Why You Should Treat Your Recruiter as a Major Part of Your Career

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Forming an alliance with a recruiter can be influential in your career. They can provide you with opportunities you did not know about, give key insight into the job market and/or a specific role, offer imperative resume and job search advice, and negotiate a higher compensation package. To effectively build a relationship with a recruiter,… 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 »

What You Need to Know About the Future of Commerce

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Canadian CPAs, register today for The ONE national conference 2018 in Halifax on October 1-2. As Canada’s must-attend CPA event of the year, maintain your competitive edge by participating in sessions focused on the future, listening to conversation-starting keynote speakers, and networking with top business, accounting and finance professionals. What’s In the Future of Commerce? … Read more »

Tips for Explaining Financial Concepts to Non-Finance People

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Explaining financial concepts to non-finance people can be challenging. People may be intimidated by financial data because of the jargon or because they lack financial literacy. In any case, a fair knowledge of understanding and analyzing financial reports is required for professionals to connect the business and external environmental factors to help with company growth…. 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 »

5 Characteristics You Need for a Successful Accounting Career

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When starting your accounting career, you want to do all you can to be successful. Part of your education includes knowing how to develop professionally to have maximum impact. Here are five characteristics you want to focus on while developing your accounting career. 5 Characteristics That Will Help You Have A Great Accounting Career 1…. 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 It Pays to Stay Ahead on Accounting Technology Trends

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Because technology is disrupting the accounting industry, accountants need to stay current on the latest news and trends. Because many tasks are being performed by technology, accountants need to shift their role within the field to continue offering value to clients and remain marketable to employers. 1. Technological Impact Continues Evolving Accountants need to stay… 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 »