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20 September 2016 Gail McManus, Managing Director

2016 Salary Survey: Data sneak preview

Our Salary Survey publication is getting closer. We have just had a sneak preview and we have some super data. We are more than sure our contributors are going to be pleased with the level of detail across multiple fund types and sizes. We’ve also got some special insights into gender split across all roles and levels this year.

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15 September 2016

PER speaks to FINANCE-TV

Nadja Essmann, PER's Head of CFO Practice, recently spoke to FINANCE-TV about the importance of knowing the requirements of management teams when appointing a CFO.

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15 September 2016 Gail McManus, Managing Director

Back to school - Ensuring staff retention on their return from holiday

September always feels to me the like start of the school year. And many people get back into the office invigorated after their summer break. A couple of weeks on the beach is a great way to relax and destress – it’s also a great opportunity to reassess career choices. The number of applications to our online job advertisements surge in September. Applications can be up by 30% at this time of year.

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1 September 2016 Alex Horkan, Consultant

Q4 2016: A hiring frenzy?

For many working in investment banks or other advisory practices, the ‘buy side’ has often been seen as the peak to strive for. Indeed many people will actively view the advisory role as a ‘stepping stone’ (or unavoidable hoop to jump through) on their way to being an investor.

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19 August 2016 Charlie Linacre, Senior Consultant

Calling all ACA's: Private Equity Needs You in 2016!

If you’ve spent the past three years head down on your professional qualification whilst juggling the ever increasing workload in your day job, September has come as a welcome relief. It’s one of those rare times in your professional career when you have a bit of time to reflect on your career and where you’re looking to take it.

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18 August 2016 Gail McManus, Managing Director

What's the difference between a great Fund Accountant and Gold Dust

Hiring at junior levels and growing your own is the best long-term strategy for your finance team. If you want a junior then attracting a good one from the big four or the specialist administrators is probably your best bet. You should be able to entice them with a winning combination of slightly higher compensation and the private equity appeal of becoming client rather than service provider.

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