Monday, October 30, 2006

The First Post

CareerWire is for accountants and corporate financial professionals who are interested in managing their careers. By that, I don't mean simply looking for their next job, but rather figuring what kind of life they want to live, what kind of work they want to do and how they can go about getting both.

One thing's for sure: It's a good time to be in accounting and finance. Accounting firms and public companies are struggling with recruitment and retention, especially for people with five or six years of experience under their belts. They're getting more aggressive with salaries, bonuses and perks, and they're working harder to address the long hours and crimped lifestyles that come with tax seasons, audits and compliance deadlines. This atmosphere isn't going to last forever, though most people expect it to go on for a while. We want to help you get the most of the good times while being ready to move strategically when things slow down.

We envision this as a companion to the articles we post on Here, we'll point you to additional news as soon as we find it, gather your comments, even let you exchange comments among yourselves. I hope we'll hear from you enough to adjust our coverage based on your needs, the challenges you face and the kinds of questions you want answered. If we do our job right, along the way we'll have a little fun.

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