Accounting and Finance Blog

Get insights into the latest hiring and employment trends, as well as career and management advice, for accounting and finance professionals.

Developing Millennials Into Your Firm’s Next Generation of Leaders

Have you had any of these thoughts about members of Generation Y, the Millennials? If you have, it’s time to stop and adopt a new mindset. They’re a highly educated, innovative force that has swept through the workplace and now influences every level of their organizations. If you’re not actively recruiting, developing and working to retain Gen Y professionals, you’re losing competitive edge.

Resumania™: Bad Jokes Are No Laughing Matter

When applying for a job, aim to present yourself as a highly qualified candidate – not a comedian. Yes, having a sense of humor can be helpful to your career, but there’s a time and place for it.

While it’s acceptable to inject a little personality into your resume and cover letter, don’t fill your application materials with jokes or sarcasm. Humor doesn’t always translate well on paper, so it’s generally best to stick to the facts.

Welcome Aboard: 5 Tips to Make Financial Consultants Feel at Home at Your Small Business

There are many reasons your company might turn to small business consulting services. Finance, accounting and business systems consultants can work in specialized project areas and are available to support a key initiative or staff an interim management role. If you want to build a team that effectively dovetails the talents of both full-time staff and financial consultants, you’ll need to know how.

Resumania™: Craft Compelling Cover Letter Conclusions

When it comes to cover letters, it’s important to write a compelling, attention-grabbing opening sentence. But to leave prospective employers with a favorable impression, you also must craft a solid conclusion.