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Benchmark Search Newsletter  January 2020
Message from President & Founder Troy Ashby:
Happy 2020! I trust you all had a wonderful Christmas and spent some quality time with your loved ones. The end of the year is for reflecting and the beginning of the year is for action. If you are like most people, you’re likely ready to hit the ground running this month. Use that energy! Whether you are applying for jobs, pursuing additional education, focused on a promotion, or looking to fill open positions, give it 110%!
Unemployment Update:

The unemployment rate remained at 3.5% (lowest since 1969) in December while the unemployment for college degree professionals dropped from 2% to 1.9%. In 2019 we added more than 2.1 million jobs with average job growth at 176,000.
Accounting Update: 

Read this Journal of Accountancy article to learn more about potential FASB complexity reduction and liability improvement.

Troy's Tip:

You’ve probably all heard of the age old adage “New year, new you.” I want you to leave that saying in 2019.

Don’t try to change yourself to be the perfect job applicant this year. Instead, starting this month, focus on harnessing, utilizing and marketing your strengths. This is also a great time to check-in with people who you might use as references.
Social Buzz!

See where Dallas ranks in the 50 best U.S. cities for starting a business in 2020. We were surprised to see Dallas outside the top 10.
Referrals Needed:
Here are a few of our top opportunities. We pay referral bonuses for candidates successfully placed.
Controller

We are looking for someone who can build the finance and accounting teams from the ground up; managing FP&A, Accounting, Reporting, Treasury, Payroll.

Accounting Manager - Family Office

Dallas-based family office founded over 50 years ago is adding an Accounting Manager to the team

Financial Planning & Strategy Associate

The position will work with the leadership group to develop financial analytics and assist in leading strategic initiatives

Senior Accounting Analyst

Growing Private Equity Firm hiring Senior Analyst

Senior Financial Reporting Accountant

Growing company in Frisco created this new role

Asset Manager

Assists in managing company-owned properties that are complete and in the operational phase

Benchmark Search News!

On December 16, 2019 we had our inaugural Client Celebration and Appreciation Event. This event took place at Aloft Hotel in Richardson. We had a great time and appreciate everyone that came out to support our company and the event.
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