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UK based Accounting, Audit, Banking jobs

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

QualifiedAccountant.com is a specialist UK based Accounting, Audit, Banking, Finance and Tax job board, containing jobs for Accountants, Auditors, Bankers, Taxation and Financial professionals.

And, in addition to 100s of their own jobs, QualifiedAccountant.com also re-publishing all of accjobs.com jobs too!

QualifiedAccountant.com features Accounting Jobs, Accountants Jobs, Audit Jobs, Auditors Jobs, Banking Jobs, Bankers Jobs, Finance Jobs, Financial Jobs, Tax Jobs, Taxation Jobs, and UK Jobs.

If you’re looking for that special job, it’s a great website …

HMV and Primark winners in retail battle

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

Total sales at Primark rose 18% in the 16 weeks to 3 January, the chain’s owner, Associated British Foods, said.  The firm said Primark’s Christmas sales had beaten expectations. It added like-for-like sales growth had been “very good”, but did not give a figure.

HMV also said that sales in the five weeks to 3 January - which includes the Christmas period - were up by 2.9%, or by 0.5% not including new stores.

DSG International, which owns Currys and PC World, said like-for-like sales - which ignore new stores - had dropped 10% in the three months to 10 January.

Home Retail Group said like-for-like sales at its Argos chain had fallen 7.5% in the 18 weeks to 3 January.

DIY chain Homebase, which is also owned by Home Retail Group, saw like-for-like sales in the same period drop 10.2%.

Digital journalism award for Accountancy Age

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Accountancy Age Young Professional editor Paul Grant was this week named digital journalist of the year at the Press Gazzette’s annual Magazine Design and Journalism Awards.

The judges called the monthly digital magazine for part and newly qualified accountants a ‘lively and visually stimulating site appropriate for its users’ and that ‘Grant’s work is accessible and well judged for his audience and streets ahead of the other competitors’.

Young Professional was also shortlisted for cross media project at last month’s Association of Online Publishers awards and business magazine website of the year at tonight’s British Society of Magazine Editors Awards.

Congratulations!

AccJobs.com partners with FinanceJobs.co.nz

Monday, October 27th, 2008

accjobs.com - the a specialist UK based Accounting, Banking and Finance job board, containing jobs for Accountants, Banking, and Financial professionals - has agreed a co-marketing partnership with FinanceJobs.co.nz - a leading financial recruitment website, with a focus on Australia and New Zealand accounts jobs.

FTSE 100 falls to sub-5,000 point 3-year low

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

According to FT.com, London’s benchmark FSTE100 index fell under the 5,000-point level for the first time since June 2005.

About 35 minutes before the start of trade in the US, the FTSE 100 was down 4.1 per cent at 4,990.6, a loss of 213 points coming close to matching the 220 points lost during the previous session. The tumble took the index below its previous closing low for the year of 5,150.6 in July.

Other European markets seemed to be following the pattern. Germany’s Xetra Dax 30 was 1.6 per cent lower at 5,967.3 with the CAC 40 in Paris 0.4 per cent weaker at 4,153.7. Overall, the FTSE Eurofirst 300 was down by 1.9 per cent to 1,098.7.

““The FTSE 100 has fallen below 5,000, a level we haven’t seen in over three years, “ said Manoj Ladwa, senior trader at ETX Capital,. “Goldman Sachs came out with some okay numbers, given the circumstances, but the market is shrugging off even good news. There’s structured selling across the board, with financial stocks like HBOS and RBS bearing the brunt. The market is going to remain highly jittery until the full extent of Lehman’s positions are understood and unwound.”

Dragon’s support for Entrepreneur’s Degree

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

According to accountingweb.co.uk, the serial entrepreneur and self-made retail millionaire ‘Dragon’ - Theo Paphitis - will launch the BA Honours course in Enterprise Development at Huddersfield University shortly.

Due to begin next September, the degree, which has been dubbed ‘pracademic’, has been designed to help young entrepreneurs start and run their own business whilst studying.

Paphitis, who is dyslexic and left school aged 16 with one GCSE but is now worth an estimated £125m, will lead a series of masterclasses. World-renowned business expert Michael Gerber will also contribute.

“We need to re-invent the way we start a business,” Gerber said. “The current thinking isn’t working and hasn’t worked properly for over 30 years. Too many small businesses still fail in the first five years of their existence. This must stop.”

Professor John Thompson, the academic behind the degree, added: “Most people who start a business are good at the technical aspects of what they are doing. What they are typically less good at is running a business and this affects the growth potential.

“In large part this is because they never trained to run a business; they trained to be a technician and they became expert at that. This degree will change the way a would-be entrepreneur starts and runs the business from the outset.”

UK economy feels the Crunch

Friday, July 25th, 2008

The UK economy grew just 0.2% in the second quarter of the year, as the credit crunch ‘crunched’ the housing market and consumer spending.

The figure is the lowest growth quarter-on-quarter for three years.

It grew 1.6% on the same quarter a year ago, also the weakest growth for three years, and much lower than the 2.3% growth seen in the first quarter.

Economists had expected GDP growth to slip to 0.2%, and some are warning that a recession is likely.

Bio of Ecruitaid.com - a leading recruitment specialist

Monday, June 9th, 2008

Here’s a brief introduction to ecruitaid.com limited, one of accounting jobs longest-service clients:

As the UK’s leading provider of global internet recruitment strategies and advice specifically for the Recruitment & Advertising Agency Industry, ecruitaid.com Ltd been partnering some of the biggest players for the past six years.

Ecruitaid has direct experience of their industry, and a commitment to providing a reactive support service designed to meet the exacting requirements of a consultant tasked with fulfilling a client’s demands.  In addition, they provide free, impartial expert advice in terms of strategy recommendation, and online research to determine expected candidate yields skill availability and salary expectations.

For more information, please visit http://www.ecruitaid.com; their MD is Mr Roy Everett.

CIMA annual general meeting 14 June 08

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

CIMA, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, are to hold their AGM on 14th June 2008.

In addition to a discussing the annual report of the Council and accounts for 2007, the all important topic of Member’s Fees and Subscriptions will be debated.   CIMA propses with effect from 01 Jan 09, application fees for Fellows shall be 188 pounds and for Associates shall be 122 pounds.  For annual subscriptions, Fellows will pay 221 pounds and Associates will pay 210 pounds.

Other topics on the agenda include Appointment of Auditors.

The meeting is to be held at the Cafe Royal, Regent Street, London.

QualifiedAccountant.com website is relaunched.

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008
One of the longest running accounting websites, Qualified Accountant, has been re-launched.
The once static website now boasts a complex and comprehensive geographical search interface for UK accounting and finance jobs.  The look and feel has also been simplified, whilst the ‘back-end’ systems have been written.  In partnership with accjobs.com, the accounting jobs website, qualifiedaccountant.com now features more than 10,000 UK jobs for accountants, auditors, bankers, and finance professionals.
The website remains free, and does not require candidates to register.