November 15, 2012
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Women still face uphill climb
By Sandra Wiley
Data indicate that women are underrepresented at the top levels of public accounting firms. Here are some steps to encourage the promotion of women in the profession.
To advance, controllers must broaden outlook
By Neil Amato/Journal of Accountancy
To compete for CFO jobs, controllers need to broaden their detail-oriented focus to adopt a more strategic way of thinking, according to one session at AICPA Controllers Workshop East in Atlanta.
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Don't set finance talent adrift, even if business is going offshore
Core accounting remains a requirement in business, but as those duties are handled more and more by outsourced work, companies are seeking more strategic analysis from the finance department.
Biggest interview fears can be overcome with preparation
About two-thirds of UK job-seekers said their biggest fear before an interview was not knowing the answer to interview questions. But preparation can go a long way toward eliminating stress.
To avoid a bad hire, consider "fit"
A bad hire can destroy employees' morale and waste managers' valuable time. To avoid a bad hire, consider how the candidate fits in with the team—in addition to technical proficiency.
Can productivity rise when employees already are stretched thin?
Companies that became leaner during the financial crisis are grappling with a dilemma: How to raise productivity without squeezing workers who are already doing more with less.
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Bridging the accountant-entrepreneur gap
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