The Return of the Finance Talent War

Senior executive hiring has returned at an increased pace over pre-pandemic levels in recent months. Pent-up demand, stimulus-induced growth, and less-than-predicted economic damage have many organizations aggressively seeking to bring in new leadership talent. This year is already among the top five years of recruitment activity I have observed in…...

Closing the Diversity Gap

The accounting profession in the United States, encompassing public accounting and management accounting (accounting and financial professionals working in organizations), faces a crisis of growing proportion—a diversity gap—particularly at the leadership levels. This crisis contributes to the various challenges that prevent the profession from achieving longer-term sustainability, greater innovation, and…...

How to Attract More Women into Finance

It’s no secret that financial services is yet another sector in need of a gender re-balance.  Despite recent successful campaigns, evidence indicates that women occupying senior positions in finance are largely represented in support functions, rather than fee-generating roles.  This suggests that gender diversity remains an issue and that there…...

Remote Recruitment

Managers can interview and onboard new employees from a distance during these unprecedented times. Many accounting and finance organizations have been forced to close their physical offices and conduct work remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and these companies have had to come up with new ways of hiring staff.…...

Investment Banking vs. Corporate Finance: What’s the Difference?

Investment Banking vs. Corporate Finance: An Overview A generally-accepted distinction between corporate finance roles and investment banking roles is that a corporate finance professional deals with day-to-day financial operations and handles short- and long-term business goals, while an investment banker focuses on raising capital. An investment banker might also run…...

Career Changes During the Pandemic

Shifting priorities during the global pandemic provide new job opportunities for finance professionals equipped to adapt to change.   We’re living through a period of immense economic uncertainty as the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to play out. In times like these, it might seem cavalier for finance professionals…...