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How to keep millennials engaged at work

How to keep millennials engaged at work

A lot has changed about the workforce in the last decade or so. Businesses have reached a point where they no longer place the greatest focus on attracting and retaining customers but on finding and holding the right employees. The Millennials, born from 1980 to 2000...

Creating leverage in a professional service firm

Creating leverage in a professional service firm

Anyone who has ever worked in a professional firm knows how important leverage is in achieving strong results for both the firm and clients.  Leverage allows work to be assigned to people with the most relevant skills at the most appropriate cost base. And it’s this...

PQ – Professional Quotients for Accountants in 2020

PQ – Professional Quotients for Accountants in 2020

Recently, the ACCA published a paper 'Professional Accountants - The Future' in which they outlined key drivers of change and future skills of accountants in public practice. In this report, the ACCA outlined 7 professional quotients as necessary requirements for...

The Proactive Accountant – Future of Public Practice

The Proactive Accountant – Future of Public Practice

Today, existing jobs are being redefined and new ones created as accounting firms seek to create greater efficiencies of production and better value of service. Accountants need a broad range of skills to succeed, with more emphasis on proficiency in personal...

Boosting learning outcomes through competency-based training

Boosting learning outcomes through competency-based training

Competency-based learning is an excellent approach for firms that want to bridge the skills gap and have the best talent for each role. It also powers career development and provides employees with the ability to close personal skill gaps, become better at what they...

New eLearning Course – Virtual CFO

New eLearning Course – Virtual CFO

The evolution of the vCFO role Digitisation and financial analytics in a fast-paced world are transforming the traditional CFO role. The owners of SMEs now have real time access to financial information in a way that was previously only available to larger firms. They...

Whatever happened to service integration?

Whatever happened to service integration?

Over the past decade (or more), we've seen a great deal of focus on vertical services integration within the financial services sector. This has largely been lead by the push by accounting firms and other financial institutions into bookkeeping, financial planning,...

Improving employee engagement with a good learning strategy

Improving employee engagement with a good learning strategy

Ask any CEO about the importance of learning in the firm and the answer will be: it is nothing less than great. It’s commonly acknowledged that L&D is crucial in any business, that it can drive positive results, innovation and higher employee engagement rates. Ask...

So you want to be an analyst?

So you want to be an analyst?

ACCA’s recent report on the future of professional accountants identified that ‘expert use of analytics will enable better and close to real time reporting, more predictive analysis and greater interconnectedness of financial and non-financial performance.’ In...

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