Dealing with exam nerves

November 15, 2018

Whether you are contemplating sitting your first AAT exam, or are preparing for your ICAEW finals, most accountancy students will suffer from a degree of exam nerves from time to time. Feeling exam nerves is completely normal. In fact, not feeling those nerves would be a more worrying sign of complacency and arrogant over-confidence. These […]

Turning stress into a powerful positive force

When you start feeling the symptoms of stress you can ‘talk to yourself’ in a way that helps to avoid unnecessary anxiety. I have a few mantras that I tell myself when I feel stressed, that help me regain a stronger, more positive mindset: Pressure is privilege – people in the most senior positions tend […]

Dealing with stress and anxiety

November 6, 2018

  Modern life is busy. Very busy. Work can seem like climbing a never-ending mountain, social media sends us continual notifications that nag for our attention, and we are constantly bombarded with worrying news about the economy, the environment and the future. Many of us also feel huge pressures to live up to the expectations […]

Do you control stress, or does stress control you?

As beneficial as I think a degree of stress is to our lives, you don’t want to feel like that all the time as it can affect your ability to perform well and to make effective decisions. When you feel that the symptoms of stress and anxiety are starting to have a negative impact on […]

Getting to grips with Bookkeeping terminology

September 25, 2018

I was chatting to a friend the other day and he described me as an “erudite orator”. I smiled politely while thinking “how dare you! That’s so rude.” It was only when I checked an online dictionary that I realised that he was actually complimenting me on my ability to speak in an educated manner. […]

Happy International Literacy Day 2018!

September 8, 2018

  Happy International Literacy Day 2018! International Literacy Day was created by UNESCO on November 17, 1965 and is celebrated across the world on the 8th September every year. Its aim is to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies. It also addresses current challenges and looks to innovative solutions to further boost literacy […]

ICAEW East Anglia | Career Paths: Where will your ICAEW passport take you?

August 28, 2018

ICAEW East Anglia | Career Paths: Where will your ICAEW passport take you? Hosted by ICAEW East Anglia & sponsored by The One Group The ICAEW’s global reputation allows ambitious Charted Accountants to use their qualification as a passport to a wide variety of career opportunities across different organisations and sectors worldwide. EVENT WEDNESDAY 26TH […]

Listening to music at work

August 7, 2018

Do you listen to music at work? Studies suggest pressing play and switching off from the general hustle and bustle of the office can make people more productive. The type of music you choose is important though. Anything that produces a strong reaction is apparently bad (i.e. Love it or Hate it) – this is […]

First Intuition don’t just prepare you for your exams

August 2, 2018

Our impact on your career possibilities in finance go far deeper than that! Katarina Collins completed AAT with First Intuition over a year ago, but when she found herself in a challenging interview situation recently, she realised how well her FI resources had ingrained the knowledge she needed. Hi Nick, I hope you are well. […]

Level 4 Apprentice Interview

July 16, 2018

  Jade started her Level 4 apprenticeship with First Intuition in September 2017 and works at Hilton Foods UK Ltd. Jade started her apprenticeship as a Management Accountant but has recently been promoted to Cost Accountant. We caught up with Jade to find out more about her promotion. Congratulations on your promotion, Jade!  How did […]