A robust economy brings especially good news, if you’re a financial analyst. You can look forward to a vibrant hiring market and rising compensation this year. In fact, your job prospects look good right through 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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This promises to be an exciting year for accounting and finance professionals looking for a job. The 2015 Salary Guide from Robert Half reports that talent shortages are emerging, and the demand is growing faster than the supply of skilled workers.
While staff accountants and controllers continue to be highly sought-after financial professionals, healthcare reform, globalization, the dynamic nature of regulatory compliance and big data will cause new positions to emerge. The Salary Guide identifies several industry trends and positions that will be especially hot in 2015, including:
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It’s no secret that employees who are passionate about their work are key to an organization’s success. An unmotivated staff with low job satisfaction will likely lead to low productivity and morale as well as a high turnover rate.
In fact, according to a recent Robert Half study, about 60 percent of workers claimed they would leave their current position if they did not feel engaged. Additionally, one in four workers said their organization was ineffective at keeping employees engaged. Here are eight tips to increase and improve employee engagement:
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You’ve settled into a great entry-level accounting job. You’ve mastered the beginning work, passed your certified public accountant (CPA) exam with flying colors, and now you’re ready to start thinking about advancement. You know your career path can take you through a range of senior accounting jobs, from manager to controller to CFO or even CEO. But how do you get that career progression started as quickly as possible?
Here are five tips on proving yourself and becoming a leader in accounting jobs:
It seems like accounting and finance professionals are in higher demand than cronuts these days. According to a recent Robert Half webinar on hiring for finance careers, some of the major driving forces behind this trend are the need for increased speed and efficiencies, baby boomer retirements and employees leaving for higher-paying positions. This set of factors leads to finance employees and candidates having the upper hand in the current job market.
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If you’re a tax accountant or looking to start a career as one, we’ve got good news for you: The position is in demand right now. The 2015 Salary Guide from Robert Half reports tax accountants can expect an increase in starting salary of — at minimum — 3.6 percent. But before you demand a raise or up your salary requirements, take a look at what makes a stellar tax accountant, and what they should make.
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A new year is a new beginning. If you’ve been thinking about another job, 2015 just may be your year. In the U.S., accounting and finance wages are expected to rise an average of 3.5 per cent, finds the U.S. Salary Guide from Robert Half, and the latest UK Salary Guide shows a similar increase. Even if you aren’t looking, it doesn’t hurt to be ready; you never know when a recruiter or potential employer may contact you with a great opportunity.
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If you’re an experienced accountant with strong interpersonal skills, you might consider moving up the corporate ladder and looking for a job as controller of your organization. If you think you’ve got what it takes, you could be on the cusp of an excellent career move. According to the Robert Half 2015 Salary Guide, the controller is one of the top in-demand accounting and finance positions. Even better, controller salaries are expected to increase up to 4.3 percent this year.
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You just aced the interview for your first accounting or finance job. Congratulations! Now it’s time for a salary negotiation. You might feel a little uncomfortable naming a starting salary due to your lack of experience in the field and a limited knowledge of finance and accounting salaries. How do you convince your new employer you’re worth every dime you ask for?
Keep in mind you were offered the job for a reason — the employer thinks you have what it takes. You need to know what you have to offer and what you should expect. Here are four tips for maximizing the outcome of your first salary negotiation:
After the excitement of a promotion to a leadership role settles, you may find yourself with questions – and maybe a few worries, too. Making the transition to a supervisory role can be daunting, whether you worked your way up the ladder or fell into a managerial position more unexpectedly. All too often, first-time managers trip over the same stumbling blocks.
Although you will undoubtedly learn many valuable lessons in your first year, there are a few hurdles you can be aware of to help smooth out the transition. In today’s Monday Management Minute, we’ll give you five tips for first-time managers:
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