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Sage Survey: Most Small and Midsized Businesses Not Hiring in 2013

Thirty-four percent of US small businesses and fifty-five percent of midsized businesses say they expect their staffing levels to remain the same in 2013, according to a hiring forecast by Sage North America.
Education & Careers

Hiring Outlook Looks Promising for Accounting Grads

While overall employer expectations for hiring college graduates this fall are likely to remain relatively flat, more than half of companies report they'll be pursuing graduates who majored in accounting, according to a recent study.
Education & Careers

Study Reveals Top Nonaccounting Skills Sought in Accountants

Accounting and finance professionals who possess nontraditional accounting traits, such as general business knowledge and good communication skills, are valued not only by CFOs trying to fill open finance department positions at their companies, but also by human resources directors looking to recruit new talent to their accounting firms.
Education & Careers

$53,300: The Average Starting Salary for New Accounting Grads

Accounting students who will graduate in 2013 will be the beneficiaries of an average starting salary that has increased by 7 percent over last year, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).
Education & Careers

Economic Outlook Still Murky as Job Market Remains Weak

The March US Department of Labor jobs report showed fewer jobs were added than in any month in almost a year, which adds to the uncertainties facing small businesses and accountants.
Practice

AICPA Survey: CPAs More Upbeat on Economic Outlook, but Still Cautious

The first quarter American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) Business and Industry Economic Outlook Survey is out, and it looks like respondents are increasingly optimistic about the US economy and their own businesses' prospects compared to the fourth quarter of 2012.
Education & Careers

Tax Professionals Will Continue To Be in Great Demand for Years

Combine an uncertain economic environment, increased government regulations, and the number of Baby Boomers retiring, and you have a sharp increase in demand for seasoned corporate tax professionals.
Education & Careers

Finance and Accounting Professionals' Confidence Grew Fourth Quarter

According to a recent survey, finance and accounting professionals' confidence in their own job prospects rose late last year, with more than half reporting they're confident they can find a new job.
Practice

Recruiting Top Talent Where They "Live"

If you're looking to recruit anyone with a sense of adventure or fun, especially Gen Xers/Yers, the best thing you can do is highlight the personal (read: non-accounting) side of your firm and do it where they "live."
Education & Careers

Employee Confidence Index Decreases, Second Consecutive Quarter

The Mergis Group Finance and Accounting Employee Confidence Index decreased this quarter to 50.4. This was a 2.2 point decline over the second quarter of 2012, although 5.3 points higher than this time last year.
Tax

A Call to Arms: Tax Breaks for Hiring Vets

Employers can claim a Work Opportunity Tax Credit by hiring veterans who start work before January 1, 2013, but they must file Form 8850 within twenty-eight days after the qualified veteran begins work.
Education & Careers

60 Percent Would Change Jobs If They Had a Do-over

PARADE and Yahoo! Finance recently conducted their "Job Happiness Survey" - and the results are in. More than 26,000 people participated in the survey, and there's good news, bad news, and just plain interesting news.
Practice

Private Company Sales Growth Down Significantly

The rate of annual sales growth among privately held US companies has slowed significantly, to around 5.4 percent currently from nearly 11 percent in January, according to new data from Sageworks Inc.
Practice

Should You Send Some Tax Work to India?

Are you having trouble hiring enough staff to do all your tax returns? Consider outsourcing some of the overflow to India.
Education & Careers

Resumes: From the Bizarre to Impactful

CareerBuilder's study of 2,298 hiring managers nationwide provides real-life examples of resumes that stood out for the right - and wrong - reasons, and explores common pitfalls to avoid.
Practice Development

NJ Awards EisnerAmper Grant to Create Jobs

Companies in New Jersey that are interested in applying for the state's business tax incentives and grants may want to consult EisnerAmper, a New York‒based accounting firm that maintains four locations in New Jersey.
Practice

AICPA Economic Outlook Survey: Second Quarter Results

The second quarter AICPA Economic Outlook Survey reveals that business executives are more guarded about the twelve-month outlook for the US economy than they were last quarter.
Education & Careers

You're Fired - What Now?

Unfortunately, getting fired can happen to any of us. Even if it's not your fault, it can happen. Experts estimate that at least 250,000 workers are illegally or unjustly fired each year.
Education & Careers

Robert Half Report: Third-Quarter Hiring Plans

Nearly nine in ten (88 percent) executives surveyed for the quarterly Robert Half Professional Employment Report said they anticipate no changes to the size of their teams in the next three months.
Education & Careers

Job Skills Every Recent College Graduate Should Have

The slowly recovering economy has taken a toll on all Americans. But for many recent college graduates, it has made that first step into the "real" world a real doozy.

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