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Accounting Rules All Year, Not Just Post-Tax Season

Posted by Cheri O'Neil on Apr 16, 2015 8:00:00 AM

4-16_FB_Favorite_PartThe hiring outlook is bright for accountants, demand for their expertise and services is high, and salaries are on the rise.  

Topics: Facebook, Office Humor, Accountants, Post-Tax Season, Twitter

Want More Bang for Your Buck? 5 Finance Certifications to Consider

Posted by Rebekah McLain on Apr 15, 2015 6:30:00 AM

4-15_CertifiedThinking about earning a finance certification? It’s a smart move. Becoming professionally certified shows employers that you’re not just a clock-puncher. You're willing to invest extra time and effort for the sake of your career.

Topics: CPA, Certifications, MBA, 2015 Salary Guide, ERP, Training, PMP, CHFP

5 Reasons to Use Your Social Network in a Finance Job Search

Posted by James Ranson on Apr 14, 2015 5:30:00 AM

4-8_Social_Networking_for_Accountants-1For your next finance job search, be sure you take full advantage of social networking opportunities — but do it in the right way. The right approach to social networks can prove incredibly helpful for professional advancement. After all, everyone's using social media now, even the boss

Topics: Social Media, Job Search Advice, Social Networking

Monday Management Minute: Move Succession Planning to the Top of Your List

Posted by Kathy Downs on Apr 13, 2015 7:30:00 AM

4-14-Succession_PlanningIf you don’t have a strong succession plan in place, now’s the time to act. Over the next several years, baby boomers will reach retirement age at a rate of about 8,000 a day, according to an American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) report. However, a Robert Half survey shows that many CFOs don’t find this a concern.

Topics: CFO, Monday Management Minute, Succession Planning, Baby Boomers, AARP, American Association of Retired Persons

Paying the Price for Waiting Too Long to Increase Compensation

Posted by Lisa Sibley on Apr 8, 2015 10:05:00 AM

4-8_Paying_the_PriceThere was a time in the not-so-distant past when many a company didn’t give out salary increases — for year after year after year — and employees wondered if they’d ever get raises again.

Topics: Industry Trends, Management Advice, Salary Trends,

Choosing a Career in Banking: Commercial vs. Investment Jobs

Posted by Amy Bell on Apr 7, 2015 7:00:00 AM

1March-25-Careers-in-banking--commercial-vs.-investmentCommercial banking or investment banking: Which is the right path for you? This seems to be the million-dollar question for many financial professionals in the career planning phase. As you consider various careers in banking, it’s important to understand the key differences between these two sectors, which sometimes seem worlds apart.

Topics: Career Advice, Career Planning, Banking

5 Tips for Building a First-Class Accounting Manager Training Program

Posted by Amy Bell on Apr 6, 2015 9:00:00 AM

4-6_Build_Accountiing_Manager_Training_ProgramBenjamin Franklin once wrote, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” If you want to invest in your accounting managers and put them on the path to success, offer them a first-class training and professional development program. In fact, some studies show a lack of training and professional development opportunities leads to lower employee-retention rates for organizations.

Topics: Monday Management Minute, Professional Development, Training

Job Hopping: A Smart Career Strategy or Big Red Flag?

Posted by DeLynn Senna on Apr 2, 2015 11:06:00 AM

JobHoppingOnce upon a time, loyalty to one employer was the standard. Today, that type of career path is becoming as rare as lifelong pensions. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. workers stay with their current employer for an average of 4.6 years; for those in their 20s and early 30s, the average tenure is just three years.

Topics: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Job Hopper, AICPA, Career Insider, Career Strategy

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: CFOs, 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

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