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Common Financial Statement Ratios

A common topic requested by our students is financial statement analysis. Financial statement analysis is not a topic that can be covered in one day! In this blog, we’ll discuss some of the very basics of financial statement analysis, starting with common financial ratios that accountants and finance professionals often look at when analyzing a …

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Common CV mistakes

We often help clients recruit for open accounting positions. This includes using online assessments to test technical knowledge, but before candidates are even put forward for a technical assessment, we review their CVs. There are a few common CV mistakes that will move your CV directly into the “do not consider” pile! Make sure you …

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Writing a cover letter

Now that your CV is in great shape (and if it isn’t read our blog post about tailoring your CV to an accounting role), you need to be ready to draft a cover letter for each position you apply for. A cover letter gives you the opportunity to highlight to the employer why you’re a …

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Meet Fidele

This week, we chatted with Fidele, to learn more about his career aspirations and why he joined the African Accounting Academy. Haystack: What university did you attend and what was your major? Fidele: I did my university studies at Kigali Independent University (K.I.U.), Gisenyi campus. I studied accounting and classified as second class upper division …

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How to professionally resign from your job

This week’s blog post is about something that is uncomfortable and awkward – which is why we’re addressing it! We’re talking about resigning – leaving your current job for another opportunity. Every employer and manager knows that their staff will not stay with them forever. They understand that new opportunities arise and that eventually even …

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Meet Marcel

This week, we chatted with Marcel, who recently graduated from the African Accounting Academy, as part of our May 2019 Cohort for Rwandan students. We talked about his career goals, how he enjoyed the African Accounting Academy and some of his hobbies outside of work and studying. Haystack: What university did you attend? Marcel: I …

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Your first week of work

You aced your interview and got your dream job! But now, you’re nervous – you need to get ready for this new role! What are some of the most important things to do on your first week on the job? In this blog post, we’ll discuss a few things to keep in mind as you …

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Meet Lynette

This week, we talked with Lynette, a current Haystack student who is a member of the June 2019 cohort in Uganda. We chatted about her career goals, why she joined Haystack and what she does in her free time! Haystack: What university are you attending and what is your major? Lynette: I am currently studying …

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