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Take your accountancy career up a notch

Thursday 2 May 2019

accountingIn any career it’s easy to get stuck in a rut and wonder what you can do to progress to the next level. Maybe you’re stuck in your comfort zone, or else you feel you lack the skills to develop further. Worry no further! Here at IASeminars we have listed five ways in which you can help take your accountancy career to the next level.

Decide on your career path

If you don’t even know what path you want to head down, how can you persuade others to help you get there? Decide what direction you want to take and this will help you plan how to get there, for example any qualifications or training you may need to obtain. Make your ambition known to your team and make it clear that you are keen not only to develop personally but also to help the company grow too.

Find a Mentor

This may be someone within your company who you admire and who you would love to replicate the success of, or it could be someone outside the organisation that you’ve met through networking. Take the time to build a relationship with this person as the skills and mindset which have got them to where they are in their career could massively benefit you too. It could be as simple as grabbing a coffee together in your lunch break or a drink after work but either way they will also take pleasure in helping you to progress further in your career.

Join Accountancy network groups

Meeting likeminded people on a similar career path to you is a great way of finding new and exciting ideas to move forward. You can use these forums to share best practice and knowledge and it’s a great way of finding positive and uplifting role models within the accountancy sector. This will also help to raise your profile and build up your contact base; remember sometimes it’s not what you know but who you know.

Conferences and Events

Attending accountancy conferences and events is a great way to not only learn the most up to date ways of working but it is also great for face to face networking. Make sure you choose the best events to attend to ensure you are making the most of your time and make the most of your time there. Not only will this help you personally but it can also benefit your company and those around you. Speak to as many people as you can there, just like accountancy network groups these events are a great way of raising your profile.

Education

It is really important throughout your career to be hungry to learn. We are never the finished article and there are always new things to learn whether that be through accountancy training or general management skills. Make sure you invest wisely in your time and pick courses that will benefit you. At IASeminars we have a wide selection of top of the range accountancy courses that you can attend globally throughout the year covering topics such as IFRS, US GAAP and IPSAS. Have a browse of all our upcoming courses! 

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