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The essential guide to survive the busy season: survivor’s tips for both management and staff

Whether you’re a junior accountant about to do your first busy season or an established accountant employed in practice with years of experience, the audit silly season or the self-assessment personal tax preparation madness can knock the best of employees off their feet. With multiple clients, a never-ending workload, and long hours at the office, …

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The Number 1 secret to increasing your productivity as an accountant

Do you know this number 1 secret to increasing your productivity? This is one of the best productivity tips for accountants out there. Productivity tips for accountants: organise your area Until the profession embraces paperless working, paper and clutter are always going to be part of an accountant’s life. It sounds like a fairly simple …

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4 key must-dos to survive big 4 busy season

Just the word “busy season” makes accountants at Big 4 firms shiver with fear. It conjures dark images of long hours, tight deadlines, constant pressure, and grueling hard work that lasts for weeks. If you feel like this at the very mention of the word, don’t fret. Here is how to survive big 4 busy …

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6 tips to successfully cope and excel even when under immense pressure

The biggest challenge faced by anyone who wants to make partner is dealing with immense pressure. Particularly when that pressure is on-going. Whether it is time pressure to get a piece of client work done, time to build your own practice or ‘difficult’ clients, being successful in practice is often about excelling when under pressure. …

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5 savvy tips to get time to think even in the middle of a client crisis

When you work within the professions and have to record every six minutes, thinking space can be a bit of a luxury. However, time to think isn’t a luxury you can’t afford, it is an absolute necessity to be able to perform and make the right decisions. Here are our 5 tips to get your …

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6 tips to eat and drink your way to reduced stress levels

One of the four ingredients needed to get rapid career progression is a healthy mind and a healthy body. However, with the amount of stress which is just the norm in the professions, it is not always easy to obtain the healthy mind and healthy body bit. I have noticed that due to my very …

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Why is regularly ‘feeding your soul’ so important to making partner?

If you are going to work at peak performance, then you need to think differently about your health and well-being. Or as Chris William’s, performance coach to partners in the magic circle and Big 4, puts it, “Alternative Asset Management”. Most of us will find ourselves working at full stretch on the journey to get …

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9 things to do if you’re feeling overwhelmed and get back in control

Jon Baker explores in this blog post, what it feels like to be overwhelmed, and 9 things you can do to reduce your stress levels and get back under control.  Are you feeling overwhelmed, slightly out of control and worrying that you’re getting less done than you should? What is overwhelmed? Overwhelmed can feel like …

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