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The Power of Office Artwork

At Weinstein Spira, we take art seriously and have invested a lot of time and money to adorn our workplace with treasured, original pieces of art—from the main lobby to hallways to individual offices—making a statement that “art matters” in our everyday e…
By Trina Painter, Audit Shareholder Art Matters It’s no secret that art inspires, relaxes, motivates and even increases the productivity of employees, which is why so many… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2019/05/power-office-artwork/

Home Sweet Desk: Workstation Essentials for Tax Accountants

Jessica, tax accountant, is giving you the grand tour of her home away from home this busy season - her desk! In this post, you will see the advantages of having fixed workstation and the ways you can customize it for your workday needs.
By Jessica Correll, Tax Accountant As a tax accountant, I virtually “live” in my office. It’s like a home away from home! Unlike field auditors, who sometimes work onsite at… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2019/03/home-sweet-desk-workstation-essentials-tax-accountants/

Top 5 Qualities to Highlight When Interviewing for Public Accounting

While there are many things that go into making a final hiring decision, here are the top five qualities our hiring managers like to see in the interview process.
By Elizabeth Harkness, HR Manager As HR manager, I talk to every candidate who comes through the door with the hope of landing a position at Weinstein Spira. With respect to… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2019/02/top-5-qualities-highlight-when-interviewing-public-accounting/

Optimizing Your 2019 Resume

Does your resume reflect your professional story? It may be the only impression with make with a hiring manager, and you want to put your best foot forward!
By Aimee Carpenter, Tax Supervisor Resumes are living, breathing documents that need to be kept up-to-date with your latest accomplishments while still fresh in your mind. With… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2019/01/optimizing-your-2019-resume/

Overcoming a Procrastination Mindset in 2019

As you set your goals for 2019, try incorporating some of the anti-procrastination tips from Andrew into your work (and life!) routine.
By Andrew Moore, Senior Audit Manager According to Webster’s dictionary, to procrastinate is “to put off intentionally (or habitually) the doing of something that should be… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2018/12/overcoming-procrastination-mindset-2019/

Top Recipes for Thanksgiving — From Our Family to Yours

Need a quick, last-minute recipe to round out your Thanksgiving table? The folks at Weinstein Spira come to your aid with some of our favorite, easy-to-make family recipes.
Compiled by Katie Butler, Marketing Manager Need a quick, last-minute recipe to round out your Thanksgiving table? The folks at Weinstein Spira come to your aid with some of… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2018/11/top-recipes-thanksgiving-our-family-yours/

10 Ways to Improve Your Telephone Etiquette

Do you take the time to say “good morning” on the phone? Learn the importance of greetings over the phone and more in Ariel’s blog post!
By Ariel Simon, Corporate Receptionist From working as a corporate receptionist for the last several years, I’ve learned so much about telephone etiquette that I can now share… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2018/10/10-ways-improve-your-telephone-etiquette/

Practical Mobile Apps for Business

Looking for mobile app recommendations for expense tracking or electronic signatures? Taylor is spilling all of his favorite on-the-go apps for business. Take a read and download a new app to try!
By Taylor Neese, Shareholder Collaboration and productivity are considered high priorities in today’s workplace. With so many mobile apps available to support conducting… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2018/09/practical-mobile-apps-business/

Common Misconceptions About Accountants

Still think accountants wear green visors? Think again! Lisa is here to clear up several misconceptions about accountants in our new post.
By Lisa Walther, CPA, Tax Senior When most people hear the word ‘accountant,’ their vision is clouded by a set of preconceived notions based on old-school misconceptions about… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2018/08/common-misconceptions-about-accountants/

What I Wish I Knew About Accounting in College

What are your job options in the field of accounting? Erica Diaz helps you chart your career with the pros and cons of the Big 4 firms, mid-market accounting firms and industry accounting jobs.
By Erica Diaz, Tax Manager One of my favorite work responsibilities is visiting college campuses, like Texas A&M, to recruit new grads to work at Weinstein Spira. I often… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2018/08/what-i-wish-i-knew-about-accounting-college/

