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5 Ways to Achieve Work/Life Balance During Tax Season

Many people struggle to strike a balance between their personal and professional lives, and it’s a struggle that is changing the way people view their career choices. The answer to striking a balance between your work life and personal life lies in temporary work. And tax season is synonymous for most accounting professionals with long hours and stressful days. Work/life balance seems to go out the window. But stress can lead to burnout, relationship trouble at home and even increased risk of getting sick.

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10 Tips to Be a Better Finance or Accounting Manager

This edition of Accounting Illustrated provides the top ten tips for becoming a better finance or accounting manger. To get these tips, we polled entry and mid-level candidates to find out what they look for in an efficient, effective and successful manager. Watch the video below to learn how to become a more effective manager. How to Be a Good Finance Manager: 10 Tips Be sure to follow these ten tips to become a better financial manager. Improve communication skills and be transparent.

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Accounting & Finance Adapts to the ‘New Era of Work’

We recently took a dive into the prospective job market for accounting in 2020 and discovered the top accounting jobs are those in which technology integration plays a feature role – particularly in the form of AI, automation, or machine learning. With that in mind, it’s no surprise that the post-pandemic trends in this new era of work are highly centered around technological adaptations: hybrid working arrangements and digital upskilling of employees to meet the new work model.

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How To Get Promoted in 4 Simple Steps

You’ve probably worked with this person before. The one who rises through the ranks of the company with ease. While their ascent may appear effortless, they’ve most likely mastered the art of getting a promotion. If your annual review is approaching, don’t wait until the scheduled date to make your case. Act now to make sure when the time comes, there’s no doubt in your manager’s mind that you are ready for the next level.

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Top 40 Accounting Jokes to Liven Up Your Day

Now that tax season is over, accountants finally have space to lighten up and take a beach day — or keep working (whatever makes you happiest). We know how hard you work and wanted to put together a resource to give you a much-needed and well-deserved break. Here are — in this writer’s opinion — 9 accounting jokes to liven up your day: Our Favorite Accounting Jokes   Welcome to the accounting department, where everybody counts. Where do homeless accounts live?

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Five Alternative Careers for Accountants

Alternative Careers for Accounting Majors An accountant’s career path is usually clear-cut. Start out with experience as a financial analyst or auditor. Take the CFA or CPA exams. Refine your management skills to rise through your organization’s leadership ranks — maybe even become a chief financial officer. What happens, however, when your passions change — when you want something new?

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Executive Compensation Packages: A Full Look

Within organizations today, one of the most delicate balancing acts that boards of directors and compensation committees must perform involves setting executive compensation packages. Over the past decade, seemingly lavish executive compensation plans have faced significant scrutiny from the public, media outlets, shareholders, regulators, and politicians. What is executive compensation?

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