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Top Leadership Skills for New Finance Mangers

The CPA Competency Map is fascinating (ok fascinating might be bit of a stretch, but it is revealing). While technical skills…


How to Make the Leap from Accountant to Financial Analyst

In football, players are often asked to take on a new role for the good of the team. Defensive backs become, gasp, full backs…


The Yeti and Other Myths (Including Some About Accountants)

The Yeti, or Sasquatch is actually a story originating from ancient Himalayan mythology (fun fact that you can use to impress…


Why You Still Need to Excel at Excel

No doubt about it, as a finance and accounting professional, you still need to excel at Excel. Even with end-to-end financial…


When is Hiring 2 Accountants for the Price of 1 a Good Idea?

Who doesn't love a deal, especially when it's two for the price of one?  Ok, maybe we really didn't need two alpaca blankets…


You Know You’re a Founder

  Hiring Tips for Founders and Entrepreneurs Jeff Foxworthy, an American comedian, offers some light-hearted observations…


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Is Your Finance Team on Fire – and Not in a Good Way?

When we talk about people being “on fire” there are positive connotations - whether it’s the point guard who is on a hot…


Hello Neo: Technology and Accounting in the GTA

In the sci-fi thriller The Matrix, Keanu Reeves delivers a flurry of literal and metaphorical jabs at a technologically driven…


What do Sesame Street and Shared Services Have in Common?

Sesame Street was on to something back in the day (whatever day that was - we may be dating ourselves with that reference). At…


4 Signs You’re a Good Finance Manager

  Are You an All-Star Finance Manager? We’d all like to think that we’re great Finance Managers, even if we’re relatively…