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

July 06, 2018

How to make the most out of a Conference or Expo


There is a lot to be gained from expos and conferences but it’s important to note that leveraging the resources and exposure from events like these can be difficult. Below are some tips on getting the most out of conferences and exhibitions.

January 09, 2018

Accounting and Finance Resume Tips [Infographic]


A good resume is essential to securing an interview. It is the first impression employers capture of your personal brand and as such should portray you in the best light possible.

October 03, 2017

Big Four Proving Themselves as a Place for Working Moms


Once again all Big Four accounting firms have been named in the top “100 Best Companies” for working moms. EY, Deloitte and PwC took out three of the top 10 spots and KPMG, although falling short of the top 10, made the top 5 of the Best Companies for Multicultural Women.

May 17, 2017

Employee Engagement: An Undervalued Investment for Financial Services Leaders


The results of a new survey of financial services employees are in—and the implications are clear. The industry must prioritize employee engagement and workplace culture to attract and retain talent. Most respondents identified features other than pay as characteristics of attractive workplaces.

March 14, 2017

Latest Jobs Report Creates Optimism for Employers and Job Seekers

february-jobs-reportThe latest jobs report shows strong U.S. employment growth. 235,000 jobs were created during the month of February, greatly exceeding economists’ expectations of a mere 190,000. Additionally, the total number of employed Americans reached its all-time peak at 152.5 million working people. Employment in Professional and Business Services added 37,000 jobs in February and 597,000 over the year.

February 27, 2017

The Best Mindset for a New Accounting Job: Be Indispensable

indispensible-accountantAccounting is a competitive field. In a large organization, you and your peers will be considered for the same promotions, raises, and other forms of recognition. And even if you’re one of just a handful of accounting professionals in your new company, there are countless similarly qualified individuals looking for jobs like yours. With the right resources, your employer can replace you fairly quickly, if necessary.

January 03, 2017

Moving Up: Five Employee Promotions for 2017

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To kick off 2017, we are proud to announce five internal promotions in our New York City Headquarters. Effective January 3, the following employees now have new responsibilities at Abacus Group: Charles Amato, Jason Fleischer, Melissa Perez, Dianne Perlman, and Gennaro Vitale.

September 20, 2016

An Alternative for Public Accountants Who Are Too Adventurous for Busy Season

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Whether or not you can believe it, we’re quickly approaching the 2017 Busy Season for Public Auditors. If you’re not happy about that and you were intrigued enough to open this post, great—we already like you who are! Read on for more about an alternative to another Busy Season.

September 16, 2016

Public Auditors Seeking Private Industry Jobs Ought to Begin Search before October, Recruiters Urge

public-audit-begin-search-before-octoberPublic Audit is a great place to launch a career in Accounting, but it’s not a long-term fit for most professionals. Long hours, intense pressure, and the desire to dedicate one’s time to a single organization are the key factors that eventually push Public Auditors into Private Industry. If you’re less than contently employed in Public with a few years of experience under your belt, consider exploring opportunities within Private Industry—immediately!

August 26, 2016

Job Market Review: Accounting & Finance, Fall 2016

accounting-finance-job-market-reviewMany Accounting & Finance professionals in New York City and Los Angeles are making plans to change jobs this fall. Whether or not you’ve already begun your search, our outline of current market trends is worth your review. The qualitative report details the industries with the most vacancies, the job functions in highest demand, the most sought-after personal attributes, and the most desirable technological strengths.