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OPINION & FEATURES

VIDEO: There’s More to Accountancy than Bean Counting

April 03 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Find out from our ACCA students how an accountancy qualification helped them to achieve success in the financial sector.
Our accountancy courses are designed to help budding accountants achieve their professional goals. For a high-flying career in accountancy, click here to find out more about what qualification will suit you best.

Click here to find out how you can study one of our online ACCA courses for FREE, by sharing your best ACCA revision tip!

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What Goes Around, Comes Around – Part 1 of 2

March 28 ,2014 | by Dr Steve Priddy

What Goes Around, Comes Around – Part 1 of 2

In the first of this two-part feature, Dr Steve Priddy draws on his own experience to recount ‘divorced from reality’ financial forecasting from the dotcom-boom era.

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What Goes Around, Comes Around – Part 2 of 2

March 28 ,2014 | by Dr Steve Priddy

What Goes Around, Comes Around – Part 2 of 2

In the second and final instalment of this two-part feature, the numbers don’t add up, says Dr Steve Priddy, who is concerned by some recent share prices.

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How to choose your university and degree course (Part II)

March 14 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

How to choose your university and degree course (Part II)

In this post, Alex Carroll shares tips for students who are in the process of researching or applying for higher education…

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7 Famous People You Didn’t Know Were Accountants

March 13 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

7 Famous People You Didn’t Know Were Accountants

Accountants have great salary and career prospects, but some have ended up in places you may not expect …

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8 Things You Could Buy On An Accountant’s Salary

March 12 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

8 Things You Could Buy On An Accountant’s Salary

ACCA-qualified accountants can earn an impressive starting salary of up to £45,000 per year, but what could that buy you?

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#StartUpSpotlight: Motoriety Offers ‘Hassle-Free’ Vehicle Ownership

March 11 ,2014 | by Hari Sri

#StartUpSpotlight: Motoriety Offers ‘Hassle-Free’ Vehicle Ownership

In this week’s StartUp Spotlight, we speak with Lucy Burnford – Founder of Motoriety – a web-based platform that seeks to transform the way we manage vehicle ownership and maintenance …

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How to choose your university and degree course (Part I)

March 07 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

How to choose your university and degree course (Part I)

In this post, Karina Kizhner shares tips for students who are in the process of researching or applying for higher education… 

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8 Places You Could Work With an ACCA Qualification

March 05 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

8 Places You Could Work With an ACCA Qualification

An ACCA qualification is a passport to working as an accountant in 170 countries worldwide. Here are some of the places it could take you …

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8 Things You Didn’t Know About Accountancy

March 04 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Accountancy

It’s easy to assume that accountants do nothing but count all day. But there’s more than meets the eye to this ancient profession – here are a few random facts you may not know…

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#StartUpSpotlight: Zapper Looks to Simplify the World of Mobile Payments

February 28 ,2014 | by Hari Sri

#StartUpSpotlight: Zapper Looks to Simplify the World of Mobile Payments

In this edition of our weekly StartUp Spotlight column, we speak with Bradley Duke – European MD of Zapper – a mobile app that intends to simplify the world of mobile payments …

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How to Choose Your ACCA Optional Papers?

February 27 ,2014 | by Paul Merison

How to Choose Your ACCA Optional Papers?

So, you have just 2 papers left to complete ACCA and you have to choose 2 from 4. How should you go about making your selection? Paul Merison, Director of ACCA at LSBF, outlines some very practical suggestions for students and marks them on a scale of 10 …

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Video: Become a City of London Trader in 3 Months

February 26 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

A 3-month course delivered by the London Academy of Trading (LAT), in partnership with LSBF, aims to teach how to trade in financial markets across the major asset classes used at banks and financial institutions worldwide …

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#StartUpSpotlight: Rocket Lawyer Brings Affordable Legal Services for All

February 21 ,2014 | by Hari Sri

#StartUpSpotlight: Rocket Lawyer Brings Affordable Legal Services for All

In this first edition of our weekly StartUp Spotlight column, we speak with Mark Edwards – VP & General Manager of Rocket Lawyer UK – whose company aims to bring affordable legal services to families and businesses …

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How the UK Can Become More Attractive to Overseas Students

February 18 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

How the UK Can Become More Attractive to Overseas Students

The UK is a major venue for international students pursuing higher education. We explore how we could make the UK an even more lucrative destination for overseas students …

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How LSBF ACCA Helped Me Build a Great Career in Accountancy

February 14 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

How LSBF ACCA Helped Me Build a Great Career in Accountancy

LSBF ACCA not only trains you to be a skilled accountant, but also helps you reach great professional heights. Namita Gupta, Senior Financial Analyst for the NHS and an LSBF ACCA alumnus, shares her story with us …

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How to improve as a team player

February 13 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

How to improve as a team player

Even when you’re the boss, being a team player is an essential skill all business minds will need at one stage or another. The following article will discuss how you can improve your team skills.

You may feel like you are an effective team player, as many of us view ourselves how we want to view ourselves, rather than trying to look at ourselves objectively. 

It doesn’t matter what level of experience you have, or what your role is within an organisation; many people need to know how much of a team player they are. If you want to ensure you are a well-oiled cog within your organisation then you should consider the following points.

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Video: LSBF ACCA is the Students’ Top Choice

February 12 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

No one knows an institution better than a student who is part of it, day in and day out. David Taylor, an online ACCA student, discusses his experiences of studying online at LSBF …

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‘Global Matters’ Celebrates its 10,000th Visitor!

February 10 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

‘Global Matters’ Celebrates its 10,000th Visitor!

Last week, the LSBF Blog welcomed its 10,000th visitor! Besides thanking you for your support, we look at some of the most popular articles we shared with you over the past few months …

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LSBF ACCA Heads to The City

February 07 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

LSBF ACCA Heads to The City

‘Neighbours, everybody needs good neighbours’, went a famous theme tune. That little ditty certainly rings true when it comes to business schools. In the City of London, LSBF will find itself at the heart of UK’s financial and accountancy hub …

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The Portuguese Crisis and the New Generation of Entrepreneurs

February 05 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

The Portuguese Crisis and the New Generation of Entrepreneurs

The financial crisis has devastated Portugal’s economy and hit the morale of a country that was once prosperous. But a new generation of entrepreneurs is emerging and fighting for the country´s growth, says LSBF student Daniel Milheiro …

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Video: 8 Secrets Of Successful People

February 03 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

How do people become successful? Is it down to luck? Is it just about being smart? Neither, says Richard St John. Watch him dish out a recipe for success as he whips up 8 ‘secrets’ that he believes make people successful …

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A Chat With LSBF Founder Aaron Etingen

January 31 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

A Chat With LSBF Founder Aaron Etingen

We recently sat down for a chat with LSBF Founder Aaron Etingen. Mr Etingen opened up to us about his influences, the direction he wants to take LSBF in 2014, and his advice for students to have a successful career. Here’s the full interview …http://blog.lsbf.org.uk/wp-includes/js/tinymce/plugins/wordpress/img/trans.gif

 

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Trading Places: How To Work In The City?

January 29 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Trading Places: How To Work In The City?

Getting a foot in the trading door has become increasingly difficult with graduate programmes being cut and a tightening on in-house education. LAT, in partnership with LSBF, offers a solution …

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Video: How ‘Why?’ Can Inspire Your Success

January 28 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

How do great leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. and Steve Jobs inspire and lead? How do brands like Apple replicate their success over and over across different products? What do they have, and what do they know, that other people don’t? Simon Sinek explains the power of ‘Why?’ …

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