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Want Advancement? Work on Your Writing.

Accountants primary focus is often numbers, of course, but strong writing skills are critical to your advancement.
By Elizabeth Harkness Accountants primary focus is often numbers, of course, but strong writing skills are critical to your advancement. Here’s why: 1.  Basic… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2022/09/want-advancement-work-your-writing/

Owning Your Communication Style

Most people think they are expressing their thoughts in a way that everyone understands, however, that is rarely the case.
 By Yitz Kolodny and Jessica A. Correll   You have heard it a thousand times— “communication is important.”  But communication styles, like pant styles, vary among… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2022/07/owning-your-communication-style/

Top Three Reasons to Pass the CPA Exam

Almost every accounting professional has considered taking the CPA exam, but the time, energy and stress that comes with passing all four sections can make it easy to push aside. But your CPA license is your ticket to professional success.
 By Joshua Sult Almost every accounting professional has considered taking the CPA exam, but the time, energy and stress that comes with passing all four sections can make… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2022/06/top-three-reasons-pass-cpa-exam/

The Benefits of a Summer Accounting Internship

Read our latest blog for a first hand perspective on the benefits of a summer accounting internship.
By Codi Carpenter In the accounting world, spring internships are typically what you hear about the most. However, I did my internship in the summer of my junior year of… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2022/05/benefits-summer-accounting-internship/

Making Powerful Connections

Could you be better at making powerful connections? Learn how Trina continues to be a top networker here.
By Trina J. Painter Throughout my career in public accounting, I have been a big fan of networking and it paid off enormously in both my professional and personal life with… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2022/03/making-powerful-connections/

Work Perks You Can Expect at a Public Accounting Firm

What work perks can you expect when choosing a career in public accounting? Kelsey is sharing what you can anticipate and how to find the right firm for you.
By Kelsey Burgess What work perks can you expect when choosing a career in public accounting? When evaluating a potential employer (and career path), it helps to know what… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2022/02/work-perks-you-can-expect-public-accounting-firm/

The Importance of Being Involved in a Professional Organization

Is a professional organization worth your time? Katie, our marketing manager, shares her experience and how to get involved with the right group for you.
By Katie Butler Cohodes   As current international president of the Association for Accounting Marketing (AAM) (2021-2022), I speak from direct experience, having worked my… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2021/10/importance-being-involved-professional-organization/

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 The way you finish an internship really matters. You create a lasting impression.  If you can leave on a high note, that’s what people tend to remember the… 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 Networking is an important aspect of doing business in the accounting world, where personal, authentic relationships really do count. It does not have to… 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 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 work… 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 During pandemic or non-pandemic times, it can be daunting to land that first entry-level job right out of college. Likewise, an early career move from… 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 Even outside of COVID-19 times, applying and interviewing for a new or first-time position can be challenging. As a result of the pandemic, job hunting is… 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 After working from home for so many months, a big reveal for me and countless others has been the importance of communication—both casual… 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 Video job interviews are becoming more common in the hiring process due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  With stay-at-home orders in place for many areas,… 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 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 perfect… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2020/03/why-public-accounting-was-right-choice-me/

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