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

By Giles Pearson on May 30, 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 21, 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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Thrown to the Sharks: The Perils of Unpreparedness in the Accounting Deep End
Thrown to the Sharks: The Perils of Unpreparedness in the Accounting Deep End

By Donna Roughan on Mar 07, 2024

An accounting graduate, transparent about their lack of experience, faces overwhelming tasks and no support in a residential remodeling company. This illustrates the repercussions of inadequate hiring practices and the necessity for comprehensive onboarding and training programs to prevent stress on employees and risks to business integrity.

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Assessing an Accountant's Project Management Skills
Assessing an Accountant's Project Management Skills

By Steve Evans on Jul 31, 2023

Assessing project management skills in accounting firms can be challenging through interviews alone. It is recommended to use personality, specifically Big-5/OCEAN based questionnaires, to gain valuable insights into a candidate's suitability for project management by evaluating traits such as conscientiousness, self-discipline, social boldness, assertion, and calmness. These traits are associated with success in project management roles within the accounting field.

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Keeping Remote Accountants Engaged
Keeping Remote Accountants Engaged

By Emily Le Grys on Jun 21, 2023

Explore effective strategies to boost engagement in hybrid accounting firms, ensuring remote employees stay connected and motivated. Uncover the secrets to overcoming remote work challenges and fostering a thriving environment in this new era of accounting.

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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 23, 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 16, 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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How Coaching Could Have Made Me a Better Leader
How Coaching Could Have Made Me a Better Leader

By Giles Pearson on Feb 02, 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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Put Some Science In Accountants Personal Development Plans
Put Some Science In Accountants Personal Development Plans

By Emily Le Grys on Sep 15, 2022

How’s that personal development plan for your bright young star going? Tough isn’t it? What about the one for the team member who thinks they should be promoted faster than is justified by their performance. Ouch! How about an accountants specific personality profile that comes complete with a personal development plan roadmap? Sound good?

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Employers Need to Make Peace with High Accountant Turnover
Employers Need to Make Peace with High Staff Turnover

By Emily Le Grys on Jul 19, 2022

A recent UK survey of senior HR people revealed that whilst 53% of them ranked talent shortages as the biggest threat to their businesses continuity, only 19% felt they were ready to face the challenges of acute staff turnover and candidate scarcity. 

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Top Tips for Stay Interviews
Top Tips for Stay Interviews

By Emily Le Grys on Mar 23, 2022

Check out this quick read to get real time tips for conduction stay interviews. You’ll also learn the best questions to ask to get to the core of what motivates your staff at work, how to encourage loyalty, and foster an attractive workplace culture

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A Manager’s Role in Turning Around Underperforming Team Members
A Manager’s Role in Turning Around Underperforming Team Members

By Emily Le Grys on Dec 08, 2021

Starting a conversation about under performance is never easy. Acknowledging the role you play in this person’s success (or otherwise) is crucial to setting the stage for a constructive discussion

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