Author: Grant Hutchinson

The 5 Questions Your Accounting Job Posting Must Answer

The Top 5 Questions Your Accounting Job Posting Must Answer

This post is an excerpt from the Accountingfly eBook, “How to Write the Ultimate Accounting Job Posting.” This eBook will teach you how to write more engaging and actionable job postings. Click here to download. There are many approaches to writing a successful accounting job posting, so sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. […]

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What Happens When an Accountant Violates Your Remote Work Policy?

Hopefully by now you’ve got a remote accountant policy firmly in place. If not, check out some of our older blogs for legal steps you need to take before making your first remote accountant hire and six things your remote accountant policy should include. But before you start deploying a full-scale cloud accountant army, there’s another […]

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Adding a Video to Your Accounting Job Posting Can Improve Results

We live in an age of glowing rectangles, buzzing smartphones, and unlimited entertainment options. It’s the era of TL;DR, where innumerable sources of work and fun are constantly vying for our attention. Through email, text messages, news articles, advertisements, and industry reports for work, we’re bombarded with thousands of words a day. We couldn’t read […]

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What to Do When Your Accounting Job Postings Aren’t Working

It’s no secret that hiring accountants is a buyers market. While the number of accountants in the U.S. is increasing, demand is outpacing the supply, particularly when it comes to CPAs. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of accountants and auditors is expected to grow 10% by 2026, which is faster than the […]

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Does Workplace by Facebook Offer Anything for Accounting Firms?

Over the last few months, Facebook has been relentlessly pushing its Workplace by Facebook platform, expanding the app’s feature list while ramping up its marketing. Its most recent PR blitz occurred this past June, as Facebook unveiled the company’s new Workplace for Good program, touting free access to Workplace Premium for nonprofits and educational institutions among […]

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Top 5 Virtual Communication Apps

As you move your accounting firm more into the cloud and rely more on virtual employees, you’ll need to use virtual communication apps to stay in touch with workers and clients, keep everyone on the same page, and ensure key benchmarks are being met on time. But with the wealth of virtual communication app options […]

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4 Surprising Facts About Remote Accountants

You know by now that the remote revolution is upon us. Workers are embracing work-from-home options and flooding to the gig economy in droves. According to a 2017 report, 3.9 million employees currently work from home at least half the time. That’s a 115% increase in remote workers since 2005. But misconceptions about remote work […]

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How to Help Remote Workers Stay Productive

We live in an age of constant distraction–especially for those who work at home. TV, videogames, Netflix, and more are all within an arm’s reach. And that’s not to mention the ultimate time stealer: the smartphone. How many times have you picked up your smartphone for legitimate business and wound up spending $0.99 on the […]

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How to Build the Ultimate Cloud Accounting Team

Maybe you’re interested in moving some or all of your accounting firm into the cloud, but you’re stuck with a lingering question: How do I organize my team in a way that will maximize the benefits of the cloud? Cloud accounting teams are typically a mix of freelance per diem workers performing gig assignments, permanent […]

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what is a cloud accounting firm

What Is a Cloud Accounting Firm?

Google “cloud accounting firm,” and what do you get? A bunch of ads for businesses promising “flexible deployment,” “integrated systems,” and “remote capabilities.” What you won’t find is a real definition of the term. So we’ve gathered insights from some of the world’s leading experts on the subject and combined them with our own knowledge […]

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4 Crucial Steps to Take Before Making Your First Remote Accounting Hire

4 Crucial Steps to Take Before Making Your First Remote Accounting Hire

So you think you’re ready to join the craze and hire your first remote accounting employee. But are you really ready? Really, really legally, every contract signed, every hypothetical planned for, every policy in place ready? Even if you’ve been spending months preparing for your first remote hire, you still may have missed a critical […]

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Why Some Companies are Resisting Remote Work (and Why They're Wrong)

Why Some Companies are Resisting Remote Work (and Why They’re Wrong)

Last year, IBM decided to “co-locate” its 2,600 member US marketing department. Translation? IBM is eliminating remote work. The news is especially shocking as IBM is one of the pioneers of remote work, installing work-from-home terminals for some employees as far back as the 1980s. As more businesses move toward embracing remote work, others are resisting the […]

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How to Get Big Money from Small Business

How to Get Big Money from Small Business

Hear that? It’s the sound of a new business starting. And if you can pinpoint exactly what that sound is (a car engine revving, maybe?), you’ll hear it about 450,000 more times this year. (Now, admittedly, that number is a 40-year low for the US, and overall entrepreneurship is down, at least based on the 2014 […]

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How to Make Remote Workers Feel Like Part of the Team

How to Make Remote Workers Feel Like Part of the Team

Picture the remote worker. Is he in his PJs, waking up at noon, getting in an hour of work between his favorite soap operas? Is she isolated on some distant planet, beaming projects to your office across intergalactic satellites, a faceless drone whose physical appearance is a mystery to coworkers and bosses alike? Remote working […]

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The Generation Gap Doesn't Exist

The Generation Gap Doesn’t Exist

Articles about how millennials are changing (or per your perspective, ruining,) the business world are everywhere. I even wrote one myself. And I stand by everything I wrote in that blog. You do have to change some things about your business to recruit millennials. But one of those things isn’t viewing millennials as alien beings who […]

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Solving the Busy Season Cycle: The Importance of Project-Based Talent

Solving the Busy Season Cycle: The Importance of Project-Based Talent

Ever feel like you’re stuck in a cycle of upsizing and downsizing your employee roster? Busy season hits, more clients sign up, workloads increase, and you enthusiastically bring on new accountants to pick up the slack. But then the inevitable happens: clients leave, projects disappear, and workers have to be let go.

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Why Company Culture Matters—And How You Can Improve It

Salary, benefits, vacation time—these are all important factors that will determine your firm’s ability to attract and retain high-quality accounting talent. But perhaps the most important factor is one that’s often overlooked: company culture. So how do you determine the current culture at your business? And if you don’t like what you find, how do […]

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3 Keys to Recruiting and Retaining Millennials in Accounting

3 Keys to Recruiting and Retaining Millennials in Accounting

Whether its because they’re truly fascinating or simply due to the era of widespread and constant communication we currently live in, millennials are without doubt the most analyzed generation in human history. Depending on whom you listen to, millennials are either spoiled, entitled brats or motivated, ambitious big thinkers. They’re either killing the economy or […]

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How Not Responding to Accounting Candidates Can Hurt Your Brand

How Not Responding to Accounting Candidates Can Hurt Your Brand

As we’ve discussed in previous blogs, the accounting recruitment world is a seller’s market. To land the top recruits, you need to actively market your brand and make your firm attractive above other companies competing for mindshare. At Accountingfly, we deal with the recruitment and placement of accounting professionals every day. And the #1 complaint […]

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Project-Based Staffing: The Future of Accounting in the Gig Economy

Across nearly every industry, project-based or “non-recurring” jobs are on the rise. Millennials in particular are starting to abscond the traditional 9-5 workday, preferring to work on a freelance basis. The accounting industry is no different. Over the past few years, we’ve seen a surge in temporary, project-based, and seasonal accounting employment. To shed some […]

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