Monthly Archives: April 2016

How important are soft skills for Accountants?

Daniel Middleton is a Consultant at Argyll Scott, specialising in Accounting and Finance recruitment. In business, and in life, many of us make our decisions logically. We base our choices on quantifiable factors; whether that is details from a profit

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What Employers Want: Effective communication and strong commercial acumen

Part Three| Effective communication and strong commercial acumen In this three part series; Cedar looks at the increased emphasis on soft skills when hiring a finance leader. In week one we looked at leadership and risk taking skills. In week

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Five key skills needed to be a successful accountant

Nadim Choudhury, Head of Careers and Employability at ifs University College Communication skills: You don’t have to be TV presenter, but you must be able to articulate how you think and feel so that others understand you. Focus on making

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What Employers Want: The top six non-finance skills for finance leaders

Part Two| Forward Thinking and interpersonal skills In this three part series; Cedar looks at the increased emphasis on soft skills when hiring a finance leader. Last week we looked at leadership and risk taking skills but what else do

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Soft Skills for Finance Professionals

The role of modern accountancy and finance professionals is changing. In addition to technical proficiency, accountants are expected to take a more central role in providing strategic direction to the business, working in conjunction with other departments to share insights

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GAAPweb launch work experience competition for rising stars of finance

GAAPweb are launching a work experience competition aimed at Finance and Accountancy undergraduates. Working with the GAAPweb Financial Controller, the successful candidate will get the opportunity to gain valuable experience within a FTSE listed media group in the heart of

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What Employers Want: The top six non-finance skills for finance leaders

Part One | Leadership and Risk Taking In a new three part series, Cedar looks at what employers look for in today’s finance leader. In 2015, McDonald’s UK launched a campaign calling for a whole-scale re-evaluation of the value and

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