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How to Win the Hiring Game in a Tight Labor Market

Companies looking to expand their accounting and finance teams are running into a problem. In the current economy, there just aren’t enough accounting and finance professionals to go around. While total U.S. employment is at just 3.8 percent as of June 2018, the unemployment rate for accounting and finance professionals is even lower than that. This means more employers are having trouble filling job openings. There is also more competition to hold on to the talent they already have.

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The Impact of a Hiring Mistake

Nobody wants to hire the wrong person. You’ll spend time and money on training and trying to help them fit into the organization. Often, that time and expense are wasted because the individual will leave your organization soon –voluntarily or otherwise – and you’ll be forced to find a replacement. And that’s not even the real impact of a hiring mistake. The Society for Human Resource Management suggests the cost of turnover can run as high as $150,000 for an accounting professional.

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The Case for Post-Tax Season Hiring

Busy season is coming to a close for accounting and finance professionals. They’re planning vacations, reconnecting with friends and family and recommitting to a good mix of nutrition and regular exercise. While they’re at it, many of them will be looking for a new job. For some hiring managers, April is a time for family vacations while schools are closed for Spring Break. Others might be planning summer travel.

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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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5 Ways to Achieve Work/Life Balance During Tax Season

Tax season is synonymous for most accounting professionals with long hours and stressful days. But stress can lead to burnout, relationship trouble at home and even increased risk of getting sick. With some planning, you can take care of yourself, spend time with your family and provide exceptional service to your clients. Here are five ways for work balance during tax season:   1.

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Six Tips to Keep Your Staff Motivated During Tax Season

Tax season is one of the busiest times of the year for accountants. Whether at a large or small firm, it can mean late nights, skipping meals and overall exhaustion. As a manager, your goal is to prevent burnout. We have tips to maintain happiness and motivation during this stressful time. Create time and space for relaxation. Allow your employees time and space to unwind in the office.

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How to Stop the Turnover Trend

Right now, you star employees are being relentlessly recruited by the competition with offers of healthy salaries, new challenges, enticing perks and the work-life balance that so many professionals prioritize these days. As much as you try to keep up with rising competitive salaries and evolving employee demands, you’re likely losing many of your best employees every year. If you’re at a loss as to how to stop it, here are a few tips for hiring and retaining your top accounting and finance talent.

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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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