The average starting salary for students graduating this year with a business major – including accounting – has declined slightly over the last year, according to the latest salary survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers.
Despite having one of the highest worker confidence levels among all industry sectors, overall confidence of accounting and finance professionals declined slightly by 0.8 points in the third quarter of 2013.
A recent study of lateral hiring trends in the accounting industry by Koltin Consulting Group found that firms are spending money for recruiting "heavyweight" partners away from their competitors as a way of accelerating growth.
Since 2012, EY has advanced its commitment to supporting veterans by joining the 100,000 Jobs Mission, a coalition comprised of leading corporations committed to hiring 100,000 transitioning service members and military veterans by 2020.
Despite knowing that most employees leave their companies because of a lack of opportunity for career growth, only 14 percent of hiring managers in accounting and finance said they are willing to negotiate employee development opportunities during the hiring process.
Small and medium-sized businesses accounted for 102,000 of the 166,000 jobs created from August to September; however, jobs for financial activities declined during that time frame, according to the latest national employment report from ADP.
Despite optimism in the US economy dropping 4 percentage points in the third quarter of 2013, business executives continue to raise their expectations for hiring in the coming year, as the number of companies that plan to add new employees increased by 3 percent.
What are your on-the-job interview experiences? Have you ever gotten caught sneaking out for a long lunch? Have you had to make excuses for wearing a suit to work in a casual environment? Has the boss ever intercepted a call from a headhunter?
Confidence among US finance and accounting employees hit a high in the second quarter of 2013, spiking nearly ten points from the previous quarter and reaching levels not seen since before the recession, according to a new survey from The Mergis Group.
What's the greatest challenge for small business owners when it comes to hiring and managing staff? Sixty percent of business owners who were recently surveyed said finding skilled professionals is the biggest hurdle.
The August 2 report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showing that US unemployment fell and 162,000 jobs were added in July was positive, especially on the heels of news that second-quarter GDP grew at an annual rate of 1.7 percent.
With economic conditions improving, CPAs are taking a longer-term, more strategic view of goals to ensure their firms thrive, according to the American Institute of CPAs' 2013 CPA Firm Top Issues Survey.
For the third year in a row, accounting and finance is among the top ten jobs that are the hardest for employers to fill, according to a recent survey from Milwaukee-based workforce solutions firm ManpowerGroup.