Recession-Proof Careers? The Truth about Accounting and Finance

For a while, during the recession that hit starting in 2007, people were talking about recession-proof jobs. In truth, there is no job that is completely safe from downsizing or other challenges in the workplace, but financial jobs come the closest. Both finance and accounting are high demand jobs that cross boundaries between industries. So if you’re considering a career in finance, here are some things to keep in mind regarding your long term job security.

The 5 Things to Know Before Starting Your Accounting Career

It is often suggested that job seekers find mentors to help them pursue their careers. In this relationship the job seeker has an opportunity to learn from the mistakes that their mentor made along the way. They also have built in accountability and a platform off of which to bounce ideas before moving forward. But before you establish a career mentor are there things you want to know about accounting that will help you start off on the right foot? Here are 5 things you should learn before starting your career in accounting.

An Intro to Finance: How To Find Your First Job

Are you looking for your first finance job after college? Or, you might be transitioning your career after working in another sector. Before you begin your job search there are a few things you might want to know to help you with your successful job hunt and career transition. Here are some ways you can launch your finance career. Choose companies to target. Job ads are just one small way to fin...

Top 3 Ways Accountants Keep Their Cool During Tax Season

April 15th is right around the corner and that means tax professionals are working hard to meet the most important deadline of the year. Tax season is stressful so there is no wonder that late April and May sees a lot of accounting burnout. So how can accountants reduce their stress during tax season and beyond? Here are a few things you can keep in mind. Focus on work/life balance. Most tax pro...

Top 5 Accounting Jobs to Watch in 2015

Are you in the market for your next accounting job? The future looks bright for finance professionals so keep up the hard work in 2015 and you’ll find yourself with the career you’ve always wanted. What are the hottest jobs for accountants this year? Here is a quick guide to help you focus your search and improve your skills. Staff Accountant: This role is generally the accounting backbone o...

5 Factors That Will Change Accounting in 2015

Now that we’re well within 2015 it is important that every accounting candidate fully understand the trends that will affect the accounting industry in the years to come. Without being aware of or understanding these new trends it may become more difficult to find employment in the industry. Here are the biggest accounting trends you should be aware of for 2015 and the future. New Technology...