ACCA Careers – Skills builder

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  • CV writing for early careers and recent graduates
  • Sharon Machado, ACCA’s portfolio head of business reporting (and formerly ACCA’s head of qualifications), takes a look at why ACCA students and university students need to enhance their professional, analytical and ethical skills
  • Social and environmental issues are becoming more challenging - from climate change and species extinction to plastic pollution and increasing inequality.
  • Alastair Goddin, head of risk at Asta Capital, considers the importance of risk management teams, the need to understand developing scenarios and to expect the unexpected
  • As attention turns to recovery in a post-Covid-19 world, is now the time to focus on creating a more sustainable and resilient global economy through green finance?
  • It can understandably feel overwhelming looking for a job under such chaotic circumstances especially for recent graduates, but there are a few steps we recommend
  • Job-hunting during an economic crisis is difficult for anybody, but particularly disheartening for new graduates and career starters
  • The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are 17 goals tackling major world issues agreed by 193 UN member states to be achieved by 2030. These goals include zero hunger, decent work and economic growth, and reduced inequalities.
  • Many business decisions have ethical elements to them. This is because of the impacts of those decisions, and the fact that outcomes are likely to affect stakeholders in different ways and will express different ethical values. For ACCA students and university students this support tool supports ...
  • We take a look at some of the skills that will be most in demand of new trainees and graduates from employers in 2020
  • What do you want to accomplish in your career and how do you go about realising it? Dina Smith has some advice for recent graduates on developing your professional purpose
  • With expectations on accountants and recent graduates entering the workplace constantly shifting, it is important to have a wide range of soft skills at your disposal to complement your technical skills in order to have a better chance to succeed
  • This article looks at business-to-business and business-to-consumer e-commerce and benefits for business, as well as the social and employment costs involved.
  • This article considers a variety of ethical threats which a contemporary accountant working in the digital age may encounter and considers how these threats might be addressed.
  • With expectations on accountants constantly shifting, it is important to have a wide range of soft skills at your disposal to complement your technical skills in order to have a better chance to succeed
  • Going concern, audit evidence and accounting estimates are just some of the key issues auditors around the world are responding to during the Covid-19 crisis
  • Risk auditing and social and environmental auditing are widely adopted and are increasingly being employed by organisations to increase investor confidence and respond to other stakeholder demands.
  • With the world in full or partial lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it is highly likely that new trainee and graduate job interviews will be video interviews. Don't panic! We have some top tips
  • As accountancy and finance professionals, we need to embrace the digital shift and recognise that technology is constantly moving forward
  • Advances in digital technology are reshaping the world of accountancy and finance. These changes present an opportunity for finance professionals prepared to embrace digital innovation and apply their analytical skills in new ways.