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The Community Editor's farewell

7th May 2015
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In late 2012, I came to Bristol from Ireland to work on one of the most vibrant, active and engaging communities in the accounting and finance sector in the UK: AccountingWEB. 

It's been a wonderful two-and-a-half years working on this site and I am sad to leave. However on Friday 15 May, I am moving to AccountingWEB’s sister site, BusinessZone, and will take up a new post as the site’s Small Business Editor.

When I first took up my post at AccountingWEB, I can still remember the feeling of excitement. In the following weeks and months, I proceeded to throw myself into learning all I could about accountancy: its members, its quirks and its software.

And aside from these technical topics, I've learned a lot about the accounting profession as a whole from my time spent engaging with the AccountingWEB community.

I've found accountants are one of the most intelligent, diverse and interesting groups of professionals out there, despite mainstream stereotypes.

This is all in addition to being immensely kind - looking out for one another when times get hard, and doing their bit for charity in every way they can.

It's been a brilliant few years, and I would like to thank everyone in the AccountingWEB community who made my time here thoroughly enjoyable: the members who brightened my day, met with me at events, lent their expertise to articles and who were a pleasure to interview and chat with. And definitely not least of all, the wonderful and dedicated AccountingWEB team, who do an amazing job and have taught me nearly everything I know.

I’ll definitely be back every now and again to say hello. As accountants and small businesses work so closely together, I'm sure there's plenty more we can talk about and share ideas on. 

And please, please feel free to keep in touch with me too. I’m not only here, but I’m on Twitter at @rachpower10LinkedIn and always happy to chat on the phone/via email (PM me for this!).

As they say in Ireland, slán go foill, agus go raibh míle maith agat.


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By FirstTab
08th May 2015 07:01

Congratulations on your promotion Rachael.
You will be missed! Good Luck.

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08th May 2015 08:00

Go n-eiri an t-adh leat

Go maire sibh bhur saol nua


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By Francois Badenhorst
08th May 2015 09:29

I'm a lonely community assistant

Cheers Rach, you've helped me a lot as I've started this job.

Live long and prosper. 

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By Karen Bennett
08th May 2015 11:04

Great Job

Thanks Rachael for doing such a great job. Best of luck in the new job!!


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By A mum and an accountant
08th May 2015 11:28

Sorry to see you go

All the best in your new job though!

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By James D. Burbank
08th May 2015 11:31


Sad to see you go and wish you all the best at your new job. 

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By Duhamel
08th May 2015 13:42

Best wishes Rachel
Enjoy your new job!

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By Rachael White
08th May 2015 16:04

Thanks for the kind words everyone! :) 

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By tom123
09th May 2015 08:17

Good luck in the new job

I will have a look at the 'sister' site myself.

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By Locutus
09th May 2015 16:12

Good luck Rachael and keep up with the running!

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By mrme89
11th May 2015 09:34

Good luck Rachael. Keep spreading the word that accountants aren't boring ;-)

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By mwngiol
15th May 2015 13:05

Good luck!

mrme89 wrote:

Good luck Rachael. Keep spreading the word that accountants aren't boring ;-)

You can't ask her to lie in her new job!

Good luck Rachael, I hope your career goes on to be everything you hope it to be. And many thanks for everything you've done on this site over the years.

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By andy.partridge
15th May 2015 09:51

Good luck

I hope you found the old role challenging and character-building!

Best of luck in the new one. I am sure you will succeed.

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By Craigy1874
18th May 2015 09:08

Bye Rachel

Your hotness will be sorely missed :(

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