Whether you're looking to gain hands-on accounting experience, or are simply trying to boost your income while you're still in school, temping can be a great solution. Who knows? This temporary chance might eventually pave the way for your full-time, permanent employment!
To remain competitive in today's corporate world, which is best known for its fast-pace, constant changes, businesses must keep up with the continuous advancements, especially in the technological front. Many business leaders, however, may find it frightening to adopt emerging technologies out of fear of the unknown. They may not fully understand the value of newer technology, or they may even believe it's too complex for them to ever understand. As a result, many companies unknowingly shy away from technological innovation—something that can help set their business apart from the rest.
With the ever-evolving technology, business, and customer needs, the accounting and finance industry faces new challenges every day on how to adapt and grow with the larger economy. And for 2019, these factors will continue to affect the way accountants deal with their profession.
As technology continues to advance, hiring practices at accounting firms have been changing as well. Previously, Certified Public Accounting (CPA) firms relied strongly on college graduates with accounting degrees to fill positions. But in recent years, the trend has moved to on-boarding new hires without an accounting degree.
The August jobs report has officially been released, revealing insightful and beneficial information for employers and candidates alike. Some highlights include overall increases in hiring and decreases in unemployment.
One such industry is accounting and finance. In fact, this industry's cross-functional role in any business type resulted in a consistent jobless rate of below 2% only for accounting and finance professionals. With a lot of options available, these professionals sometimes become picky about the jobs and the salaries they're being offered.