Archive for Candidates

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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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 to help clarify tax reform for your clients

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) is the most significant overhaul of the U.S. tax code since 1986. Even the pros are still working on wrapping their heads around how the changes will impact tax planning and preparation. Some clients haven’t felt the impact of the tax reform – most new rules don’t impact the 2017 returns being filed right now.

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Get The Rock Star Treatment This Tax Day

Tax Day is here. Tax Day means that all of your behind-the-scenes work is finally paying off. Your skills are taking center stage, and you have rocked this tax season. Tax professionals, take a bow. If you’re not getting the rock star treatment you deserve, we can help.  Here are just a few of our tax stars and how they are rocking during tax season: Tax Accountant: They prepare federal, state or local tax returns for their devoted fans, business establishments or other organizations.

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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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Blockchain Technology and the Finance Industry

Blockchain is seemingly everywhere these days. The technology and the cryptocurrency it was invented to power are in the news every day. More often than not, that news includes dire predictions of its impact on the accounting and finance industries. If you’re still not sure what all of the buzz is about, it’s time to get sure. This isn’t a theory – it’s happening now.

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How to Seize Financial Career Development Opportunities

We often think of switching jobs as the best way to advance our careers. It’s true that a job change can provide new learning opportunities, greater responsibility and perhaps a better title or bigger paycheck. However, switching jobs shouldn’t be your only plan for advancement. If it is, you could be missing out on a valuable career development opportunities to take control of your career.

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It’s over, now what?

This time of year, there are a lot of stories about the preparation and aspirations of athletes leading up to the winter games, but what happens after? After living tightly scheduled life revolving around achieving a four-year goal, how do these athletes adapt to suddenly having free time and the ability to plan their own path? And better yet, how can you apply their experience to your own life after you’re let go from a job or leave one to pursue something else?

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