Archive for Workplace Tips

Tips to Increase Your QuickBooks Proficiency

With more than 1.5 million customers worldwide, Quickbooks is arguably one of the most popular small business accounting software solutions in the world. Many accountants and bookkeepers have been using Quickbooks daily for years, but with new versions and new features being released all the time, even seasoned pros can always use a few hacks to make their jobs easier. Here are some of our favorite tips to increase your Quickbooks proficiency. Enter correct information Setting up your Quickbooks file is simple.

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Your Guide to Gift-Giving at Work

Accounting and finance jobs bring their own demands in terms of day-to-day requirements and deadlines. When the holidays roll around, many workers in these fields feel an added layer of stress related to gift-giving to colleagues and bosses. The following guidelines for end-of-year gift exchanges provide some clarity and suggestions to help you make it through unscathed.

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7 Tricks to Focus at Work

Workplace research shows that a typical office employee goes only 11 minutes without being interrupted from the task at hand. That sounds about right, considering all the possible distractions (calls, emails, texts, and open-office noise, to name a few) disrupting focus at work. Although workers can learn to adapt to task-switching, such activity may come at the cost of depleting brain power. Obviously, that’s something to be avoided, both from a career and personal perspective, particularly in the focus-intensive world of accounting and finance.

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Productivity Faux Paus to Avoid

Life in the accounting and finance world is fast, hectic and constantly changing. This is especially true during high demand cyclical periods like tax season and year-end close, when the stakes only get higher, and the stress only gets worse. Creating an environment that encourages and facilitates performance, productivity and positivity amongst your employees is essential to making sure your business keeps pace. Unfortunately, many businesses stumble. This leads to workplace dysfunction.

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10 Tips for Building a Strong LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn is all about connecting, but before we connect, we look for what we have in common. That’s the key to putting together a profile that jump- starts conversation. Think of your profile as a way to promote your brand — a professional permalink, a fixed point on the web to promote your skills, your knowledge, your personality. Brands build trust by using an authentic voice and telling a credible story. 1.

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Top 5 Things You Need to Do to Change Your Finance Career

These days, it’s not uncommon to switch careers at least once in a lifetime. According to the Pew Research Center, 61% of U.S. adults have switched careers and more than half of this group say they have made a switch more than once. Financial professionals who aren’t happy in their current fields have plenty of options for switching careers, as long as they’re willing to have patience and put in some hard work.

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How To Position Yourself for a Promotion

You’ve probably worked with this person before. The one who rises through the ranks of the company, or maybe throughout their career at different companies, seemingly effortlessly. While their ascent may appear effortless, in reality, they’ve mastered the art of positioning themselves for a promotion. If your annual review is approaching, don’t wait until the scheduled date to make your case.

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