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 »

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 »

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

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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 »

How Can You Maximize Your Temp Accounting Placement?

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Working in accounting placement roles can provide valuable career growth. Adding to your skill set and experience level make you an even more valuable asset to employers. As a result, you want to do what you can to maximize your time in each accounting placement. 5 Ways to Maximize a Temp Accounting Job #1 Align… Read more »

Why Is Networking So Important for Your Accounting Career?

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Networking is a crucial skill for developing your accounting career. Not only do you cultivate relationships with people who often become friends, but you also get to know individuals who often become your company’s clients. Because you invest time in developing these relationships, you create winning opportunities for everyone involved. 1) Give and Receive Assistance… Read more »

Why Relationship Building Is Essential for Your Accounting Career

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Building relationships is a key part of finding success in your accounting career. Relationships impact every part of your job and help you become a more effective employee. Demonstrating your value to employers is what gets you hired and helps you progress in your career path. 1) Effectively Serve Your Clients Getting to know your… Read more »

The Best of Both Worlds: Why You Need Soft and Hard Skills as an Accountant

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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. 1) Examples of Soft Skills Soft skills are less tangible and harder to qualify than hard skills. Like hard skills, soft skills may be enhanced over time. For example, business… Read more »

Top Accounting Jobs to Gain Experience In

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As an accountant, you have a wide variety of fields you can work in. Each offers its own challenges and rewards to fill your personal and professional interests. Here are two examples of top accounting jobs to gain experience in. Cost Accountant As a cost accountant, you create budgets to manage costs and maximize profits… Read more »

5 Interview Questions Likely to Show Up in an Interview

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When interviewing for an accounting position, it’s important you prepare ahead of time. This includes reviewing potential questions and practicing clear, concise answers. Here are five questions likely to show up during your next accounting interview. Question #1: Who or What Encouraged You to Become an Accountant?  Your reasons for being an accountant provide the… Read more »