Archive for Candidates

The Gender Gap in the Finance Industry

In the U.S., the average woman working full-time makes just 80.5% of what her male counterpart makes. Individual choices and personal preferences on the part of workers partially cause this disparity. One Harvard study from 2018 found that the female workers within their study favored flexibility, work/life balance and family leave more than the men in the study. The men in the study favored the marginal wage increases in exchange for working more and/or less favorable hours and shifts.

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Resume Tips for a Great First Impression

The job search is a long process. The first – and perhaps the most important – step is to develop a strong, persuasive and captivating resume. There is no magic formula for creating a winning resume, but here are some things to keep in mind to make your resume stand out from the competition. Presentation is half the battle With all of the information you need to include, arranging it in an intelligent, reader-friendly manner is important.

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Career Advancement for Accountants

The accounting profession is constantly evolving and incorporating new practices, technologies, and trends. You’re always learning new things at work, but it’s also important to keep your skills relevant with a combination of education and professional development. This is crucial to establishing and advancing within your accounting career. According to Accenture, 80% of accounting and finance tasks will be delivered with automation by 2020.

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4 Kinds of Toxic Managers and How to Cope

Being a manager isn’t easy. The technical skills a person relies on early in their career don’t always translate into the core skills needed to lead others. If they did, anyone could be promoted and adored by their employees. Of course, we know that’s not the case; toxic managers walk among us. Usually, a terrible working environment is the direct result of having an ineffective leader. Take a look at these four types of toxic managers you may encounter in your career.

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How Government Shutdowns Amplify Tax Woes

After the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, furloughed federal workers returned to their jobs on January 25, 2019. This just three days before the official start to tax season. Many of those were Internal Revenue Service employees who had been ordered by the Trump administration to return to work, without pay, a week earlier. Not everyone complied.

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How to Choose Between Really Good Candidates

On some level, it’s a good problem to have when hiring: you’ve narrowed down your candidates for an open position to a few outstanding contenders. Both passed your thorough screening and reference checks with flying colors. Both boast the education, experience, and skills you require and dazzled you during the interview process. But both can’t join the team. So how do you choose the right one?

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Video Job Interview Tips

Job interviews can be daunting – especially if your prospective employer wants to conduct the interview via video conference. If you’re not accustomed to video, you may feel a bit awkward in front of the camera. Technical troubles can also be an issue. The bad news is that, in this day and age, job seekers probably can’t avoid video job interviews.

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Working Your Way Up the Ladder

It’s not always popular to talk about “paying your dues,” but the fact is most people start out their careers somewhere near the bottom and work their way up. A combination of hard work, skill, a good network and even luck will move you up the rungs of your accounting career ladder. Let’s take a look at the steps you’ll take to get there. Education and internships The first step in an accounting career is education.

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