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The Top 7 CPA Skills You Need — and How to Get Them

Posted by DeLynn Senna on Apr 23, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Rock_climbingAs a certified public accountant, you have years of education, and you’ve passed an exam attesting to your knowledge in auditing, business concepts and more. But to maintain your good standing as you climb in your career, you must continually develop basic CPA skills, as well as acquire new ones.

Topics: Protiviti, Affordable Care Act, Career Advice, Internal Auditor, Financial Analyst, AICPA, CPE, QuickBooks, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, ERP, SQL

Nightmare on Wall Street: 4 Tips for the Upcoming CFA Exam

Posted by Rebekah McLain on Apr 22, 2015 8:30:00 AM

4-22_CFA_Horror_StoriesThe chartered financial analyst (CFA) exam will be given on June 6. The stress accompanying this event has been known to cause some candidates to revert to primitive instincts. Brilliant financial minds morph into the werewolves of Wall Street. 

Topics: CFA Institute, CFA Exam

Accounting Courses to Help You Soar into Success

Posted by Michelle Schusterman on Apr 21, 2015 5:00:00 AM

4-21_Accounting_CoursesProfessional development is essential for staying on top in your field — whether you’re just about to graduate or you're a CFO with a master’s degree and a few decades of experience. You can earn CPA credits with the help of associations like the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). You can gain skills at conference workshops and seminars. Or you can boost your success with the following accounting courses and webinars.

Topics: Professional Development, Webinars, Professional Associations

Monday Management Minute: A Good Controller is Hard to Find

Posted by Mary McLain on Apr 20, 2015 7:00:00 AM

4-20_Talent_BullseyeAre you running into trouble hiring a new controller for your organization? You’re not alone: According to the 2015 Salary Guide from Robert Half, controller is one of the top 10 in-demand finance and accounting positions right now.

Topics: Monday Management Minute, Controller, Controller Job Description, How to Staff, 2015 Salary Guide

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

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