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 »

New Career Skills You Never Thought You’d Need

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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 »

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

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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 »

6 Questions to Ask Yourself When You Get a Counter Offer

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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 »

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 »

Advancing Your Accounting Career Without Burning Bridges

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As a Canadian accountant, you may hold approximately 15 different jobs in two or three different fields over the course of your career. Leaving your job is part of the process of finding your dream job, creating balance between your work and home life, and deciding where you fit in. As a result, you may… Read more »

5 Strategies for Finding Your Accounting Career Sweet Spot

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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 »

Data Analytics Tips to Make You a Better Consultant

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With increasing transformative technologies like blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) impacting the accounting industry, you may wonder what your career as an accountant could look like. With the rapid changes taking place, you need to take action now to enhance your prospects for future opportunities and continued success. Due to the increasing desire for companies… Read more »

Accounting Conferences You Should Attend in 2019

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As a Canadian accounting professional, you should be attending conferences related to your field. You gain opportunities to network with other professionals while staying current on industry news and trends. Here are four accounting conferences you may want to attend in 2019. 4 Accounting and Finance Conferences That Can Boost Your Career This Year 1…. Read more »

3 Ways to NOT Get Ghosted After an Interview

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Ghosting can occur with employers when interviewing on your own. You may complete several interviews and/or finish sample tasks, receive some responses to your calls or emails, then not receive any follow up at all. Before completely giving up on being offered a job, use these strategies.  How To NOT get Ghosted By A Company… Read more »