ACCA student questions

Readers’ Questions

Although both ACCA and ICAN are accounting bodies, it is best not to think of comparing them in terms of ‘which is better‘ . I have previously answered a question on them here. ICAN is a national accounting body, while ACCA is global. In my opinion, and experience from working in Nigeria, I think ACCA has a slight edge over ICAN, but work experience does … Continue reading Readers’ Questions

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Job Vacancy – CLOSED

A previously featured chartered accountant is looking to fill the role of an Accounts Assistant, in Ibadan, Nigeria. Please read the ‘How to Apply’ section carefully and apply if suited and interested – no recruitment agencies. Accounts Assistant – Mattans – Ibadan_Nigeria   *Disclaimer: This post is not an endorsement or recommendation for the employer. Counting on Accounting (CoA) will not be involved in the … Continue reading Job Vacancy – CLOSED

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Readers’ Questions -No.20

I strongly believe anyone can do ACCA/ICAN, it just takes discipline and dedication. I know of a lady who did Microbiology for her B.Sc, and then went on to do ACCA. Career-wise, deciding on a profession in my opinion is a personal choice based on preferences, aspirations etc. Becoming an executive is part qualifications, and part ability. What I mean is – the qualifications get … Continue reading Readers’ Questions -No.20

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CV Guide

Last week, an independent UK company, in conjunction with the ACCA invited   accountants to a free online  CV clinic webinar. Although it was focused more on chartered  accountants and the UK job market, I believe most of the advice given is relevant any accountant or student accountant who is a fresh  job seeker , or looking to change jobs. The webinar answers very relevant questions … Continue reading CV Guide

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Working your Network

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Merriam Webster’s online dictionary defines networking as:

The exchange of information or services among individuals, groups, or institutions; specifically:  the cultivation of productive relationships for employment or business”(http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/networking, 11/01/2014)

I am of the opinion that networking just for the purpose of job hunting does not make the the most use of one’s network; exchanging information and services yield much better results. Until recently, I was quite uncomfortable with the idea of calling up friends and acquaintances, and asking for jobs; I thought it a bit…cold. The thing is, I am a big believer in treating others as I would like to be treated, and I find it shocking when people who haven’t called me in ages hound me to link them up with people I know.  No one likes being used baldly. Continue reading “Working your Network”