Separating Work and Home: Daily Habits That Help


Separating Work and Home: Daily Habits That Help Mercer Bradley

Working from home during the coronavirus pandemic can be challenging. Many have been doing this for a year! You may still be wondering how to set up a work area, fit in your personal and professional responsibilities, and have time to unwind at the end of the day. The main key to the integration of… Read more »

Being a Team Player Also Means Saying No Sometimes


Being A Team Player Also Means Saying No Sometimes Mercer Bradley

As an accounting and finance professional, your role sometimes involves additional work, longer hours, and tasks not included in your job description. Since you want to be seen as a team player, you go above and beyond expectations to help your team perform its best. However, you need to keep an eye on how much… Read more »

Developing Your Skills While Doing the 9 to 5


Mercer Bradley_Developing Your Skills While Doing The 9 to 5

As an accounting and finance employee, career advancement is a top priority. This involves developing the knowledge, skills, and experience required to take on additional responsibility. One way to accomplish this is by developing your skillset during the work week. By finding ways to increase the value you provide your employer, you set yourself up… Read more »

New Career Skills You Never Thought You’d Need


New Career Skills You Never Thought You'd Need | Mercer Bradley

As you move along in your accounting & finance career, you pick up new skills. Adding technical skills and cultivating soft skills are two key parts of career advancement. However, one aspect of moving up the ladder that often is overlooked involves introspection. Close evaluation of your mental and emotional processes provides insight into how… Read more »

Benefits of Accepting a Job Offer Now


Benefits of Accepting a Job Offer Now - Mercer Bradley

Like many people, you may be in the market for a job right now. If you recently finished a line of interviews and were offered a position, you might be wondering whether to accept it. Of course, thoroughly evaluating the offer and deciding whether it fits your short- and long-term goals and needs is imperative…. Read more »

CPAs See Beyond the Numbers and Are Guides to Global Trends


Tracking and reporting on global economic trends is one service a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) provides. As the Canadian accounting profession’s scope continues to expand, one of the comprehensive, value-added services accountants provide is advisement on how local, regional, national and worldwide economics may impact their company. This provides additional support for clients to grow… Read more »

A New Guide to Video Interview Etiquette


A New Guide to Video Interview Etiquette Mercer Bradley

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies are using technology to recruit employees. Rather than have candidates come to the office and risk spreading coronavirus, hiring managers are using platforms such as Zoom, WebEx, and Skype to conduct video interviews. Although the questions and conversations may be similar to in-person interviews, preparing for a video… Read more »

Strong Communication as a Remote Worker


With the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), more companies than ever are having employees work from home. Employers are temporarily closing their offices to practice social distance to stop the spread of the virus. If you’re a staff member who’s now working from home, be sure you have the proper support in place to… Read more »

Are You Bored at Work? It Could Be More Than That


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 »

Ethical Pitfalls Accounting Professionals Face Every Day


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 »