This month, we have an inspiring career story from ACCA member Esther Gutierrez. Hailing from the Philippines, Gutierrez recounts how her formative years recording her family’s daily sales in a Filipino wet market set her on a path to become an accounting professional working for a Big Four firm in Europe.  

The recent COP 27 climate change conference held in Egypt stressed the need to drastically reduce emissions and focus on meaningful climate action among participating nations. Our focus in AB is to highlight the role of organisations and their finance teams in meeting their sustainability agendas and net-zero ambitions. Read our articles Accountants lead on green change and Green light for sustainability

In Europe, are we seeing the return of the bond vigilante? It is a question that comes after the difficulties faced in the UK, which in many ways is acting as the canary in the coalmine for the eurozone economies.

In our careers section, we focus on how salary isn’t the happiness key – when it comes to job satisfaction, autonomy and alignment of personal values are worth more than your salary.

And finally, we look at talent in smaller practices – we encourage you to read ACCA’s guidance for employers and prospective employees in the sector.

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