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Your Job Descriptions Could Be the Reason You Aren’t Getting the Right Candidates November 13, 2020 If you are not attracting the right candidates for your accounting and finance positions, it may be because of your job descriptions. The best descriptions combine essential role responsibilities, core skills and experience sought, and… Read More »
The Experience You Should Have as an Accounting Clerk November 6, 2020 If you want to begin a career in accounting, one way to start is as an accounting clerk. This entry-level position requires some formal education, fundamental skills, and other qualifications. On-the-job training, accounting certifications, and… Read More »
How to Manage Generation Z Employees October 30, 2020 Members of Generation Z are expected to make up approximately one-quarter of the global workforce in 2020. As Baby Boomers continue to retire over the next decade and millennials enter senior management roles, Generation Z… Read More »
7 Soft Skills All Accountants Need to Be Successful October 23, 2020 In the accounting industry, your soft skills are as important as your hard skills. Your soft skills are the reason you effectively communicate, appreciate, and work with others. They help you lead a meeting, put… Read More »
Give your accounting team feedback 5 Traits of the Top Financial Analyst October 9, 2020 As a financial analyst, you work in a highly competitive field. Along with having the required education, skills, experience, and certification, you need to demonstrate the most important traits employers are looking for to be… Read More »
Making introverted employees comfortable during meetings How You Can Effectively Network in a Virtual World October 2, 2020 Networking should not slow down when you are working remotely. Connecting with other professionals in your company and industry lets you meet new people and develop current relationships. Staying in touch keeps you top of… Read More »
Making Sense of Record-High Unemployment for Finding Your Next Superstar September 25, 2020 During this time of high unemployment due to COVID-19, you may be wondering why few candidates are responding to your job postings for a finance role. Some may be concerned about exposure to the coronavirus… Read More »
4 Ways to Strengthen Your Company Culture This Fall September 22, 2020 Company culture has a significant impact on your organization’s success. A positive culture encourages employees to enjoy their work, stay engaged, and perform their best. Because staff are recognized for their contributions and kept informed… Read More »
Tips for Mastering Your Next Virtual Job Interview July 28, 2020 To reduce the coronavirus spread, most employers have been replacing in-person job interviews with virtual ones. They may use Zoom, Skype, Google Hangouts, or another platform to talk with candidates instead of having them come to the… Read More »
Can’t Find the Right Talent? Try Contract Workers July 21, 2020 If you have an open role that requires hard-to-find skills, chances are you’re having a difficult time filling the position. Workers with the desired abilities most likely are already employed and not looking to change… Read More »
Benefits of Accepting a Contract Position Following Unemployment July 14, 2020 Like many people, you may have become unemployed during COVID-19. If so, you might be having difficulty securing a full-time role. In this case, have you thought about taking on a contract position? Many companies are… Read More »
Making introverted employees comfortable during meetings 5 Must-Have Skills Your Next Accounting Manager Should Have July 7, 2020 When you’re ready to hire your next accounting manager, there are certain skills to look for. You want the person with the right mix of hard and soft skills to perform at the high level… Read More »
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 »