As 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.
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The 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.
Professional 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.
Are 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.
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The hiring outlook is bright for accountants, demand for their expertise and services is high, and salaries are on the rise.
Thinking 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.
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For 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.
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If 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.
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There 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.
Commercial 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.