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How to Keep Your Accounting Career Ahead of Tech Developments

Accounting as an industry is in transition when it comes to technical developments. As new technologies enter their workplaces, they will see opportunities to eliminate manual and highly repetitive tasks from their plates thanks to advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and automation solutions. However, this also means accounting professionals need to update their skills. Otherwise, some peo...

How to Grow Your Referral Network in Accounting

Referrals can be an excellent way to secure more business. Often, a friendly word about the quality of your accounting services can go a long way when you need to land more clients, so having a robust referral network may be the key to your success. Luckily, expanding your referral network doesn’t have to be a challenging task. If you aren’t sure where to begin, here are some tips on how to...

Five Tips for Explaining Financial Concepts to Non-Financial Managers

Every industry and profession has its own unique terms and acronyms. Plus, when it comes to accounting and finance, numbers often speak volumes to them even if they leave non-financial managers glassy-eyed. Learning to explain financial concepts to managers who work in other fields is essential if you want to excel. If you aren’t sure how to begin, here are five tips you can start using today...

Cryptocurrencies and Accounting: What You Need to Know as the Industry Evolves

After the value of Bitcoin skyrocketed at the end of 2017, cryptocurrencies became the center of a lot of attention. However, there is still a lot of confusion surrounding the industry, including when it comes to regulation and how best to manage them as potential assets. Additionally, there is still a lot of doubt regarding their actual value, both as a form of currency and as a potential inve...

The Eight Traits Every Great Accountant Brings to the Table

If you want to be an outstanding accountant, you need to have a well-rounded skill set along with the communication and leadership skills to succeed. Without these qualities, it may be hard to excel in such a critical role. However, if you possess these characteristics and the required level of know-how, rising to the top is certainly a possibility. 1. Organization and Time Management Accountant...

How to Build Great Relationships in Your Contract Accounting Position

With tax season in full swing, many accounting professionals take on short-term contract positions to help further their careers and pad their bank accounts. But working in a role that comes with an expiration date can make forging meaningful connections challenging, even if they would be valuable. Luckily, there are ways to maximize your experience while working in a contract accounting positi...

Do You Need the Perfect LinkedIn Headline for Accounting?

Love it or hate it, LinkedIn is the premiere professional networking site online. And, even if you’d rather not engage, you’ve really come to a point where having a LinkedIn account will benefit your career. To do that, you need to ensure that your profile has all the right information so finance and accounting employers can find you. The best way to start is with your LinkedIn headline. This is the first thing recruiters or hiring managers see when your profile comes up in a search, so it’s important to optimize this short phrase. Here are some things to consider for your accounting headline.

What is Your Accounting Elevator Pitch?

Do you have an elevator pitch for your accounting career? If you’re not familiar with the concept, the idea is what you would say if you were in an elevator with someone who could provide the means to your success. With only 30 to 60 seconds to convey who you are, what would you say? An elevator pitch is a powerful networking tool, and even as a finance professional it can benefit you to develop your sort speech. Here are 4 tips to get you started.

Are You Asking Accounting Candidates The Right Questions?

When you’re interviewing a candidate for an accounting job in your firm, there are certainly important questions about their skills and experience that you will need to address. But that isn’t all you should know about your candidates before you make a hiring decision. What about their soft skills or other background that they can bring to the table in your firm? Here are 3 questions that will help you get to the bottom of things and make sure you’re learning the right information.

Top Jobs in Accounting for 2017

Now that spring has sprung, the final push for tax season is under way. But just because it might be crunch time for many accounting firms doesn’t mean you need to stop looking for your new financial career opportunity. Now is the time to review what it is you want and how to achieve it to succeed in your job hunt. What are the top accounting careers you should be looking at for the rest of 2017? Let’s take a closer look.

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