Are you an accountant who's thinking about law school? We were curious about the transition from accounting into a legal career, so we found someone who could answer a few questions.
I like this CFO article on finance chiefs who prefer startups. Had I not bailed on my accounting and finance career for the glamorous world of writing on the internet, I think I would've pursued this route.
You probably spat out your cornflakes reading this. I know I would. Like you, I clock a pretty standard 80 - 100 work week. I look at my friends who work 40 hours a week who complain about 5 hours overtime like this:
Think before you answer.
This morning I linked to a story about a study that ties the willingness to manage earnings to successful careers in corporate accounting departments.
Public accounting firms are wrapping up their summer internships and unless one did something horrifically wrong, most can expect full-time offers.
In my last post I answered the question of whether CPAs should get an MBA. I said that an MBA makes sense for young CPAs who want to make a career change, provided they go to an MBA program ranked in the top 25 globally.
We linked to a WSJ article this morning about corporate recruiters complaining about people who renege on their offers.
I like this Harvard Busines Review post that questions some of the conventional wisdom on switching jobs.
A Robert Half survey of U.S. CFOs found that the “greatest challenge” for finance personnel “when working with other departments,” is the interaction “with a variety of personalities.”