Working from home: The top 4 books, webinars and podcasts for you right now

Make the most of your time at home with these great webinars, books, and podcasts.


1.Leadership and Influence

This CIPFA webinar covers the factors that will help leaders in any industry develop a powerful platform for influencing their seniors and peers. It illustrates practical ways in which small changes in behaviours can enhance personal influence.

2. Networking, Networking, Networking!

Presented by Alison Dungworth and Heather White, this practical webinar from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) will help you make the most of opportunities, grow your network and build a pipeline of assignments.

3. Xero Espresso Webinar

Held twice a week, this webinar is the perfect introduction to Xero for
those who are trialling the software for the first time. The Xero team will take you on a tour of the key features in 45 minutes, covering Making Tax Digital, bank feed setup, VAT, reporting, invoicing, and mobile.

Webinar: save hours on data input with Xero and Hubdoc

Watch this free webinar and learn how to use the Hubdoc data capture solution to avoid spending hours chasing small business clients for missing documents.

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4. Presenting Numbers Effectively

This CIPFA webinar runs through some of the key considerations for making data engaging – including considering the audience, identifying your key messages, and selecting appropriate formats. Plus top tips for formatting and laying out tables and graphs.


1.Cracking The Leadership Code: Three Secrets To Building Strong Leaders By Alain Hunkins

Be inspired by real-life stories from the author’s many years of leadership experience, and use a practical tool kit to become a better leader. Using
the interconnected elements of connection, communication, and collaboration ― Cracking The Leadership Code will help you learn how to communicate, influence, and persuade others more effectively.

2. The Communication Habit: Strategies That Set You Apart And Leave A Lasting Impression By Laura A Lasting Impression

Laura Katen, a leading expert in business communication, explains how to recognise and change communication habits that can hinder success. The Communication Habit provides a practical and helpful guide to applying the right communication tools and strategies in the most common business settings and situations – including recovering from mistakes or negative impressions.

3. Reach The Top In Finance: The Ambitious Accountant’s Guide To Career Success By Sally Percy

Sally Percy explains how to develop a range of skills that will support your personal and professional growth in the finance sector. Whether you work in industry, not-for-profit, or public practice, this book will guide finance professionals who want to know how they can succeed as trusted advisors, business partners, senior leaders, and innovators.

4. Stepping Up: How To Accelerate Your Leadership Potential By Dr Sarah Wood and Niamh O’Keeffe

Follow Stepping Up’s practical five-point framework on how to step-up and achieve your ambitions – vision, values, velocity, votes, and victories. This book will motivate and equip you to understand and respond to changing attitudes, changing technology, and our fast-moving world, as well as develop your ability to lead yourself and others through it.


1.The Cloud Accounting Podcast

One of the most popular accounting and bookkeeping podcasts, this is a must-listen for anyone in the industry. Join Blake Oliver and David Leary at the intersection of accounting and technology for a news roundup and interviews with industry leaders.

2. No Accounting For Taste

The AccountingWEB UK editorial team discuss issues and topics that are impacting the accounting industry. Topics include Coronavirus and the Budget, as well as elections, ethics, tax season, MTD, and the challenges facing accountants.

3. Where Accountants Go

Whether you work in the industry, the public sector, or are looking to start your own business, this podcast will enlighten you on all the possibilities. Successful accounting guests share their stories of how their career has developed.

4. Accounting Best Practices with Steve Bragg

Author Steve Bragg discusses accounting management, best practices, controls, throughput accounting and GAAP for accountants, controllers, and CFOs. He also covers a broad range of business subjects, including accounting technology, closing the books, financing, payroll, and more.

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