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How to use social media to find your next role

Social media is a great way to increase your profile and get recognized. Here are seven top tips to use social media to help you find your next job.
A&A

Finance execs: Many candidates lack critical thinking, problem solving abilities

Skill sets beyond technical knowledge are critical when it comes to employing experienced accounting professionals most effectively, according to a recent report by Grant Thornton LLP.
Practice Development

AICPA offers white paper to help CPAs, financial pros obtain federal training grants

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants has published a free white paper to help CPAs and financial professionals understand and locate federal economic stimulus grants for training and specialized certifications.
Practice

Small businesses add 18,000 new jobs in June

Small business employment grew by 0.09 percent in June, equating to a 1.1 percent annual growth rate, according to the Small Business Employment Index by Intuit Inc. The growth in percentage of small business employment translates to approximately 18,000 new jobs in June.
Technology

Technology motivates younger generation

Prospective employers looking to recruit students need to be aware of their technology preferences and provide the tools and equipment they are accustomed to using in their personal lives, according to a study by Accenture.
Practice Development

Firms failing to recruit, engage, retain Generation Y

Members of Generation Y are our leaders of the future. But a clash in attitudes and outlook between older age groups and this upcoming generation has created a divide in the workplace, making it difficult for organizations to connect with, inspire, and motivate younger workers.
A&A

Most financial officers keep in touch with office during vacation

Nearly 70 percent of chief financial officers said they check in with the office at least once a week during their vacation. However, it appears they're trying to remain less in-touch.
A&A

Father celebrates 50 years at firm with son as partner

Bill Rush Mosby, of Natchez, MS-based Silas Simmons LLP, is celebrating his 50th anniversary as a CPA. For 20 of those years, he worked with his son.
A&A

Accountant, first female vendor at Shea Stadium feted by Mets

Susan Rich, the first woman vendor at Shea Stadium in the 1970s, recently was saluted by the New York Mets.
Practice

Pay freeze continues for majority of finance execs

Reflective of the past year’s economic woes, a majority of financial professionals still are not receiving salary increases, according to a recent survey conducted by Financial Executives Research Foundation.
Practice Management

Managers can become better leaders by becoming better listeners

If you’re like me, then you trained as an accountant and had no formal training in leadership or running a firm. It is important to realize that not all of these skills come instinctively and sometimes we need help in developing them.
A&A

NASBA Chief David Costello moving on to an even brighter future

David Costello is ready for new horizons. In April, he announced that he will step down from the top spot at the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy. When he goes, he’ll leave the organization much better than he found it.
Technology

Employment tool designed for accountants: Intuit’s Accountant Work Exchange

Accountants with specialized skills, who may be looking for additional work or a new job, and firms looking for highly qualified help, now can connect through Intuit’s employment tool, the Accountant Work Exchange.
Education & Careers

Accounting, finance professionals seek career growth

Nearly 80 percent of accounting and finance professionals prefer work that provides an opportunity for growth or advancement, even if it means a more stressful work day.
Education & Careers

Peggy Wood, the NYSSCPA, and the 21st Century

Change may be the new norm for accountants. Confronted with issues of an unprecedented scale that affect clients and the day-to-day practice of accounting in firms and industry, they must engage and find solutions.
Education & Careers

More than half of American workers unprepared for retirement

Fifty-two percent of American workers feel they are behind in their retirement savings goals, according to the recently released "MetLife Retirement Readiness Index: Are Americans Prepared for the Transition?"
Tax

Unemployed can use tax laws to secure a job

Both unemployed (including some recent graduates) and certain currently employed Individuals looking for work can dramatically increase their attractiveness to prospective employers by highlighting certain tax breaks that employers can secure by hiring them.
AccountingWEB Life

AICPA launches Web site

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants this week launched its Web site AICPA.org. Designed to be comprehensive and user friendly, the site was developed to provide members with an easier-to-navigate online resource to meet their intensive information needs.
Practice

Confidence among accounting and finance workers drops slightly in Q1

Overall confidence among accounting and finance workers in the United States dipped 0.3 index points to 50.6 in the first quarter of 2010.
Technology

Survey: Majority of workers search online for information about themselves

Although some might dub it "egosurfing," others might call it a wise career move to conduct a Web search to see what information is available online about you.

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