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Accountants champion professional membership bodies

February 25 ,2016 | by Erin O’Neill

Accountants champion professional membership bodies

According to new research, 79% of finance and accountancy professionals believe professional membership bodies support their career in accountancy.

The statistics come from respondents to a survey conducted by job site GAAPweb, of over 450 accountancy and finance professionals. They include members of ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW, AAT, IFA and AIA, from Part-Qualified to Chief Financial Officer across a wide range of industries.

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Startup fund to be made available to UK entrepreneurs

February 25 ,2016 | by Claire Payne

Startup fund to be made available to UK entrepreneurs

A programme that is being launched in Derry and across the North West will provide entrepreneurs with the opportunity to develop their business.

‘Growing Startups’ will enable entrepreneurs to receive £10,000 in seed capital and support from mentors.

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Finance professionals understand importance of cybersecurity, says report

February 25 ,2016 | by Helen Gould

Finance professionals understand importance of cybersecurity, says report

Accountants and other finance professionals are becoming more aware of the risks of cybercrime, according to a study by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA).

The study, titled Cybersecurity – Fighting Crime’s Enfant Terrible, stated that cybercrime is becoming too dangerous for accountants to ignore. However, it found that the majority of accountants and finance professionals clearly understand the importance of the issue, with over 80% saying that their management are concerned about cybercrime.

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LSBF Alumni Interview: Raunaq Zaidi

February 24 ,2016 | by LSBF Blog Staff

LSBF Alumni Interview: Raunaq Zaidi

Raunaq Zaidi, an Indian student who graduated in 2011 with an MBA (UoW) in Marketing Management, came to London because of its cultural diversity.

Studying in the uniquely multi-cultural environment of LSBF has fully prepared him for his job at the State Bank of India in London.

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The most influential books in business, according to experts

February 24 ,2016 | by Erin O’Neill

The most influential books in business, according to experts

We asked leaders of the business world about the books that have influenced their professional lives.

The right book has the potential to change the way we think, the way we act and even the way we work. The influence of literature is undeniable, and there’s never a bad time to undertake a new reading venture. Comprised of recommendations from industry professionals, these are the books you should be reading if you want to get ahead in the world of business.

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East Yorkshire Hub could create 3,000 new jobs

February 24 ,2016 | by Helen Gould

East Yorkshire Hub could create 3,000 new jobs

A new business hub in East Yorkshire could help to create up to 3,000 jobs.

Plans for the hub were put forward by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) and Sterling Capitol, and permission has now been granted by East Riding Council.

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Accountants should have fun at work, says survey

February 24 ,2016 | by Claire Payne

Accountants should have fun at work, says survey

Accountants should have more fun at work in order to improve their performance, according to research from BrightHR.

The company commissioned Robertson Cooper, a wellbeing specialist company, to carry out a survey to find out what types of activities in the workplace can help to boost productivity and reduce stress. 

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Maserati 100 list reveals top entrepreneurs in UK

February 24 ,2016 | by Claire Payne

Maserati 100 list reveals top entrepreneurs in UK

A list compiled by the Centre for Entrepreneurs has revealed the top entrepreneurs in the UK.

The Maserati 100 is compiled annually and is a list of successful entrepreneurs in Britain who have provided support for upcoming business talent.

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The top four super powers of accountants

February 23 ,2016 | by LSBF Blog Staff

The top four super powers of accountants

Accountants must possess some pretty impressive skills in order to get the job done. An accomplished accountant will spot things you fail to notice and help you prepare for tax time, auditors or potential investigations.

Here, we count down the top four super powers all accountants must have in order to be successful...

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Do you have what it takes to be a financial analyst?

February 23 ,2016 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Do you have what it takes to be a financial analyst?

A career as a financial analyst means combining a wide range of abilities, such as critical thinking and strong research skills.

Read on below to find out if being a financial analyst is your path to job success.

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LSEG report reveals most inspiring businesses in Britain

February 23 ,2016 | by Helen Gould

LSEG report reveals most inspiring businesses in Britain

A report has revealed a list of locations with the most inspiring businesses in Britain.

The report, which was compiled by the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG), provides a list of the fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium-sized businesses from a number of locations in the UK. 

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Crowdsourced Management Book of the Year launched in UK

February 23 ,2016 | by Erin O’Neill

Crowdsourced Management Book of the Year launched in UK

Award-winning book New Economy Business will be launched in the UK today after an innovative approach to its production.

The author Marga Hoek, who is CEO and founder of the Sustainable Business Association, used Creative Commons rather than traditional copyright licensing. She also used crowdsourcing to acquire information from over 325 CEOs, scientists, professionals, students and consumers.

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Pareto’s Interview Top Tips

February 22 ,2016 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Pareto’s Interview Top Tips

Have you already secured an interview but need to maximise your chances of success?

As the UK’s largest sales development and recruitment agency, Pareto know just what it takes to succeed during this final hurdle to achieve that all important job offer.

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5 key facts and trends in modern accountancy

February 22 ,2016 | by LSBF Blog Staff

5 key facts and trends in modern accountancy

When you are considering becoming an accountant and are seeking to obtain your professional qualification in the industry, it is useful to be aware of interesting facts and key trends.

After a particularly testy few years, courtesy of the credit crunch and subsequent global recession, things are looking promising again.

Here are a few facts and trends to be aware of as you look to launch your career in one of the most dynamic professions in the world.

