Leslie Boudreaux

How Much Time Can You Take Off Without Derailing Your Career?

  When you’re deeply committed to your career, the decision to take time off or explore unconventional opportunities isn’t one you take lightly. You’ve worked hard to progress toward your professional goals, and the higher you rise, the more you have to lose if you make an ill-informed decision. Yet that’s the situation many people […]

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Is Finding A Career You’re Passionate About Overrated?

​ Some people are passionate about their work from day one. Perhaps they felt a calling to a particular field and never wavered from it. Others stumble into a job and happily discover that it’s a perfect fit for their personalities and talents. Then there are those like me. When I started working in accounting, […]

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Does AI Mean the End of Accounting Careers?

  ​Artificial intelligence has finally leapt from the pages of science fiction novels into the real world. Every day, we learn of new uses for machine learning and natural language processing, and it seems we’re on the path to a techno-centric future. But there’s also a downside. To hear some experts tell it, human workers are […]

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Leaders, Put Your Own Oxygen Mask on First

  I need to start this article with a disclaimer. Before I talk to you about taking care of yourself as a leader, I must confess that I’m not great at this myself. In fact, I’m terrible at it. And I don’t think I’m alone. Many executives have confided in me that they, too, struggle […]

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I hate my job

I Hate My Job – Now What?

  “I hate my job.” If you’ve ever woken up first thing in the morning with a feeling of dread as you contemplate the workday, these words are probably familiar to you. It’s a strong statement, but when you fear you’ve fallen into the wrong job, sometimes it’s the only one that fits. There are […]

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How to Build A Successful Finance Career in the World of Startups: An Interview with Jeff Shouger, Head of Finance & Accounting at Niantic, Inc.

  Jeff Shouger’s experience as a finance executive is extensive. He has served as Director of Finance at Proteolix, VP of Finance & Chief Accounting Officer at Zynga, and most recently, is leading all of Finance at Niantic, Inc. So, it’s no surprise that when I had the opportunity to interview him recently, his answers […]

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why I stopped a job I loved

Why I Stopped Doing A Job I Loved

  When my co-founders and I started BVOH Finance & Accounting Search in 2004, we knew we’d be wearing multiple hats. We enjoyed the diversity of sharing the operational responsibilities of the firm while also focusing on what we loved – executing quality searches for our clients and candidates. For the first decade, this is […]

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