing exams, in particular the Advanced Taxation, Advanced Performance Management and Advanced Audit and Assurance exams. They also discuss their experiences of working in lockdown, how they approach their careers, and how they manage to stay motivated.
In this podcast we hear from the head of finance St Bartholomew's Hospital, Nick Geatches, about his career with KPMG, how he made the shift to the public sector, what it's been like working for the NHS during the Coronavirus pandemic and how the future looks for health finances.
In the second of two podcasts, Head of Learning at Kaplan Financial Stuart Pedley-Smith talks specifically about some of the obstacles to studying that might come up during periods of self-isolation, and what strategies to apply in order to overcome them - many of which will be equally useful once the lockdown ends.
In the first of two podcasts, Head of Learning at Kaplan Financial Stuart Pedley-Smith explains the science of learning, and how effective learning methods can be applied by anyone to achieve positive results. In particular this episode explores in depth six proven strategies for effective learning: spacing, interleaving, retrieval practice, elaboration, concrete examples and dual coding.
In this episode we talk to Andy Hall, an ACCA prizewinner and business advisor at BDO, and Andy Huddleston, a partner within the BDO Drive team. They share their various experiences of studying, working and recruiting at BDO, how the finance landscape is changing, and how accountants can be future ready. This episode is sponsored by tuition provider Kaplan.
Syllabus area E4 of the SBL study guide requires students to discuss, assess and evaluate the security of IT systems. This podcast explains why these skills are crucial for those seeking to become effective strategic business leaders and demonstrates how they can be applied in practice.
Finance Director Analysis & Control at Hays Specialist Recruitment in London Richard Snowden shares his experiences of managing a team responsible for internal and external reporting, and discusses what skills accountants need in the jobs market right now, the importance of creativity and communication, and how to stay relevant in an ever-changing profession.
Climate change is one of the hottest topics in business right now; at the recent World Economic Forum it was declared that the top five global risks were all linked to the environment. As consumers become more eco-conscious, "sustainability" has become a buzzword, and many companies say they are committed to reducing their "carbon footprint." But is enough being done by the finance world to stem the crisis, and what can accountants specifically do to contribute?
Barbara Davidson is the former head of Investor Engagement at the International Financial Reporting Standards Board and has over 20 years of experience in the accounting and finance sector, as well as an MSc in Environmental Policy and Regulation. In this podcast she shares some of her wealth of knowledge and experience on this subject, including a discussion of the Sustainable Development Goals, and what individuals as well as organisations can do to bring about positive change.
In this episode we talk to the UK director of Hays Accountancy and Finance, Karen Young, about the advantages of working with a recruitment agency, the key things to focus on when looking for a job, how to tailor your CV and prepare for interviews, and what makes candidates stand out from the crowd.