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Survey - Adaptability Key to Getting Ahead at Work

QUICK-CHANGE ARTISTS - Adaptability Key to Getting Ahead at Work, Survey ShowsAn unwillingness to try new things could harm your career prospects, a new survey suggests. More than one-third (35 percent) of chief financial officers (CFOs) polled recently said embracing change is a critical success factor for employees. Twenty-seven percent feel a desire to learn new skills is the most valuable characteristic.The survey was developed by Accountemps, the world’s first and largest temporary staffing service for accounting, finance and bookkeeping professionals.
Education & Careers

Jobseekers Guide on How to Assess a Firm's Ethics

Whether seeking a career in public accounting, private industry or as a securities analyst, many job-seekers say the recent wave of accounting scandals has convinced them it's more important than ever to get a reading on the ethics of the hiring company or firm. The search for answers has led job seekers to Internet message boards and other seemingly promising sources of information. But many still find it's just about impossible to uncover an employer's weak spots in advance. And the stakes have never been higher.
Education & Careers

NJ CPA Society Creates Career Development Program For Accounting Students

Along with obtaining a good education, success comes from being a strong leader, a creative and critical thinker, and an effective communicator. Such skills, however, don't always come naturally.
Education & Careers

'Accountant' Makes Jobs Rated Almanac's Top 10 List

The editors of The Wall Street Journal's CareerJournal Web site have published their sixth annual edition of the Jobs Rated Almanac, listing Accountant as the fifth best job to have in the country.
Education & Careers

Student Perspectives on The Accounting Profession

Order The Complete Survey TodayMany significant conclusions were drawn from the survey, and complete analysis is included in the final report.
Technology

Microsoft Offers Technology Tips for Job-Seekers

Employers are increasingly looking for recruits who are comfortable with technology. In fact, when Accenture recently surveyed Fortune 1000 corporations, it found executives rank technology efficiency among the three most desirable skills for new hires. In today's tight job market, it helps to demonstrate your technology skills during the job-seeking process. How can you do that?
AccountingWEB Life

Ten Steps To High Productivity and Maintaining A Great Life!

By, Keith Rosen, Profit BuildersBusy with tasks that consume you and your energy? Feel that you're fighting the clock and just can't seem to get it all done? Is your typical day fulfilling and enjoyable or putting you on the road towards burn out?If it's ever been a struggle to reach bigger goals or keep to your schedule, here's your opportunity to map out a weekly path that will serve you best and enable you to accelerate your productivity.
Practice

Discover Who You Are To Succeed

By Paul J. MeyerIf you were asked to make three brief statements in response to the question, "Who are you?" how would you respond? One response might be to state your name because your name is an important emotional symbol of your identity. You might define yourself in terms of your professional title, especially if you enjoy a sense of dedication and commitment to your career.
Tax

Federal Income Tax Tips for the Class of 2002

Students graduating this year will find the tax laws ease some of their post-graduation expenses. Here is a run-down published by CNNMoney of laws likely to affect the class of 2002:Student loans. You can get a higher starting salary and still qualify to write off up to $2,500 in interest paid on college loans this year.
Education & Careers

New Ranking - Best Cities to Do Business, Advance a Career

The votes are in and the list is complete. Forbes Magazine and Milken Institute have joined forces to offer their third annual Best Places Ranking, highlighting the top 200 U.S. cities in which to do business or advance a career.The rankings measure salary growth, high tech output growth, and job growth.
Education & Careers

Ten Hottest Jobs For The Next Ten Years

On the occasion of its 10th anniversary, SmartMoney Magazine has compiled a list of the "Ten Hottest Jobs" for the next decade. Not all are high paying, but all will be in great demand in the coming years. What are the jobs and what can you make? Salary potential is rated on a five star rating () with each star representing salary potential of $25,000.Let's take a look. .
Education & Careers

Baruch College Basks in Golden Era of Accounting Reform

On May 2, 2002, Baruch College continued its long tradition of accounting reform advocacy by hosting a financial reporting conference that was packed with business executives, as well as students and teachers. The event ended with a standing-room-only question-and-answer session with Paul Volcker, chairman of Andersen's oversight board. Mr.
Education & Careers

Accounting Majors Obtain Higher Percentage of Job Offers - Survey

Employers may have cut back significantly on college recruiting, but they haven’t abandoned campus altogether, according to the Spring 2002 issue of Salary Survey, a quarterly report by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)."Employers have been extending offers to graduating students in select fields," says Marilyn F. Mackes, NACE executive director.
Education & Careers

How to Develop & Maintain Professional & Personal Goals

When it comes to setting goals, start off with what's important to you in life. First, take out a sheet of paper and think about what you want to accomplish between now and the end of your life. Second step, take out another sheet of paper, and this time consider yourself and your personal goals for the next 12-months. Personal goals may include, family, personal growth, finances, health, social, career, hobbies, spiritual, and recreation. Write down the things that you would like to accomplish or achieve or attain during this one-year period?
Education & Careers

Financial Scandals Turn Forensic Accounting Into a Hot Job

The growing number of financial scandals and frauds in recent years have made forensic accounting one of the fastest growing areas of accounting and one of the most secure career paths for accountants. On April 11, 2002, ABC News carried a fanciful item imagining a new TV series named "Fraud Squad" that would dramatize this fast growing field. "You can almost hear the pitch now," writes ABC.
Education & Careers

Andersen May Announce Up to 6,000 Job Cuts in the US

The Financial Times is reporting that the leadership of Andersen's US operations is considering cutting up to 6,000 US staff as part of its strategy to survive. The final number of cuts has not been finalized, and a formal announcement is expected within a week.If implemented, one out of five Andersen US employees would be let go.
Community News

The Top Accounting Employers for the Class of 2002

Even though the nation's job market may still be in the clutches of the economic recession, The Black Collegian magazine says there are a number of career opportunities awaiting the class of 2002. The magazine contacted major employers in business, industry, and government to learn where the jobs are.
Education & Careers

NJ CPAs Exceed $1M Goal to Support Accounting Students

Despite the restless economy and the resulting challenges for fundraisers, the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA) not only continued to reach for, but surpassed its $1Million Millennium Scholarship Campaign goal.The campaign, which ran for only 15 months and ended in January, raised more than $1,015,000 to increase the number and dollar amount of scholarships awarded to accounting students and to increase awareness about the benefits associated with a CPA career path.
Education & Careers

Enron Trickles Into Accounting Classrooms

College accounting professors are returning to the podium this semester with a new topic: Accounting practices and Ethics in light of the Enron situation. "Suddenly accounting professors are aware that accounting is no longer accurate and reliable," said Michael Granof, professor of accounting at the University of Texas at Austin.Even before all the facts are known, accounting students are finding Enron is in use as a case study in the classroom.
Education & Careers

Andersen to Address Faculty and Career Center Staff Concerns

With all of the talk about Enron and the role of Andersen as its auditor, students around the world are rightfully confused about whether to accept positions with the Big Five firm.In the first move to answer questions and calm the concerns of the entry level candidates, Joe Berardino, Andersen's CEO, will be hosting a conference call on Friday, February 15 at 2:00pm EST with key faculty & career center personnel of targeted universities around the country to discuss the Enron situation and communicate the firm's message regarding this issue.Several Andersen offices across North America

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