Hedge funds looking for accountants

According to this recent post on JobsintheMoney’s CareerWire blog, hedge funds are looking for accountants and paying top dollar for them: The Rothstein Kass report, The Compensation Conundrum, makes clear that even for non-investment professionals, hedge funds pay better than both Wall Street and corporate America. For instance, senior accountants at surveyed firms earned $71,000 […]

Soaring price of oil leads to shortage of accountants

Scotland is beginning to sound a lot like Alberta: The booming oil price is fuelling an accountancy recruitment crisis in Aberdeen as other firms struggle to match the salaries being paid by the cash-rich energy companies. Multinationals such as BP, Shell and Schlumberger are taking advantage of the near-record price of a barrel to pay […]

Banning Facebook sends the wrong message

Jeremy Newman, the Managing Director of BDO Stoy Hayward in the UK, provides real leadership and an inspiration across the pond to me and no doubt others who read about his management style and philosophy. He writes about workplaces banning Facebook, which is very popular right now here in Toronto among employers. I am not […]

Canadian dollar flirts with parity this week

It’s pretty cool that the Canadian dollar reached parity with the US during trading this past week, because I wasn’t even born back in 1976, the last time we were there. To say there’s been a sudden upsurge in Canadian flag-waving is an understatement, but the increase is due to the greenback’s weakening, as the […]

Weekend reading

Small Is Essential At 37signals, a company with just eight employees whose Web-based collaboration software is used by thousands of small businesses, there isn’t time to sit around a conference room sipping latte and deconstructing memos. Come to think of it, there isn’t even a company conference room. There are just a couple of cubicles, […]