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  • Deloitte Poll: Millennials Seek Sense of Purpose in Work

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jun 15, 2015
    A recent poll conducted by Deloitte says that the vast majority of millennials want more than a paycheck from their employer: they want the work to be meaningful, they want the company to be ethical, and they want more focus on staff development. 
  • Just One More Reason Why it Pays to Be A NextGen CPA

    By:
    Jason Wong
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    Jun 10, 2015

    Up-and-coming CPAs: You’re a hot commodity. In fact, according to a new report by the staffing agency Robert Half and the Financial Executives Research Foundation, larger companies are so eager to find—and keep—top accounting talent that staffing costs have risen in relation to recruiting, salary and benefits.

  • Guest Blog: Our Three Dimensional Future

    By:
    Michael Kraten, Ph.D.
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    May 25, 2015
    If you’re just now establishing a career in public accounting, and you’re harboring the mistaken impression that the accounting model hasn’t changed in half a millennium, think again! 
  • Companies Looking for More in Junior Accountants

    By:
    Jason Wong
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    May 20, 2015

    These days, even entry-level accountants must have a wider range of technical and communications skills in order to get a foot in the door, according to the Wall Street Journal. Why are companies looking for more from their lowest rungs? According to the outlet, it’s a result of the changing role of the CFO; as the position becomes “less numbers-oriented and more strategic,” CFOs are looking to hire people who not only have initiative and can analyze data, but also possess leadership, forecasting, strategic thinking, cost management, and financial reporting skills. 

     

  • Thriving Under Pressure: How to Think Fast

    By:
    Jason Wong
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    May 19, 2015

    If you find it difficult to think quickly under pressure or when hit with a barrage of questions, don’t sweat it. According to Inc, there are ways to cultivate that skill, even if your M.O. is to slowly work your way through a problem. Here are some of the website’s suggestions:

  • New Research Might Give You the Upper Hand in Salary Talks

    By:
    Jason Wong
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    May 13, 2015

    New research suggests that you’ll have more success scoring a desired amount during salary talks if you make it the starting point of a range, rather than ask for it outright, according to Time. In other words, if you want a salary of $72,000, you’re more likely to get it if you ask a prospective employer for between $72,000 and $76,000.

  • Guest Blog: How Being a CPA Brings Me Freedom

    By:
    Somya R. Munjal, CPA, MBA, MAS
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    May 13, 2015

    I no longer work in a cube and did tax season this year at a sweet resort in Istanbul, Turkey! My CPA designation has allowed me the freedom to work on the things that make me happy in places that inspire me.

  • Accounting Rap Videos: More Than You’d Expect

    By:
    Jason Wong
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    May 12, 2015
    No, that’s not the latest Onion headline. If you’re curious, like we were, about the kind of results you’ll get searching for the term “accounting” in YouTube, one unlikely answer is rap videos. In the past few years, several have turned up on the site and they’re still getting their fair share of attention—two have 20,000 views, while a third has been watched over 350,000 times. Apparently, there’s an audience for accounting class video projects. Here are the highlights. While you’re watching, don’t forget to check out the NYSSCPA’s YouTube channel, although we can’t promise you musical numbers.
  • Best Practices for Managing Your Manager

    By:
    N. Sheree Saunders
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    May 12, 2015

    Fed up with a supervisor? You’re not the only one. Here are some practical ways to improve your relationship with your boss.

  • How to Avoid Email Misunderstandings

    By:
    Jason Wong
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    May 1, 2015

    It’s easy to see how emotion or intent can be misconstrued in an email—after all, email lacks the nuance of, say, tone of voice or body language. So how do you make sure a message is interpreted correctly? The Harvard Business Review offers these tips for preventing disastrous miscommunication:

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