Part of ACCA's Women's Network Panel series of "Women's Wednesday Webinars" supporting female members in their careers. Looking for a change of direction or the next step in your accountancy / finance career? Understand what recruiters look for in a CV, overhaul your CV and have your burning questions answered.

ACCA and City CV, the international award-winning career consultancy, are partnering to present a FREE one-hour online live training session to help you to create a strong and authentic CV which will get you noticed for the right reasons.

Expertise and insider knowledge gathered from years of CV writing and recruiting will be shared, including:

  • CV evolution - how AI and algorithms can make or break your career (and how to beat the CV robots)
  • Soft skills to avoid in your CV - how to show, not tell
  • Three essential items in every bullet point 
  • The accounting competencies you must include
  • Being 'smart' - how to sell yourself every step of the way
  • Avoid the formatting errors that guarantee rejection from most CV screening systems
  • The two mistakes that 97% of hirers will reject your CV for
  • Live Q&A session at the end.

The webinar will be delivered by Victoria McLean, Founder and CEO of City CV. Victoria is a former Recruitment Manager for Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs, and former head-hunter.


  • 12:30 - Presentation
  • 13:15 - Q&A session
  • 13:30 - Webinar end.


Victoria McLean, CEO of City CV

Victoria McLean is the CEO of City CV, an international career consultancy firm specialising in banking and the financial services. Victoria established the company in 2008, following a successful career that included steering recruitment at two of the world’s largest investment banks, Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch. As a former Head of recruitment, she identified a gap in the market for high quality resume / CV writing, career development and interview skills training for financial services professionals. Since then, City CV has flourished and expanded to overseas markets, including the US, UK, Asia, Australasia, Europe and the Middle East, as well as top international business schools. 

An active member of Career Directors International, Victoria holds posts as ‘International Expert’ and ‘Banking and Finance Expert’. She has twenty years’ experience in resume writing, interview and career coaching, and recruitment, including creating and directing international corporate career development, higher education and outplacement programmes. 

As a strategic thinker, Victoria has an impeccable understanding of what employers are looking for, both in a CV and at interview. Her strength lies in her ability to empathise with clients, mitigate anxiety, and inject energy and positivity into their career. She supports them by eliciting their professional experience, competencies and achievements, and translating these into a winning format, both on paper and face-to-face.

Victoria regularly wins major international industry awards, including Best Executive Resume, Best Finance Resume, Best International Resume and Best New Graduate Resume in the industry ‘Oscars’ – the TORIs. Known as The CV Queen, as a career expert, Victoria is also regularly featured in leading media, including BBC Radio, Channel 4, The Guardian, The FT, iNews, Cosmopolitan, Huffington Post and eFinancial Careers.

Victoria is available to run workshops and webinars worldwide for small or large audiences, including with blue chip corporates, public sector organisations and in the higher education space, in addition to providing one-to-one or group coaching via Skype on resume development, interview success, LinkedIn development and usage, optimising your job search and any other career / job support coaching needs you may have.