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Welcome to Student Accountant - the magazine for ACCA Qualification and Foundation level students. Click on the links below to access the issues.

 

JANUARY 2012

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We hear from students who have made a move to another country to pursue their studies and talk to members to see what they would have done differently while doing their ACCA Qualification. Also, recruitment consultants offer predictions for the job market during 2012 and also share top tips for job-hunting success. 

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FEBRUARY 2012

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We publish features on managing office conflict, climate change and working at Shell. We also speak to Olympic hopeful and ACCA student Ed McKeever about how he balances training and studying, and recruitment consultants explain what skills are most sought-after by employers at the moment. 

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MARCH 2012

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We look at careers in the retail sector and why salary shouldn't be regarded as too important in your first few jobs. Plus, access articles to help you with your career and studies, including a closer look at PER and tips for group and panel interviews. 

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APRIL 2012

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We consider careers in small and medium-sized businesses, why you should avoid getting involved with office gossip, and ways to train your brain to learn. Also included are technical articles relevant to a comprehensive range of exam papers. 

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MAY 2012

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We publish advice and study tips from our December 2011 paper prizewinners. We also look at the many uses of a mentor besides signing off performance objectives and reveal the best-kept recruitment secrets that could boost your career chances and receive tips from Grant Thornton and Ernst & Young on succeeding at panel interviews.

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JUNE 2012

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We introduce ACCA's new online system for recording your practical experience - My Experience. Our features consider what to expect when you become an ACCA member, how to cope with aptitude tests, and how to define your working style. 

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JULY 2012

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We meet ACCA members and students who are involved either as contenders or volunteers at the London 2012 Olympics. We also discuss the Facebook IPO, feature career guidance for aspiring CFOs and include a wide range of articles to help students towards meeting ACCA's practical experience requirement.
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AUGUST 2012

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We look at current issues in the news on the future of Europe and the banking sector. We find out how to approach a networking event with confidence and what to think about if you're returning to studying after some time off. We also identify the key soft skills that are vital for all trainee accountants.
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SEPTEMBER 2012

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We take a look at soft skills that are key to your ongoing career development including written communication and how to avoid office faux pas. Also, we discuss how to take part in business development activities at work, and illustrate how temping jobs can help you with your career advancement.

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OCTOBER 2012

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Olympic champion and ACCA student Ed McKeever reveals his future plans, we discover how a secondment may help your career development and journey to membership, and share key interview tips to make you stand out from the crowd. Also, we hear from the June 2012 exams prizewinners and Simpson Scholarship winners.

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NOVEMBER 2012

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We include important exam preparation advice from our June 2012 exam prizewinners and medal winners and look at which foods could help feed your brain, how to manage your time, and how to avoid stress during the exam period. There is also a focus on team work and how to develop good leadership skills.
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DECEMBER 2012

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We include a look at how the accountancy profession might change in the future, and speak to the CFO of Unilever about his career and a student and ACCA member working at accountancy firm BDO about their working day. We also discuss how to develop commercial awareness and how to analyse your performance after an exam.


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JANUARY 2013

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With 2013 upon us, we take a look at how the year will shape up in terms of growth job areas and career development. The economic downturn continues to affect many sectors and regions, and 2013 will see employers continue to alter their hiring patterns to suit their needs. We share a number of ways to ensure your skills marry up with what they will be looking for.

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FEBRUARY 2013

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We look at the banking sector and discuss the soft skills required to manage your manager. We also consider ACCA’s international recognition, with some students and members revealing how they have moved careers as a result of this, and we offer advice on balancing your studies with work.



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MARCH 2013

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We consider how to make yourself career ready and how being tech-savvy is vital to developing a successful career, with experts identifying the skills you need to develop. We also talk to students and members working in the film industry and the public and pharmaceutical sectors to give you insight into a range of career options.

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APRIL 2013

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We look at thinking creatively and also how to analyse problems and issues in a creative way. We look at finance careers in the technology sector and offer advice on exercising your mind to help it become more efficient at retaining information. We also get exam preparation and study tips from the latest Gold medal winner.



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MAY 2013

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We offer advice on preparing for interviews, body language tips and time management. We also hear from the December 2012 exam prizewinners on improving your exam technique, gaining a wide range of work experience, performing a skills self-assessment and managing your finances.

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JUNE 2013

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We look at the world of work including how to be a perfect employee, careers in the insolvency sector and a look at the accountancy sector in Cambodia, Kazakhstan and Qatar. We also include a feature on managing your time at work and how to sell yourself to potential employers.

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JULY 2013

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We interview Richard Atkinson, FD of the All England Lawn Tennis Club in London, home to the world's most prestigious tennis event. We also take a look at how the ACCA Qualification can help you travel the world, we investigate how the jobs market is faring in 2013, speak to previous ACCA prizewinners about how they set their career goals, and take a look at whistleblowing as part of a series on ethics.

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AUGUST 2013

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We consider the different benefits of working for a large or small company, with advice for those of you considering your next move. We also look at the importance of being able to adapt to change, as well as getting your personal brand in order. Recruitment experts reveal the most common interview faux pas and how to avoid them, and we also consider how to best respond to bizarre interview questions.

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SEPTEMBER 2013

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We look at how best to market your personal brand to help you stand out from the crowd to prospective employers. We also consider whether the profession is currently experiencing some kind of skills gap and list a comprehensive A–Z rundown of the must‑have soft skills for accountants.


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OCTOBER 2013

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We discuss whether opportunities now exist for women to progress in the profession like never before, how to prepare effectively for a performance review, and what exactly is business networking and its benefits. The latest exam prizewinners also suggest their top study and exam technique tips.


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NOVEMBER 2013

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We look at how the more senses you involve in your studies, the faster you are likely to learn. We also consider how to go about asking for a promotion, plus include all the essential information you need to know about.



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DECEMBER 2013

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We consider how best to stay calm in tricky interview situations, and also how to harness the power of social media to get a foot in the door. Expert careers specialists also give their tips for jobseekers in 2014.




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Last updated: 23 Sep 2014