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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

Ever wonder how a person comes to be known as a “thought leader” – someone whose views on a subject are taken to be authoritative and influential? Well, while there’s no magical answer, there is quite a bit of effort needed into becoming an authority in one’s industry, market and space. A term used to describe both the value-add material…

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Categories: Job Market, Management, Job Search | Tags: Professional Development , Thought Leadership , Industry knowledge , Market data , leadership development

77 million adults make up a unique generation that many managers and leaders fear they don’t familiarize with – millennials. The reason behind some of the misunderstanding of millennials is the fact that they possess a new and distinct set of priorities in the workplace. Many of these needs haven’t been addressed in great detail up until recently…

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Categories: Hiring, Job Market, Management, Job Search | Tags: Millennials , Workplace Culture , Professional Development , Generational Management , Hiring management , leadership

With the fall season upon us, it might be time to change up your job search just like the leaves change color on the trees. If you’re looking for a new role and haven’t had much success, it could have less to do with your job experience and more to do with your approach…

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Categories: Hiring, Interviewing, Using A Recruiter, Job Market, Job Search | Tags: Job Search Tips , Professional Development , Using a Recruiter , Job Market , Interviewing

When it comes to managing your career, it’s smart to assess your professional goals – no matter what stage you’re in. If you’re a recent graduate, you’re likely looking for an entry-level role. If you’re a middle-manager, you might be looking for more leadership responsibilities…

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Categories: Interviewing, Job Market, Job Search | Tags: Job search , resume tips , resume templates , Job interview , career management

As we enter the final quarter of 2017, it’s important for individuals of all professions, to get a pulse on the outlook for the labor markets. Given the recent economic uncertainties, coupled with a tightened labor market, it’s encouraging to find out that hiring managers continue to report unfilled positions…

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Categories: Hiring, Using A Recruiter, Job Market, Job Search | Tags: Hiring , Interviewing , Using a Recruiter , Job Market , Job Search , Labor Market , State of the Market , Accounting , Finance , Information Technology

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