The Importance of Taking Risk

The Importance of Taking Risk by: Patrick | The Constant Analyst Share this page: 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 a Finance job for a while. He interviewed at a bank for a credit analyst position and called me the day he was turned down. He was wondering how they came up with this decision as he felt...
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Tips for Accountants Who Want to Get to Know the Business

Tips for Accountants Who Want to Get to Know the Business by: Patrick | The Constant Analyst Share this page:   In my last post I laid out a case for why accountants need to take the time to get to know their own businesses. When you get out from behind your desk and learn about other functions in your company, it not only equips you with the insights to do your job better, but it also helps you build important professional relationships with others. Here are some tips for...
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Why Accountants Need to Know the Business

Why Accountants Need to Know the Business by: Patrick | The Constant Analyst Share this page: If you look at what it takes to be CFO or a manager in your department, it likely involves developing skills that your current position will not automatically teach you. If you want to advance you must make a conscious effort to get out from behind your accounting desk and improve your knowledge base. One of the easiest and most beneficial areas things to learn about is the mechanics, p...
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The Future of Your Corporate Accounting Job

The Future of Your Corporate Accounting Job by: Patrick | The Constant Analyst Share this page: When you think about the changes we’ve seen in Accounting and Finance departments in the last 15 years, it’s incredible. Recently I was asked by our CEO to compile my company’s historical performance over the last 15 years for some certain performance indicators. As I looked through our old financial reporting files I was reminded how far we’ve come. From Lotus 123, to Excel, to large mu...
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Why Should Your FPA Care About Budgeting?

Why Should Your FP&A Care About Budgeting? by: Patrick | The Constant Analyst Share this page:  If you’re in the Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) department, it’s likely you wear many hats. The nature of the job requires it. FP&A attempts to catch a glimpse of an ever-shifting future before it arrives, and respond in a timely manner to changes that can affect an organization for years to come. Somewhere in there, budgeting comes in, because everyone needs to know where t...
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