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

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,

Stress Relief for the CPA

Most students will tell you the top stress in their life is school, studying, and the pressure to get good grades. Adding in additional stressors involved with work and family only exacerbates the stress of studying. CPA candidates understand this type of stress more fully than most, since the

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

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

Staying Healthy: Studying for the CPA Exam is Hard Enough Without a Cold

Fall is here! 'Tis the season of crunchy leaves and pumpkin spice lattes. Among the joy of a crisp breeze and apple cider comes the woes of fall allergies, the common cold, sore throats, and stuffy noses. From overly vigilant germaphobes to the typical co-worker, we can all do our part in making

Networking: How to thrive as a young accounting professional

The first few years of your career can be difficult to navigate. There's an expectation to be professional to the standard of seasoned pro's without a) having much experience and b) being able to accommodate every expectation as times and common practices have changed. Keeping everyone happy and

Three Types of Micro-Managers and How to Work for Them

One of the most frustrating things happening in workplaces around the world is when a boss micromanages the office. Not only is it frustrating, but it kills confidence and efficiency. While the perpetrator may feel like they are doing their job, they are actively limiting the ability of their

Five Qualities of Mentally Strong Accountants

The new CPA Exam rolling out over the past year didn't come as a surprise, but that doesn't mean it hasn't come without adversity. The new structure better prepares new accountants for the modern professional world, but the shakeup has left CPA students to pioneer a new frontier. Being among the

Great Accountants Use Workplace Confrontation to Become Leaders

From our commute to work to inevitable political conversations and personality differences to job competition - no one wants petty confrontations during their day. They bring an onset of stress, uneasiness, and downright awkward vibes after they resolve. We often think it best merely to avoid

Working for a small accounting firm may be the best move for you!

When entering the accounting world the initial temptation is often to chase money and run to the Big Four or other large firms, but before you head that direction consider the benefits of working in a small or mid-sized organization.No matter where you are trying to get a job, there are pros and

A Pocket Journal: The simple practice kept by successful people

I sat down with a college professor a few years after graduating. Writing and speaking had become a supplemental skill set to my job and was beginning to open up a lot of doors. Having my thoughts and voice heard by many was an unexpected turn of events. My discomfort with it led me to ask my