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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.