In our last blog we discussed how networking is often touted as the only way to land a job, with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics stating that 70% of all jobs are found through networking and other sources such as ABC news stating statistics as high as 80%. We discussed how to decide if putting your energies into networking was right for you. Perhaps you fall into the 20-30% of folks who do not rely on networking as their primary source of your job finding , what are other things you can utilize in order to optimize your job search?
This past October, an article appeared on LearnVest outlining “4 Ways to Land a Job…Without Networking”.
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PTC will be at the HRPA conference January 22 -24. We will be at booth 608. Come say hello!Learn More
Happy 2014 everyone! We are officially more than halfway through January, which means that anyone and everyone who enjoyed some time off, is back to their usual routine. Welcome back to everyone! In this coming year we would like to wish everyone much success, a positive outlook and great health! We would also like to share a couple of things with you that are different this year here at PTC.
Newly designed Website – We have gotten a makeover with our newly designed easy to navigate website. We are now more accessible, user friendly and you can even chat with us if you would like!
Mobile site – With our website revamp came mobile accessibility. Never miss another opportunity, view and…
Everyone uses this word so loosely but there are different types of stress that affect our health in awful ways. How stressed are you at ‘year end’?
Some of the biggest challenges businesses face at year end are:
-Not allowing enough time to complete your year end finances
-Technological road blocks
-not understanding your software to the fullest
-Lack of help/support to meet your deadlines
The stress incurred from these things can range from psychological stress or ‘burnout to muscle pain.According to Health Canada’s, Healthy Living, It’s Your Health; http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hl-vs/iyh-vsv/life-vie/stress-eng.php the health effects from stress can range from heart disease to some types of bowel disease to mental illness. Cardiologists are finding that the spike of adrenaline from being stressed can…Learn More
PTC is excited to report that our friend and colleague Steve Rosen will be the guest speaker at The Experion Group’s February 10th Networking luncheon!
Hosted at the National Club, members will be treated to a delectable lunch while engaging with Steve in an interactive discussion covering a broad array of new media topics. Steve will share his insights and experiences with social media and will talk about how these tools can be used to grow and expand your network/business and online presences.
We are excited for you Steve!
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Our resident guest speaker here at PTC, Steve Rosen, was invited to speak at the CGA conference held last November
The event was covered by CGA Statements Magazine,
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PTC is excited to annouce we will be attending the FEI: Leadership Beyond Finance annual conference happening June 4-6 in Niagara Falls this year.
We will have a booth, so please come say Hello!Learn More
5 Fun facts about accountants
Boring, Number crunchers, Beancounters or Beankeepers, we are all aware of the stereotypes and names that people use for Accountants. Did you know that Accounting is the 3rd most teased profession, followed by Lawyers and Actuaries? I decided to base this blog on 5 fun and interesting facts about Accountants. I would like to start with a little history about Accounting; I found an excellent article called Accounting by Claribel Alegria. http://www.enotes.com/accounting-reference/accounting-174096
The article goes into great detail about how accounting began: “Modern accounting is traced to the work of an Italian monk, Luca Pacioli, whose publication in A.D. 1494 described the double-entry system, which continues to be the fundamental structure for contemporary accounting systems…
We are taking the same principles that have made PTC Accounting & Finance successful and we are leveraging our expertise to provide interim solutions for Human Resources.
The Human Resources division is being directed by Karen Couto who joined PTC in 2002 and was our director of Human Resources. Her 12 years of experience with PTC and HR makes her a seamlessly perfect fit. At PTC, we recognize that for many Professionals, interim is a career choice that provides unique opportunities and benefits. Whether you have built your career in Human Resources, or are just starting out, PTC understands that your needs are important… and we’re here to help you make the right interim choices for you and…Learn More
At some point in any interview you are almost guaranteed to get asked this question, and often it is the first one tossed at you. As with the start of any relationship you genuinely want to know who you are getting involved with so it is natural this question will arise. An important factor to remember when you are being interviewed is that you are beginning a professional relationship. It is great to be yourself and have your personality shine through the formalities however you may want to think about how to answer this question long before your interview. Being caught off guard with this question may leave your interviewer with…Learn More
Mark your calendars for the premiere of CPA Canada’s National Conference, the flagship event for all CPAs, CAs, CMAs and CGAs in business and professional service firms!
PTC will be exhibiting, so come and check us out.
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Do you need to fill a vital accounting or finance role? Did you know that we have over 200 CMAs to choose from?! Over 250 CGAs! and 650 CAs! Engaging an interim professional as a solution for both your short and long term needs allows you to fill temporary gaps in your accounting & finance functions, while you continue to focus on what matters most. Give us a call. We’ll help you bridge the gap. It’s what we do best.
Being in the right place at the right time can make all the difference in taking your organization to the next level. Conversely, being in the wrong place at the wrong time can be detrimental and create lasting difficulties. While this rule of thumb can be applied to many aspects of your business, cash flow is where it may have its largest impact. The various streams of cash flow (operation, investing and financing) all have specific nuances and guidelines that, if followed and applied intelligently, can put your company in position to make the most of advantageous opportunities and provide protection against undesirable changes in the market. The following MaRS article provides a high level look at a few…Learn More
ROI is often used as the benchmark indicator to determine if an investment or business decision was a good one. Prior to making the move, expectations will be set as to what the return percentage should be. Upon conclusion of the project one of several calculations will then be applied to determine what the rate of return was. It is here, among the variety of methods to compile and calculate the data that we can be left with strikingly different results. The following high level article covers a few methods you may want to consider the next time you’re faced with the task of completing an ROI calculation.
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“Measuring HR: What CFO’s Need to Know” – A Recent Report from Ceridian in partnership with the Canadian Financial Executives Research Foundation (CRERF), the research institute of Financial Executives International Canada (FEI Canada)
Trends are indicating that more and more HR professionals are reporting into senior financial executives within their organizations.
The results of the study are in, and they suggest that there is an increasing need for HR professionals and senior financial executives to work in tandem as both business partners and leaders within their organizations.
This report is a definite read for all senior financial executives as well as all HR executives. You can find the report here.