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.”
Fraser Nicol joins the firm from EY, bringing experience in cyber security, data analytics and business technology
Rowan Williams will be responsible for growing the firm’s presence in the Gatwick Diamond and across the south east
Kevin Humphreys joins the insolvency and restructuring firm from the National Crime Agency (NCA) Economic Crime Command
Ann Pomfret joins the Manchester office from BDO