How to Plan, Structure, and Craft a Great Meeting


Planning, structuring, and crafting a great meeting provides many benefits. This process saves time and money, increases engagement and productivity, and elevates team morale. Understanding how to plan, structure, and craft a great meeting takes time, effort, and practice. These suggestions can help. Follow these guidelines to plan, structure, and craft a great meeting. Determine… Read more »

Professional Skills to Cultivate Throughout Your Career


After learning to work from home during the coronavirus pandemic, accountants are more prepared than ever to close out the year. Here's why. Mercer Bradley

Cultivating professional skills throughout your accounting career helps you grow professionally. The more value you add to an organization, the more opportunities you have for advancement. Developing relevant hard and soft skills helps you remain engaged and productive at work. It also increases your job satisfaction and tenure with an employer. This benefits your career… Read more »

The Importance of Ethics in the Accounting Profession


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Accountants are trusted and relied on to carefully, truthfully, and diligently make and keep financial records for companies and clients. Adherence to these ethical standards helps preserve the dignity, respect, and trust in accountants and the accounting profession. Accounting professionals must conduct themselves in a manner that serves the public interest and maintains the positive… Read more »

Navigating Your Successful Resignation


The last impression you make at a job is important. Maintaining flexibility and emotionally adjusting as you transition between roles is essential. How you leave a job says a lot about you. The way you strengthen relationships at the company you are leaving and begin networking within your new organization impacts your career. Keep in… Read more »

How to Receive and Implement Feedback


Openly receiving and implementing feedback helps improve your work performance. As a result, you should intentionally create space for it and remain receptive. Feedback is not bad or negative, feedback is a way to learn and grow personally and professionally. Whether you receive formal or informal feedback, your brain immediately begins processing the input. Training your brain… Read more »

Maximize Your Chances: Top Tips for a Successful Interview


Whether you are new to interviewing or have not interviewed for a while, preparation is one key to success. Making a positive first impression impacts whether you advance in the hiring process. At Mercer Bradley, we want to help maximize your chances of moving forward in the interview process. You can use the following list… Read more »

Spring Refresh for Professional Success


Peace of Mind Hiring: The Right Hire Makes All the Difference Mercer Bradley

Spring cleaning involves clearing out the things you no longer need to make room for the things that you want. This is an excellent approach to refresh your career and take steps to increase your professional success. Taking the time for a spring refresh on your professional success paves the way for learning and development…. Read more »

Part 3: Reporting Financial Information to Non-Accountants


Redefining the Value of Work: Managing the Employer-Employee Relationship

Employees who are skilled at their non-accounting and finance jobs typically lack training and experience working with financial data. Many of these employees are intimidated by financial data because they dislike math. Others believe they do not need to look at the company’s numbers because they are not responsible for the financials. However, employees in… Read more »

How to Navigate the Emotions of Being a Leader


Being a leader takes work. You must monitor your employees’ mental health, show compassion and sensitivity, provide flexibility, and deliver results. These actions require a high amount of emotional labour. Emotional labour is the effort required to maintain a professional image when your actions do not align with your feelings. For instance, even though you… Read more »