Fifty Years an Accountant (Part 1). How Could it be so Enjoyable?
January 9, 2018
Think Fast or Think Slow? The ‘Elephant Question’ Interview
December 14, 2017
Why You Should Always Pay Double for Coffee
April 25, 2018
July 6, 2018
In some sectors of the market good candidates are hot property at the moment. Some are getting multiple offers when they interview, and many then find that th...
June 21, 2018
Up to now this blog has been chronological and has moved on about 8 years. Going back nearly 50 years and remembering my life then, has given me much to think...
June 6, 2018
For over 4 years now Orleans House have published our weekly digest of the most interesting, funny, fascinating, and sometimes ridiculous, numerical facts in...
June 1, 2018
Still determined to move on from auditing, and undaunted by the previous job rejection, I managed to get accepted as the accountant in a small music company....
May 17, 2018
If there is one piece of advice I could give to companies in this current market, is that when it’s time to hire you need to go headlong into it and get that...
May 9, 2018
Agencies have access to incredibly powerful searches on LinkedIn. There is a separate website which the company has set up just for them, called ‘Recruiter’....
May 3, 2018
I lasted nearly four years in audit. It might have been even less if Peat Marwick (which became KPMG) hadn’t tried to stop any recently qualified staff leavi...
Here's the tale of a typical meeting with someone you've not met before . . . in a chain coffee shop:
You meet outside. It’s heaving inside, so you s...
April 19, 2018
Perhaps your office plays music out loud, or every now and again you plug in the headphones.
Is this actually good for our work, or do we just welcome the dist...
April 12, 2018
Looking back to my ‘audit days’ I have mixed feelings: Some of the work was mind-numbing dull, especially when day after day was spent checking that transact...