Magellan Accounting & Finance News

With New Technology Comes New Conversations

The invention of the internet and modern technology opened lines of communication across the world, leading to the proliferation of new ideas and concepts. This also led to the elimination of tasks that were once trivial, yet absolutely necessary. In today’s world, technology has made many past practices obsolete to the point of absurdity, and many industries have been heavily affected by every product update that has been invented with the facilitation of communication and efficiency in mind. One especially surprising change in communication has manifested itself within the accounting and finance fields. With the advent of cloud computing, or SaaS, there is [...]

With New Technology Comes New Conversations2015-05-27T20:32:20-05:00

Transitioning Jobs? How to Leave Your Accounting Job Professionally

Has the time come for you to leave your job? It’s likely to happen as you grow in your career – generally after anywhere from two to six years in an accounting or finance position, especially during the early stages of your professional life. The class and grace that you display during your resignation will help ensure an easier transition and a smooth future working relationship with your boss and colleagues, as well as keep your hard-earned reputation intact. Work with a Recruiter As you pursue your next opportunity, partner with a recruiter who knows and specializes in the accounting industry. Recruiters are [...]

Transitioning Jobs? How to Leave Your Accounting Job Professionally2015-01-05T16:37:34-05:00

Are Your Finance Manager Salaries Competitive Enough to Attract Top Talent?

In order to succeed in today’s competitive business environment, companies worldwide depend on the talent and expertise of their finance managers. The salaries of these mission-critical experts vary by industry, company, location and experience. How can you ensure that the compensation you’re offering candidates will keep you in the lead for attracting top finance talent? Current Pay Scales Industry sources report pay scales for finance managers ranging from a national average of approximately $80,000 to more than $100,000. Philadelphia area compensation fits this national picture. US News & World Report sets the median pay for US finance managers at $109,740, with the lowest [...]

Are Your Finance Manager Salaries Competitive Enough to Attract Top Talent?2014-12-03T15:50:29-05:00

3 Questions You Will Be Asked At Your Upcoming Accounting Analyst Interview

As you prepare for your accounting analyst interview, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the types of questions that you’ll likely encounter, so you can handle them with clarity, conciseness and confidence. In other words, what do you need to know to rise above the competition, now that you’ve made it this far? Expect to be faced with behavioral, scenario-based questions requiring you to explain how you reached business decisions and conclusions. They are designed specifically to test your analytical and problem-solving skills. Use the STAR technique. Describe situations, tasks actions and results as you compose your successful responses. You’ll probably be pressed [...]

3 Questions You Will Be Asked At Your Upcoming Accounting Analyst Interview2014-12-03T15:55:45-05:00

Accounting Job Trends to Watch Out for in 2015

Are you looking to advance your accounting career in 2015? If so, feel good about the fact that your industry is on the rise. The accounting field is growing and changing more rapidly than ever before. Recent research confirms the theory that top accounting pros will continue to be in high demand for their cutting edge money management skills.   Top Ten Accounting Jobs Ask the experts and they’ll verify that these jobs will be among the most sought after by employers across the U.S. in 2015: Staff accountant Accounts payable manager Payroll manager Collections specialist Tax accountant Mortgage loan processor Auditing director [...]

Accounting Job Trends to Watch Out for in 20152014-10-23T15:39:39-05:00

Best Certifications for Launching Your Accounting Career

So, you’ve earned your Bachelor’s degree in accounting and you’re ready to take your career plans to the next level. Do you dive into the workforce now, continue to advance your education, or both? Earning recognized certifications, beginning with designation as a certified public accountant, or CPA, can help you land the job you’ve always wanted and enhance your standing in an increasingly competitive marketplace. When you’re job hunting, hiring managers see the time and effort you’ve invested in earning certifications as a testament to your commitment to succeed in your chosen profession. It can serve to increase your salary requirements, as well [...]

Best Certifications for Launching Your Accounting Career2014-09-24T15:51:02-05:00

Magellan Search & Staffing Named to Inc. 500|5000 List for Third Consecutive Year

  Magellan Search & Staffing Named to Inc. 500|5000 List for Third Consecutive Year   Wayne, PA. (September 16, 2014) Magellan Search & Staffing has been named to the 33rd Annual Inc. 500|5000 List, which recognizes the nation’s fastest-growing privately-held companies based on their percentage of revenue growth over the last three years.   This year, Magellan ranked no. 1952, having experienced a three-year revenue growth of 208 percent. This is the third consecutive year that Magellan has been recognized on the Inc. 500|5000 List, demonstrating extraordinary growth and consistency within the industry. In previous years, Magellan ranked no. 1349 in 2013 and [...]

Magellan Search & Staffing Named to Inc. 500|5000 List for Third Consecutive Year2014-09-16T19:13:30-05:00

The Steps Needed to Go From a Financial Analyst to a Senior Financial Analyst

Being an analyst is one of the most coveted careers in the financial services industry. Your position as a junior financial analyst can be the perfect niche opportunity to advance your career into a senior leadership role. Your career advancement will require long hours and nose-to-the grindstone hard work, but the payoff will be lucrative and you’ll reap the satisfaction of being an integral part of the global financial business landscape. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts healthy growth in financial analyst positions at all levels in the years to come. Top employers are looking for senior analysts with three to five [...]

The Steps Needed to Go From a Financial Analyst to a Senior Financial Analyst2014-08-07T15:47:47-05:00

Magellan Search & Staffing Welcomes New Chief Financial Officer

  Magellan Search & Staffing Announces New Chief Financial Officer   Wayne, PA. (July 3, 2014) Today, Magellan Search & Staffing announced the appointment of Larry Frattura to the position of Chief Financial Officer.   Frattura brings over 30 years of experience in accounting, financial reporting and analysis, budgeting, forecasting, strategy development and planning. His background in the staffing industry has brought a fresh set of ideas to Magellan and has helped to incorporate many financial and operational efficiencies. Prior to joining Magellan, Frattura served as the VP of Finance at a Top 25 Staffing Firm.   Magellan initially hired Frattura in August [...]

Magellan Search & Staffing Welcomes New Chief Financial Officer2014-09-16T18:55:53-05:00

Workplace Challenges for Women in Accounting

Just when you think the glass ceiling has finally been shattered, you learn things that set progress back a generation. A key example is women in the accounting workforce. Recent studies show that in order for them to have a fair shot at a partnership or other top spot, an accounting firm has to be especially diligent in outlining women’s career growth opportunities. Otherwise, women lack the critical context to make the right career decision – and you risk losing high-potential talent to the competition. Data released by the Pew Research Center shows that having a high-paying career is a top life priority [...]

Workplace Challenges for Women in Accounting2014-07-25T13:44:21-05:00
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