What Accounting Jobs Are There in Western Canada?

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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 »

What’s on the Horizon for the Accounting Profession?

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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 »

Should I Accept That Counter-Offer to Stay at a Company? (No No No!)

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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 »

Storytelling Is Essential to How You Manage Data

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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 »

Mindfulness and Self-Confidence May Be the Key to a Balanced Accounting Career

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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 »

How to Stay Better at Your Job Than AI

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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 »

New CPA Series: How to Find the Right Mentor in the Accounting Industry

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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 »

New CPA Series: Congrats, You’re Now a CPA. Now What?

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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 »

New CPA? Here’s How To Write the Right Resume for the Job

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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 »

Career Lattice Series: What Jobs Are Available in an Accounting Career?

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Earning an accounting degree opens up a variety of career paths. Accounting professionals can work in all industries and choose any field that interests them. Although specific duties vary, here are some ideas of what to expect in a few paths for an accounting career.      5 Jobs In the Accounting Career Lattice (Not Ladder)… Read more »