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Due to the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we are living in a time of uncertainty. Nobody knows how family members, friends, individual business, or the economy will be affected. As a team leader, this provides an additional source of stress. To help your team navigate through these unprecedented times, you need to provide… Read more »

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Studies show that having a six-hour workday makes employees more productive. Team members who work fewer hours create higher quality work, are less stressed, and take less unexpected time off than employees who work more hours. As a result, your company may benefit from having a six-hour workday. Here are a few ways a six-hour… Read more »

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Treating employees equally and fairly can be challenging. Because team members have different needs, motivations, personalities, and work preferences, treating them all the same way isn’t ideal. Since your teammates prefer different leadership styles, have different risk tolerance, and enjoy different tasks, if you treat your employees all same, they won’t all give you the… Read more »

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If you’re bored at work, there may be a variety of reasons. Your interest may no longer align with your work. You might not be fully using your capabilities. There could be little opportunity for growth and learning. Perhaps you have no clear goals. Ignoring your boredom can make things worse. Increased stress, poor mental… Read more »

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Simplifying your resume means it’s crisp, clean, and able to hold the attention of a hiring manager or recruiter. Keeping it simple shows that you understand who are as a professional and what you have to offer an employer. Tailoring your skills and experience focuses on the professional elements you want to use in your… Read more »

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Many accountants enter the field because numbers are easier to deal with than people. Numbers are predictable, understandable, and lead to a solution or balance. In contrast, people are complex, unpredictable, and sometimes illogical. Although many accountants may not have to interact with people at work, this puts them at a disadvantage. In many cases, they may start… Read more »

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Audit Risk Post COVID - Mercer Bradley

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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What Matters to Your Stakeholders?

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 »