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By now, most professionals have heard that millennials will make up almost half of the workforce by the year 2020 and close to 75 percent by 2030. That means that much of the hiring of young professionals born between 1990 and 2010 has already begun and will continue to take place for quite some time…

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Categories: Hiring, Interviewing, Job Market | Tags: Millennials , team building , Leadership , employee engagement , Soft Skills , Using a Recruiter , Interview tips , teamwork , business trends , career management , Hiring Strategies , professional development

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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By now, many of us have already heard plenty about our family and friends’ New Year’s resolutions—maybe we have even decided on our own new year’s resolutions. Whether it’s hitting the gym, reading five new books or perhaps saving money, it’s certainly not a bad thing to have goals…

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Categories: Hiring, Interviewing, Job Market, Job Search | Tags: Job Search , Interview , Accounting , Finance , Success , Interview tips , Professionalism , Opportunities , Information Technology , Promotion , Job seeker skills , Career Change , Market Data , interview etiquette , Manager skills

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

The labor market for accounting, finance and information technology professionals has been experiencing unprecedented demand the past few years. Professionals are needed so much so that businesses are going out of their way to attract and retain quality talent for their accounting, finance and IT teams—often times offering competitive salary and benefits packages…

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Categories: Hiring, Job Market, Job Search | Tags: Salary Guides , compensation information , professional development , accounting , finance , information technology , labor market trends , statistics

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

With the many technological advancements taking place in today’s corporate world, there’s no question that business processes are continuing to change. Systems are getting automated, data is getting predictive and professionals’ roles are evolving – even the c-suite. While the world may seem to be moving towards more and more artificial intelligence…

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Categories: Job Market, Management | Tags: Technology advancements , accounting , finance , information technology , business trends , automation , artificial intelligence , c-suite , leadership development

It’s common for professionals of all levels to believe that multitasking is a valuable and sought after skillset in order to be productive. However, in reality, multitasking is not all that desirable and can actually hinder productivity. For example, accounting and finance professionals who constantly switch back and forth from payroll projects to collections efforts to month-end close tasks sometimes never actually end up finishing any of them…

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Categories: Job Market | Tags: Professional development , teamwork , communication , productivity , efficiency , business matters , workplace matters

We’ve been experiencing a talent-driven labor market for the latter part of the past decade and counting. Not only are the unemployment numbers at historical lows (4.2 percent), but for accounting, finance and information technology …

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Categories: Job Market | Tags: Hiring Managers , Interview Process , Hiring , Interviewing , Accounting , Finance , Information Technology , Leadership Development

No matter your profession, there comes a time in most professionals’ lives where you have to lead or manage a project at one time or another. Whether it’s a month-end close, a budget forecast or a systems conversion, the person charged with managing the project usually has to exhibit some leadership characteristics…

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Categories: Management | Tags: Project management , professional development , teambuilding , leadership , employee engagement

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