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<br /> ISSUE 68<br /> APRIL 2016<br /> ICAEW.COM/VITAL<br /> THE QUARTERLY MAGAZINE FOR ACA STUDENTS<br /> PLUS YOUNG TRUSTEES · BUSINESS PLANNING · TWO-WEEK TRIP OF A LIFETIME<br /> Ambition is...<br /> Enhancing your<br /> skills every step<br /> of the way.<br /> We provide a wide range of resources<br /> and services to help you on your<br /> journey to becoming an ICAEW<br /> Chartered Accountant.<br /> icaew.com/studentbenefits<br /> A WORLD LEADER OF THE ACCOUNTANCY AND FINANCE PROFESSION<br /> CONTENTS<br /> COVER ILLUSTRATION: THOMAS BURDEN<br /> April 2016 Issue 68<br /> 20<br /> RISING<br /> STARS<br /> ACCOUNTANTS IN THE ASCENDANT<br /> They're charitable, entrepreneurial and leaving their colleagues<br /> in awe. 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Enhancing your skills every step o</a> <a title="Vital APRIL 16 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6d1d1aa2?page=3"> CONTENTS COVER ILLUSTRATION: THOMAS BURDEN Apri</a> <a title="Vital APRIL 16 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6d1d1aa2?page=4"> UPFRONT Welcome to Vital Welcome to our April is</a> <a title="Vital APRIL 16 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6d1d1aa2?page=5"> UPFRONT NOUN PROJECT You & Your Views Over</a> <a title="Vital APRIL 16 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6d1d1aa2?page=6"> In Review: Top 10 </a> <a title="Vital APRIL 16 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6d1d1aa2?page=7"> UPFRONT studentsupport@icaew.com </a> <a title="Vital APRIL 16 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6d1d1aa2?page=8"> UPFRONT The boss George Appios is chief executiv</a> <a title="Vital APRIL 16 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6d1d1aa2?page=9"> Get yourself ready for the Case Study Exa</a> <a title="Vital APRIL 16 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6d1d1aa2?page=10"> COMMENT On the value of experience While som</a> <a title="Vital APRIL 16 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6d1d1aa2?page=11"> PORTFOLIO From the faculties Keep in touch with </a> <a title="Vital APRIL 16 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6d1d1aa2?page=12"> THE NEW ALTERNATIVE BUSINESS PLANNING MODULES T</a> <a title="Vital APRIL 16 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6d1d1aa2?page=13"> STUDY BUSINESS PLANNING EXAMS IKON/OTTO DETTMER </a> <a title="Vital APRIL 16 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6d1d1aa2?page=14"> SAMPLE PAPER Business Planning: Banking Questi</a> <a title="Vital APRIL 16 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6d1d1aa2?page=15"> STUDY BUSINESS PLANNING EXAMS BUSIN</a> <a title="Vital APRIL 16 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6d1d1aa2?page=16"> Top tips from tutors PROFESSIONAL ACA tutors an</a> <a title="Vital APRIL 16 page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6d1d1aa2?page=17"> STUDY TUTOR CONFERENCE B i I </a> <a title="Vital APRIL 16 page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6d1d1aa2?page=18"> Road to membership As you approach the end of yo</a> <a title="Vital APRIL 16 page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6d1d1aa2?page=19"> IKON/GRUNDINI y a If you have a question abou</a> <a title="Vital APRIL 16 page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6d1d1aa2?page=20"> RISING STARS Whether they're entrepreneuri</a> <a title="Vital APRIL 16 page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6d1d1aa2?page=21"> DAVID BARNETT, 27 MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANT, BANK OF </a> <a title="Vital APRIL 16 page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6d1d1aa2?page=22"> “Laura has shown great enthusiasm applying her tr</a> <a title="Vital APRIL 16 page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6d1d1aa2?page=23"> WORK RISING STARS SAQIB BHATTI, 30 DIRECTOR, </a> <a title="Vital APRIL 16 page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6d1d1aa2?page=24"> AMY GILHAM, 29 GROUP FINANCE MANAGER, LONDON</a> <a title="Vital APRIL 16 page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6d1d1aa2?page=25"> WORK RISING STARS OMAR BUTT, 27 SENIOR ASSOCI</a> <a title="Vital APRIL 16 page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6d1d1aa2?page=26"> </a> <a title="Vital APRIL 16 page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6d1d1aa2?page=27"> WORK CHARITY TRUSTEES L ess than 1% of charity t</a> <a title="Vital APRIL 16 page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6d1d1aa2?page=28"> backgrounds were nervous of dealing with inancia</a> <a title="Vital APRIL 16 page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6d1d1aa2?page=29"> The Charity Commission's 15 questions for tr</a> <a title="Vital APRIL 16 page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6d1d1aa2?page=30"> The two-week backpacker Torn between a burgeoning</a> <a title="Vital APRIL 16 page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6d1d1aa2?page=31"> LIFE TRAVEL VIETNAM Best for scenery </a> <a title="Vital APRIL 16 page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6d1d1aa2?page=32"> LIFE TRAVEL SCAN B la DINAVIA est for</a> <a title="Vital APRIL 16 page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6d1d1aa2?page=33"> LIFE TRAVEL Travel wishlist From Sri Lankan beac</a> <a title="Vital APRIL 16 page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6d1d1aa2?page=34"> THE LAST WORD Summit of hope Chian Tyng Beh, a </a> <a title="Vital APRIL 16 page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6d1d1aa2?page=35"> Get another ICAEW qualification alongside your ACA</a> <a title="Vital APRIL 16 page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6d1d1aa2?page=36"> Experience Europe's springtime festivities with I</a>