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  • The importance of interpersonal skills in accountancy

    Adrian O'Connor - February 23 2017

    Interpersonal Skills

    Developing strong interpersonal skills has long been a priority for accountants working in-house. However with research on the evolving role of senior finance professionals from professional services firm, EY, finding that the role of CFO is broadening far beyond its technical foundation into a role that is ever more strategic, the importance of possessing communication and leaderships skills is arguably greater than ever.

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  • Global Accounting Network takes part in the London Triathlon in aid of Race Against Blood Cancer

    Adrian O'Connor - February 20 2017

     

    London Triathlon

    After successfully completing two triathlons, in as many years, our team of dedicated recruitment consultants and hardworking support staff are set to get out from behind their desks to take part once again. The team will be taking part in the world’s largest triathlon in London to raise money for an incredibly worthy cause, The Race Against Blood Cancer.

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  • Flexible working is on the rise

    Adrian O'Connor - February 2 2017
    Flexible working

    We’ve spoken in great depth about flexible working in recent weeks. In fact, research we produced in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) found that more than half (55%) of qualified accountants are motivated by flexibility and a greater work-life balance when considering a new job role, up from 37% the year prior.

    The CIMA 2016 salary insights report also found that the number of respondents motivated by flexible working practices now outnumbers those driven by remuneration, this significant shift is illustrative of the changing nature of accountancy roles – it is certainly no longer an archetypal nine to five career.

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