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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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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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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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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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