• Two Ways to Prepare for a Challenging Conversation with Your Manager

    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 the problem or talking about it with colleagues rather than your manager typically does more harm than good. For this […]
  • Do You Know How to Give Your Accounting Team Feedback?

    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 team.   Be Timely  Provide feedback in real–time as much as possible. When a teammate is doing a great job, publicly let them know. When […]
  • Six Ways to Develop Your Career Roadmap for 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 career plan leads to a rewarding career performing work you love. Knowing your desired destination and the development needed to […]
  • Key Steps to Take When Preparing Your Accounting Department for Maternity Leave

    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 knowledge, finding a temporary replacement among your teammates can be an issue. Fortunately, doing some prep work before your team […]
  • How to Keep Your Accounting Department Running Effectively During the Holidays

    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 desired, you also need additional accounting responsibilities taken care of before the deadline. As a result, you need to find […]