Year One

Tips to make your first year
in public accounting a success!

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The Busy Season: ‘We Got Through It Just Fine’

The period from New Year’s through mid-April has a fearsome reputation in the accounting world. Helping our clients with their tax obligations is one of our most important tasks, and the weeks leading up to April 15th are indeed a busy time. But it’s not as scary as you may have heard. At MWE, we…

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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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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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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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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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Good To Know: Tips on Career Search and the Working World

Interview Smart questions will always win you points during a job interview. But questions about basic information that’s easily found online show you didn’t bother to research the company at all. Spend some time with your prospective accounting firm’s website – it’s a sure-fire way to make a good impression. Social Media As your accounting job search…

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