The mere thought of the CPA exam can be stressful, and now to shake things up even further, the exam is going through a metamorphism in 2017. A metamorphism that is said to make the exam more difficult and will test candidates at a higher level of knowledge. The changes in the exam stem from the thought that as the business environment changes so does the work that newly licensed CPAs perform. Gone are the days of solely remembering and understanding information, CPAs need to analyze information, be able to think critically, and problem solve in their day-to-day jobs.
This morning, for reasons associated primarily with the time change that occurred this weekend, it was lighter outside my window as my second alarm rang to get me going. After all, it was Monday morning and I needed to be heading off to work. It helped that the sun was shining on the bright leaves still clinging to the trees, and the frosty ground crisp and white would soon warm up to the 60 degree weather that has been promised to us this coming week.
Are you hiring someone to join your business team? A successful new hire is one who meets the necessary requirements, fits in well with other team members and brings value to the business. Quite often, we are asked to consult on hiring for key positions for our client companies. After all, we know their business, their systems and their needs and hopefully know their future growth plans. When interviewing candidates, take time to consider the following key areas and get the most out of your advertising dollars.
If you are a small-business owner, you have probably learned several important lessons over time, including the fact that you simply cannot do everything yourself. It is not easy letting go and empowering employees to do meaningful work in your stead. It requires a high level of trust on both ends of the relationship.