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Now That You’ve Found Your Management Style… Here’s How to Deploy It to Your Team (Part 2) March 24, 2020 Management styles can be as different as people. Although there may be similarities among managers, odds are they'd handle different employees, teams, and situations differently. Letting your team know what your management style is and… Read More »
Don’t Leave Your Interview Questions to Luck… Ask These Instead March 10, 2020 When interviewing accounting or finance candidates, you need a set of questions that uncover their hard and soft skills. Knowing how their experiences and accomplishments make them best qualified for a role helps you narrow… Read More »
You Don’t Need Luck… When You Have These Interviewing Habits March 3, 2020 Your interviewing habits make a difference in whether you receive a job offer or need to continue your search. Knowing how to sell your skills, experience, and qualifications to show you're the best candidate for… Read More »
How Can KBW Support My Organization During Tax Season? February 25, 2020 When tax season arrives each year, your accounting department is more stressed than usual. Increased workloads, tight deadlines and other demands pile up quickly. Your team might struggle to get everything done on time. To… Read More »
How to Pick Up Extra Assignments During Tax Season February 18, 2020 If you’re an accountant looking for seasonal work, you may be interested in providing tax preparation or related services. January 1 through April 15 typically is the time during which you’d find these assignments. You… Read More »
Four Ways to Find Your Management Style (Part 1) February 11, 2020   There are a variety of characteristics to consider when deciding which management style works best for you. The type of business you manage, the volume of work that needs to be completed, your personality… Read More »
Apps to Make Your Job Easier…and More Enjoyable! February 4, 2020 As an accounting or finance professional, you’re always looking for ways to make work easier and more enjoyable. Some of those ways may be by better managing your time, improving your public speaking skills, or… Read More »
Making introverted employees comfortable during meetings How to Make Your Introverted Employees More Comfortable During Meetings January 28, 2020 Helping introverted employees to be more comfortable during meetings can be challenging. They typically need more time than extroverts to process information and form ideas before sharing them. Introverts also prefer to assess situations before… Read More »
Challenging Conversation with your manager Two Ways to Prepare for a Challenging Conversation with Your Manager January 21, 2020 Like most employees, the thought of addressing a challenging issue with your manger may make you apprehensive. Not knowing how they might react can keep you from addressing your concerns. However, not directly dealing with… Read More »
Give your accounting team feedback Do You Know How to Give Your Accounting Team Feedback? January 14, 2020 Part of managing your accounting team involves providing feedback. When done promptly and well, giving performance feedback increases productivity, strengthens relationships, and improves retention.   Follow these guidelines to reap the benefits of providing feedback to your accounting… Read More »
Six Ways to Develop Your Career Roadmap for 2020 January 7, 2020 Creating your career path involves understanding which knowledge, skills, and experience are needed for lateral career moves, then forming a plan to do what’s necessary to reach your goals. Implementing a thoroughly developed, written, employer-supported… Read More »
Key Steps to Take When Preparing Your Accounting Department for Maternity Leave December 24, 2019 Managing maternity leave for your accounting team is challenging. The reality of having a team member gone is an even greater concern for a small business. Since roles tend to carry additional responsibilities and specialized… Read More »
3 Ways to Scrap the Boring Water-Cooler Talk for Something More Meaningful 3 Ways to Scrap the Boring Water-Cooler Talk for Something More Meaningful December 17, 2019 Since you spend a significant amount of time at work, part of each day, most likely, is spent talking with coworkers around the water cooler. Having conversations promotes intellectual curiosity and encourages learning, feeling challenged… Read More »
How to Keep Your Accounting Department Running Effectively During the Holidays December 10, 2019 Managing an accounting department during the holidays is stressful. You have to balance employee requests for time off with the increased workload of year-end tasks. Although you want your team to have time off when… Read More »
Three Questions to Ask Yourself Before Posting About the Holidays on Social Media Three Questions to Ask Yourself Before Posting About the Holidays on Social Media December 3, 2019 Like most people, you probably indulge in holiday celebrations and traditions with family and friends. You also might enjoy sharing your experiences with others on social media. Although those are meaningful things to do, keep… Read More »
How to Effectively Lead and Manage Your Data Entry Temps November 26, 2019 Great leaders and talent are needed to grow a successful company. The best leaders focus on vision and strategy to guide and remove obstacles for their teams. They clarify priorities and expectations, define roles and… Read More »
Reasons You Should Take an Accounting Contract Assignment When in Between Jobs November 19, 2019 Accounting contract roles are abundant. They’re an excellent way to secure income, increase skills and potentially be offered a full-time position. Plus, contract roles fill the gaps between jobs on your resume. Here are five… Read More »
3 Books Every Accounting Professional Should Read Before 2020 November 12, 2019 As part of professional development, members of your accounting team should be required to read business-related books. Your teammates will not only learn new business concepts, but also how to apply them to your company.… Read More »
Certifications for your accounting resume What Certifications Should You Add to Your Accounting Resume? November 5, 2019 Accounting is a field that requires a great deal of training. Even with an extensive educational background, however, your resume might not stand out in a sea of qualified candidates. To truly demonstrate your industry-specific knowledge,… Read More »
Ready to Land Your Dream Job? Four Ways to Build Your Personal Brand January 23, 2019 When you think of branding in the traditional sense, you think of the impression a company or product makes on you, and the qualities you associate with it.  When you think of Volvo, what comes… Read More »