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The Not-So-Obvious Accounting Skills

The Not-So-Obvious Accounting Skills

As someone who works with a large number of companies and their accounting teams, I often have insight into what employers really need in an applicant. In the world of finance, there is no replacement for experience, certificates, and degrees. And, while these elements are what will get you the interview, they only tell part of the story. How you will succeed once in the position, is usually based on skills beyond the books. In the last year I have had a number of employers share the need for accounting and finance employees who possess these surprisingly simple attributes:
Tuesday, April 05, 2016/Author: Moe Harrison /Number of views (9764)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.2
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Top Accounting Certifications

Top Accounting Certifications

One of the most exciting things about accounting is that you can work as a generalist, or continue your education after your undergraduate studies. For many accountants, pursuit of a certification is part of their career advancement plan. Certification enables you to get additional education in a specific aspect of the field. In recent years, more and more employers are looking for professionals with additional certifications.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016/Author: Moe Harrison /Number of views (15479)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.2
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Finance Career Planning Map

Finance Career Planning Map

Think of someone with an enviable career in finance. Chances are they did not get where they are today by luck, but through careful planning. Whether you are looking for a new accounting position, or hoping to make the right moves to achieve a CFO role someday, a career planning map is an effective tool to help you reach your career goals.
Tuesday, March 01, 2016/Author: Moe Harrison /Number of views (9324)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Jobs Outlook Positive for 2016 Graduates

Jobs Outlook Positive for 2016 Graduates

The National Association of Colleges and Employers’ 2016 Job Outlook Study reports that employers intend to boost spring hiring by 11% — just in time for graduation.

Wednesday, February 03, 2016/Author: Moe Harrison /Number of views (11360)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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The Strategic Role of Internal Audit

The Strategic Role of Internal Audit

Recently, Ernst & Young commissioned Forbes Insights to conduct a global survey about the evolving role of Internal Audit.  In the survey, 96% of respondents indicate that their Internal Audit function plays an important role in their overall risk management efforts.  But, does the value stop there?

Thursday, December 31, 2015/Author: Moe Harrison /Number of views (10584)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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