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Getting Qualified for an Accountancy Job May Be Easier Than You Think

Getting Qualified for an Accountancy Job May Be Easier Than You Think

If you want a job in financial services but don't feel inclined to spend 300 hours studying for each three levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) qualification,…

Six qualifications to help your employability in 2013

Six qualifications to help your employability in 2013

With the financial sector job market in such dire straits, now’s the time to be thinking of going back to school. Assuming the idea of professional qualifications appeals,…

GUEST COMMENT: Got an ACA? Want to move from audit to banking? Set your expectations low

GUEST COMMENT: Got an ACA? Want to move from audit to banking? Set your expectations low

If you’ve completed an ACA qualification, you will by necessity have combined your studies with a three year apprenticeship in practice-based audit. This being the case, you are…

Willis Towers Watson is hiring in the UK. Here’s what it’s like working there

Willis Towers Watson is hiring in the UK. Here’s what it’s like working there

Willis Towers Watson is hiring for this innovative and expanding UK-based team.

The ACA exams are massively easier to pass than the CFA exams and may be the ultimate safety net for your career

The ACA exams are massively easier to pass than the CFA exams and may be the ultimate safety net for your career

Last week, the ICAEW unveiled pass rates for its ACA exams. For anyone used to the 42% average pass rate for the CFA exams, ACA passes were abnormally…

Bank-by-bank, these are the qualifications that should make the most difference

Bank-by-bank, these are the qualifications that should make the most difference

As a follow-up to last week's ranking of the qualifications most likely to get you a job in financial services today, we've looked again at our CV database and extracted…

A statistical ranking of the qualifications most likely to get you a financial services job in London today

A statistical ranking of the qualifications most likely to get you a financial services job in London today

There are a few things that can improve your employability. One is some strategic networking. Another is dogged persistence. Another is a willingness to go out and get some…

Can you get an accounting job in an investment bank with an ACCA?

Can you get an accounting job in an investment bank with an ACCA?

This is a subject to which we return intermittently: which sort of accounting qualification will get you a job in an investment bank? Most notably, can you get an…

Three qualifications that will help you get a financial services job in Ireland

Three qualifications that will help you get a financial services job in Ireland

Bank of Ireland, AIB, National Irish and Northern Bank may all be making redundancies, but that doesn't mean there's not hiring in Ireland's financial services industry. As Hays…

Is an accounting qualification genuinely still a route into front office investment banking?

Is an accounting qualification genuinely still a route into front office investment banking?

Back in the day, if you failed to get into a front office investment banking job (in this case corporate finance or equity research) as a fresh graduate,…

These are the qualifications that will get you a financial services job in the UK today

These are the qualifications that will get you a financial services job in the UK today

Back in January, we looked at the financial services qualifications that were most in demand in the UK, and the jobs you could do with them. Two months…

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