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The Not-So-Obvious Accounting Skills

The Not-So-Obvious Accounting Skills

As someone who works with a large number of companies and their accounting teams, I usually have insight into what employers really need in an applicant. In the world of finance, there is no replacement for experience, certificates, and advanced degrees. And, while these elements are what will get you the interview, they only tell part of the story. How you will succeed once in the position is usually based on skills beyond the books. A number of employers shared the need for accounting and finance employees who possess these surprisingly simple attributes:
Wednesday, August 10, 2016/Author: Moe Harrison /Number of views (11685)/Comments (3)/ Article rating: 4.0
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New CPA Exam 2017

New CPA Exam 2017

A new version of the CPA Exam is on its way. Why change up the exam? In early 2014, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) launched a research project to identify the knowledge and skills required for newly licensed CPAs, and included in the next version of the CPA Exam. The AICPA found that in order to protect the public interest, those seeking licensure as a CPA must demonstrate the following:
Tuesday, July 26, 2016/Author: Moe Harrison /Number of views (14042)/Comments (3)/ Article rating: 5.0
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IRS Anti-Fraud Campaign

IRS Anti-Fraud Campaign

Increasingly, tax professionals are being targeted by identity thieves. These criminals – many of whom are sophisticated, organized syndicates - are redoubling their efforts to gather personal data to file fraudulent federal and state income tax returns.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016/Author: Moe Harrison /Number of views (9611)/Comments (5)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Accounting for Credit Losses

Accounting for Credit Losses

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued an Accounting Standards Update (ASU) that improves financial reporting by requiring timelier recording of credit losses on loans and other financial instruments.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016/Author: Moe Harrison /Number of views (10107)/Comments (5)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Accountants as Communicators

Accountants as Communicators

It has been said that accountants speak a language of their own. As a result, financial teams can use acronyms and other “short hand” to quickly and effectively communicate information. However, accountants are spending more and more time communicating with their non-finance counter-parts. This can result in the accounting team appearing difficult to understand. For finance professionals who communicate and work with varying parts of the organization, it is critical to focus on these three key essential communications considerations:
Thursday, June 16, 2016/Author: Moe Harrison /Number of views (11236)/Comments (2)/ Article rating: 3.9
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