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High Wycombe Businesses Encouraged to ?Go-it-alone?

Management Accountants in High Wycombe with an entrepreneurial streak met this week at the Holiday Inn to hear how to successfully set up on their own in business. At the event, organised by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), attendees learnt the best way to follow a self employed route, even if they are still in the process of gaining professional qualifications.

With fifteen per cent of workers in the South East being self employed and numbers rising*, Maria Land ACMA, CGMA, CIMA Member in Practice from Land and Scales, was on hand to provide advice to those management accountants thinking of setting up on their own.

Maria said “In this current economic environment there has never been a better time to be a management accountant and businesses need the skills of CIMA qualified and part-qualified management accountants to guide them. I don’t ‘sugar coat’ the reality, as those going it alone need to build a bank of clients and work on generating an income, which can be challenging. But, by putting in hard work and maintaining the necessary skills it can be a very rewarding way to operate.”

The talk covered the reasons why it can be great to be self employed and how to go about setting up on your own. This was followed by an interactive discussion where those attending the event were able to quiz Maria and other CIMA Members in Practice who are experts in this field, to find out more information.

Attendees were also given practical help in the form of guidance on planning and guidance to sources such as the practitioners toolkit.

(* ONS Self Employed Workers in the UK February 2013)

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by CIMA UK Regional News .

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