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 »

Ethical Pitfalls Accounting Professionals Face Every Day

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As an accountant, you work with confidential information and sensitive data daily. Since the numbers can affect bonuses and stock prices, you might face ethical issues in your activities. These issues can include conflicts of interest, confidentiality issues, or fraudulent activities. When faced with these dilemmas, you need to make the right choices to appropriately… 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 »

Storytelling Is Essential to How You Manage Data

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As an accountant, storytelling is essential to sharing data. Using stories to share how data relates to business decisions in easily understood ways helps to explain complex information in a digestible way. Because people remember impactful stories, they’ll more easily retain what you said and apply it to short- and long-term planning. Learn more about… Read more »

New CPA Series: How to Find the Right Mentor in the Accounting Industry

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As a new CPA, it’s in your best interest to find a mentor beyond your practical experience mentor. Having a mentor means receiving ongoing, personalized attention from a professional that you can’t get from traditional training. Being able to learn directly from someone you aspire to be like helps you develop their attributes and behaviors… 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 »

Career Lattice Series: Who’s Hiring? Choose Your Own Adventure

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Whether you are new to the accounting industry or an experienced professional, you have the autonomy to create your career path. Based on your knowledge, skills, experience and interests, you have a variety of options for furthering your professional path. Be sure you consider your work style and company culture when seeing who is hiring… 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 »