Take a Listen: Podcast Recommendations

Our crowdsourced podcast recommendations list represents a consensus around the top picks that are worth checking out from our firm members. You’ll notice that these varied topics—ranging from travel, history, crime, and even a little magic—are not all bu…
By Katie Butler, Marketing Manager As busy as we all are, it’s important to schedule some relaxation time to chill and de-stress. But, this doesn’t always have to mean going to… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2018/07/take-listen-recommended-podcasts/

Structure + Action = Organization

Have you ever thought to yourself “there is so much to do and so little time”? If so, you are not alone. Everyone has had an overwhelming feeling at some point, but it is what we can do to overcome those feelings that make us successful.
By Kelsey Burgess, Audit Senior Have you ever thought to yourself “there is so much to do and so little time”? If so, you are not alone. Everyone has had an overwhelming… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2018/06/structure-action-organization/

The New Power Suit

With benefits having a different meaning than they did five years ago, a casual dress code is just one of the demands that companies will be facing as new generations enter the workforce.
by Kelsey Burgess, Audit Senior What is the first thing that comes to mind when you wake up in the morning? Is it… What am I going to have for breakfast? What is the… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2018/04/new-power-suit/

4 Business Lunch Details Not to Miss

One of the best ways to make a connection with an individual is to share a meal. Successfully taking care of all the details of a meeting can help put others at ease and help facilitate the conversation.
by Betsy Calvillo, Auditor  Weinstein Spira focuses on making relationships count. What better way to establish, build or maintain a relationship than sharing a meal. As… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2018/03/4-business-lunch-details-not-miss/

Life in the Slow Lane: 5 Ways to Entertain Yourself in Houston Traffic

With the average commute time being close to 30 minutes and a population of 2.3 million people, one can easily see how Houston traffic can build up quickly and get frustrating. What are a few things you can do during all this time on the road? Read our ne…
By Victoria Mueller, Tax Senior Houston is known for many great things – our World Champion Houston Astros, NASA Space Center, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, museums,… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2018/02/life-slow-lane-5-ways-entertain-yourself-houston-traffic/

Say What? How to Talk to Recruiters at a Career Fair

Looking for a few recruiting tips to land an internship? Here's a few to help get you through the anxiety and fear of talking to recruiters.
by Fernando Rodriguez, Audit Staff I still remember the first day I went to a career fair while I was in college. I was 21 years old, clueless and had no idea how to talk to a… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2018/01/say-what-how-talk-recruiters-career-fair/

Gen Z is Coming: Is Your Company Ready?

Generation Z, or those born in 1997 or later, now make up nearly 26% of the country’s population and are about to enter and redirect our workforce. Similar to their millennial peers, Gen Z’ers have unique distinguishing characteristics and behavior patter…
Generation Z, or those born in 1997 or later, now make up nearly 26% of the country’s population and are about to enter and redirect our workforce. Similar to their millennial… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2017/12/gen-z-coming-your-company-ready/

5 Reasons Why Your Business Should Engage in Philanthropy Year-Round

We make it a priority to ensure team members are able to participate in volunteerism throughout the year. Inside, you’ll find Elizabeth and Katie’s five reasons why your business should engage in philanthropy year-round, as well.
Have you heard? Today is National Philanthropy Day! This day was created by the Association of Fundraising Professionals and aims to celebrate philanthropy, whether it be… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2017/11/5-reasons-why-your-business-should-engage-philanthropy-year-round/

Touchdown! How Friendly Competition Can Increase Engagement and Productivity in the Office

Wondering how gamification and a little friendly competition can make a huge difference for your internal culture? We’ve seen the upside of bringing play into the office firsthand, including increased engagement, team member growth, productivity and even …
Wondering how gamification and a little friendly competition can make a huge difference for your internal culture? It’s not just our Houston Texans or University of Houston… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2017/09/touchdown-how-friendly-competition-can-increase-engagement-and-productivity-office/

Our Impact Extends Outside of the Office

We recognize the importance of getting out of the office to serve others. Doing it together, as a group, only makes the impact greater.
At Weinstein Spira, we recognize the importance of getting out of the office to serve others.  Doing it together, as a group, only makes the impact greater.  Our community service… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2017/05/our-impact-extends-outside-office/

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