The Importance of Meaningful Work


Having meaningful work provides you an abundance of benefits. For instance, you likely put in additional time each week, contribute at your best level, and rarely are absent. You probably remain engaged and productive and have a high level of job satisfaction as well. This typically results in longevity with your organization and ongoing career… Read more »

Still Want to Work from Home: Here Are the Pros and Cons It Has on Your Career


Still Want to Work from Home: Here Are the Pros and Cons It Has on Your Career Mercer Bradley

Like millions of employees, you may be working from home during the coronavirus pandemic. Since it may be a year or longer since you made the transition from onsite to remote, you may be enjoying the setup and not want to return to the office. As tempting as this may feel, you need to weigh… Read more »

What Soft Skills Do You Need for A Successful Professional Career?


Throughout your accounting career, you need to exhibit both soft and hard skills. You want the technical savvy and interpersonal skills to continue advancing professionally. Building these skills not only make you more confident in your career but more marketable in an ever-changing career landscape. What Soft Skills Do You Need for A Successful Professional… 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


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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 »

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 »

5 Strategies for Finding Your Accounting Career Sweet Spot


Successful accounting professionals use their knowledge of which areas they excel in to add value to their company. Such professionals know that sustainable career growth is dependent on starting on the right path. Part of finding the right path is determining your sweet spot, where your passion and talents converge with opportunities to do work… Read more »

Music and 4 Other Ambiance Upgrades That Can Make You More Productive


How your office is set up affects your productivity. Harsh lighting, bare walls, a cluttered desk, and other issues cause increased stress and lower energy level. To combat these issues, incorporate music and other ambiance to improve your work area and maximize productivity. 5 Fun Ways To Improve Your Professional Productivity 1. Music (Check out… Read more »

Ongoing Learning and Experience Are Essential to Your Accounting Career


As an accounting professional, you’re responsible for keeping your company financially strong. Therefore, it’s up to you to stay current on changes and advancements in the accounting industry. Fortunately, there are many ways for you to engage in ongoing learning opportunities essential to your accounting career. Embrace New Accounting Techniques Embracing new accounting techniques helps… Read more »