Part of ACCA's Women's Network Panel series of "Women's Wednesday Webinars" supporting female members in their careers.

Are you planning your next job move and feeling concerned or anxious about the interview process? Has it been years since your last interview? Do you need an interview refresh? Is your interview technique letting you down? 

ACCA and City CV, the international award-winning career consultancy, are partnering to present a FREE one-hour training session to help you to prepare for interview and boost your interview competence and confidence. 

Learn interview tips and strategies from industry experts who have coached clients at all levels from a wide range of industries to help them secure their dream job. 

There will be the opportunity to ask questions and benefit from our combined expertise. 

The following will be covered: 

  • Get into the mind of accounting hirers from the get-go
  • The simple technique to answer any and every question
  • Use the FAB system to demonstrate your value
  • Avoid interview clichés
  • Show don’t tell in behavioural interviews
  • Be smart: the critical prep you must do for an interview in accountancy
  • Interview pitfalls: the three mistakes that 95% of interviewers will reject on
  • 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.