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Women in Accounting

Accounting has historically been a regarded as a more masculine profession and, to this day, it is still thought of by many as male-oriented. As we move closer to a more equal society, surely this stereotype cannot endure. At Holden Jones we thought it time for an exploration into the reality of gender balance (or imbalance) in the accounting world. …

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The Communication Paradox

Our question to you: why is it so difficult to speak to people over the phone? We are recruiters and we love talking to people, but in a world where communication has become so easy that everyone has a mobile phone with multiple messaging opportunities, are we losing the art of conversation or just becoming a society dismissive of verbal …

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5 Reasons You Are Losing Money by not Using an Accountant

The common perception of accountants is that they merely “keep accounts”. They work retrospectively, analysing and reporting on that which has already happened. Few people are aware just how important the accountant’s role is for the health and development of a company. The sort-sighted see the expense of employing accountant as unnecessary or as something that can bypassed. Those with …

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Accountants as CEOs

There has been a developing trend for twenty years or more, of CEOs and Chairmen of big organisations (for the sake of this blog we will reference FTSE 100 companies) being selected with either an accounting or finance background. Currently 58% of Chairmen and CEOs have a financial work history – this has been a steady rise and, looking back …