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Staff accountant career goals

by Jennifer Hannigan, CEO Alliance Resource Group   The business of targeting and leveraging talent has been my prime focus for more than 20 years. I have watched people launch their careers and skyrocket to the top. And, I have seen people start off strong and then never really kick into gear. Two employees may… Read more »

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CFO interviewing accounting candidate

by Jennifer Hannigan, CEO Alliance Resource Group   Happy New Year! Yes, we survived 2020 — and for most of us, it turned out to not be quite as bad as we feared. Most economists and experts agree — we are at the beginning stages of a recovery. If you’re like me, I have big… Read more »

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Opening ourselves to new career opportunities can be both exciting and terrifying. It can also leave us vulnerable to various forms of self-sabotage. As we discussed in last month’s blog, job seekers often succumb to Availability Bias, when we base our viewpoints on a limited amount of recalled information, and the Halo Effect, when we… Read more »

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Finance professional skills development

We’re hearing from clients across industries: Team members are tired and uninspired. Without a doubt, 2020 has been a drain on everyone, and news of yet another pause or “step back” on reopening isn’t helping. A potential anecdote: Upskilling or reskilling. Energize your team with new tools and training that will improve their skillset and… Read more »

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Interviewing for finance job

Tips for Avoiding Positive and Negative Bias During Your Job Search Weighing your options on a potential career move comes with a roller coaster of emotions: excitement, optimism, fear, uncertainty and more. But you may not even be aware of some of the factors shaping those reactions. We are all susceptible to unconscious bias —… Read more »

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As we edge towards the end of this unprecedented year, finance and accounting teams will be tasked with unique-to-2020 activities on top of all the normal end-of-year projects. Do you have the right talent in place to flawlessly execute on everything that needs to occur between now and the start of 2021? If not, temporary… Read more »

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by Jennifer Hannigan, CEO of Alliance Resource Group After more than three months working remotely, I’ve spent more time with Zoom than my own children. And I’ve got a few things to say. I’ve Zoomed with my team. I’ve Zoomed with clients. I’ve interviewed dozens of candidates, hosted a Zoom webinar, talked to my kids’… Read more »

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If the events of 2020 have taught us one thing, it’s that the future is unpredictable. CFOs have been especially challenged during this unprecedented year, and reforecasting has become a more frequent requirement. Increasingly, finance leaders are turning to more agile models with multiple scenarios planned. This agility is key to navigating through the turbulence… Read more »

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Mastering an interview takes practice. Interview experience leads to increased confidence and a greater chance of landing your dream job. Many resources, including Inc. and Forbes, give practical interview tips for novice and seasoned job seekers. We’ve compiled a few of our favorite tips for upping your interview game.   Manage Your Mindset Interviews can… Read more »