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It's April Fools' Day — Take a Tax Break!

Posted by Robert Half Finance & Accounting on Apr 1, 2015 5:30:00 AM

April-1--accounting-humorcartoonOK, so you're not going to take a break during tax season. But that doesn't mean you can't see some humor in it!   

Topics: Office Humor

5 Tips to Boost Your Soft Skills and Advance Your Career

Posted by Sarah Richards on Mar 31, 2015 9:00:00 AM

1March-19-5-Ways-To-Get-Soft-Skills-TrainingWhat's the top reason for sluggish career advancement? Poor interpersonal skills, according to 30 percent of CFOs polled in a Robert Half survey. That’s great incentive to step up your nontechnical training, if you hope to climb the corporate ladder one day.

Topics: Career Development, Soft Skills, Training

Make the Right Hire with the Right Accounting Manager Job Description

Posted by Michelle Schusterman on Mar 30, 2015 6:30:00 AM

1March-23-Monday-Management-MinuteYou’ve just found out your accounting manager is moving on, which means you’ve got an important position to fill as soon as possible. Time to brush off the old job description and see what talent you can reel in, right?

Topics: Monday Management Minute, Accounting Manager, Hiring Advice, Job Description, Attracting Top Talent

How to Avoid Hiring Mistakes and the High Costs of a Bad Hire

Posted by Paul McDonald on Mar 26, 2015 8:00:00 AM

1RHFABlog_ImpactofabadhireFaced with a shortage of highly skilled accounting and finance talent, hiring in the finance sector right now is challenging at best. But even though you have to act fast to land your top candidate, you shouldn’t be hasty.

The costs of a bad hire are high. A recent Robert Half survey shows that the top two effects of hiring mistakes are decreased staff morale (39 percent) and lost productivity (34 percent). Monetary costs, cited by one in four respondents, came in at third place.

It’s important to get it right the first time around. Here are some tips for avoiding hiring mistakes:

Topics: Hiring Advice, AICPA, Resume Gap, Cost of a Bad Hire, Interview Techniques, Attracting Top Talent

10 Professional Skills Accountants Want Most

Posted by Robert Half Finance & Accounting on Mar 25, 2015 6:00:00 AM

Topskillsindemand_thumbAs the economy continues to improve, your highly skilled finance professionals know they have options outside of your business. That’s why retention and understanding what your workers want out of their jobs is more important today than ever.

Topics: Skills Development, AICPA, Employee Retention, The People Puzzle

Professional Resume Template: Where to Find It and How to Use It

Posted by Cheri O'Neil on Mar 24, 2015 7:30:00 AM

1March-24-Where-to-find-a-professional-resume-templateAn excellent resume can help a finance professional get hired over someone with a lackluster resume. If you’re new to the finance job search or you’re re-entering the workforce after a break, you may need to brush up on the latest resume recommendations and examples.

Topics: Finance Professionals, Resume Writing, Resume Writing Tips, Finance Job Search, Professional Resume Template

Monday Management Minute: 5 Ways Recruiters Save You Time and Money

Posted by Michelle Schusterman on Mar 23, 2015 5:30:00 AM

1March-30-Monday-Management-MinuteWhether unexpected or long-anticipated, a vacant position in an organization comes at a higher price than many employers realize. As you spend valuable time and resources recruiting candidates, your staff is left scrambling to fill the missing role. The result can be a dip in productivity and a spike in frustration, which is costly in more ways than one.

Topics: Monday Management Minute, Hiring Process, Recruiter, Specialized Staffing

Why Do Accountants Love Their Jobs? It’s Not Necessarily Just the Numbers

Posted by Cheri O'Neil on Mar 19, 2015 7:00:00 AM

512px-Speedcubing-TwilightsojournWhile many finance and accounting professionals must work with numbers, is that what they love most about their careers?

Topics: Finance Professionals, Accountants, Problem Solving, Numbers, Job Satisfaction

Get the Most Out of Professional Development: 6 Top Training Methods

Posted by Robert Half Finance & Accounting on Mar 18, 2015 6:30:00 AM

March18PeoplePuzzleTopTrainingTechniques_thumbMost managers recognize the importance of professional development. But not everyone knows the best training methods for inspiring employees to learn. 

Topics: Accounting Professionals, AICPA, Mentoring, Professional Development, Workshops and Conferences, The People Puzzle, Webinars, Online Courses

Make Me a Match: 5 Resume-Writing Tips to Fit the Accountant Job Description

Posted by Michelle Schusterman on Mar 17, 2015 10:30:00 AM

March-17-Tips-for-Making-Your-Resume-Match-the-Accountant-Job-DescriptionIt’s love at first sight: A company posts an accountant job description, and you know, without a doubt, that this is your dream job. But even though you feel sure you’re the perfect candidate, you never even get called in for an interview. What went wrong?

Topics: Soft Skills, Certifications, Resume Writing Tips, Accountant Job Description, Keywords, Accounting Software

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