Public vs. Private Accounting – Are You Ready for a Shift?

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While the basic background may be the same, there is a huge difference between a career in public accounting and private accounting. If you’ve been committed to one path or the other so far in your career, are you thinking about making the switch? What do you need to know about the other career path…

Skills and Characteristics of a Great Senior Accountant

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There are so many things to consider when you’re hiring your next senior accountant. You want someone who fits in with your office, but also possesses the right skills to do the job. Their skills and personality will come together to form the complete package. And once you start interviewing multiple candidates, it can become…

How Can You Develop a Great Program for Your Accounting Interns?

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Does your accounting firm offer summer internships for college students? If so, have you considered the structure of your internship program? Many organizations don’t think through the process of creating a strong intern program, which will benefit not only the interns themselves but your firm as well. Before your next summer intern starts at your…

How Do You Shift from Accountant to Controller?

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You’re well on your way in your financial career, but have you decided on the next step? There are many paths you can take. If you’re currently an accountant, you may want to discover the right career path to becoming a controller. How do you start? What are the right decisions to make to help…

Is Contract Accounting the Right Career Move for You?

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Are you in the market for a new accounting or finance position? If so, there may be one avenue that you haven’t considered. Before you begin applying for your next position, think about the possibility of working a contract accounting job. Many people don’t realize what a great opportunity contract positions can be when trying…

Where Can Your Accounting Firm Find New Clients?

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As we coast into 2017, it is time to start thinking of the best ways for your firm to grow more business. The first quarter of the New Year is the busiest time for an accounting firm. While you may feel that your marketing is strong, there are always new things you can do or…

Land the Best New Hires Before They Graduate

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Accounting talent isn’t always as easy to find as it was in the past. Huge changes in the industry are making this a very different job that it was for previous generations. So how can you find top accounting prospects in the current employment pool? The best answer is to target them before they even…

What Do You Say to a Recruiter in Accounting?

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Getting unsolicited phone calls can be problematic, especially during this election season. But if you’re on the job market, a call from a recruiter can be a breath of fresh air. As an accounting candidate, what can you say to a recruiter to help both of you better understand your needs and know how to…