J2Talk

Welcome to J2Talk: a collection of our thoughts and ideas, industry trends, news and updates. We'll update regularly to help keep you in the know.

September 20, 2022

When is the Best Time to Leave the Big Four Accounting Firms? 

By
Lauren Kemp

Have you ever wondered how you should navigate the world of Big Four employment? Here's our definitive guide.

September 6, 2022

The Impact of Baby Boomers Retiring

By
Lauren Kemp

Have you ever wondered what changes will affect the work environment now that Baby Boomers are beginning to retire en masse? Read this article to find out.

September 6, 2022

Is Free Lunch the New Best Employee Incentive? ‍

By
Lauren Kemp

It may sound crazy, but offering a free takeout lunch might be the ticket to getting your employees back into the office.

August 31, 2022

How Can Women Break the Glass Ceiling?

By
Lauren Kemp

What is the glass ceiling, how does it affect women in the workplace, and how can they break through?

August 24, 2022

Gen Z: The Quiet Quitters

By
Lauren Kemp

What is "quiet quitting" and how can it affect your company? This article will give you strategies for identifying and curing it.

August 9, 2022

Benefits of Temps and When to Hire Them

By
Lauren Kemp

If you've ever wondered about the benefits of hiring temp workers, look no further!

August 8, 2022

Why Do We Need Accountants More than Ever?‍

By
Lauren Kemp

Accountants are becoming more and more crucial every day; read more to find out why.

July 26, 2022

How to Analyze Local Job Markets

By
Lauren Kemp

This article shows you how to analyze your local job market to identify your professional advantage.

July 21, 2022

J2T's 2022 Finance and Accounting Salary Guide

By
Jordan Gibbs

This guide includes starting salaries for Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Finance, Director of Finance, Director of Accounting, Controller, Assistant Controller, Tax Director, and more.

July 18, 2022

Why Setting Career Goals is Essential (And How to Set Them)

By
Lauren Kemp

July 21, 2022

How to Hire an Excellent Startup CFO

By
Jordan Gibbs

If you're a startup owner looking to hire a CFO, look no further. This article is J2T's guide to hiring an excellent CFO.

July 7, 2022

How to Write an Effective Accounting or Finance Cover Letter and Resume

By
Lauren Kemp

If you're a finance or accounting professional looking for a job, this article is a great resource to help you stand out from the competition with a great resume and cover letter.

July 1, 2022

Working with a Recruiter Will Revolutionize Your Hiring Process

By
Lauren Kemp

This article is aimed at employers who are exploring their options through recruiting. This is the ultimate guide to working with a recruiter if you're looking to fill a position at your company.

June 27, 2022

Top Jobs in Finance and Accounting 2022

By
Lauren Kemp

Have you ever wondered about the top trends in finance and accounting? Look no further; this is the ultimate guide for any job seeker who's looking to work in finance or accounting in 2022.

June 24, 2022

How to Stand Out as a Financial Analyst

By
Jordan Gibbs

If you're a financial analyst looking for work, you need strategies to set yourself apart from the masses. Unfortunately, this problem persists for analysts who have already landed a job. This article is a great place to begin your journey to shine out from your competition so that you can rise to success as a financial analyst.

June 23, 2022

How to Stand Out as an Accountant

By
Jordan Gibbs

If you're looking for an accounting job or already have one, this article is a great place to learn how you can stand out from other accountants. We cover many topics, including general knowledge, legality, software, and books you should read.

June 23, 2022

How to Land a Job with a Finance Degree

By
Lauren Kemp

The finance sector is one of the most exciting growth industries in the world today. If you have a finance degree, this article will show you your options for employment so you can start your journey to success in the finance industry.

June 23, 2022

How to Create a Targeted Job Search Strategy

By
Jordan Gibbs

Have you ever wondered how to create an intelligent, targeted job search strategy? In this article, we give you sage job-search advice that will guide you on your path to professional success.

June 23, 2022

Retain Your Employees: Financial Compensation vs. Emotional Compensation

By
Lauren Kemp

Have you ever wondered how you can achieve a balance between financial and emotional compensation? This article outlines strategies to implement emotional compensation in your workforce.

June 23, 2022

How to Hire an Excellent Financial Analyst

By
Jordan Gibbs

This article outlines the details of financial analysts, what they do, what makes them effective, and how to hire them.

June 23, 2022

Why You Need a Controller For Your Small Business 

By
Lauren Kemp

As a small business owner, have you ever wondered if/when you need to hire a controller? If so, this article is a great place to start; we discuss the duties, benefits, and employment trends of controllers in 2022.

June 24, 2022

Has the Great Resignation Become the Great Regret?

By
Lauren Kemp

What is the Great Resignation, and how does it play into the Great Regret? What does this mean for the future of the modern workforce? What can you do to remedy this? This article answers all these questions and more.

June 24, 2022

10 Creative Ways to Retain Your Top Employees

By
Jordan Gibbs

Employee retention is not all about money. These are the top ten strategies to retain your best employees and how you can implement them.

July 15, 2022

Women in Business: Finance and Accounting

By
Lauren Kemp

This article outlines the crucial role women play in the finance and accounting industries. We discuss the difference between the two industries and how you can leverage your accounting or finance degree to forge success.

June 23, 2022

How Does an Accountant Save My Company Money?

By
Jordan Gibbs

How does an accountant save your company money? Which type of accountant do I need, and how should I source them? This article answers these questions and many more.

June 23, 2022

Do I need a CPA for my small business?

By
Lauren Kemp

This article details how hiring a CPA can save you time while launching your business to the next level. We discuss in-house vs. outsourced CPAs and how to find the right fit.

June 23, 2022

How To Find and Partner with a Recruiter

By
Cody Broussard & Jordan Gibbs

We detail the ins and outs of finding a good recruiter. There are many aspects you must consider, and we cover all of them in this article.

December 29, 2020

COVID-19 and Women in the Workplace

By
Cody Broussard

A look into how COVID-19 has impacted women in the workplace.

October 27, 2020

Temp Jobs on the Rise

By
Molly Weiss

An analysis of the temporary staffing industry and what we are expecting in Q3.

October 27, 2020

When and Where to Apply for a New Job

By
Cody Broussard

You've got your resume ready to go, but where should you spend your time looking for new positions?

October 27, 2020

Resume Writing 101

By
Cody Broussard

Don't let your nerves get the best of you when its time to refresh your resume; just keep these tips in mind.

October 27, 2020

My Co-Worker Doesn't Wear Pants

By
Molly Weiss

October 27, 2020

My First Professional Recession: A Firsthand Story We Would Rather Not Know

By
Cody Broussard

How Millennial's Can Navigate Workplace Challenges Surrounding COVID19

October 27, 2020

Remote Control: Ergonomics of the Home Office

By
Cody Broussard

Take back control of your daily productivity with an ergonomic upgrade for your home office.

October 27, 2020

Home Office 101: The Playbook

By
Molly Weiss

A guide to working from home. Our key success factors from 20 years of home officing experience. Stay sane and be productive.