Author Archives: Robert Half

Beyond the Numbers: CFOs Looking for More Strategy

Toronto, ON. – Businesses value accountants who are strategic thinkers, but the results of a Robert Half Management Resources survey suggest company-sponsored training in this area is not always available. Nearly nine in 10 (88 per cent) Canadian CFOs said strategic thinking abilities are important for accounting and finance professionals – 31 per cent of those interviewed feel they are mandatory.

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A Closer Look at Accounting Designations to Advance Your Career

Posted by Robert Half With a dizzying array of accounting designations to choose from, how does a savvy financial professional decide which ones to pursue? Following the unification of CA, CGA and CMA in 2015, the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation became the gold standard credential for accounting and finance roles in Canada. But by no means is the CPA

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3 Directions to Take Your Business Analyst Career Path

Skills, experience and the desire for a new challenge: what you’ll need to take your business analyst career path in a different direction. Consider exploring one of these three options when you’re ready to make a fresh start — and build on your current strengths and abilities. By Robert Half Management Resources on Monday, April 13, 2015 1. Business analyst

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How to Deliver Constructive Criticism in the Workplace

As posted by Robert Half Management Resources Constructive criticism is much more than a routine staff management responsibility. Consistent, concise and honest feedback should also be a recurring feature of any long-term professional development plan. If you’re hoping to train your employees to take on more advanced roles in the organization and meet your succession planning objectives, constructive criticism is

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Expense Report Madness: Dance Classes, Ski Trips and … a Welder?

Companies need to carefully monitor their costs, and make sure employees are reimbursed appropriately for legitimate job-related expenses. But when workers submit improper expense report requests, it’s enough to make a chief financial officer scream (or laugh out loud, and then scream). And it’s likely a lot of CFOs are feeling the need to scream these days: New research from

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Accounting & Finance – Talking Brass Tacks and Bottom Lines

TORONTO, July 9, 2015 /TheGAAP.net/ – For individuals on the outside it can often feel like those in the financial world use a language all their own, with enough acronyms, formulas and jargon to make their head spin. So it’s no surprise that financial professionals have trouble trying to get across complex financial information to coworkers. In a Robert Half Finance

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