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Where Have All the Senior Tax Associates Gone?

Posted onMar 21, 2017

Years ago, many larger CPA firms – local, regional or national – began outsourcing  the preparation of some tax returns to professionals residing overseas. These professionals were well educated and well trained in certain areas of US Taxation. This practice appears to have been a win-win for both the CPA

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Steps to Developing Senior Tax Associates

Posted onMar 21, 2017

While there may not be an easy solution to the lack of senior tax talent, there are a few things a company can do to help alleviate the problem. Here are a few suggestions. Consider conducting joint training with other CPA firms of similar size. Joint training helps to spread

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Explaining Executive Search Fees

Posted onFeb 09, 2017

"What are your fees and what is your guarantee?” It’s a question often asked of an executive search firm. The answer depends on the complexity of the search. Consider these factors: Are there only a handful of people capable of performing the duties and responsibilities of the job? What is

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Frequently Asked Questions About Executive Recruiting Of Accounting/Finance Professionals

Posted onFeb 09, 2017

An Executive Recruiting firm should be thought of as an additional resource. Deciding which firm to hire can make the difference between a steady stream of qualified candidates and consistently interviewing candidates that may not have all of the qualities necessary for the job. A search firm can save a

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Best Tips to Survive Busy Season: The Employees View

Posted onDec 30, 2016

For many CPAs, accountants and other financial professionals, the busy season is right around the corner. While we all knew when we chose this profession that busy season is a fact of life, it doesn’t make it any more tolerable. Our work hours are extended. In most cases, more work

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Best Tips to Survive Busy season: A Company View

Posted onDec 30, 2016

Our busiest time of the year is fast approaching. Whether you are in public accounting or private industry you may soon be in your most stressful and overwhelming time of the year. In public accounting work, you may have year-end audits or tax returns to prepare for your clients. In

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Five Tips For Hiring a CFO or Controller For Your Small Business

Posted onDec 30, 2016

You are the owner, CEO or Executive Director of a small company. You just learned that your current CFO/Controller, your top accounting & financial professional, has decided to leave your company. This person has been with you for over 10 years and has done a reasonably good job. During that

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Bottoms Up? Or Top Down?

Posted onDec 30, 2016

The interview process may change with every candidate. What’s important to know, is which interview process you will be using. Here are some tips on the interview processes and participants. A Bottoms Up Process. In a bottoms up interview process, the hiring coordinator does the initial screening. Department heads follow.

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Three Reasons Why Every Accounting Professional Should Use LinkedIn

Posted onJan 04, 2016

LinkedIn appears to be the leading business social media site currently available. But why should Accounting Professionals use it? I think there are three reasons an Accounting Professional should use LinkedIn. They are not in any order or ranking because their order of importance changes depending on your needs at

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