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April 24, 2014

Perks of an Accountant's Busy Season

Another busy season has -- almost -- come and gone. April 15th is the infamous deadline for federal tax filings, but our full-service financial services office also has an April 30th deadline approaching for our audit department. Our Glimpse Into Busy Season blog post from last year was a hit, so we have decided to do a follow-up post to recap the fun happenings of the past few months. A few things have remained the same, but we have added some new items to our list of busy season perks.

We embrace the concept of keeping the accountants fed to keep them happy. Therefore, we make sure to supply ample amounts of food for our CBIZ crew. We kick-off each week with a Monday morning breakfast, which mostly includes carb-loading in the form of bagels, donuts, or Chick-fil-a. We do encourage our staff to take advantage of our bi-weekly fruit deliveries, and try to include healthy options for dinner. A balanced diet is important to maintaining alertness throughout the day.

Weekly activities, such as guessing how much candy is in a jar or trivia games, provide our staff with a much needed break in the middle of the week. Winners receive giftcards to some of our favorite places around Memphis.

Our most well-received change this busy season was something intangible. At the suggestion of one of our employees, The Positive Pledge written by Jon Gordon, is now a permanent fixture on our TV screen monitors throughout the office. The scrolling words of encouragement have transformed attitudes during stressful times these past few months. To view the pledge click here.

Our office will be celebrating the end of both tax and audit busy seasons with an Office Night Out at the new Wiseacre Brewery. Catered by Fuel Food Truck, the event will be a time for our group to relax and enjoy a fun night out away from the office.

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