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A Payroll Specialist And Their Oh-So-Important Soft Skills

payroll specialist skillset

While salary is key for both employer and candidate, hiring the right accounting and finance fit goes far beyond competitive compensation.

Enter soft skills, which are partially intrinsic and partially learned. They’re not as black and white as a salary, but they are perceptible. The skills may be apparent in an interview or during an office tour. Referrals can also help you determine how strong a candidate’s soft skills are.

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Finance and Accounting Jobs Report: October 2014

Finance and Accounting Jobs Report: October 2014

Jobs Report Summary For The Finance and Accounting Industry. Based on the BLS report with September 2014 data.

 
For the month of September, the Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released that the U.S. workforce added 248,000 jobs, substantially outperforming economist’s prediction of 215,000. The upward surge of newly added jobs caused the unemployment rate to decrease from a 6.1% to a 5.9%, the first time it’s reached below 6% in six years.

Not only was the month of September impressive for job growth, August’s numbers have been revised from 148,000 to 180,000 jobs, as well as a bump in July’s numbers, from 212,000 to 243,000.

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Social Media For Accountants; Can It Benefit Your Organization?

Why social media for accountants matters

Social Media for Accountants’ Value Is Equal For An Employer

When asked to define social media, most define the multiple networking platforms as an open book for personal status updates, check-ins, photo-sharing, and connecting with friends. If you ask what makes social media valuable for an accountant, most would say it’s a professional tool for collaboration and learning through groups and forums. But it also serves as a benefit to hiring and the future success of your organization.

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The Salary Is Competitive. It’s The Soft Skills Employers Want.

Soft skills employers want to hire

While our 2015 Salary Guide offers the most competitive salaries for hiring accounting and finance professionals, an equally important aspect of hiring is identifying essential soft skills to ensure the candidate is a fit for your organization. Why are soft skills so important for hiring the right candidate

  • 89% of hiring failures are a result of a poor cultural fit
  • Replacing an employee costs 20% of their annual salary
  • Engaged employees are 20% more productive than disengaged workers

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Finance and Accounting Jobs Report: September 2014

Accounting and Finance Jobs Report September 2014

Jobs Report Summary For The Finance and Accounting Industry. Based on the BLS report with August 2014 data.

 
For the month of August, the Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released that the U.S. workforce added 142,000 jobs. With economist’s prediction of at least 225,000 jobs to be added in August, the surprisingly low number has many puzzled as to why there is such a decline from the past six months averaging +200,000 jobs per month.

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It’s About More Than Accounting Salaries

It's About More than Accounting Salaries

Hiring Beyond Accounting Salaries: Possessing The Right Mix

With the market for accounting and finance talent more competitive than ever, it is important to know what to pay your people — but just as important to understand that their true value goes beyond their compensation. The right combination of expertise, soft skills and cultural attributes can be the equation for long-lasting success for your accounting and finance teams.

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Mitigating Social Media Risks For Accountants

Accountants could inherit social media risks

Accountants Need To Be Aware Of Social Media Risks To Their Organization

While conversations on social media can prove valuable, they can also prove risky. That’s why it’s important for professionals on social media to be aware of the competitive and regulatory limits on what they’re discussing. Moreover, they’ll need to work with their IT departments to ensure the technologies they’re using are secure to avoid divulging sensitive information.

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The Value Of Social Media For Accountants

The Value of Social Media For Accountants

Why Social Media For Accountants Creates Opportunity

Social media has evolved from a forum for sharing personal updates & pictures to a platform for professional collaboration & learning.

Whatever subject piques your interest, there are experts out there on Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter & other outlets waiting to share their knowledge & ready to engage in meaningful collaboration that drives their fields forward.

Accounting & finance experts are no exception, and the most successful professionals and companies in the industry are tapping into the power of social media to advance their careers & organizations.

You can, too.

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