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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

While technological advances continue to evolve in the business world and beyond, many accounting and finance professionals specifically are fearing what the future holds for their careers. In fact, according to an article from Accounting Web, 40 percent of accounting and finance professionals’ job responsibilities may be replaced by artificial intelligence…

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Categories: Job Market | Tags: Accounting tips , professional development , artificial intelligence , business matters , corporate accounting

What started as a platform for connecting with friends and sharing personal content has now become a space to connect with employers and share your professional story. Yes – I’m talking about Facebook, LinkedIn and even Instagram! If you don’t believe me, just take a look at Brilliant’s Q2 2018 Hiring Forecast, where 57 percent of hiring managers…

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Categories: Job Market, Job Search | Tags: LinkedIn , Job Search , Job Market , Social Networking
Are you aware of the latest economic factors and hiring trends affecting your profession? We’ve got you covered! As we enter the spring season, business operations are in full swing allowing hiring managers to determine if more manpower is needed for their teams. With unemployment at an all-time low, producing a tightened labor market…
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Categories: Hiring, Using A Recruiter, Job Market, Job Search | Tags: Hiring Trends , Resume , compensation , management skills , Accounts Payable , Interview , industry knowledge , Networking , Accounting , Social Media , leadership development

Whether you’re a new graduate or a well-tenured professional, all of us have experienced some form of stress. For many accounting and finance managers, you might find busy seasons such as year-end or tax season to be more stressful than other times…

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Categories: Management | Tags: well-tenured professionals , stress , team-trust , finance , tax

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

When it comes to the job interview process, there are many factors that go into preparing for an interview. From practicing your responses for specific questions to picking an appropriate outfit, this process requires plenty of time and attention. As if that’s not enough to focus on, how about adding in the concept of compensation…

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Categories: Interviewing, Job Market, Job Search, Compensation | Tags: job seeker , salary , compensation , market value

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