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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 »

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The holiday season is one of the busiest times of year. Employees are preparing for family celebrations while still maintaining their professional responsibilities. Because the focus tends to be more on holiday festivities than on work, fewer tasks may get done on time. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to manage your team’s productivity… Read more »

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As artificial intelligence (AI) continues to play an even more significant role in accounting, you may be wondering what that means for your accounting career. With growing talk about automation taking over accounting tasks, you might be concerned about how you can remain marketable in the field. Fortunately, AI is taking over repetitive, low-level tasks… Read more »

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As a new CPA, it’s in your best interest to find a mentor beyond your practical experience mentor. Having a mentor means receiving ongoing, personalized attention from a professional that you can’t get from traditional training. Being able to learn directly from someone you aspire to be like helps you develop their attributes and behaviors… Read more »

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As a newly designated Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), you face a variety of options for starting your career. You can use your skills to navigate a complex and evolving environment for industry, public accounting, government, education, non-profit and more. To begin your path with a lifelong, rewarding career with unlimited potential, you must decide what… Read more »

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Planning for your company’s busy accounting seasons is important. Knowing when your needs will increase each year helps you have qualified workers in place to ease workflows. Proactively placing temporary accounting workers to help during busy seasons keeps your business running smoothly and increases your bottom line. Here are some benefits of planning for your… Read more »

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When writing your CPA resume, be sure you customize it or your cover letter for each role you want. Because each employer’s qualifications and needs are unique, you want to show how your knowledge, skills and experience are exactly what they’re looking for. Focusing on how you can add value to a company increases your… Read more »