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Careers & Lifestyle

Use Personal Rituals to Fuel the Creative Process

Feb 5, 2024
Sometimes we need to trick ourselves into being ready to do difficult work. There are psychological games we can play on ourselves to help us get unstuck and in the mood to do something. Rituals are one of those psychological tools we have at our disposal.
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Nurturing Success: Mentoring in a Public Accounting Firm

Dec 26, 2023
The importance of mentoring in accounting cannot be overstated. Yes, mentoring plays a pivotal role in shaping the professional growth of employees, but it is also a mutual relationship where both the mentor and mentee benefit.
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Exploring Creativity in the Accounting Profession

Oct 9, 2023
Accountants have the unfortunate stereotype of being the opposite of creatives. Many think creativity is considered the exclusive realm of artists. But we act creatively whenever we design processes, ask questions, build financial models, derive insights from information, or translate financial results for nonfinancial people.
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Client ROI Is the Key to Your Pricing

Sep 5, 2023
Return on investment is the equalizer between the value of the client's problem and the fee you can charge for solving it. If you know the value of the client's problem and their propensity for risk, you can triangulate on a mutually acceptable fee quote without the need for discounting.
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Don’t Let the Book Close on Your Valued Connections

Aug 29, 2023
Reconnecting with old colleagues and old clients can be a gift and a joy. It is never too late to reconnect with someone with whom you shared the tyranny of your first busy season, formed a bond by staying up all night for days to get a deal closed, or established a relationship that was stronger than simply CPA-client.
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