Archive for Workplace Tips

How to ask for a raise

In a perfect world, an employee would never have to ask for a raise. Bosses would recognize the value you bring to your role and give you a raise. In the real world, that’s rarely the reality. If you want a raise, you have to ask for one. Self-promotion and frank discussions about money are uncomfortable but necessary. Here are five tips on how to ask for a raise – and getting it.

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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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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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5 Ways to Elevate Your Interview Impact

You’ve printed extra copies of your resume, selected your best interview outfit, researched the company and are prepared ask questions of the interviewer. But if you want to ace an interview for a highly sought-after accounting and finance job, you’ve got to be ready for more than just the basics. Here are five ways to elevate your interview impact. Understand what’s happening in the industry at large What’s on the minds of accounting and finance pros right now?

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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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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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Becoming a Gold Medalist

As some of the world’s top athletes compete in PyeongChang, there’s no doubt their audience will imagine what it takes to make it to that level. It’s a long and arduous path and it certainly takes an enormous amount of physical ability. But maybe you can take some lessons from these committed athletes and apply them to your own career in accounting and finance.

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Don’t Catfish Your Employer: Be Honest About Your Skills

Using “catfish” (or “catphish”) as a verb means to present false information about oneself online. Commonly used to begin romantic relationships online, it also applies to the working world. when job candidates intentionally misrepresent their skills/experience in pursuit of new positions, they are catfishing employers. In either case, it’s a very bad idea. CATFISHING CONSEQUENCES Law doesn’t specifically prohibit social catfishing, as it’s a relatively new situation.

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