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MBA vs. CPA: Which is Right for You?

MBA vs. CPA: Which is Right for You?

Most accounting and finance professionals reach a point in their career where they consider obtaining a certification or an additional degree of designation. One of the questions I get asked most is whether an MBA or CPA is better for career advancement? The answer should be based on the career path you want in the future and in some cases having both is ideal. You might also need to consider the investment of time and money in obtaining one or the other. There are requirements for obtaining the CPA that entail a certain number of hours in accounting simply to be eligible to sit. On the other hand getting an MBA requires acceptance in to an MBA program.

Thursday, October 09, 2014/Author: Moe Harrison /Number of views (20310)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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Finance Job Growth

Finance Job Growth

While the latest employment news is not entirely positive; U.S. companies hired fewer workers than expected in August 2014, service-sector activity offers assurance that the economy remains on track for key areas like finance.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014/Author: Moe Harrison /Number of views (14268)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Jobs After Public Accounting

Jobs After Public Accounting

It is no secret that public accounting can be demanding. Long hours, intense pressure during busy season and frequent travel are all part of the job.  While some accountants thrive in this environment, others face burn-out after only a few years.  

Thursday, September 18, 2014/Author: Moe Harrison /Number of views (20153)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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New Accounting Education Standards

New Accounting Education Standards

Earlier this year the International Accounting Education Standards Board, IAESB, published three new International Education Standards. The IAESB — formerly the IFAC Education Committee — develops guidance to improve the standards of accountancy education around the world and focuses on two key areas:

  • Essential elements of accreditation: education, practical experience, and tests of professional competence
  • Nature and extent of continuing professional education needed by accountants
Thursday, August 21, 2014/Author: Moe Harrison /Number of views (14525)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
Three Tips for Successful Collaboration

Three Tips for Successful Collaboration

Collaboration is a hot topic among managers. Most management books, articles, and speakers tell you to be “more collaborative”, and with good reason. Research has proven that collaboration results in better decision-making and outcomes, as well as more efficient use of resources. Most managers agree and are already on the collaboration bandwagon, but many are confused about how to make their staff more collaborative.

Thursday, July 10, 2014/Author: Laurie Knafo/Number of views (15425)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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