Career Advancement

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Looking to advance in your career? Welcome to the 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.

Career Advancement has everything you need to keep your career - and your department - on track!


Hiring Right
Job Offers
Bonuses and Incentives
Effective Management
Criticizing Constructively

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

Knowledge Assessment Calculator
APA Certification Exams
Job Descriptions
Professional Resources

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Salary Guide and Calculator

The 2019 Salary Guide and Salary Calculator from Robert Half provides starting salaries for accounting, finance and banking positions, as well as an overview of the issues currently impacting the industry.

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Free Resources

Complimentary resources that run the gamut from salary and compensation issues to management, productivity, hiring, and retention. Whether you are hiring or looking to be hired, there's something here for you.


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Workplace and Career Resources

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