Career Center

Looking to advance in your career? Welcome to APA's new Career Center, sponsored by Accountemps and Robert Half Finance & Accounting. Here you'll find resources for creating a winning resume, acing the job interview, and more. Plus, there is a wealth of content devoted to helping you effectively manage and develop your payroll staff. The Career Center has everything you need to keep your career - and your department - on track!

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Employer Strategies

  • Hiring Right
  • Job Offers
  • Compensation
  • Bonuses and Incentives
  • Effective Management
  • Criticizing Constructively

Career Strategies

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume Do's and Don'ts
  • Interview Tips
  • Interview Mistakes

Staff Development

  • Knowledge Assessment Calculator
  • APA Certification Exams
  • Job Descriptions
  • Joblinks
  • Training
  • Professional Resources

Workplace and Career Resources


How to Find the Best Workplace for Your Payroll Career


6 Steps to a Happier Payroll Job


5 Soft Skills You Need to Win as a Payroll Professional


How Professional Certifications Can Boost Your Payroll Career


6 Ways for Payroll Professionals to Land a New Job Quickly


6 Tips for Payroll Employees to Improve Productivity

Industry Research

When Every Day Is Casual Friday
Nearly 3 in 4 CFOs Say Their Teams Have a Casual Dress Code, Survey Reveals

Who Are The Happiest Workers And What Are The Top Drivers Of Workplace Happiness?
Comprehensive Study of More Than 12,000 U.S. and Canadian Workers Reveals the Happiest and Unhappiest by Field, Gender, Company Size and Other Factors

CFOs Seek Finance Professionals With Mix Of Hard And Soft Skills
Survey Finds Functional Expertise More Often a Greater Priority, However

The State Of The Manager-Employee Relationship
Survey: Most Workers Happy With Managers but Don't Covet Their Roles, Citing Too Much Stress

New Research Finds Dearth of Finance Professionals With Big Data Analysis Skills
Robert Half and IMA report reveals success factors for building teams with in-demand expertise


Salary Guide

The 2017 Salary Guide from Robert Half provides starting salaries for accounting, finance and banking positions, as well as an overview of the issues currently impacting the industry. Download your Salary Guide today.