September 2020

Hello all, welcome to our new monthly newsletter straight to your inbox. Check out our latest NGA updates below and let us know if you would like to get involved in any of our initiatives. GENERAL UPDATE Covid-19 support Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have all experienced vast changes to our daily lives. For many of us, the last six months have been a challenging time. Please remember that the NGA community is here to support you and you can reach out to any of the team or our wider community within the WhatsApp group. Additionally, CABA charity provides a wide range of free services and self-help resources. To access these, click here. #BlackLivesMatter Following the global rise of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, we are keen to keep the conversation going. A great way to do this is through learning - the BLAM UK (Black History Bites) weekly podcast provides 10-minute episodes to aid black history education. You can listen to the episodes here.

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PILLAR 1 UPDATE: Kaplan x NGA Accounting Foundation Scholarship winner We would like to say a huge congratulations to our NGA member, Olubusayo Agbetuyi, who was awarded the 12-month Accounting Foundation Scholarship worth just over £1,900! We look forward to seeing her journey into accountancy over the next year. Which accountancy profession suits you? When deciding to pursue a career in accountancy it can be hard to know exactly what type of accountant you want to be. The profession has various specialisms and entry routes therefore making a decision can be confusing. Kaplan has created a quick quiz to help you narrow down your options. Based on your traits, personality, and motivations, the quiz will suggest an area of accountancy you may find interesting. To try it out, click here. PILLAR 2 UPDATE: Cambridge Judge Business School - Master of accounting webinar Register now for Cambridge Judge Business Schools' Change Management & Entrepreneurship webinar, featuring Andy Katz-Mayfield, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Harry's, Inc, taking place on 23 October, 18:00-19:00 BST. The Cambridge Judge Business School Master of Accounting degree programme is designed to help students facilitate global innovation. The webinar will be a moderated discussion on why Andy sensed the need to disrupt the razor industry and how he and his partner built Harry’s into a dominant global enterprise within a few years, inspiring a recent bid for purchase for $1.4 billion. The discussion should provide insights about how to evaluate risk, find resources and manage the development of major change initiatives. You can register here. PILLAR 3 UPDATE: Black CPAs are a rarity, and that’s no coincidence (podcast) Bloomberg Tax’s Talking Tax podcast featured special guests Theresa Hammond, professor at San Francisco State University’s College of Business, and Shannon Nash, chair of the National Society of Black CPAs. They discussed the lack of diversity within the accounting profession and some of the reasons why Black CPAs are so rare in the USA. The conversation highlighted the possible reasons why Black people are so underrepresented in the accounting profession and also discussed the history of racist hiring practices and barriers to CPA certification requirements. Listen to the episode here. Bruin Financial ESG webinar series Bruin Financial have launched the 2020 ESG Initiative aiming to help their clients increase diversity and to decrease their carbon footprint. Starting in September and ending in November, this series will see 25 speakers across 5 interactive sessions discuss and brainstorm solutions to influence real change. Sign up for free here. UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES Voltric Financial Controller opportunity Voltric is a MaaS early stage start-up looking to offer an all-inclusive subscription service which allows customers to have a road ready electric vehicle for one price per month. Currently, they have a small core team of 5 and are looking to expand their capabilities. They are based within UWE Launchspace Bristol (currently working from home due to Covid-19). Voltric are looking for a results-driven and confident Financial Controller to manage and improve their Start-Up’s financial reports, performance and direct accounting operations. The ideal candidate should possess strong analytical skills, exceptional problem-solving skills, a flair for numbers, be highly organized, and have excellent leadership skills. The noteworthy Financial Controller should streamline accounting functions and operations, provide financial analysis and reports, train staff on business finance issues, promote regulatory compliance, and drive income generation. For the full job specification, please contact Julian Mensah: julian.mensah@voltric.co.uk YDWC become a Non-Executive Director YDWC has formed a partnership with Page Executive, to provide opportunities for individuals who may be interested in becoming a Non-Executive Director. This is a great opportunity for individuals who are keen to broaden their experience and help themselves further their careers. Page Executive is working with several businesses who are keen to establish shadow boards. A shadow board in this instance is a small board that mirrors the main board and enables individuals with no previous Non-Executive board experience to get training and exposure. If you are interested, please register here. PWC ColourBrave Charity committee grants As part of PwC's commitment to continue to build an inclusive culture and tackle racial inequality, they have recently appointed a Committee which will be allocating £2,000 to £25,000 grants to increase their support for Black-led social enterprises, as well as charities and social enterprises with ethnic minority beneficiaries. Find out more and apply by 30 October 2020: https://pwc.to/33UBsiP

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