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

What Do You Need To Do To Become A CPA?

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on May 9, 2018 8:47:07 PM

There's a lot to learn in the process of becoming a CPA and getting your license depends on more than just sitting for the exam. There may even be some differences depending on what state you are in. Before we dig into the details, let's cover some of the basics.

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Tags: accounting career, CPA Job Search, AICPA, Accounting News, CPA Exam Prep

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

CPA's: Your Dream Career is Out There

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Nov 27, 2017 1:16:36 PM

When thinking of a future career in accounting many terms come to mind -- the Big Four, auditing, busy season, management accounting, financial analysis, and cash management. Many find themselves solely thinking of a path to success via a firm or large business. The thing is, these positions are needed in organizations of all kinds. The path to "success" is much wider than many realize.

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Tags: AICPA, CPA Career, Accounting Career Advice, CPA Job Search

Why accountants and employers should pay attention to REI's #OptOutside Campaign

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Nov 20, 2017 2:06:05 PM
For the third year in a row, REI has decided to opt out of what every other retail giant does after Thanksgiving by ditching Black Friday Deals. No waiting outside in the early hours of the morning and running through aisles grabbing at discounts. Instead, they are sticking with their #OptOutside campaign and encouraging people to spend time outdoors rather than shop.
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Tags: AICPA, Accounting News, CPA Job Search, CPA News

Give Out Plenty of Holiday Cheer... and Business Cards!

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Nov 1, 2017 1:54:14 PM

We are officially in the Holiday Season! There are going to be a number of work and personal parties. Along with gifts and holiday cheer, your going to want to be ready to give people your business card. Whether you don't have a card or your current one needs a facelift we've got some do's, don'ts, and great companies to order from!

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Tags: Accounting News, CPA Productivity, CPA Job Search, Networking

Searching For a Job? Watch For These Warning Signs in New Employers

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Oct 9, 2017 11:58:14 AM

If you are searching for a new job or feel discontentment with your current one, you'll likely be scouring job websites looking for the next step in your career. Thankfully, as a CPA your job search will likely be much less painful. The market is in need of lots of good CPAs, which gives you the advantage to find a job you love without settling. As you search, you'll want to look out for these red flags in potential employers. 

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Tags: CPA Job Search, CPA Productivity