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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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9 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: Joke #1: “Remember to tell the IRS your actual job rather than saying you work in finance like you do to impress dates.

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Preparing for an Audit

An audit can be nerve-wracking for the most diligent of accounting teams—especially when there are cross-functional stakeholders involved in the process. Oftentimes, audits can catch your company by surprise, even if you’re keeping great records and fully prepared. Record-keeping is only the first step to successfully navigate an audit. As an accountant, you probably know your company—inside and out. To the casual observer—and even your CEO— it can be intimidating to have an auditor in your building, peering over your shoulder.

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Pushing an Accounting Agenda

Accounting is a business’s lifeblood. On the surface, it may seem like finance is simply crunching numbers to support employer’s growth, analytics, and operational objectives. That’s only one part of the equation. Accounting, as a business function, is so much more. Your team is the one team that sees everything. You have the most accurate and transparent view of your business’s health. Accounting teams — more so than any other business unit — are in a unique position to lead.

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Five Non-Traditional Jobs for Accountants

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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