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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.
Community News

Big Four dominate student ranking of top global employers

Students around the world have placed the Big Four accounting firms atop a ranking of the world’s top 50 most attractive employers, bested only by Google in the coveted No. 1 spot.
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.
A&A

Survey: Most finance executives confident in business growth

Financial executives are more optimistic today than they were this time last year. More than 80 percent of financial leaders surveyed worldwide are at least somewhat confident in their companies' growth prospects.
Practice

Afternoon not so delightful for many workers

If you're constantly battling the afternoon slowdown at work, take heart because you're not alone. A recent survey of senior managers confirms the late afternoon is the most common time for workers to hit the proverbial wall.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A&A

Businesses worry about financial statement fraud, "double dip" in economy

Financial statement fraud was the most commonly expressed type of fraud risk that respondents said their company would be most concerned about in the next 12 months, according to a survey of business professionals during a recent Deloitte Webcast.
A&A

AICPA national MAP survey is underway

The AICPA Private Companies Practice Section, in partnership with the Texas Society of CPAs, is gathering data for its much-anticipated benchmarking survey, which enables firms to compare management policies and financial results against other firms.
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.
Tax

Many businesses expect property tax liability to remain the same or increase

More than half of property tax executives expect their companies’ property tax burden to either remain the same or increase in 2010, compared with last year.
A&A

Survey: CFOs most concerned with rising health care costs

Financial executives have many issues on their minds, but topping the list are curbing rising health care costs and keeping other expenses in check, according to a recent survey from Robert Half Management Resources.
AccountingWEB Life

Survey: Advances in social media difficult to keep up with

Using social media for brand promotion continues to become more popular, however nearly half of marketing and communications professionals are unsure how to use it effectively.
Education & Careers

One-third of U.S. workforce feels need to always stay connected

The recent economic downturn has American workers stressed, overworked, and anxious, but many are turning to technology to help them cope. Workers are using technology to stay connected, work harder, and maintain job security to survive the economic recovery.
A&A

Survey: CPA execs’ outlook optimistic for first time in two years

CPA executives in business, industry, and government are optimistic for the first time in two years as business leaders gain confidence that improvements in the U.S. economy will translate to better results for their organizations.
Practice

Execs say regulatory uncertainty hampering long-term planning

U.S. senior executives are concerned about the impact regulatory reform will have on their businesses, but half say it could eventually be a “net positive,” according to a recent survey conducted by KPMG.

Accountants divided on regulatory system overhaul plan

Coming off the heels of the one-year anniversary of the Lehman Brothers collapse, Ajilon Finance, a specialty finance and accounting recruitment firm, has announced the results of its recent survey of 350 finance professionals which found that accountants are divided on the impact of President Barack Obama's proposal to overhaul the financial regulatory system and increase protections for consumers and individual investors.

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