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.

Fun Team-Building Activities You Can Do in an Hour

We’re all kids at heart, right? Even your buttoned-up VP likes a lively game now and then, and nearly everyone enjoys a short diversion during routine days. Doing fun team-building activities together also raises spirits, builds camaraderie and yields greater productivity.

The Benefits of Working With a Staffing Firm as a Financial Consultant

Current economic conditions and the persistent demand for finance and accounting skills have magnified the many benefits of working as a financial consultant. Organizations are working with consultants to access specialized expertise on-demand and to augment the abilities their full-time teams. This means opportunities are available for financial consultants with highly sought attributes who can work on a project basis. In particular, firms are looking for professionals who can take on initiatives in accounting and finance and business systems.

Resumania™: Give Employers Information, Not Stipulations

If there’s one thing to remember as you write your resume and cover letter it’s that employers are interested in what you can do for them, not what you want from them. While some job applicants put the cart before the horse by including their salary requirements, other applicants go even further by listing the perks and benefits that they need.

4 Succession Planning Mistakes to Avoid

Succession planning requires careful organization on the part of executive management. When accounting and finance professionals in top positions leave the company, managers want assurances that the individuals chosen to fill those roles will succeed with a relatively seamless transition. However, there are certain mistakes that can prevent firms from achieving these goals.

Resumania™: Keep Salary Requirements Out of Your Resume

Here’s some career advice you can bank on: Don’t include your salary requirements in your resume unless an employer specifically requests that information in the job posting. Mentioning compensation can come across as presumptuous. In addition, you could put yourself at a disadvantage later if the job pays more than the salary you list. Plus, money is not everything.