Best Advice for Recently Qualified CPAs

During the course of market fluctuations over the decades, a career in accounting has presented itself as a sanctuary for success in the financial sector. It comes as no surprise that accounting firms are growing at an exponential rate every year – with a key focus on developing and fostering talent within the financial services industry – and so too, are a wealth of other public and private accounting and finance firms. Read more

What recruiters & employers look for in applicants

In today’s competitive marketplace employers seek and retain professionals who stand out from the crowd. At the forefront of executive recruitment is the notion that an ideal candidate will supersede the expectations of a standardized job description, going above and beyond a bulleted list of tasks. Read more

How to stand out in Finance & Accounting

Do you want to be considered for highly desirable positions with strong compensation? Do you want to be the employee who gets selected for internal promotions & who moves into positions of leadership?  There’s several relatively easy ways to anchor yourself in a company’s culture and cultivate a sphere of influence within professional interest groups. Read more

Goal Setting – Where Do You See Yourself in 5 – 10 Years

Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years?

As active recruiters, we hear this question presented to job seekers during interviews time and time again. It provides employers with insight into the vision of one’s professional self, and it seeks to establish how well the company and position fit according to the candidate’s objectives and drive for professional achievement. While your ideal career track is not necessarily aligned with this specific timeline, it is vital that you define and articulate the criteria most important to you. Doing so places you and potential employers on the same page of expectations. Read more

Building Effective Networks for Career Advancement

In recent years, our communication preferences have shifted from the traditional means of telephone conversations and face-to-face meetings, to connections powered by the click of a ‘follow’ or ‘connect’ icon online. While the speed of digital interactivity has amplified our reach in the marketplace, our attention to building and fostering meaningful relationships has diminished. This divide creates opportunity. Cultivating an effective network is a beneficial strategy at every stage of your professional development. Whether you are entering an active career search or researching industry trends and referrals – your network is your most valuable resource. Read more

Five Tips to Secure an In-Person Interview

As active recruiters focused on accounting, finance & related disciplines, we have witnessed an evolution in the hiring process, noting a drastic increase of phone interviews for junior and mid-level roles in recent years. Employers have capitalized on the ease of telecommunication as a means for screening candidates in order to identify and narrow the pool of applicants who will be invited for in-person interviews. Read more