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Education & Careers

How to earn those last-minute CPE credits

Professionals nearing the end of their reporting period, who still need to accumulate a few CPE credits or fulfill their state’s requirements, should check their state society Web sites for course listings and discounts.
Education & Careers

Myth: Your boss is too busy to meet with you

Don't fall for the myth that some bosses are just too busy to meet with you. The truth is your boss does not have time not to meet with you on a regular basis no matter how busy your boss might be.
Practice

Slightly higher salaries projected as key roles prove challenging to fill

With some signs pointing to a slight uptick in financial hiring, compensation for accounting and finance professionals should see commensurate gains. Starting salaries in these fields are expected to rise an average of 3.1 percent in the coming year.
Education & Careers

CFOs cite integrity as most important trait for future leaders

A strong moral compass can give high-potential managers a leg up the career ladder, according to the results of a recent survey.
Practice Management

Twelve ways to say it right when it matters most

Whether you’re trying to motivate a team, negotiate a contract, make a sale, ask for a raise, land a new job, or terminate an employee, the conversations you have will either help you succeed or undermine your goals.
Education & Careers

Class notes: Accounting education in 2010

Accounting students and recent grads face several important issues including changes to the CPA Exam in 2011, the continuing internationalization of the accounting curriculum and practice, codification of GAAP, and the general health of the accounting profession.
Practice

In twilight of their careers, unemployed workers face tough new realities

More mature workers who have lost their jobs have a lot on their minds - how to prepare for retirement, how to pay for health care coverage, and not only how they will get that next job, but if they will ever get that next job.
Education & Careers

Finance pros most active on Facebook with family; use LinkedIn to job search

Nearly three-quarters of finance professionals revealed that they have a social media account, which primarily is being used to connect with friends and family via Facebook. When using social media to job search, however, LinkedIn was the definitive favorite.
AccountingWEB Life

Survey: Professional groups, social media best ways to enhance career visibility

In business, it’s not what you know or even who you know, but who knows you that matters, according to results of a survey by Robert Half Management Resources.
Education & Careers

COAP program sees continued growth as it approaches milestone

This year marked another period of increased enrollment in the Career Opportunities in the Accounting Profession program, a NYSSCPA initiative that recruits minority high school juniors from public and private schools in New York to the CPA profession.
A&A

Conrad Davis: Creating a mentoring climate at CalCPA

Realizing the full benefits and rewards of being a Certified Public Accountant comes when the CPA is involved with the profession and its future, said Conrad Davis, newly appointed chairman of the California Society of CPAs.

Professional development builds a better workforce

Having extra skills in your employment arsenal has never been so important. Here are some arguments in favor of ongoing continuing education that go beyond the need for meeting annual licensing requirements.
Practice

'The Unretired' mark new demographic shift in workplace

Just as managers finally figure out how to challenge and reward Generation X and Millennial employees, a new demographic segment in the workplace is emerging – Generation U, or the Unretired.
Education & Careers

Online MSA programs allow students flexibility to earn degree

The flexibility of taking classes remotely - whether at home or in a hotel room - has both prospective accountants and CPAs turning to the Internet to complete their master of science degree in accounting (MSA).
A&A

Survey: Consulting work enables CFOs to stay active

They may be ready to hand over the keys to the company car, but chief financial officers aren’t ready to hit the golf course full time. For this segment of the workforce, a career in consulting holds some appeal.
A&A

Illinois CPA Society’s Midwest Accounting & Finance Showcase Aug. 24-25

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Illinois CPA Society’s event for business and finance professionals, the Midwest Accounting & Finance Showcase. The showcase is being held August 24-25, in Rosemont, Illinois.
Practice

Worker confidence reaches highest level in more than two years

The Accounting and Finance Employee Confidence Index increased 2.7 points to 53.3 in the second quarter of 2010, according to a recent survey.
Practice

A foot in the door: Identifying myths, realities behind temporary work

Temporary work remains a bright spot in the current job market, but many people might think that project assignments aren't available in their industry or at their experience level.
Practice

Networking is making your own luck

Networking is not about finding somebody who is going to take time and interest to promote your career. That's a friend or a mentor, but they are few and far between. Networking is about serendipity: making your own luck.
Practice

Study: Recession affects workers of all generations

Workers of all ages have a new appreciation for company stability when making career decisions, according to a study recently released by Robert Half International.

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