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Accountancy Professionals & Business Change Recruitment Specialists

Accountancy Professionals & Business Change Recruitment Specialists

What’s Happening In The Contractor Market?

What’s Happening In The Contractor Market?

December 01 2017

2017 has proved to be quite a variable year in the contracting world, with a very slow start to the year in a post-Brexit economy.  Unfortunately many individuals who were available in the market from January to June 2017 encountered difficulties finding work as quickly as hoped.

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Variety ….. the spice of life

October 17 2017

After 20 years recruiting senior finance and accountancy staff in Scotland it still amazes me how much the markets, clients and skills sets have changed and evolved since I started out.

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Dress Code for Interview

Dress Code for Interview

October 03 2017

A client of ours recently gave me feedback that one of our candidates had been unsuccessful at interview. Nothing unique in that I hear our competitors say! Whilst it’s not news the candidate or we like to hear in recruitment, obviously it’s not uncommon for people to miss out on jobs.  What was more unique about this instance was that included in the overall feedback was the throw away comment that of the four candidates they interviewed, my candidate was the only one not to wear a tie at interview. To be absolutely clear, this wasn’t the reason the candidate was unsuccessful – ultimately they didn’t perform well enough during the interview process.  However it made me realise that within that one statement many assumptions (conscious and unconscious) have potentially been made - by the prospective employer, the candidate and myself.

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Women Returning To Work

Women Returning To Work

September 06 2017

‘Women returning to work’ is a priority item on many people’s agenda at the moment.  Many corporate Diversity & Inclusion policies are setting increased targets for women in the work force and a greater representation at Board level.  A key aspect of enabling this change is the development of a strategy that attracts women back into the workforce post maternity leave.  There are many different factors for families to take account of, not least the cost of child care to return to work.

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More than meets the eye

More than meets the eye

August 10 2017

A one trick pony?

Wilkinson & Associates, they’re financial services specialists right?
Well yes…., but no!

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Farewell to Aisling Burke

Farewell to Aisling Burke

July 27 2017

It is with great sadness that we are saying goodbye to Aisling Burke next Wednesday 2nd August. Aisling joined Wilkinson & Associates as a Trainee Consultant in 2014 and was subsequently promoted to Consultant.  Since joining, Aisling has worked alongside Andrea to continue to develop our interim offering. Unfortunately for us, Aisling’s fiancée has secured a fantastic new opportunity down south, so they are both relocating to Bristol.

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Our favourite Fringe shows & venues

Our favourite Fringe shows & venues

July 20 2017

It’s nearly that time of year where the city of Edinburgh transforms into a truly unique venue for the world-famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The fringe is the world's largest arts festival which attracts hordes of punters and performers to the city every year from all over the world. Last year’s fringe featured 50,266 performances of 3,269 shows across 294 venues spanned across 25 days.  With so much choice right at our doorstep, we have compiled a list of our favourite shows and venues.

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Advice for Contractors – Justin Smith

Advice for Contractors – Justin Smith

July 12 2017

Justin Smith relocated to Edinburgh from Australia last year and has been contracting through Wilkinson and Associates.  Here he answers our questions about his experience of contracting since his arrival in Scotland.

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ICAS 35 CAs under 35 reaches shortlisting stage

ICAS 35 CAs under 35 reaches shortlisting stage

July 10 2017

The results are in and the shortlist for the 2017 ICAS 35 CAs under 35 has now been announced. Congratulations to all those that have been nominated and been part of the process so far, and of course to those of you who have reached this advanced stage.

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Nearing the end of your training contract?

Nearing the end of your training contract?

June 21 2017

For many ‘soon to be qualified’ accountants the next few months could be key in the grand scheme of your career. Of course whatever decision you make now won’t entirely shape the rest of your working days, but it’s an important decision nonetheless.

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