who can be your workplace mentor?
Your workplace mentor should be someone you work closely with, who knows the type of work you currently do and who also knows the quality of your work. This will probably be your line manager or whoever you report to on particular projects or activities.
Ideally your workplace mentor should be a qualified accountant. If they are not an ACCA member, they should be a member of a professional accountancy or audit body recognised by law in the country in which you work. If your workplace mentor isn’t qualified then you will need a Training Supervisor as well.
You may have more than one workplace mentor - or several different workplace mentors over a period of time - who is responsible for helping you to achieve different performance objectives. For example, you may report directly to your line manager who will be able to help you with Performance Objective 5, Communicate effectively, but you may also be working closely on a project with another colleague who may be able to support you on Performance Objective 9, Manage an assignment.
It is important that your workplace mentor has the knowledge and experience to support you - they will be assessing whether you have met performance objectives so it is crucial they have the expertise to do this. You should always avoid having friends or relatives as your workplace mentor to avoid any potential conflicts of interest.