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Accounting Principles Lists the Top Jobs Trending Upward

According to the staffing firm's recently released "2015 Salary Guide," some of the most in-demand accounting and finance jobs are bookkeeping clerk, accountant, and financial analyst.
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What CPAs Need to Say to Get a New Job

Many accountants go into a death spiral when discussing during the interview why they left or got fired. Newsflash: no one cares. Here's the bottom line, on resume gaps and more.
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Bitcoin Is Going Mainstream

Bitcoin is not just a flash-in-the pan. There are over 5 million holders of bitcoin, and 100,000 merchants accepting the virtual currency, with 1,000 more signing up each week. Don't get left out.
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New Hiring Forecast Predicts High Demand for Accountants

According to a new Q4 jobs outlook by staffing firm Brilliant, 28 percent of businesses are planning to increase hiring of accountants and other finance professionals in the next 12 months; temp hiring is expected to go up by 16 percent.
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How to Prepare to Be Fired

Many current and future tax CPAs think they can control the flow of their careers when in most cases they are merely in the eye of the hurricane. But that doesn't mean you're without options.
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EY Talks about Coaching: the Keys to Its Success

The use of executive coaching as a leadership development tool is becoming increasingly popular within the accounting profession. EY shows how coaching makes good managers great.
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Accounting Starting Salaries Projected to Rise 3.5% in 2015

According to a new forecast released on Thursday by staffing firm Robert Half, strong demand is expected next year for such professionals as staff accountants, senior financial analysts, and business systems analysts.
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9 in 10 US Internal Auditors Received Pay Raises in 2014: Report

2014 has marked the fifth consecutive year in which the percentage of US-based internal auditors who earned bigger paychecks increased, according to a new study from the Institute of Internal Auditors.
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Study: CFO Pay Up 7 Percent for S&P 500 in 2013

A new report from financial services consulting firm Mercer LLC found that the median total direct compensation for CFOs at S&P 500 companies increased by 7 percent last year to $3.13 million.
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How Corporate Finance Got Its Groove Back

Take a step back from GAAP. For senior managers in corporate finance, the word of the day is "agile." Today's finance leaders are no longer in the back office, but are helping companies grow. Companies that embrace financial best practices lead in other areas as well.
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Nonprofit Accounting: It's Not for Wimps

If you're a CPA with a bent for do-gooding, consider nonprofit accounting. It's a growing area with a lot of variety, but be prepared to roll up your sleeves: nonprofit doesn't mean non-stress.
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Why You're Completely Wrong about How You Hire

For accounting majors, fall means recruiting season. They will probably be interviewed and evaluated—and these interviews and valuations will probably fail to achieve their purposes.
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Communication Styles: Embracing Differences

Kristen Rampe will share how to speak and write more effectively by understanding your own and your audience's communication style.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Accounting Is an Underrated Job

The menu for Sept. 12 features specials on House majority wants to save cash method of accounting, Buffett called Hatch to gauge US inversion policy, M&T Bank unit reaches $18.5 million settlement in SEC accounting case, and more.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: S&P Weighs In on Inversion Craze

The menu for Sept. 10 features specials on REITs swell under new IRS rules, Breitbart News claims IRS harassment, 10 new AICPA/Accountemps scholarship winners announced, and more.
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CMA Holders’ Average Salary Increased Slightly in 2013

Accounting and finance professionals with a CMA credential reported an average annual salary of $115,952 in 2013, up from $115,290 reported in 2012, according to a survey released on Thursday by the Institute of Management Accountants.
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Current Issues Affecting Compilation and Review Engagements

This webcast will include discussions of important issues in SSARS No. 19 and the current status of proposed changes by the Accounting and Review Services Committee in these statements.
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CPA Executives Have a Positive Outlook on Hiring: AICPA Study

According to the AICPA's third quarter 2014 "Business and Industry US Economic Outlook Survey," released on Thursday, hiring is expected to increase by 20 percent in the coming year, up from 17 percent last quarter and 13 percent at the end of 2013.
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Revised CPA Exam Is Expected to Launch in 2017

The AICPA is asking the accounting profession for its feedback on potential changes to the exam that are being considered as part of a practice analysis. The comment period began on Tuesday and runs through December 2.
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Using Leadership Assessments to Drive Organizational Behavior

Amber Setter will show the value of leadership assessments as tools for individual and organizational leadership development initiatives.

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