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June 10, 2022

Top 10 resources to advance your finance career.

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Laura Slauson
Laura Slauson
Top 10 resources to advance your finance career. Top 10 resources to advance your finance career.

Despite rumors of impending layoffs and a turbulent economy, many labor market analysts say opportunities continue to be strong for those with good networks, up-to-date skills, and a willingness to face change head on. Here are some resources to help finance professionals take control of their own career, no matter what the future holds. 

1. Community: Off the Ledger. 

Join over 3,750 finance professionals in our lively Slack community. Ask questions, exchange tips, post and review job openings, and connect with others in similar roles. Membership is limited to finance pros and the “no sales allowed” edict is strictly enforced.

One member summed up their OtL experience: 

“One of the very few communities that really feels like a community. An engaged, helpful, and diverse crowd that helps with all kinds of questions a finance leader might have.”

2. Blog: Is accounting automation hurting finance careers?

Will advances in accounting automation limit the job opportunities in accounting or expand their scope? Find out what the experts say and how to develop the skills to benefit from this technological revolution.

3. Webinar series: Path to becoming a CFO. 

Hear how CFOs from companies like Twitter, Zoom, and Slack built their own careers in this popular series. A big takeaway is the thoughtful, strategic approach many finance superstars took to filling gaps in their skillset and strengthening their network. 

“No one’s going to care about your career more than you do. You own your brand. You own your reputation. You own pushing yourself. You own being seen by someone who notices your potential,” said Maynard Webb, Salesforce and Visa board member, former CEO & Chairman at LiveOps, former COO at eBay, in one of our Path to Becoming a CFO webinars. 

4. Blog: Salaries for finance careers: Know your worth and how to increase it.

Salary negotiations are becoming more common, but you need to be prepared before you sit down at the table. Discover the median salaries for many finance careers and the factors that determine where you fall on the scale. 

5. Blog: 10 Negotiation Skills for Career Advancement.

Check out this list of 10 proven strategies from staffing agency Robert Half for advocating on behalf of your own career advancement, whether you’re negotiating for a higher salary, a promotion, or a change in responsibilities. 

6. Blog: Level Up: Continuous learning for finance professionals.

In the rapidly changing business world, it can be tough to stay on top of new developments. Here are some strategies and resources for staying current. You’ll also find a list of courses offering valuable CPE credits. 

7. Article: Fear factor: Overcoming human barriers to innovation. 

Fear of career impact is one of the biggest factors holding back innovation in the workplace. This inspiring article from consulting firm McKinsey gives tips on conquering the things that hold you back from embracing innovation on the job and in your own career. 

8. Podcast: What Comes After the “Great Resignation”?

According to a recent Gartner survey, 52% of workers say the COVID-19 pandemic has made them question the purpose of their job. Find out what this means to your own career and the future of the workplace. 

9. Blog: Careers in finance: Know your options and prepare for change. 

Learn how to advance within the finance function. This blog offers a review of finance careers and what each one requires. 

10. Blog: Stay connected: 3 tips for networking while working at home. 

A repeated theme in our Path to Becoming a CFO series is the importance of building a strong network. For remote workers, connecting with peers can be challenging. Here are some tips for putting yourself out there when you work from home

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