CPA vs CMA Infographic

  Many have been asking for advice on which credential to pursue, CPA or CMA. Sometimes just understanding the basics about each can help you figure out which direction is right for you. I’ve pulled together some useful information in…

The Icarus Deception

  I recently read Icarus Deception and really felt like it helped give me a different perspective on my work. In the book, Seth Godin makes the basic point that we are transitioning from a work-based industrial age into a…

The Benefits of Volunteer Leadership

  As young professionals, we’re always looking for new opportunities to grow our careers and further ourselves. Some of us can actively seek out opportunities in our company to take on more responsibility. Others struggle to find a role in…

Innovation and Idea Generation

  Traditional understanding of innovation associates it with idea generation. Organizations find themselves creating think tanks or brain trusts that sit in a room and think about how to disrupt their business. The fundamental thought behind this approach is that…

CPA vs CMA vs CFA

  One of the best ways for accounting and finance professionals to boost their knowledge and get an increase in pay is to complete a certification.  There are many out there, depending on the area of accounting or finance that…

Want to be a Financial Analyst?

  In my last post I discussed the basic fundamentals a candidate must possess to qualify for a role in a corporate financial planning and analysis department. These positions are highly competitive as many in accounting and finance gravitate to…

Branding Yourself for FP&A

  A lot of people ask me how to get into a company’s financial planning and analysis department. For many, these positions are highly sought after due to the fact they often involve working with various members of upper management…

The Importance of Taking Risk

You might not actually be jumping off a cliff, but sometimes the important things we’re called to do can feel the same way. Someone I mentor called me the other day to get some career advice. He’s been looking for…

5 Points to Work By

  On my desk at work I have this paper pinned up that reminds me of five things I can do to help ensure I have a successful career.  I call it 5 points to work by.  They are all pretty…