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Blockchain technology is changing how the accounting profession operates. As an accountant, you need to stay current on changes in the industry and what opportunities and challenges you will face because of blockchain. 1) What Blockchain Is Blockchain technology is an open, distributed ledger that records and verifies transactions without any trusted central authority. The… Read more »

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The best companies have an effective mentor program. Providing a mentor for new hires gives you an edge over the competition for many reasons. Why Should You Provide A Mentor Program? 1) Show Dedication to Employees Providing a mentor program demonstrates dedication to your employees. The mentor passes on the skills and experience they built… Read more »

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The Association of Canadian Search, Employment & Staffing Services (ACSESS) is the national voice of the recruiting, employment and staffing services industry. The Association was created in 1998 when The Association of Professional Placement Agencies & Consultants (APPAC) merged with the Employment and Staffing Services Association of Canada (ESSAC). ACSESS promotes best practices and ethical… Read more »

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Laws and regulations against discriminatory hiring practices in Canada clearly outline employers’ responsibilities for ensuring fair treatment of job candidates. As a member of The Association of Canadian Search, Employment & Staffing Services (ACSESS), Mercer Bradley is proud to show adherence to the Association’s Code of Ethics & Standards and comply with all anti-discrimination hiring… Read more »

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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 »

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Because you spend more time at work than you do at home, you want to make the most of it. By maximizing your time at your job, you will reach your potential and excel in your career. 1) Associate with Positive People Invest your time with positive coworkers. They will keep you in the right… Read more »

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As an accounting professional, collaborating on projects is as important as working independently. Working together helps you fill more needs and provide higher levels of internal and external service. Here are a few collaboration ideas that build better communication and trust. Collaboration Tip #1: Daily Huddle Meeting Implement a daily huddle meeting. If there are… Read more »

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Company culture is what holds an organization together. It motivates employees to overcome challenges and move the company forward. Company culture may also be affecting your ability to hire top talent. Here are five reasons why. Reason #1: Culture May Not Be Defined Hiring for culture fit cannot be done if company culture is not… Read more »

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Meet Dave Kastelic, Practice Leader, Edmonton Dave Kastelic, CPA, CMA is a Practice Leader for Mercer Bradley in Edmonton. He started his career by gaining valuable leadership experience as an accountant in the oil and gas industry. An entrepreneur to the core, Dave took an executive role with a start-up oil and gas service company… Read more »