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Giles As Cloud Accounting Podcast Guest
Giles As Cloud Accounting Podcast Guest

By Giles Pearson on May 15, 2023

Unlike other ‘fads’ such as crypto and blockchain, where adoption is slow and patchy, AI is moving fast, of immediate real benefit to public accounting firms, and has possibilities well beyond writing and interpreting emails. Giles discusses where AI is going in accounting on the world's most popular accounting podcast – the Cloud Accounting Podcast

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ChatGPT Took Our CPA Public Accounting Test
ChatGPT Took Our CPA Public Accounting Test

By Giles Pearson on May 11, 2023

With the rapid emergence of AI in our daily working lives, we wondered what would happen if we got ChatGPT to sit our CPA Public Accounting Test. You'll be surprised with the results!

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CPAs vs ChatGPT vs Jasper.ai
CPAs vs ChatGPT vs Jasper.ai

By Giles Pearson on May 09, 2023

Who’s better – ChatGPT or Jasper? And would they pass a CPA level exam? We thought we’d get Chat GPT and Jasper.ai to take our CPA level Public Accounting Test. This test is used by employers to assess candidates for roles where a CPA licence is usually required. We analysed the questions into categories to try and see where each AI performed. This is not a scientific analysis but here is what we found...

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Revolutionize Tax Season Hiring
Revolutionize Tax Season Hiring

By Giles Pearson on May 01, 2023

Exciting news for the tax and accounting industry! We have launched Tax Skills testing. This innovative solution helps tax firms and CPA firms evaluate tax knowledge or potential hires - from Tax Associates to Tax Managers. 

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Elevating Your Advisory Services
Elevating Your Advisory Services

By Giles Pearson on Apr 26, 2023

As businesses face a growing demand for experienced and reliable financial guidance, accounting firms are striving to offer more advanced, personalized services such as Virtual CFO and Virtual Controller. Find out how to make sure new and existing hires have the knowledge and experience to offer these services to your clients.

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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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Assessing an Accountant's Suitability for Remote Working
Assessing an Accountant's Suitability for Remote Working

By Steve Evans on Mar 15, 2023

What can employers of accountants and bookkeepers do to assess whether a job candidate is likely to thrive or struggle in a role where they may work remotely most of the time, or in the case of international or inter-state hiring, may never meet their employer face-to-face?

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Promoting Your Public Accounting Firm to Current & Prospective Staff
Promoting Your Public Accounting Firm to Current & Prospective Staff

By Giles Pearson on Feb 08, 2023

A successful public accounting firm needs staff that are engaged, enthusiastic, and passionate about the work they do. To make sure you have the best possible employees, it's important to create an online presence that inspires potential employees and encourages current employees to stay with your firm. Here are a few tips on how to promote your public accounting firm to both staff and prospective employees.

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How Coaching Could Have Made Me a Better Leader
How Coaching Could Have Made Me a Better Leader

By Giles Pearson on Feb 01, 2023

Last summer I listened to a podcast on the AFO Wealth Management series where Amber Setter was interviewed. Amber is the Chief Enlightenment Officer for Conscious Public Accountants - a professional coaching firm that teaches accountants how to grow their careers without losing their souls. The team was carefully curated with the accounting profession in mind. 

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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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What Does A Bad Hire Cost Your Accounting Firm
What Does A Bad Hire Cost Your Accounting Firm

By Emily Le Grys on Dec 20, 2022

Giles Pearson, Director here at Accountests, explains how important it is to get the hiring process right the first time, and introduces the new Bad Hire Calculator tool, available now on our website. Use the calculator to work out exactly how costly it can be to your business to fix the issue of hiring the wrong candidate.

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