7th largest accountancy firm in the UK, Baker Tilly, recruiting 125 Higher Apprentices

Baker Tilly, the independent firm of accountants and business advisers, with more than 4,000 partners and staff generating a fee income in excess of £350 million is currently searching for 125 of the country’s brightest college leavers to fill Higher Apprenticeship vacancies across the country. The roles in Accountancy, Audit and Tax will give new more

CFA Daily Question Level 1, 23/10/14

CFA Quiz: What is a Veblen good? more

CFA Daily Question Level 1, 22/10/14

CFA Quiz: What is the hurdle rate and high water mark? more

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Circular Economy: redesigning the future

I recently came across something innovative during one of my operation management lectures, in which my professor Mr. Juan David Zulliani introduced us to the concept of circular economy. It was a concept which made me wonder how, in this world of innovations, nobody had thought of it earlier on in our search for a more

CFA Daily Question Level 1, 21/10/14

CFA Quiz: What are the three sources of return in a commodity futures position? more

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“Huawei; New this Year in the Interbrand 100″ by Daniel Jones

Let’s all give a warm welcome to Huawei, as it joins the Interbrand 100 this year- the first Chinese company to make it into the list. In at number 94, it is just ahead of Heineken and slightly behind Landrover- the only Indian-owned brand in the list. At number 1 is Apple, one of the more

Why do we work?

The average UK employee will spend roughly half their waking day at work – why? What keeps us happy in the workplace, what factors are the most important to us and what workplace qualities do we value the most?   This is something that the AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) took a particular interest in more

CFA Daily Question Level 1, 20/10/14

CFA Quiz: What are the three common methods of valuing real estate? more

Learning to Become a Better Business Person – Part 1

This post will form part of a series on learning to become a better manager. In my Tesco post, I talked of how to use theory in practice as a route to becoming a better business person. That will have to wait as something else has come up that I want to talk about whilst more

CFA Daily Question Level 1, 19/10/14

CFA Quiz: What restrictions are applied to REITs regarding income? more

Studying the AAT qualification around full-time work and a family

“I studied the AAT qualification whilst starting a family and holding down a full-time job, allowing me to progress in my career to a Finance Officer role.” AAT student Kerrie Fisk tells us how she studied the AAT qualification around having children and holding down a full time job. Although challenging at times, the rewards more

CFA Daily Question Level 1, 18/10/14

CFA Quiz: What are the three financing stages within formative-stage financing. What is the typical form that the investment will take (shares/bonds etc). more

What one piece of advice would you give to other CFA® candidates?

In previous blogs I talked about question practice. This time I would like to think about other advice that has come back from BPP students following our post exam survey question “what one piece of advice would you give to other candidates?” more

CFA Daily Question Level 1, 17/10/14

CFA Quiz: How are private equity fees generally structured, and are they calculated on committed or invested capital? more

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Over the line – should the laws of the land be left in the dressing room?

Andy Boyde, former professional rugby union player, BPP LPC graduate and Trainee Solicitor at Blacks Solicitors in Leeds, explores some of the legal issues around professional sport. more

CFA Daily Question Level 1, 16/10/14

CFA Quiz: Can you name two examples each of event driven and equity hedge fund strategies? more

The Three Essentials of Career Development for Financial Services Professionals

As professionals aim to progress their careers and take on new areas of responsibility, new skills and knowledge must be acquired. There are three essential elements which overlay career progression, whether the progression is internal to the company, or when searching for new roles and opportunities. more

The Three Essentials of Career Development for Accountants

As professionals aim to progress their careers and take on new areas of responsibility, new skills and knowledge must be acquired. There are three essential elements which overlay career progression, whether the progression is internal to the company, or when searching for new roles and opportunities. more

CFA Daily Question Level 1, 15/10/14

CFA Quiz: What are investors and managers commonly referred to in hedge funds and private equity funds? more

What are the top 5 questions to expect in a Trainee Accountant job interview, and how do you answer them?

Job interviews can be nerve-wracking at the best of times, but there is no worse feeling than entering that dreaded room full of experts unprepared! Here’s a heads-up as to what you can expect to be asked: more