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Materiality is a concept underpinning the very foundation of financial reporting and transversely the transparency needed to support efficient capital markets. Finance leadership, their auditors, courts and numerous regulatory bodies all depend on the concept of materiality each day. Not surprisingly, with so much depending on the concept…

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Categories: Hiring, Management | Tags: Financial Reporting , Revenue recognition , SEC , SOX , leadership development

The summertime is a great time to thrive in your job search– and with the search eventually comes the interview process. Typically, when a hiring manager or recruiter reaches out to you for an initial screening, they will do so in the form of a phone interview…

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Categories: Hiring, Interviewing, Management, Job Search | Tags: job search skills , interview skills , professional development , career management , phone interviews , hiring

In the world of internal auditing, there’s always discussion on how to enhance audit effectiveness. Some managers believe audit improvements are made when a company invests more time, while others swear by a thorough phase of planning. However, I recently read an article by AccoutingWeb that finds the real power in choosing the right team and maintaining their motivation…

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Categories: Management | Tags: Internal Audit , accounting , finance , employee engagement , management development , business matter , company culture

Over the past three to five years, it’s become evident how the role of the finance leader has considerably evolved. Not too long ago CFOs and other finance leadership were merely responsible for high-level quantitative decisions including risk and compliance – as if that wasn’t enough. Nowadays, finance leaders are expected to be strategic and analytical partners for businesses, even collaborative…

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Categories: Management | Tags: Chief Finance Officer , accounting & finance , finance executives , leadership development , automation , strategic partners , corporate culture

When it comes to welcoming new colleagues to your team, it’s important to give a good first impression so that everyone feels comfortable and engaged. If you have a team of introverts, an outgoing individual might run into some challenges getting used to the environment, and vice versa. While it’s not impossible for different personalities to get along…

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Categories: Hiring, Management | Tags: new hire , job seeker , leadership , employee engagement

The conversation surrounding company culture is a hot topic in today’s corporate environment. Many businesses are making efforts to define their culture, including employee engagement, recognition and work-life balance. Defining workplace culture is certainly a process…

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Categories: Job Market, Management | Tags:

No matter how much you love or hate your job, often times there can be the potential for burnout. The term “Burnout” is a psychological stress characterized by exhaustion, lack of enthusiasm and motivation. Burnout most often occurs when you feel like you are putting more into your position…

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Categories: Management | Tags: Professional development , communication , productivity , efficiency , business matters , workplace matters , time management , motivation

Now that we’re settling in to the New Year, and everyone is back into productive mode, it’s important for businesses to refocus their hiring strategy for the quarter and the year ahead. According to the Brilliant™ Q1 2018 Accounting, Finance and Information Technology Hiring Forecast, nearly 40 percent of hiring companies have unfilled accounting and finance positions…

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Categories: Hiring, Interviewing, Job Market, Management, Job Search | Tags:

No matter your profession—whether your focus is accounting, finance or information technology—the qualities seen in great leaders are similar and consistent. This is likely because most leaders have the same end goal – to produce sustainable change and help their teams achieve success. In order to stand out, though, a leader must act with creativity…

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Categories: Management | Tags: Leadership , leadership development , innovation , professional development , management , technology

This week we have guest blogger, Raj Pillai, CPA, Senior Manager of Business Development for Brilliant Management Resources, and former Big 4 hiring manager who specialized in U.S. GAAP, SEC regulations, and audits for SEC clients, taking over for A Brilliant Blog – Check In With Jim to discuss the challenges associated with SEC and Financial Reporting.

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Categories: Job Market, Management | Tags: SEC Reporting , Financial Reporting , Internal Controls , Accounting , Finance , Leadership development , professional development
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