Meet the Chairman

November 28, 2018

As FI’s first year with our new Chairman, Martin Taylor, draws to a close, we asked Martin to reveal his best career advice, and to share his thoughts on the direction FI will take in the near future.   If you had asked me what I thought I would be doing for a job when […]

Apprenticeship standards in accountancy

November 23, 2018

Insights from employers two years on First Intuition were pleased to host our first Breakfast Insight event in London this week. Employers from industry and practice came together to discuss ongoing developments in apprenticeships with our special guest Caroline J Bedford, co-chair of the Accountancy Trailblazer group.   Here are just a few of the […]

I enjoyed my classes so much, I looked forward to going; even at the weekend!

November 22, 2018

Meet James, one of our ACCA students who’s now qualified and looking forward to a well-deserved holiday and a bright accounting future. James studied with First Intuition from 2016 to 2018 and completed his ACCA qualification with us.  We caught up with James to find out more about his journey and plans for the future. […]

Black Friday – Listen to your inner accountant!

November 19, 2018

  Black Friday can be both a student’s best friend and worst enemy at the same time. A vast majority of the deals and discounts are on tech, gadgets and study supplies, which can be a massive help with December exams just around the corner. On the other hand, Black Friday is, of course, a […]

International Student Prizewinner: Kevin Wong

November 16, 2018

First Intuition student, Kevin, has achieved First in Hong Kong for the September ACCA SBL exam with a result of 72%. The team at First Intuition are very proud of Kevin’s achievement and self-discipline as an FI Online student. Kevin is originally from Hong Kong and studied A&F at Warwick. He currently works as a finance […]

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 […]

Building Resilience

November 7, 2018

  What better day than ‘Stress Awareness Day’ to announce that First Intuition are now working with CABA. CABA support ICAEW students through the stresses and struggles that can come with studying for a professional qualification. FI teamed up with CABA on the 25th October to run our first free lunchtime workshop on building resilience. […]

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 […]