Social media mistakes that are costing you the job
74% of employers will look you up on social media before hiring you. So before you post another 'What kind of bread would you be?' quiz, it's time to career-proof your social accounts.
This action plan will help you along your journey, making you go from strength to strength.
You’ve got the qualifications, but suddenly it seems like everyone else does too... And when you're competing for the top accountancy and bookkeeping roles, how do you stand out?
So you’ve had the job offer, and the salary looks tempting, but is it really the job for you? We talk to experts about how to be sure before you sign the contract.
The Big Four accountancy firms are now the top cyber security hirers in the UK - get cyber security savvy today to stay ahead of the curve
It's a pivotal point in the interview, the tables are turned and you’re asked if you have any questions for the interviewer.
A competency-based interview is designed to test whether you have the specific skills that match the job, as opposed to finding out about your qualifications and experience.
You can increase your chances of getting through to a second interview by following a few simple steps.
While you may look like the ideal candidate on paper, it is essential you make a good impression in person.
The day is your chance to shine, make the most of your opportunity.
We look at the emerging role of Finance Business Partner in the modern accounting industry.
Ellie Garratty is an assistant accountant with Mazars, an international audit, tax and advisory firm.
Being an audit associate requires financial skills, and a willingness to ask searching questions.
Want to be a finance manager? Then you need to undersand how business sworks
Jade Cheshire is a Finance Apprentice at Network Rail. In our interview, she talks about how she decided to become an apprentice rather than going to university; how she has enjoyed studying with AAT, the challenges and excitement of working for the public sector, and how communication is a big a part of her job.
After redundancy Katrina Borissova fought off self-doubt to start a small soap business
You can never tell where an AAT qualification will take you - or what it will lead to.
Diana Mikolajewska, MAAT, has overcome many challenges to build her accounting career.
Caroline Hocking has bright red hair, tattoos, piercings and rides a motorbike. Her approach to accountancy is a little different, too. Caroline Hocking FMAAT, the founder of Cornwall-based Mona Accountancy, is on a mission: to bring financial freedom to clients. A big part of this, she says, is opening up conversations and being comfortable discussing... Read more »
Apprenticeships work for high-flying professionals who want to make rapid progress, just ask Laura Whyte MAAT,
Do you think you're right for the job, but not sure how to prove it ? Consider our tips to make you stand out to employers.
Top tips to make sure your CV doesn’t end up on the rejection pile.
Karen Young, Director at Hays Accountancy and Finance, provides expert advice on how to make sure your CV has the best chance of getting you selected for that all important first interview.
A CV featuring lots of work experience isn't the only way to put yourself in the running for your dream job.
What are the practical challenges for accountants and finance teams?
How are UK businesses dealing with the rising costs and lead times from a double whammy of Covid-19 and Brexit?
Can the SME Brexit Support fund help clients cope with red tape?
VAT returns for March 2021 are looking different to previous years. Here’s what accountants say about the changes.
What accountants need to know about the changes affecting customs, taxes and personnel.
A delay will help business - but is it a mixed blessing?
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The next phase of Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT and the introduction of MTD for Income Tax Self Assessment (ITSA) are fast approaching.
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Some experts want a relaxation of the rules to help the return to the office - are they right to do so?
Omicron is raising the possibility of another lockdown, so how are businesses preparing?
After a difficult year, HMRC is encouraging the early filing of self-assessment returns.
The furlough scheme may be closed, but paperwork and record-keeping requirements remain.
As we return to work, the pandemic bill has to be paid. Eamonn Butler of the Adam Smith Institute believes he knows how
Georgia Duffee has created a dynamite one-woman accountancy business by committing to continually streamlining her strategies alongside the ever-changing economic landscape.
Here are five things to implement now in order to kick-start your business and bring success post-lockdown.
After three critical reports, the prospect of a new regulator and the break of the Big Four, audit could be on the cusp of meaningful change. Financial auditing is frequently in the news, thanks to a growing list of court cases and fines. Public perception of auditors is low due to failings; while the regulator... Read more »
How will accounting technology develop over the next five years? AT spoke to experts to find out.
In times of crisis the accountancy industry tends to thrive. But will the profession still be a stable career choice in the months and years to come?
A joint HM Treasury, HMRC and BEIS public consultation on the issue finished last week.
HMRC is giving business and agents extra breathing space on account of Covid-19
AAT calls on Government to ensure more people benefit from flexible working.
A new report from regulator OPBAS recognises AAT's contribution to Anti-Money Laundering (AML)
In-person branch events have made a welcome return to the AAT calendar.
Running an efficient accounting practice can be difficult, but Xero can help (sponsored)
There are lots of advantages to working for yourself. You can set your own hours, choose your own clients, and decide where and how you get the job done.
How to feel confident in charging what your service is worth
Alastair Thomson is a Portfolio Financial Director and the author of How To Build A Better Business Plan, here we’ve picked his brains about why a business plan is so important and what makes a great one.
How to become an AAT Licensed Member and the steps to go through to set up on your own.