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Avoid these 5 mistakes when hiring accounting grads

The accounting sector is expected to grow 7% from 2020 to 2030 meaning there will be approximately 135,000 new openings each year on average. With growth like this, you can’t be dependent on hiring only pre-existing talent. 

Enter recent graduates....

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You've heard about the future of accounting. What about the now?

Over the last decade, the rapid development and implementation of financial technologies (Fintech) have made the future of accounting a hot topic. The entire profession is undergoing a fundamental transformation leaving many accountants to wonder, “Will...

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Hey, accountants take vacations too. Really.

Accountants find it challenging to find time for a getaway. You know, taking your loved ones to fun locales. Spending time on a road trip with friends. Or just you, a beach, and a book you’ve meant to read.

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Use this past season to build a better client base

We get it: the first four months of the year are a slog for accountants. Clients seemed MIA for most of the year but came rushing back hoping to get a last-minute tax filing. Each year, you plan to do better than the last, but even the best-laid plans go...

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Retain your talent with a professional learning plan

One of the top reasons employees look to make a job change is a lack of opportunity to develop and show their skills. 

People want a sense of fulfillment from how they spend their time, and the time they spend at work is no different. This need is partly...

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It’s almost over! Post-busy-season cleanup

Breathe. The days are getting longer, and spring is around the corner—which means you only have a bit more time before you finish the busy season for the year.

Hopefully, your thoughts gravitate toward a much-needed break before getting back to improving...

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Botkeeper needs your help to choose a new tagline

From “Just do it,” to “The real thing,” taglines have long been used to summarize a brand’s philosophy, values or personality. The very earliest advertising used taglines to clarify and emphasize a product offering, enticing potential customers.

The...

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Resignations and M&A are driving more accounting automation

For years now, firms have listed finding and/or retaining talent as one of their top issues. Before COVID. Before The Great Resignation. Before M&A activity even started going completely off the charts.

The talent acquisition and retention landscape...

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Client advisory services have already moved to the next phase

The accounting profession has been listening to the klaxon now for close to a decade: CAS! CAS! CAS! If you haven’t heard professional leaders tout client advisory services in their speeches, you’ve heard peers discuss them at mixers or read articles...

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Yes, I fired my clients (and why it’s ok)

Somehow in a world where acquiring customers is a key to growth (and tricky one at that), letting one go can be the right thing to do. 

You’ve probably had at least one client that at times made you wish you could go back in time and not bring them into...

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Creating a successful end-to-end CAS engagement

When many firms start a Client Advisory Services (CAS) practice, they have a tendency to jump in the same way they might if they were starting a tax or audit practice. Unfortunately, they quickly find that offering CAS services is a different animal, and...

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Crafting your accounting innovation strategy

Automation across a wide range of professions and industries has become so commonplace that it’s almost a cliché. And the benefits of technology are now so broadly understood that they risk becoming a shorthand suggesting any technology solution is a...

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How is manual bookkeeping like Blockbuster?

One of the truths of business in the modern era is that technology can define success. Major leaps in how work gets done, how products get made, and how customers access goods and services have both broken and made businesses around the globe.

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