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Interviewing from the Company Perspective

Interviewing from the Company Perspective

I spoke with Lori Day, the Senior Vice President, Chief Customer Operations Officer at EverBank/TIAA, and I got answers from the other side of the interview table. With her 25 years of experience in the financial services industry as a leader and a hiring manager, she has sat through countless interviews focusing on not only hiring, but retaining resources.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018/Author: Pete Langlois/Number of views (201)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Important Skills for a Future CFO

Important Skills for a Future CFO

A company’s traditional executive board is made up of 4 major C-level members – Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operations Officer, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Each of these managerial positions focus on different parts of the business, however, in order for an organization to be successful, all parties must align and participate in each other’s job function. For many, many years, a CFO’s sole priority has remained holding responsibility for the company’s financial state and accurately forecasting numbers based on historical data. While this continues to be top priority, the CFO must also be involved in the growth strategy of the organization, as well as the plan on how to keep the business sustainable. For future CFO’s or current financial officers looking to expand their experience, here are 3 important skills to obtain.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018/Author: Moe Harrison /Number of views (358)/Comments (1)/ Article rating: 5.0
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How the New Lease Accounting Standard Will Impact Businesses

How the New Lease Accounting Standard Will Impact Businesses

In early 2016, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued their new lease accounting standard, taking effect January 1, 2019. Before reading any further, let’s address the first question: what is the new lease accounting standard? In short, this standard will require organizations, public and private, to be more transparent about their lease-related assets and liabilities, also disclosing all leases greater than 12 months as liabilities on their balance sheets.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018/Author: Thomas Vick/Number of views (689)/Comments (2)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Ways for Accounting Majors to Set Themselves Up for Success Post-Graduation

Ways for Accounting Majors to Set Themselves Up for Success Post-Graduation

Although education trends have fluctuated throughout the years, Business has remained the most common major to date for college students. Statistics show that a large percentage of bachelor’s degrees obtained over the past 5 years were in this field – A major which includes areas such as management, marketing or accounting. While all aspects of business play a role in an organization, accounting and finance expertise is crucial for a business to run successfully, so, with many students focusing on degrees in this area, it is important for them to make themselves notable to future employers. Here are some extracurricular activities for future graduates to consider in order to set themselves apart from the other candidates:
Wednesday, January 10, 2018/Author: Moe Harrison /Number of views (1847)/Comments (2)/ Article rating: 3.8
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The Trend to Consider Hiring Potential Over Experience

The Trend to Consider Hiring Potential Over Experience

While the historical theme over the past few decades has been to hire the candidate with significantly more experience, statics are now showing that companies are taking far more interest in potential talent. We are entering into an era where evaluation of the prospective upside of a candidate rather than their current competency or experience is being heavily weighted in to the equation. Yes, the hiring process and onboarding for these candidates is lengthier, but the benefits that both the company and new hire can reap in the long run are in many cases proving to be worth the wait. Potential is often defined in the qualities a person possess that, when developed, will reveal their underlying strengths and abilities, so, here are 3 reasons for employers to consider hiring the high potential candidate over the more experienced candidate:
Tuesday, December 19, 2017/Author: Moe Harrison /Number of views (2042)/Comments (1)/ Article rating: 5.0
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