3 Hiring Trends In The Fund Accounting Industry

It’s 2018, and the regulatory hell-hounds are chomping at the bit. Are fund accountants the answer?  Thanks to the growing complexity of financial reporting rules, even the Big Four accounting firms are rethinking previously laissez-faire attitudes about turnover. No one can blame them. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there will be a 10% rise in demand for accountants…

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4 Hiring Trends in The Finance Industry For 2018 and Beyond

It’s everywhere. Turn on the news, and you’ll hear news pundits discussing it at length. So, what’s the excitement about? The historically low unemployment rate. The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCLS) reports that about 223,000 jobs were created in May 2018. The unemployment rate is now pegged at 3.8%. But, don’t celebrate yet. For employers, the…

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Five Reasons You Should Use Vitalis Consulting

According to the HRSA (Health Resources and Services Administration), the demand for primary care physicians will increase by 14% through 2020. The demand for nurses will increase by 28% through 2030. In the Northeast, the states of New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania will see the greatest demand for nurses from 2017 through 2030. Meanwhile, the accounting industry will see its…

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5 Reasons Why Hiring Managers Should Stick With One Staffing Agency

Trust is fundamental to a successful partnership of any kind. The strongest partnerships involve mutual respect and collaboration. A business relationship should include loyalty, honesty, and integrity. This is just as true for your relationship with a staffing agency.  Here is how sticking with one staffing agency can build long-term trust: Finding the Right Candidate Takes Time…

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5 Steps to Attracting Quality Accounting and Finance personnel

  As the economy recovers, the task of attracting and retaining top-quality staff is becoming increasingly important to all organizations. The challenges are particularly important in the financial sector, where the supply of strong candidates for accounting and financial positions rarely meets the demand, especially in clustered urban markets where firms and their clients are…

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How The Trump Administration’s Treasury Executive Order Will Affect The Financial/Banking Industry in 2017

  In speeches on the campaign trail in 2016, Trump promised to dismantle much of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. On February 3, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order directing the Treasury Department to make legislative recommendations for reform within 120 days. The order also delays implementation of the fiduciary…

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The Next Big Milestone in Accounting And Finance: Artificial Intelligence

For the past few decades, there has been a fairly consistent flow of books, movies, articles, editorials, blog posts, cartoons and more showing a bleak future for just about every profession. They all say the same thing: computers are going to take over. They can do things better and faster. And that last bit is…

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It’s a Pain in the . . . But the Most Effective Way to Land Your Next Job Is Networking!

Even extroverts will admit that networking can be challenging — simply because it requires continuous work and effort. What is networking? I define it as creating a group of acquaintances and associates who communicate regularly for everyone’s mutual benefit. A network can include almost anyone — family, friends, past acquaintances, current colleagues, and potential colleagues…

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“Why Don’t Recruiters Call Me Back?”

I often hear candidates who have been actively searching and have been on the job market for a long time say something like this: ” Several recruiters have invited me to their offices to discuss my experience and future career goals. They seemed genuinely impressed with my resume, but then I never heard from them…

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A Long Response Time Really Cracks My Brain

When something nonsensical happens, something I can’t understand no matter how hard I try, I often say it “cracks my brain.” Do you know this feeling? Lately, what cracks my brain more and more are candidates who don’t respond to expressions of interest about a job opening. Or I should say, candidates do respond, but…

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Hiding Dates Can’t Hide Your Age…

I often notice on the resumes of candidates who have fifteen or more years of work experience that the dates are missing. Right away, I wonder, why are they missing? Frankly, what I guess is that the candidate must have been at least a teenager when the Brady Bunch originally aired. They are hiding their…

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