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October 2017 Newsletter – Colorado Salary Edition

I hope everyone is enjoying the arrival of fall and getting through the last big deadline without too much craziness. We’re pretty busy and gearing up for the busiest time of year for us – 4th quarter. It’s also that time of year when I break out of my busy recruiting day to step back… Read More »

Finding Work-Life Balance in a Tax Career

It seems everyone in tax is busy this time of year…..but then again, it seems that tax people are busy all the time. And although partners in public accounting bask in that reality, not everyone benefits from this scenario. We live in a world where competition requires organizations to operate as lean as possible, thus… Read More »

Finding The Perfect Tax Job

It definitely feels like summer here in Colorado. The long sunny days and warm evenings are hard to beat. It’s tempting to leave the office and take long lunches or leave early and head to the closest patio for a cold drink. Wouldn’t that be great? We all dream of those jobs, right? The perfect… Read More »

Qualities That Help Tax Professionals Stand out During an Interview

I’m blessed to be writing this newsletter from the Baltic town of Miedzyzdroje. I’m spending about a month in Germany and Poland visiting family and friends. The great thing about my job is that you can do it from just about anywhere. I am a big advocate for pursuing the career and lifestyle you want.… Read More »

Competitive Demand for Tax Professionals and Increasing Quit Rate

I read a couple of interesting articles recently that discuss the employment market and the high demand for tax people.  This first article, War for talent: Twin Cities accounting firms face mounting competition for workers discusses the competitive demand in public accounting for tax professionals in the Twin Cities.  In my opinion the same issues… Read More »

2016 Tax Salaries in Colorado

By far the most popular newsletter we send out each year is this one – a review of salaries and compensation for tax professionals in Colorado. While I love sharing my knowledge of the tax employment market, putting together a nice little salary chart is very daunting.  Trying to give a compensation range for a… Read More »

A Little Tax Season Humor

I hope all of you are surviving the first few weeks of Tax Season. Please remember to lift your head up and look outside now and then, eat healthy and hug your significant others a lot! Just a little while longer til you all can breathe again. As always, please keep us in mind if… Read More »

Six Traits of a Good Tax Recruiter

The beginning of a new year is often a time when people begin considering whether to make a change from their current position. While busy season often makes looking for a new job and changing situations difficult, there are still small things that you can do to guarantee more success in your job search. Of… Read More »

Job Searching During the Holidays – Six Steps to a Great Tax Job

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! These are the last few days before the six or so weeks of holiday festivities and family gatherings that seem to take up so much of our time and attention. While it may seem like an good time to take a small step back from your tax job search, I’d encourage you… Read More »