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Keeping The Pipeline of Future Accountants Flowing
Keeping The Pipeline of Future Accountants Flowing

By Steve Evans on Jun 17, 2024

The AICPA is working to change outdated perceptions of accounting, improve early accounting education, reduce required practice hours for CPA qualification, and encourage under-represented groups to join the profession. Employers can support these efforts by engaging with educational institutions, revising onboarding processes, promoting competency over time-based measures, and ensuring inclusive recruitment practices. These actions aim to address the supply issues of future accountants and make the profession more appealing and accessible. Which initiative will you prioritize?

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Focusing Your Gen Z Accounting Team Members
Focusing Your Gen Z Accounting Team Members

By Giles Pearson on May 29, 2024

I always struggled with coaching conversations. Not my strong point at all. I guess I was one of those accounting partners where working with clien...

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Revolutionizing the Ledger: Crafting a Thriving Remote Work Culture in Accounting Firms
Revolutionizing the Ledger: Crafting a Thriving Remote Work Culture in Accounting Firms

By Donna Roughan on Mar 20, 2024

Transitioning accounting firms to a successful remote work culture demands meticulous planning, transparent communication, and adept utilization of technology. This article delves into strategies such as establishing clear policies, fostering communication, promoting continuous learning, maintaining work-life balance, and embracing the right tools, showcasing how this evolution can lead to heightened efficiency and job satisfaction

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Can Accounting Firms Operate A 4 Day Week?
Can Accounting Firms Operate A 4 Day Week?

By Giles Pearson on Jan 29, 2024

So much talk about how we can improve the profession by offering better a better working environment – for example a 4 day working week.  When I say talk, that’s where a lot of it starts and ends, but then I read about a couple of firms who have introduced a 4 day working week, without losing any productive hours time.  That got my attention – read here to see how they did it.

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How Can an Accounting Firm Become an Employer of Choice?
How Can an Accounting Firm Become an Employer of Choice?

By Steve Evans on Apr 11, 2023

Its no secret that we are operating in a candidate's market. Become an employer of choice and get your firm noticed by prospective employees. Not only will your workplace attract top talent in this candidate short market, but you'll improve retention of current staff, and create more efficient business systems as well. Discover the key principles and practical advice in this weeks blog post.

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Benefits of Personality Testing in the Post-Pandemic Workplace
Benefits of Personality Testing in the Post-Pandemic Workplace

By Emily Le Grys on Mar 22, 2023

As we move away from the traditional office towards a hybrid and remote workplace, it is important to understand the potential benefits of personality testing in this new environment. Personality tests can be used to assess role suitability, identify work styles, and support career development and hiring. 

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Dealing With Stress Managing Accounting Teams
Dealing With Stress Managing Accounting Teams

By Emily Le Grys on Dec 20, 2022

From developing your team to making your own tough decisions, being a manager naturally comes with a lot of stress. The days when you can sit back and relax are rare. Instead, you may find yourself rushing from one project to the next, sometimes working with employees who are unpleasant, unmotivated, or disengaged. Here’s how you can deal with all the stress and keep your career and your life on track.

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Staff Shortages Causing Unmanageable Workloads for a Third of Workers
Staff Shortages Causing Unmanageable Workloads for a Third of Workers

By Emily Le Grys on Aug 07, 2022

The knock-on effects of unfilled vacancies on existing staff were largely expected by employers, but in reality are alarming. Shorten the time to hire new staff to avoid losing candidates to competing job offers and increase the wellbeing services offered to staff. Accountests can assist in shortening the time to hire new staff with our ‘hire fast - with confidence’ techniques for getting you ahead of candidates competing jobs offers.

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Do You Measure How Ethical You Are?
Do You Measure How Ethical You Are?

By Emily Le Grys on Feb 08, 2022

Trust as the backbone of ethics in business is explored in the 2019 Edelman Trust Barometer Report and gives some fascinating insights into trust, specifically in the workplace. Transparency and ethical practice are front of mind for customers and colleagues alike.

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Ethical Interviews: How to Avoid Candidate Abuse
Ethical Interviews: How to Avoid Candidate Abuse

By Emily Le Grys on Sep 14, 2021

Want to see if Accountests will work for your company or firm?  Click on the button for a FREE trial - use it on a candidate or get one of your sta...

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