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.

March 09, 2018

People We Count On: Brian Regan


This week we are shining a light on Brian Regan who is on his way to having his most successful quarter at Abacus since joining our firm in 2001. Since taking over the Accounting Support Division in December 2017, Brian has transcended his career to new heights.

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.

April 11, 2017

Which Way to Go? Three Post-Tax Season Options for Change

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The bright shiny light at the end of the tunnel is finally discernable to Public Accounting Tax professionals. April 15, the end of Tax Season, is quickly approaching, which means that individuals who work in Tax will have some free time to relax and contemplate their career direction. Tax Season’s finish line presents three possible next steps for professionals.

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.

February 10, 2017

The Tax Relief You Need – With Quality Administrative Assistance

tax-busy-season-administrativeWe know well that our Public Accounting clients are currently working their hardest in the height of Tax Season. Your employees—and your business—will benefit from some relief. Have you considered bringing in a few Administrative Assistants who specialize in tax collating to ease the burden for the next couple of months

January 24, 2017

Plan Ahead for Your Accounting Department Additions

accounting-department-hiringWe observe a large migration of professionals from Public Accounting to Private Industry each year following Busy Season. Although this hectic work period does not conclude until spring, hiring managers and human resources professionals who anticipate additions in their Accounting Departments in the first half of this year will benefit from early discussions with executive recruiters.