Resilience after academic setbacks: finding your path to career success
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by Katy Thomason-Stewart
6d ago
  Academic failure can feel like a crushing blow, leaving you questioning your abilities and future prospects. However, it’s important to remember that setbacks are often temporary, and there are numerous alternative routes that can lead you to a fulfilling and successful career. Change the way you look at academic performance Firstly, it’s crucial to shift your perspective and recognise that academic performance does not define your worth or potential. Many successful professionals have faced academic challenges along their journey, only to emerge stronger and more resilient. Embrace thi ..read more
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What are the essential skills of an insolvency practitioner?
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by Katy Thomason-Stewart
1w ago
  For this blog, we are excited to be collaborating with Jon Munnery, an insolvency and company restructuring expert at UK Liquidators – a leading provider of company liquidation services to both solvent and insolvent limited companies. As an insolvency and restructuring expert, Jon Munnery wrote this article providing industry insights and highlighting the essential skills of an insolvency practitioner. What is an insolvency practitioner? A licensed insolvency practitioner (IP) plays a vital role in helping businesses recover from financial difficulty and provides professional advice and ..read more
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Five top financial terms that cause confusion
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by Katy Thomason-Stewart
2w ago
  The AAT recently carried out research and found that two out of five (42%) of the UK’s finance workers admitted that they found terminology at work confusing, or didn’t understand what it meant. So we’ve made a simple guide to the terms that are the most befuddling. EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortisation) EBITDA is a financial metric used to evaluate a company’s operational performance and profitability. It provides a clear picture of the company’s earnings potential by excluding non-operating expenses like interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortisation ..read more
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Making a difference: volunteering your accountancy skills
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by Katy Thomason-Stewart
3w ago
  Volunteering is a noble endeavour that allows you to give back to your community and make a positive impact on the world. For accountants and finance professionals, volunteering your skills can be a meaningful way to contribute to causes you care about while utilising your expertise for the greater good. In this blog post, we’ll explore the various ways in which you can volunteer your accountancy skills and the benefits it brings to both the volunteer and the community. Not-for-profit organisations Not-for-profit organisations often operate on tight budgets and rely on volunteers to sup ..read more
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Overcoming exam anxiety: strategies for success
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by Katy Thomason-Stewart
1M ago
  Experiencing anxiety before exams, tests, or assessments is common among learners of all ages. However, it’s essential to manage this anxiety effectively to perform your best. In this blog post, we’ll explore practical strategies to overcome exam anxiety and improve your confidence and performance. Understand the root cause Before tackling exam anxiety, it’s crucial to understand its root cause. Anxiety often stems from fear of failure, perfectionism, lack of preparation, or past negative experiences. Identifying the underlying factors can help you address them more effectively. Effecti ..read more
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A day in the life of a bookkeeper
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by Katy Thomason-Stewart
1M ago
  Welcome to a glimpse into the daily routine of a bookkeeper. Bookkeepers play a vital role in maintaining accurate financial records for businesses, ensuring compliance with regulations, and providing insights for decision-making. Join us as we follow Sarah, a seasoned bookkeeper, through her typical workday. Morning 8:30 AM: Sarah starts her day by checking her emails and reviewing any urgent messages from clients. She prioritises tasks based on deadlines and the complexity of the work involved. 9:00 AM: Sarah begins by reconciling bank statements for one of her clients. She meticulous ..read more
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AJ Chambers reveals what accounting employers are looking for
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by Katy Thomason-Stewart
2M ago
  We have joined forces with Jodi King, Principal Consultant at AJ Chambers – an award-winning accounting and legal recruitment specialist. Jodi provided some valuable insight into what employers are really looking for when hiring within the accounting and finance industry, and how candidates can stand out from the crowd. Here’s what he said… What specific technical skills or software proficiencies are most in demand for accounting roles? Technical skills will likely include being proficient in accounting software such as Sage, Xero, Quickbooks, CCH, and various others. However, we find m ..read more
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Common mistakes in AAT Level 3 FAPS exam: Insights from Examiner Reports
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by Katy Thomason-Stewart
2M ago
  Are you preparing for the AAT Level 3 Financial Accounting: Preparing Financial Statements (FAPS) exam? Understanding common mistakes made by learners can be instrumental in improving your chances of success. Here are insights gathered from examiner reports to help you avoid pitfalls and excel in your exam. Misinterpretation of requirements One common mistake observed in the exam is the misinterpretation of requirements. Learners often fail to address all aspects of a question, leading to loss of marks. To avoid this, carefully read and understand the requirements of each question befor ..read more
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Mastering the AAT Level 3 Tax Processes for Business (TPFB) Exam: tips for success
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by Kieron McDonnell
2M ago
  Preparing for the AAT Level 3 Tax Processes for Business (TPFB) exam requires a comprehensive understanding of tax regulations, calculation skills, and familiarity with business processes. Here are some valuable tips from the examiners’ report to help you pass the exam with flying colours. The overall pass rate for TPFB is only 56% – one of the lowest pass rates at Level 3. And examiners report that only 86% of allotted time is used – so there’s much more you could pack into your exam time. Strongest tasks Calculating and Accounting for VAT Recovery of Input Tax Reporting Information on ..read more
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Tips for success in AAT Level 3 Business Awareness exam
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by Katy Thomason-Stewart
2M ago
  Are you gearing up for the AAT Level 3 Business Awareness exam? This pivotal assessment evaluates your understanding of various business-related concepts and your ability to apply them effectively. Here are some insights from the recent examiner report to help you focus your efforts in the right places. The pass rate for BUAW is 63% – one of the lower pass rates across the exams. Hopefully some of the insight will help you smash this. Time utilisation On average, learners use only 76% of the allotted time but tend to exceed the expected duration for written tasks. Strongest tasks Organi ..read more
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