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Posted in Year One

An Evolving Profession: Accountancy Then and Now

Like all businesses, public accountancy in New York and all over the country has changed over the years. It wasn’t so long ago that accounting firms were male-dominated, everyone wore stuffy suits to work and cigar smoke filled the air during meetings. Today, the ranks of new accountants are an even mix of male and…

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Posted in Alerts, Articles, In The News

MWE hosts ‘Escape The Office’ Event for Staff

At the conclusion of the 2017 busy season, MWE’s Marketing Department masterminded a fun, interactive, team-building event called “Escape the Office” for the staff. Twelve teams of four attempted to escape one of the firm’s prison themed conference rooms by solving numerous clues in 30-minutes or less. Following the event, Long Island Business News interviewed…

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Posted in Year One

Your First Year in Public Accounting: Making a Smooth Transition

Your first year as a public accountant will be a time of discovery and adjustment. You’ll get to know people of different ages and backgrounds. You’ll learn how an accounting firm works and where you fit in. You’ll learn a great deal about your chosen career – and about yourself. No doubt, you’ll someday look…

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Posted in Year One

Long Island Life: A Great Place to Live – And Work

It’s often thought of as a bedroom community, but most people who live on Long Island work there, too. Professional services firms on the Island offer competitive salaries and benefits. In fact, more than 100,000 people commute from the five boroughs of New York City to jobs on Long Island every day. And why not?…

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Posted in Small Business

The Section 1031 exchange: Why it’s such a great tax planning tool

Like many business owners, you might also own highly appreciated business or investment real estate. Fortunately, there’s an effective tax planning strategy at your disposal: the Section 1031 “like kind” exchange. It can help you defer capital gains tax on appreciated property indefinitely. How it works Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code allows you…

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Posted in Year One

Not Too Big, Not Too Small: The Appeal of a Mid-Sized Accounting Firm

Like variety in your day-to-day work? Value close ties with your co-workers? Want to play a significant role in your clients’ success? You may be a good fit for a mid-sized public accounting firm. The “Goldilocks” company – not too big, not too small – offers unique opportunities and rewards. Many accountants thrive in the…

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