June 23, 2018

Accounting Careers

University Controller

What It Takes for a University Controller to Be Head of the Class

A while back I spoke to several controllers at nonprofit organizations and asked them what tips they would give to an accounting or finance professional considering that role. Among the advice that was shared included “believe in the nonprofit’s mission and objectives” and “you won’t be rich, but the job is rewarding.” It seems that […]

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How Two CPAs Ended Up Back in College As University Controllers

Robert Kuehler and Alan West have a few things in common: both are CPAs, both started their careers in public accounting, both have accounting degrees, and both went back to college—not as a student or professor but as a state university controller. As associate vice president/university controller at the University of Colorado, Kuehler oversees a […]

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I’m Calling BS on Your Cliched Career Aspirations

This sunset is less everyday than your career goals. Happy Tax Day everyone! Today is the day for alcohol, sleep, and breathing a big sigh of relief. Another busy season complete! Today is also the day to start career brainstorming for potential post-busy season job hopping, ladder climbing, and startup launching. So it’s also the […]

Did the Accounting Profession Ruin My Hobbies?

Today I was in a meeting with a 29-year-old accountant who decided to join our firm. It came up in conversation that she was a skater. The fact that Accodex doesn’t have a problem with that was a part of her consideration for joining.

Sponsored: At Armanino, Pursuing a Niche Results in More Than Just Making Partner

This is sponsored content brought to you by Armanino, an Accountingfly Firm Partner. In January 2016, Jason Gilbert became a partner at California-based Armanino LLP, 10 years after walking in the door as a 24-year-old staff accountant.  His rise took the usual hard work and talent, but he clinched the partnership spot by getting creative―and […]

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Webinar | Careers Beyond the Big 4

Have you considered a career at a regional or local firm? Perhaps you should! The career opportunities and earning potential are incredible, and the work is highly rewarding. Hear from a panel of managing partners from small, midsized and regional firms as they discuss what is great about working in one of America’s midmarket firms. […]

Do Women in Accounting Really Have More Opportunities Than They Did Ten Years Ago?

The spinmeisters at Bob Half are saying yes:  The career outlook for women in finance and accounting has improved over the past decade, suggests a new survey from global staffing firm Robert Half. More than four in 10 (42 percent) chief financial officers (CFOs) interviewed said the ability of women in the finance field to […]

Get Answers to Your Accounting Career Questions While the Getting Is Good

Have you recently thought to yourself, "Man, this Going Concern team is a sharp bunch. I wonder if they can advise me on my disaster of a job/career/life." Yes! We! Can! Will it be good advice? That's debatable. Still beats asking your narcissistic friends, though. Email us at [email protected] and one of career suicide prevention […]

Greener Grass: Now Is the Time to Make a Mooove in Your Accounting Career

Now that's officially fall, you're probably thinking it's finally time that you got serious about finding a new job. Before long it'll be mid-November, and then you'll be in a food-induced hibernation for the last six weeks of the year.  Where to start, right? Well, the easiest thing to do is jump over to Going […]

Going Concern Jobs Is Now at Your Service

Back in February we briefly let you in on a new venture that we were working on called Going Concern Jobs. While there had been many discussions here at GC about the opportunities around job boards and recruiting services, we hadn't consulted with the most important people in that process, and that would be you all, the readers of Going Concern.