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Katy Ayo

Katy Ayo: Saville Spotlight

Respect Shines Through at Saville   Jonathan Gilbert, Saville’s Practice Talent Coordinator recently sat down with Katy Ayo, one of the newest additions to the Saville family to learn what she thinks is special about working at our firm. Saville:  What has been your favorite aspect of working at Saville? My favorite aspect is the […]

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David Kandolha

CPA-lawyer shares advice from uncommon career path

Accounting graduate David Kandolha ’89 advised current students to find the right fit for their first job and to seek guidance from mentors throughout their careers. Mentors are ideally more than two years ahead in their careers and have common interests, he told a group of Business Honors students at Mays. Business Honors and accounting […]

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5 Words Successful People Never Use

I carried my board back onto the beach. “I could never do that,” a man walking by says. “I’d be too scared.” “Sure you could,” I think as he walks away. Paddleboarding is hard but not thathard. First you fall off. Then you fall off some more. But soon you get better. And what’s to be afraid […]

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How Failure Can Make You Smarter

The Science Behind Failure: How It Actually Makes You Smarter It seems that with the Silicon Valley gold rush, we have received a new model for success: failure. We have all heard of the rags to riches stories from entrepreneurs who went bankrupt (Walt Disney, Donald Trump), were fired from their first companies (Steve Jobs, […]

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Accounting Student

Accounting-Top Profitable Industry

Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping and payroll services are collectively amongst the most profitable industries. Those services collectively had a net profit margin, on a pre-tax basis, of 19.80 percent. In contrast, legal services had a net profit margin of 17.82 percent, oil and gas extraction had a margin of 16.43 percent, commercial and industrial machinery […]

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young leaders

Five Qualitites of Successful Young Leaders

The best way to become an effective leader is to disregard it as a goal and instead focus on a learning journey that combines formal experiences in a workplace with selective experiences of your own making. Here five priorities for young people interested in becoming effective leaders: 1. Pursue your passions Sound cliché? Well, I […]

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Unprecedented Demand for Accounting Graduates

Bolstering reports of a suddenly surging profession with a high demand for top talent, CPA firms are hiring a record number of graduates. At the same time, the pipeline of accounting students is bulging, suggesting to some that the continuing high demand for new recruits can be met by newly minted graduates for the next […]

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It’s All in the Handshake

Hand shakes matter. They are an important part of our business (and personal) life. Getting it wrong can create awkward moments and distract from making a good first impression.     I am sure you have all been there when we meet someone new and as part of the initial introduction we shake their hands […]

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Olympic Wins are Taxable

Quick. Name three millionaires on the American Winter Olympic team at Sochi.   It’s tough. According to Bankrate, the top five American Olympic athletes (NHL athletes excluded) at Sochi are Shaun White, Bode Miller, Ted Ligety, Hannah Teter and Lindsey Jacobellis; the latter two barely crack the $1 million mark. It’s a far cry from […]

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We are Hiring! Bookkeeper

  Saville, Dodgen & Company is seeking a full charge bookkeeper for our Public Accounting Firm  in Downtown Dallas, TX.   Flexible work schedule and possibly some work from home if desired.Up to $65K and other benefits depending on experience Desired Skills and Experience Must have QuickBooks, Payroll and Sales Tax experience. Preferred if candidate […]

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