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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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Finance and Accounting Jobs Report: August 2014

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


The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released that for the month of July, the U.S. workforce added 209,000 jobs. With economist’s prediction of at least 230,000 jobs to be added in July, the reported data still reflects a positive growth, just at a slower pace.

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It’s A Job Seeker’s Market! Is It Time To Fire Your Boss?

Fire Your Boss

Fundamental Shift In A Candidate Driven Market

It’s no secret that the more experience and knowledge you gain within your Accounting career, the more attractive you become to companies looking to hire.  As of late, our offices across the country have seen a marked increase in the number of businesses with open accounting positions and those hiring managers are having a much more difficult time finding new, qualified talent.  As the demand for this top talent increases, some businesses are going to extreme lengths to retain their experienced professionals and some are seeing significant turnover for the first time in years.  How is your company responding to these changes in the market?

In our latest discussion, Deborah Cash for Accounting Principals Triad Market (Greensboro, Winston-Salem & High Point, NC) highlights some insights and tips for when it’s time to fire your boss in a job seeker’s market.

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5 Easy Ways to Be Healthy At Work


Accountants spend a lot of time at their desks — and that’s not okay. Research shows a clear correlation between long periods of sitting and adverse health outcomes such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and stroke. The fact is that the human body was built to be upright and active — your desk is the polar opposite of a healthy lifestyle.

Luckily, there are steps you can take to be healthier in your daily routine. Here are 5 easy ideas to get started.

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Accounting and Finance: Choosing Your Career Path

accounting and finance career paths

A career in accounting and finance can be a lucrative one with great growth potential. But where do you even start? And then where do you go from there? It may seem a little overwhelming, but when you consider a career path, think about where you would like to be in 5, 10 or 15 years. Believe it or not, 15 years will go by quickly, so seek out the job opportunities and experience that will help you achieve your career goals.

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Five Soft Skills Every Young Accounting and Finance Pro Should Have

accounting soft skills | Accounting Principals

In the accounting and finance world, many professionals measure their worth in degrees, accolades and relevant experience. While all of these traits can weigh heavily on an employer’s decision to hire, I often find that candidates don’t put enough emphasis on soft skills. Expressing soft skills during an interview and on the job can be a huge benefit to a candidate. I assure you, employers will not overlook these positive attributes.

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Finance And Accounting Jobs Report: July 2014

Finance and Accounting Jobs Report July 2014Jobs Report Summary For The Finance and Accounting Industry.

Based on the BLS report with June 2014 data.


The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released that June added 288,000 jobs to the workforce, which is a substantial increase to what economists predicted. The unemployment rate dropped from a 6.3% to a 6.1%, the lowest it’s been since September 2008. Over the past five months, the economy has added over 200,000 jobs month over month. With the newly added June jobs as well as May’s reported numbers, it could very well be the spark that the economy needs.

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Avoid Hiring Discrimination, But Recruit For Cultural Fit

Hiring Discrimination | Accounting Principals

If you imagine cultural fit as a tool in the toolbox of hiring, it would be a jackhammer. It is incredibly powerful, imprecise, and potentially perilous in untrained hands.

Attention: Cultural Fit At Work

It can be tempting to view the hiring process as a simple project. It turns out that the combination of qualifications, years of experience, and salary expectations aren’t always enough to ensure success. More and more organizations are finding that the most qualified candidate is not always the best.

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How To Ensure That Your First Job Out Of College Doesn’t End In Catastrophic Failure

First Job Out Of College

Don’t panic, but you’ve been hired – and it’s at a major corporation! It’s time to come to terms with the realization that this company actually exists somewhere, and it’s not just a brand logo. As you walk through those big double doors on your first day of work, you may experience a feeling that you haven’t had since you saw your middle school history teacher in the supermarket: “Hey, this can’t be happening! You don’t exist in real life!” It’s a surreal moment.

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Hiring Employees That Fit Your Culture

When hiring employees, chances are you’re take the time to review resumes, assess skills and ensure that potential applicants have the right experience for the specific job. But do you also take the time to ensure you are hiring the right people for your specific company culture? If not, it could cost you.

Check out our infographic below to learn why hiring for cultural fit is so important and how you can ensure you are hiring the best candidates for your company.

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