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Number of small businesses achieving growth at its highest, says ERC

February 22 ,2016 | by Claire Payne

Number of small businesses achieving growth at its highest, says ERC

The number of small businesses achieving growth has reached its highest level in the UK, according to the Enterprise Research Centre (ERC).

There are now nearly 12,000 “high-growth” small and medium-sized businesses, with research showing that this is the highest level since the dot-com collapse of the early 2000s.  

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UK teams up with Israel to invest in tech startups

UK teams up with Israel to invest in tech startups

The UK Government has partnered up with Israeli experts to invest in tech startups. A £165 million fund has been set up for investment in the startups, with focus being placed on cybersecurity companies.

Cabinet Office Minster Matt Hancock discussed how the UK can benefit from the high number of startups on a trade mission to Israel, stating that “new technologies, including digital technologies, give the world and its citizens opportunities like never before.”

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Hertfordshire shortlisted for Better Business for All Awards

February 20 ,2016 | by Hari Sri

Hertfordshire shortlisted for Better Business for All Awards

Hertfordshire has been shortlisted in two categories for the 2016 Better Business for All Awards. The awards are part of the Better Business for All programme, which was set up to create partnerships to identify problems faced by local businesses and provide them with support.

A shortlist of locations has been revealed, with Hertfordshire being shortlisted for the Partnership category for “establishing a strong partnership and producing tangible products and positive outcomes” and the innovation category for developing its own training programme. 

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How accountancy can take you to Hollywood

February 19 ,2016 | by LSBF Blog Staff

How accountancy can take you to Hollywood

Every business sector needs a good accountant – including the film industry – so there’s no reason to limit yourself.

For most people, accountancy is the last profession they think of as glamourous; but it plays a vital role behind the scenes of the silver screen. Without proper oversight of the finances, studios can get into trouble and films can go massively over budget.

Here’s what an accountancy in the film sector could look like.

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5 cool jobs in accounting that you didn't know existed

February 19 ,2016 | by LSBF Blog Staff

5 cool jobs in accounting that you didn't know existed

Looking for an inspiring and exciting profession in one of the most dynamic, lucrative and interesting industries in the world? Look no further than the field of accountancy.

Yes, you read that right. It is something of a myth that accountants have repetitive vocations that offer little in the way of excitement. The reality is far from that assumption; many roles within the sector go beyond the usual audits, inspections and analysis of financial records.

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Making the Jump to Entrepreneurship

February 19 ,2016 | by Aaron Etingen

Making the Jump to Entrepreneurship

Every entrepreneur, at some point in their career, will be faced with the same question: how can I be sure it’s the right time to give up the safety of my job and become a full-time entrepreneur? LSBF Founder Aaron Etingen helps solve this puzzle.

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BT to create apprenticeship and graduate jobs in the North West

February 19 ,2016 | by Helen Gould

BT to create apprenticeship and graduate jobs in the North West

BT is to create 50 apprenticeship and graduate jobs in the North West in 2016. The telecoms and TV company will employ around 1,400 apprentices and graduates in areas such as software development, cybersecurity, research and innovation.

The company said that it will be recruiting apprentices in Accrington, Ellesmere Port, Lancaster, Liverpool and Manchester. EE and Openreach, both subsidiaries of BT, will also be taking on new apprentices and graduates.

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Barclays finance scheme helps Leicester-based company to grow

February 19 ,2016 | by Claire Payne

Barclays finance scheme helps Leicester-based company to grow

A Leicester-based software company has recently received funding from Barclays, enabling it to go ahead with plans to grow.

Synety Group, a specialist software firm that provides cloud-based computer telephony integration for lawyers, accountants and recruitment companies, has secured a £900,000 loan as part of Barclays’ finance and innovation scheme.

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Edinburgh is UK’s second-largest hub for tech startups

Edinburgh is UK’s second-largest hub for tech startups

Edinburgh is the UK’s second-largest hub for tech startups, according to Scottish Development International. Edinburgh was found to be the most active city in Scotland for startups, with 44 university startups and spin-outs being created last year. This makes it the largest hub for tech startups outside of London.

Research from FTI Consulting showed that Scotland’s tech sector raised over £85 billion in risk capital in 2014 and also produced its first “unicorns” (companies with a valuation that exceeds $1 billion) in 2015.

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Business leaders back calls for self-employed support

February 18 ,2016 | by Hari Sri

Business leaders back calls for self-employed support

Business leaders in Lancashire are backing calls for the self-employed to receive more support. A recent study carried out by businesswoman Julie Deane showed that self-employment in the UK has reached an all-time high, with over four million self-employed professionals in the country.

Deane has now called for self-employed professionals to receive the same rights as company employees, stating that they should not be disadvantaged.

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Prince Charles’ charity searching for ‘ambitious’ social entrepreneurs

February 18 ,2016 | by Thiago Kiwi

Prince Charles’ charity searching for ‘ambitious’ social entrepreneurs

Prince Charles’ Business in the Community charity is looking for ‘ambitious’ social entrepreneurs to take part in its annual programme. The charity is looking to support social enterprises by helping them to grow and create jobs in London and Northern England.

The programme, which is backed by BP, Asda and Interserve, provides many opportunities for entrepreneurs, including free advice from expert business leaders on subjects such as marketing, strategy and branding. Entrants of the programme will also receive training and discounts on office rates.

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