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Impact of COVID-19 on Accounting Firm Recruiting and Internships

What’s different now in public accounting recruiting and internships? Our HR expert, Elizabeth, shares how the pandemic has shifted our industry.
By Elizabeth Harkness The pandemic has changed the way we do business in so many areas, and human resources is no different.  As we continue to recruit accounting employees… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2021/09/impact-covid-19-accounting-firm-recruiting-and-internships/

Why I Chose a Career in Public Accounting

Deciding if a career in public accounting is right for you? Ryan is sharing why he chose his career path and how he got here.
By Ryan Lyons Background The process of choosing a career path in the field of public accounting can be daunting. Sometimes it is a conscious decision and other times it… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2021/09/why-i-chose-career-public-accounting/

How to Find the Right Mentor in College

Unsure of how to find the right mentor in college? Kelsey shares her best advice on mentorship here. Check it out!
By Kelsey Burgess Having a meaningful mentor when starting college will help smooth your path to becoming the accountant you want to be. But this does not mean finding a… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2021/08/how-find-right-mentor-college/

Accounting Internship Etiquette: How to Leave on a High Note

The way you finish an internship really matters. How can you create a lasting impression? Denise is giving you a few things to focus on in our new blog post.
By Denise Woods, Audit Director - Employee Benefit Plans The way you finish an internship really matters. You create a lasting impression.  If you can leave on a high note,… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2021/07/accounting-internship-etiquette-how-leave-high-note/

8 Ways to Become a Powerful Networker

What matters most when growing and maintaining your contacts? Trina is de-mystifying the topic of networking and providing tips on how to become a powerful networker.
By Trina Painter, Shareholder Networking is an important aspect of doing business in the accounting world, where personal, authentic relationships really do count. It does… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2021/06/8-ways-become-powerful-networker/

How to be a Successful Mentor to NextGen Accountants

What is a NextGen mentor, and how does it work? We are sharing our top tips for coaching early career professionals.
What is a NextGen Mentor? In this context, a NextGen mentor is someone who coaches an employee in the accounting profession, where the person coached has less than five years… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2021/06/how-be-successful-mentor-nextgen-accountants/

Insider Tips on Passing the CPA Exam

Are you working on passing the CPA exam? In today’s blog post, Parker is sharing tips to ensure proper preparation and to ultimately pass the exam.
By Parker Brunson, Tax Senior Taking the CPA exam at any time is a huge challenge, as those who have been through the process will attest. It can be a challenge trying to… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2021/03/insider-tips-passing-cpa-exam/

Landing Your First Job — Six Best Questions to Ask an Interviewer

What are some of the best questions to ask your interviewer? In today’s blog post, our HR Manager, Elizabeth, is sharing her recommended questions to find the best firm for you.
By Elizabeth Harkness, Human Resources Manager During pandemic or non-pandemic times, it can be daunting to land that first entry-level job right out of college. Likewise,… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2021/02/landing-your-first-job-six-best-questions-ask-interviewer/

Virtual Job Hunting - How to Put your Best Foot Forward

How can you stand out from the pack in a crowded job market? In today’s blog post, Joshua is giving pointers to help you put your best foot forward.
By Joshua Sult, Experienced Staff Tax Accountant Even outside of COVID-19 times, applying and interviewing for a new or first-time position can be challenging. As a result… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2021/02/virtual-job-hunting-how-put-your-best-foot-forward/

What Has Working Remotely Taught Us About Communication?

What has remote working taught us about communication? In today’s post, Karl is sharing what he has learned over the course of the last year.
By Karl Wolpert, Senior Tax Manager, Weinstein Spira After working from home for so many months, a big reveal for me and countless others has been the importance of… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2021/01/what-has-working-remotely-taught-us-about-communication/

Tips for Success in Accounting Internships During COVID-19

“My experience with Weinstein Spira as an intern has been nothing short of amazing, even during COVID-19.” - Codi Carpenter, Summer 2020 Intern | Don’t miss her blog post on what she learned during her summer internship here.
By Codi Carpenter, Summer 2020 Intern My experience with Weinstein Spira as an intern has been nothing short of amazing, even during COVID-19. Was it different than I… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2020/09/real-life-experience-intern-during-covid-19/

6 Ways to Ace Video Interviews

Have a video interview coming up? Don’t miss these suggestions from our recruiters, so you can go into your next video interview ready to impress.
By Elizabeth Harkness, Human Resources Manager Video job interviews are becoming more common in the hiring process due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  With stay-at-home orders… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2020/05/6-ways-ace-video-interviews/

Why Public Accounting Was the Right Choice for Me

Is public accounting the right choice for you? Learn from John Michael’s post where he is sharing his career journey and pros and cons for those who are grappling with the big decision.
By John Michael Aguerre, Staff Auditor Now that I am a staff auditor for a public accounting firm, I find myself reflecting on the choices I made that led me to this role—a… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2020/03/why-public-accounting-was-right-choice-me/

How to Get the Most Out of Career Fairs

Are career fairs worth your time! Yes! Kelsey is showing you ways to boost your career fair experience and outcome.
By Kelsey Burgess, Audit Supervisor Are Career Fairs Worth Your Time? From my experience on both sides of the equation—as a student seeking my first accounting position… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2020/02/how-get-most-out-career-fairs/

Accounting Internship Etiquette: How to Start on the Right Foot

Are you looking to start your accounting internship on the right foot? Denise is sharing several tips and tricks for giving a good first impression.
By Denise Woods, Audit Director - Employee Benefit Plans Having worked with a lot of accounting interns over the years has given me insight into the do’s and don’ts that… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2020/01/accounting-internship-etiquette-how-start-right-foot/

Double Your Fun: Advantages of an Accounting Rotation Program

What’s the right choice for you: tax or audit? In today’s blog post, learn about the advantages of an accounting internship rotation program to start your career on the right foot.
By Joshua Sult, Tax Accountant Fresh out of college with an accounting degree, armed with an internship and having landed an entry-level job just months ago (both with… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2019/11/double-your-fun-advantages-accounting-rotation-program/

Best Practices on Managing Remote Employees

How can you help your remote employees be successful? From communication to delivering evaluations, Taylor is sharing his tips on leading a remote team today on the blog.
By Taylor Neese, Audit Shareholder There are various forms of working remotely, a popular work style that is catching on more and more as companies try to help employees… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2019/10/best-practices-managing-remote-employees/

What Does Workplace Culture Mean to You?

How can you determine if a company is the right fit for you? Ask questions! Elizabeth is sharing her top tips on evaluating a potential employer’s workplace culture.
By Elizabeth Harkness, HR Manager A Home Away from Home Accountants are notorious for spending long hours at work, so much so that it can become like a home away from… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2019/09/what-does-workplace-culture-mean-you/

Mobile Workforce: Considerations When Choosing a Video Conferencing System

What do you need to consider when selecting a corporate video conferencing system? We recently embarked on our own search, and Victoria is sharing how we made our decision.
By Victoria J. Mueller, Tax Senior Following the Mobile Trend Today’s workforce is conducting business on the go more than ever before, thanks to mobile devices and… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2019/08/mobile-workforce-considerations-when-choosing-video-conferencing-system/

Day in the Life of a Tax Accountant

Busy season or not, the day of a tax accountant is always packed! On the blog, Parker is giving us a glimpse into his typical day at Weinstein Spira.
By Parker Brunson, Tax Accountant Working at Weinstein Spira as a tax accountant since September 2018, I can honestly say there’s always a lot happening on any given day,… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2019/07/day-life-tax-accountant/

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