What do we look after?
The employees we seek needs to follow our beliefs, and at the same time fulfill 14 competencies and skills.
One of the essential elements is to get the right employees with the right competencies and skills. This we do intensive interviews and references checks. This is the foundation on with we select our accountants.
Our accountants must become experts at self-review and find any mistakes before sending it to their manager. Details matter, and there is no room for miscalculation in accounting.
Mastering time management
Our accountants use the time to their advantage. They break up projects into specific action steps to keep the process moving. They schedule specific times to complete tasks, avoid procrastinating, start their most difficult tasks first thing in the morning, follow up on requests, and use downtime for planning and preparation. They know the right planning is the key to get the things delivered at the right time.
Stepping back and think
If something doesn’t seem right, it probably isn’t, and they seek an explanation. Our accountants understand their tasks, why they are done, and how they fit into the big finical picture. They make sure that their journal entries make sense and that reconciling differences are appropriate and easy to explain.
Identify, access and apply relevant professional frameworks, standards, and guidance, as well as other information for analysis and to make informed decisions.
Systems and Process Management
Identify the appropriate businesses processes and system(s), related frameworks and controls to assist in the design and use of systems for efficient and effective operations.
Our accountants communicate professionally and start with their managers, trusting them to make correct decisions to keep upper management informed, but sometimes they need to ask again or seek help from a colleague. Our accountants are trusted to do the right thing and to not overlook dubious activity. Upper management teams want to know about any unscrupulous happenings to address and correct them immediately.
They turn in work early, recognizing that others depend on their work to be completed on time. When Our accountants receive a deadline, they give themselves earlier personal deadlines, allow extra time, and assume things can happen. Few professions are as deadline-driven as accounting.
Measurement Analysis and Interpretation
Identify and apply appropriate, reliable, and verifiable measurements to analyze data for a given purpose and intended use.
Education is never complete, and top achievers take responsibility for their education by reading watching videos, books and articles, strengthen writing competencies, teamwork, presentation and communication skills, project management, judgment biases, supervising, management and leadership, and other personal improvement topics. They stay up to date on current accounting standards and interpretations.
Becoming an Excel guru
Our accountants use Excel to save time and reduce inefficiencies, and they use every available tool; formatting, formulas, macros, and pivot tables.
Excel is the accountant’s most valuable tool, and those who master it have a distinct advantage.
Keeping their managers informed
The best performers communicate the status of their projects to their managers and relevant constituents. Managers appreciate regular updates. If they discover an issue, they ask for help and know that two or more minds working on the solution are better than one. Keeping a problem to themselves or sweeping it under the rug is not an option.
Helping their managers
Our accountants make their manager’s priorities their priorities. They gain a reputation for taking extra steps even for small tasks, and they provide solutions rather than creating different problems. They assume that their manager is always pressed for time and has deadlines to meet. I can help with anything more pressing goes a long way in helping their team succeed.
Technology and Tools
Identify and utilize relevant technology and tools to analyze data, efficiently and effectively perform assigned tasks as well as support other competencies.
The best accountants keep their emails clear and short and gain a reputation for following up and responding to emails promptly. They keep their emails organized, rather than wasting time searching through correspondence.
Ethical codes are adopted by organizations to assist members in understanding the difference between ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ and in applying that understanding to their decisions.
Careful of the rights of others; careful about one’s behavior; careful in speech.
Communication between information system, professionals, users and clients must be effective in order to develop successful communication. We need to be sure of that the way we communicate don’t give negative signals.
The full list:
- Mastering time management
- Stepping back and think
- Systems and Process Management
- Professional integrity
- Beating deadlines
- Measurement Analysis and Interpretation
- Improving themselves
- Becoming an Excel guru
- Keeping their managers informed
- Helping their managers
- Technology and Tools
- Conquering emails
- Ethical Conduct
- Communication Proficiency.