The official blog of Abacus Group — a place to share our knowledge and thoughts on trends in recruiting

March 31, 2016

Proposed AICPA/CIMA Consolidation: A Positive Move for the Profession

aicpa-cimaThe American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) are considering creating a new, combined association that would preserve the AICPA and CIMA membership bodies. According to Carl Peterson, CPA, CGMA, and Vice President, Small firms at the AICPA, this can only be a positive move for the already-thriving CPA profession.

March 22, 2016

The Internal Audit Executive: Strong Attributes Required

internal-audit-leadershipInternal audit, risks, controls, and regulation are significant to CEOs and other stakeholders more than ever before. As the function becomes increasingly imperative and complex, confidence in and dependence upon the profession have progressed immensely. As such, the professionals who spearhead Internal Audit need strong, cross-functional leadership capabilities in order to keep their organizations afloat and secure.

March 15, 2016

The Sky is the Limit

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Our Temporary Accounting & Finance Staffing is hiring, and when it comes to recruiting potential, the sky is the limit. Whether you’re experienced working with employers, candidates, or both, you might find your new home at Abacus Group this spring.

March 08, 2016

Investing in Your Financial Services Career Requires Putting Opportunity First

finanical-services-career-investmentInvestment priorities and objectives vary among Banking, Asset Management, and Alternative Investment professionals, but, regardless of their functions or levels of experience, these professionals do have one thing in common regarding investments: the necessity to invest in career development. Abacus Group’s Angelo Caraftis recommends putting opportunity first to invest in your career.

March 03, 2016

The Job Seeker’s Guide to Working with a Temporary Staffing Agency

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Temporary or temporary-to-permanent assignments are critical solutions for career recovery following layoffs, terminations, or other long-term absences. Unless you’ve previously secured temporary work through a staffing agency, though, you’re likely unfamiliar with the process and best practices.

March 01, 2016

Cut the Line: A Proactive Departure from Public Accounting

cut-the-line-previewIt’s the beginning of March and Busy Season for Public Audit professionals is in full swing. It’s too early leave now; quitting during Busy Season smears your professional reputation indefinitely. Abacus Executive Recruiter Gary Glassman, a former Public Auditor, urges his candidates to “cut the line”—to race to the front of the pack—to secure access to the best job opportunities once Busy Season is over.