A SERVICE to help find unemployed chartered accountants a new job has so far placed 15 into new roles.
The Chartered Accountants’ Benevolent Association (CABA) launched a career coaching service earlier this year, prompted by unemployment becoming the second most common reason for accountants to contact the help body – behind stress.
So far, 91 people have either completed or are in the process of undertaking the coaching programme.
Natalie Worth, head of operations and finance at CABA, said: “It was launched in spring and most of the accountants who have since approached us for help have been either at the threat of redundancy or out of work for some time, with some having developed associated problems such as depression.
“Breaking out of this unemployment cycle takes substantial effort on both the part of the accountant and our teams of experts, so we are relatively pleased with these initial results. They prove that change is very much possible.”
Stephen Mills joins the Manchester office from IBM, where he spent 12 years as an associate partner in the data, analytics and cognitive consulting group
Rupert Guppy will be responsible for capital allowances in the southern region, and joins the firm from specialist consultancy E3 Consulting
Richard Lewis has been appointed to the firm's restructuring and recovery services team
Graham Foster, director of financial planning, and Dan Rose, director of general practice have both been promoted