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10 Top Accounting and Finance Jobs for 2018

Over the past couple of years, the economy has finally started to come back into full swing. The unemployment rate has been trending down – currently hovering at, or just below, 4.5 percent. The amount of jobs added to the economy each month has also been on the rise. In fact, the job market has returned to being a candidate’s market, with employers competing for the best talent.

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Snapshot of a Tight Accounting & Finance Labor Market

It’s a good time to be an accounting and finance professional. Unemployment is low, and talent is in high demand. Here’s a look at what’s behind the tight labor market and what it means for employers and job candidates. The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released its Current Employment Statistics Highlights for August of 2017 showing jobs in financial activities and professional and business services (the sector that includes accounting, bookkeeping, and payroll services) continue to trend up.

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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 relatively low at just 4.4 percent as of August 2017, the unemployment rate for accounting and finance professionals is less than half 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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Find the Right Balance between Compensation and Expectations

Compensation is an age-old tool of business—a reflection of the labor supply and the demand of the market. The word salary is actually derived from the Latin word sal, meaning “salt.” According to Jack Weatherford’s The History of Money, once upon a time, merchants in Africa mined slabs of pure salt, which were easily cut into standardized sizes and used as a form of payment for goods and services. Interesting, right?

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Social Media For Accountants; Can It Benefit Your Organization?

Social Media for Accountants’ Value Is Equal For An Employer When asked to define social media, most define the multiple networking platforms as an open book for personal status updates, check-ins, photo-sharing, and connecting with friends. If you ask what makes social media valuable for an accountant, most would say it’s a professional tool for collaboration and learning through groups and forums. But it also serves as a benefit to hiring and the future success of your organization.

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