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How to Have a Successful Zoom Interview

Posted by Guest Blogger on Sep 18, 2020 9:15:00 AM

More and more accounting firms are hiring based on interviews done via video communication rather than interviewing potential candidates in person. Since fall is the prime hiring season within the accounting profession, we want to help you feel prepared for this now-popular type of interview. Career service offices train interviewees on how to excel in an office interview; however, with those going out the door, some new tips and tricks may be helpful.

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Tags: CPA Job Search, effective communication, CPA Career, Accounting Career Advice, accounting career

Five Qualities of Successful CPA Candidates

Posted by Guest Blogger on Aug 7, 2020 2:45:14 AM

We know you want to be someone who takes the quickest possible route to licensure. So, without further ado, here are five key traits that empower candidates to stand out from the crowd.

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Tags: Accounting Career Advice, accounting career, Business Leadership, Goal Setting

Becoming Irreplaceable

Posted by Guest Blogger on Jun 1, 2020 9:35:22 PM

Irreplaceable 

Unique. Unparalleled. Priceless. Incomparable. Impossible to substitute. Do those sound like adjectives you want your company to use when talking about you? Let's discuss some ways to become that employee…

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Tags: office environment, effective communication, Accounting Career Advice, accounting career, Business Leadership

Get Up to Speed on Tax Changes for 2020

Posted by Guest Blogger on Jan 26, 2020 7:53:16 PM

You may be studying for the CPA Exam, but most likely, you are simultaneously working in the accounting profession. As tax season approaches, there is undoubtedly a buzz around your office regarding taxes. And even if you are immune to filing tax returns at your job, you cannot escape filing (or at the very least, paying someone else to file) your tax return!

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Tags: Accounting News, Accounting Career Advice, accounting career, CPA Leadership, Business Leadership, Taxes

When Your Raise Is Denied - What's Next?

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Sep 23, 2018 9:24:22 PM

You spent hours upon hours of overtime for your company over the past few months. Hours you could have spent catching up on your favorite shows on Netflix, out for dinners and drinks with friends or training for the half marathon everyone else is running next month. At the time, all of this was part of a plan – that it would all add up to the pay rise you were hoping for at your performance review. You did your due diligence, you outlined multiple positive impacts you made for your company during the peak season, you presented a measurable financial impact, but the answer was, “Sorry, not at this time.”

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Tags: office environment, effective communication, CPA Career, Accounting Career Advice

The Five Best Investment Apps for you and Your Clients

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Jun 27, 2018 8:11:08 PM

Saving and investing is something new professionals have heard a lot about, but often the same way they know their uncle is really into Pickleball. Putting money into other companies seems crazy when you're still in the world of student loans, don't have a home yet, and are still trying to get on your feet.

The problem with this attitude is how it turns into a habit which lasts too long into a professional's life. There is never a time it's "too late" to start saving, but starting to build your wealth is a lot easier if you start before you turn 30, even if it's not a lot. So today we're going to look at five apps that help the beginning investor save.

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Tags: Accounting Career Advice

Is the 25 Hour Work Week a Possibility for the CPA?

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on May 16, 2018 4:02:07 PM

If the thought of a five hour work day in the corporate world of business seems impossible, you should really take a look at what Collins SBA of Tasmania is doing to shake the industry norm. A simple look at their website shows a slightly different face than you'd expect from a Financial Advisory company. They don't mince words about their alternative approach either - along with titles of "advisor" or "director" are Hiker, Diver, Coach, Architect, and Cook. This simple recognition about some of the people who make up the company gives you an inside look at how the company views their employees.

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Tags: CPA Job Search, office environment, Accounting Career Advice, Business Leadership

The CPA Guide to Staying Productive While You're Exhausted

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Apr 4, 2018 2:31:16 PM

Whether you're in the midst of busy season, studying for your fourth section of the CPA Exam, or both, you're going to find yourself exhausted. You'll need to figure out a way to get past the wall you will inevitably run into. Here are a few tips to be mindful of when you have that classic lack of energy and how to re-energize yourself!

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Tags: Accounting Career Advice, accounting career

How to Blaze Your Own Trail and Live Out Your Dreams as a CPA

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Jan 15, 2018 3:29:25 PM

Everyone struggles with "the plan" when it comes to the next five, ten years, and twenty years. These plans eventually spell out a lifetime of results in the form of family, quality of life, philanthropy, vacations, college funds, and retirement. Some get overwhelmed with the decisions and discipline, feeling lost in a sea of long-term goals. As a CPA you have highly sought after skillset. CPA's often have high work ethic, unique analytical skills, and a confident personality fit for entrepreneur and venture capitalists. Without exploring their ambitions, some may find themselves disingenuously trying to jam their lives and bodies into conventional career models.

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Tags: AICPA, CPA Job Search, Networking, Accounting Career Advice, accounting career, CPA Leadership, Business Leadership

Busy Season Part 2: Studying for the CPA Exam During Busy Season [Updated for 2019]

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Jan 4, 2018 1:29:16 PM

Being a CPA is only one part of your life - most look forward to raising families, having friends, and trying to find personal and professional fulfillment at the same time. Doing all of this during and dedicating a large portion of your life studying for the exam is daunting, but very possible.


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Tags: AICPA, 2018 CPA Exam, CPA Exam Changes, 2018 CPA Exam, Accounting Career Advice

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