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.

Top 10 Business Risks in 2014

Expectations of key stakeholders continue to be high regarding the need for greater transparency about the nature and magnitude of risks the organization faces. Pressures on boards to be effective in risk oversight lead to continued calls for management to design and implement effective risk management processes to ensure operational and functional leaders identify, assess, understand and manage the organization’s key risk exposures.

5 Networking Questions to Help You Make the Most of LinkedIn

Sure, you know how to send an invite to other LinkedIn members, but making the most of these valuable connections involves more than just adding them to your network. The real key to maximizing your LinkedIn membership is to employ the same techniques during online networking that you’d use for face-to-face interactions. That often means asking the right networking questions when interacting with others individually and in LinkedIn groups.

Resumania™: Leave Out Your Reason For Leaving

There’s no reason to include “reason for leaving” bullet points on your resume. Hiring managers don’t expect job candidates to explain why they left previous positions in their application materials. That’s typically a topic of discussion that will be covered in the interview.

Three Keys to Worry-free ERP

Search Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) on Google, and you’ll find tales of epic failure outnumber success stories seven to one. If I had a $100 bill for every CFO I have heard complain about his or her frustration with an ERP platform, I’d have a serious bankroll on my hands. Today I thought I’d even the score a little by offering my two cents (since I don’t have that bankroll, unfortunately) – much of this courtesy of Protiviti’s own ERP leaders and experts – on how to make your ERP selection succeed.

Is Your Firm Staying Competitive With Employment Benefits?

Not too long ago, when employees talked about benefits, they meant two things: healthcare coverage and retirement packages. But as the business landscape has changed, so has the concept of employment benefits. Many workers continue to rank healthcare as the most valuable asset an employer can provide. But the modern workforce is seeking more than just medical coverage and a 401(k) match.