Why It Pays to Stay Ahead on Accounting Technology Trends

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Because technology is disrupting the accounting industry, accountants need to stay current on the latest news and trends. Because many tasks are being performed by technology, accountants need to shift their role within the field to continue offering value to clients and remain marketable to employers. 1. Technological Impact Continues Evolving Accountants need to stay… Read more »

Why Relationship Building Is Essential for Your Accounting Career

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Building relationships is a key part of finding success in your accounting career. Relationships impact every part of your job and help you become a more effective employee. Demonstrating your value to employers is what gets you hired and helps you progress in your career path. 1) Effectively Serve Your Clients Getting to know your… Read more »

The Best of Both Worlds: Why You Need Soft and Hard Skills as an Accountant

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Throughout your accounting career, you need to exhibit both soft and hard skills. You want the technical savvy and interpersonal skills to continue advancing professionally. 1) Examples of Soft Skills Soft skills are less tangible and harder to qualify than hard skills. Like hard skills, soft skills may be enhanced over time. For example, business… Read more »

What’s on the Horizon for the Accounting Profession?

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The accounting industry is facing substantial changes over the next three decades. Evolving technology, continued globalization and new forms of regulation are becoming major challenges for the accounting field. As a result, accountants, companies, and schools need to make substantial changes in the way they operate. Here is an inside look at what’s on the… Read more »

Contracting as an Accountant Is Rocket Fuel for Your Career

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Much accounting work in Canada is being offered on a contract basis. Because the projects you’re hired for last a set amount of time, typically three to 18 months, you’re able to take on multiple clients over the course of a year. Whether securing work on your own or through Mercer Bradley, there are many… Read more »

Top Accounting Jobs to Gain Experience In

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As an accountant, you have a wide variety of fields you can work in. Each offers its own challenges and rewards to fill your personal and professional interests. Here are two examples of top accounting jobs to gain experience in. Cost Accountant As a cost accountant, you create budgets to manage costs and maximize profits… Read more »

3 Ways You Can Positively Influence Your Background Check

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Employers typically conduct background checks on candidates to increase the quality of new hires. Employers want to know that candidates are honest about who they say they are, possess the skills and experience necessary for the role, and will help ensure safety in the workplace. Therefore, you need to portray the most professional image possible… Read more »

3 Reasons a Temp Accounting Job Is Great for Your Career

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Temp accounting jobs are beneficial for many reasons. Not only can they help you get your foot in a company’s door, but they also can lead to other employment opportunities. [ Stay Up-To-Date With Tips and Advice By Following Us On Facebook ] Here are three reasons why a temp accounting job may be great… Read more »

Looking to Advance Your Career? 3 Reasons Mercer Bradley Can Help

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If you’re looking to advance your accounting career, you may want to partner with a staffing agency that can help you find exactly what you’re looking for. You may save time by letting an agency place you with companies looking for exactly the skills you have to offer. Here are three ways Mercer Bradley can… Read more »

Ongoing Learning and Experience Are Essential to Your Accounting Career

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As an accounting professional, you’re responsible for keeping your company financially strong. Therefore, it’s up to you to stay current on changes and advancements in the accounting industry. Fortunately, there are many ways for you to engage in ongoing learning opportunities essential to your accounting career. Embrace New Accounting Techniques Embracing new accounting techniques helps… Read more »