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Accountancy Professionals & Business Change Recruitment Specialists

Accountancy Professionals & Business Change Recruitment Specialists

Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce

June 18 2018

Wilkinson & Associates is pleased to announce that we have recently become a member of Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce.

About the Chamber;

“The Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce (ECC) is an independent business organisation which promotes healthy commerce and encourages growth in the capital and beyond. We are Edinburgh's best connected business network with strong relationships, respect and influence with the business community, politicians and key city stakeholders. We Inspire Connections, access expertise and facilitate collaboration across all sectors and communities. We also enable connections between our 1,000+ members to support growth and development.”

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Calling All Potential Relocators

Calling All Potential Relocators

May 30 2018

Our new Resourcer Sarah Stritch, who joined us in the last month from Cork, shares her experiences of relocating to Edinburgh and factors to consider before making the move…

If you are a qualified accountant and interested in discussing Edinburgh as a working location please get in touch.

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IR35 Uncertainty Leaves Contractors In Limbo

IR35 Uncertainty Leaves Contractors In Limbo

May 23 2018

Here at Wilkinson & Associates we haven’t historically worked with many public sector clients, so it is mainly from afar that we have witnessed the impact of the IR35 legislative changes in the public sector. A combination of empirical and anecdotal evidence suggests that the impact has been significant, both in terms of the number of interim workers currently operating under a Limited company arrangement within the public sector and the cost to public sector bodies of continuing to utilise a flexible resource model to support the delivery of services and projects.

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Welcome to our New Resourcer

Welcome to our New Resourcer

May 02 2018

We are delighted to welcome Sarah Stritch into the Wilkinson & Associates team this week as a Resourcer. 

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15th Anniversary

15th Anniversary

April 17 2018

This month at W&A, we’re celebrating our 15th anniversary.

Looking back, 2003 seems a world away. The internet revolution was still relatively young. Back then, incredibly, we were still receiving the odd CV in the post! Concorde was still flying and an 18-year-old Portuguese footballer called Ronaldo made his debut for Manchester United. Whilst 2003 feels like only last month to me,  I know of others (newly qualified accountants and fellow recruiters) who were still in primary school when we launched!   

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CIMA Lunch

CIMA Lunch

March 26 2018

Last Thursday W&A hosted a table at the annual CIMA President’s Lunch, an event we have been delighted to support since 2003.  CIMA is the world’s largest professional body of management accountants so it’s not surprising that the event is always popular and very well attended. It’s an ideal opportunity to meet with fellow business professionals from the local area in relaxing and informal surrounds.

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Snow Days!

Snow Days!

March 07 2018

Flexible working is currently one of the most discussed subjects in the business world. Why is it such a hot topic?

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Wooden Spoon Lunch 23rd February 2018

Wooden Spoon Lunch 23rd February 2018

February 26 2018

This year, Colin and Guy hosted our table at the annual Wooden Spoon 6 Nations lunch at Myreside, the home of Watsonians Rugby Club in preparation for this year’s Calcutta Cup match against England.

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Caro Is Moving On….

February 12 2018

Our temporary desk consultant Caro Graham is leaving us at the end of this month to pursue work more closely linked to her HR specialism.  Caro has supported us for the last 3 years, initially in the Operations team and more recently working on the temporary desk. 

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Interviews!

Interviews!

February 09 2018

Interviews!

Love them or loathe them they’re here to stay for the foreseeable. Technology and new means of testing have added a different slant to interviews, which is to be welcomed and the format can vary from employer to employer. Likewise some businesses embrace change and innovation more than others, however interview content and particularly interview questions don’t appear to have evolved a great deal.  At Wilkinson & Associates we always prepare our candidates for interview as best we can, although as we all know – you’re never quite prepared for the weird and wonderful questions you might be asked. I’m sure we’ve all heard the classic – “If you were an animal, which one would you be?” (Disclaimer - I’ve actually never known anyone to be asked this question!)

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