When a wave of “busy season” crashes against your office, there seems to be a daily conundrum: where do you apply the one factor within your control – your time, energy, and attention? Will you tend to the deluge of emails, phone calls, and distractions? Or actually get billable work done? The ultimate answer is that you’ll need to have some balance of both. Below are some recommendations for gaining more control of your valuable time: (more…)
Most young professionals that I know are smart, fun, and extremely dedicated to their craft. Young professionals struggled to obtain positions during and after the recession, and they continue to struggle to gain notoriety and progress through the ranks. These struggles continue to motivate millennials to prove their worth and devote large sums of time and energy to their employer’s goals. However, millennials are also extremely interested in their personal lives and value a work/life balance.
The FICPA’s new classified ad and job board system is here, and it’s powerful. FICPA OneSource is a “one-stop-shop” resource for CPAs looking for employment/employees.
The FICPA’s latest benefit for members offers:
• Job postings locally or through the Financial Job Exchange
• A searchable resume database
• Free internship postings
• Career resources
• Career coaching
• Classified advertising for office space, practices wanted for purchase or merger and practices for sale
It’s all in one place and specifically designed for our profession!
The launch of the FICPA’s newest member benefit, FICPA OneSource, is designed to be an online repository of all types of information related to jobs in the accounting profession, centralized in one, easy to access location.
How do you handle leading difficult team members? This is the question that some managers may be dealing with on a daily basis. Even after consulting with others and seeking guidance, you might still be dealing with the problem of a difficult team member who is affecting the productivity in your team or unit. (more…)
The Young CPA Committee of the Florida Institute of CPAs has a remedy for frazzled, desk-bound accounting professionals of all ages!
Join the movement to lend your able bodies for the statewide CPA Day of Service, to be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017. It’s an initiative that promotes the generosity of our profession by organizing our members, their associates, friends and families together to impact their local communities for this annual, one-day charitable event.
As most of you probably know, QuickBooks is an accounting software developed and marketed by Intuit. QuickBooks is a software geared mainly toward small and medium-sized businesses and in my experience, it is the most common accounting software my clients utilize. (more…)
Are you a young CPA looking to grow as a leader? Volunteer to serve on a committee.
Serving on a committee enables you to network with your peers and play an influential role in shaping the future of your profession. A good place to start is with FICPA committees. There are over 30 committees to choose from, and those include the Young CPA (YCPA) and Accounting Careers Committees. (more…)
As young professionals, we have been receiving feedback for many years. From a young age we received feedback from our teachers and coaches, from our professors in college, and from our supervisors once we entered the working world. However, as we grow in our careers and are faced with the task of providing feedback, it can be nerve-racking. What we may find is that our vast experience as feedback recipients doesn’t always prepare us to be good providers of feedback to others. Below are some guidelines that can help make conversations easier, and feedback more valuable. (more…)
As busy season comes to a close young CPAs are able to find more time to relax with their favorite hobbies and activities, but as young CPAs, we always look for places where we can grow in ourselves and career. Over the past year, I have been working to grow myself by reading more, which will help with my writing, comprehension, reading speed, and overall knowledge. In researching methods to increase my reading, I found a great article from the Harvard Business Review, “8 Ways to Read (a Lot) More Books This Year.” The article gives few tips on how to increase your reading, some I have already begun implementing including: (more…)