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As an accountant, you work with confidential information and sensitive data daily. Since the numbers can affect bonuses and stock prices, you might face ethical issues in your activities. These issues can include conflicts of interest, confidentiality issues, or fraudulent activities. When faced with these dilemmas, you need to make the right choices to appropriately… Read more »

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Big data is a buzzword in the accounting profession. It’s often described as too big for traditional data management to handle, streaming at a significant speed that quickly must be dealt with, and coming in all types of formats. Although the enormity of big data may be its focal point, what truly matters is what organizations do with the data… Read more »

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When you accept a new accounting job and let your manager know you’re leaving, they may give you a counteroffer. Your manager might question why you’re leaving and try to convince you to stay. Before deciding whether to accept a counteroffer, it’s in your best interest to consider why the offer is coming once you… Read more »

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As a small business owner, even the smallest reduction in expenses can impact your profitability. In many cases, simple steps are an effective way to improve your bottom line. Now is a great time to look carefully at your company’s expenses and see how you can spend less. Here are eight strategies for cutting business costs.   Reduce Supply Expenses … Read more »

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As an accounting professional in Western Canada, there are a variety of jobs available for you. Based on your skills, experience, knowledge and interests, you’re most likely qualified for a number of roles that Mercer Bradley needs to fill. Here are four types of accounting jobs available in Western Canada. Accounting Opportunities in Western Canada… Read more »

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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 »

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As a top-performing accountant, your decision to tender your resignation and work for another employer most likely will be met with adversity. Your loyalty to the company may be called into question. You may receive emotional appeals not to break up the team. Worse, you may be given a counter-offer to encourage you to reconsider… Read more »

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As an accountant, storytelling is essential to sharing data. Using stories to share how data relates to business decisions in easily understood ways helps to explain complex information in a digestible way. Because people remember impactful stories, they’ll more easily retain what you said and apply it to short- and long-term planning. Learn more about… Read more »

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Two important parts of having a balanced accounting career are mindfulness and self-confidence. Being able to focus on your task at hand is important for meeting deadlines. Self-confidence is required for when you hit low points in your career and need encouragement to keep going. Learn how you can incorporate mindfulness and enhance your self-confidence… Read more »

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Supporting a workforce made of various generations can be challenging. Baby Boomers, born between 1946 and 1964, are known for their strong work ethic, placing importance on professional accomplishments and being socially reserved. Generation X, born between 1965 and 1980, tend to focus on work-life balance, be self-sufficient and value independence. Millennials, born between 1981… Read more »