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How to Identify Accountants with High Potential

Posted on June 2nd, by Henry Goldbeck in Finance, Interviewing Advice. Comments Off on How to Identify Accountants with High Potential

HR managers are often tasked with identifying “high potential” employees or “HiPos,” either for management positions or to take on important tasks.

But what is a high potential employee and what are the best ways to identify them?

Before answering that question, companies should identify their own needs and goals, and how their in-house talent can … Read More »

First Rule of Recruiting

Posted on December 20th, by Henry Goldbeck in Finance, Human Resources. Comments Off on First Rule of Recruiting

Henry Goldbeck talks to the importance of the first rule in recruiting

“Determine and clarify the essential, important, positive and negative skills, experience, characteristics etc. required of the successful candidate for the position.

Determine the time frame for hiring and what internal resources you can dedicate to the sourcing of candidates.  If internal resources are insufficient based on the difficulty … Read More »

Nonverbal Communication Speaks Volumes in the Accounting Business

Posted on November 17th, by Karen Epp in Finance, Interviewing Advice, Karen Epp. Comments Off on Nonverbal Communication Speaks Volumes in the Accounting Business

With a seemingly ever-tightening economy, accountants – especially those who are just starting out – need more than just their professional knowledge to find and keep clients. Communication and interpersonal skills are instrumental to beating the competition.

What is said verbally is only part of what is communicated to a prospective client. Attire, body language, and … Read More »

The Environmental Controversy Vs. Economic Benefits of the Pacific Northwest LNG Project

Posted on October 5th, by Kevin Leh in Engineering, Finance, Henry Goldbeck, Industry Resources, Kevin Leh, Recruitment, Technology. Comments Off on The Environmental Controversy Vs. Economic Benefits of the Pacific Northwest LNG Project

Last week, the Canadian Government tentatively sanctioned the Pacific Northwest LNG terminal for exporting liquefied natural gas on Lelu Island, near Prince Rupert, B.C.

The decision has created a good deal of controversy as concerns arise that the enormous facility might have a strong impact on the environment. Pacific Northwest is adamant that the project will … Read More »

Top 5 Traits For Hiring An Accountant

Posted on September 19th, by Karen Epp in Career, Career Development, Finance, HR Management, Interviewing Advice, Karen Epp, Leadership, Recruitment. Comments Off on Top 5 Traits For Hiring An Accountant

5 Optimal Traits to Look for in an Accountant

In the words of Mr. Renna, a spokesman for the Society of Professional Accountants of Canada, “[Accountants} are not just bean counters anymore… Thirty or forty years ago, business owners may have said, ‘Here are my books, do my taxes, goodbye and I’ll see you next year.’ … Read More »