Thank you to everyone who attended the CA Career Workshop which was held at Seed Training Group in collaboration with Chartered Accountants ANZ. We are sharing this brief article to recap what was covered that night for those who missed out on the session.
The guest speaker, Richard Cole who is a Chartered Account delivered an informative presentation. He focused on charted accountants program, how one can apply for the program and business etiquettes required.
Chartered Accounts Australia and New Zealand comprise of over 115,000 diverse and talented members who utilise their skills to make a difference in the business sector.
A Chartered accountant has unique skills to help drive business decisions which helps in the creation of better communities and economies. Roles of a chartered accountant may consist of financial reporting, taxation, auditing, forensic accounting or accounting systems and processes.
The program comprises of 2 elements:
Both components need to be completed in order to finish the program and become a Chartered Accountant.
1. Need to have completed an accredited and approved university degree (covers prerequisite subjects in key knowledge areas)
2. Employed in a relevant accounting/finance role for at least 17.5 hours per week
3. CA mentor arranged
Individuals who attended the workshop was able to enhance their skills required for job interviews or at the office. Areas focused on were professional communication (Phone, Email & Face to face), Digital Image, Resume and Interviews.
Richard provided key points for the sections mentioned above, with useful information on how an individual can impress the person interviewing them.
Phone: Must always sound professional and polite. Answer by identifying yourself by your first name. Answer questions asked by the interviewer with short responses.
Email: Structure emails by using sections for longer emails.
Face to face: Ensure that you are always on time (not too early or too late). Always come prepared and ready to ask questions
Digital Image: When it comes to social media such as Facebook remember to never post anything personal or posts that can be misinterpreted or reflect poorly on you
Resume: Concise, clear, properly formatted document containing personal information. Do not include an image of yourself and resume must match the job description.
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