Wednesday, July 30, 2014

KOS to Host Breakfast Workshop: Soft Skill Development for the Woman Business Leader

Soft Skill Development for the Woman Business Leader
A breakfast workshop for women who understand the

importance of personal attributes on the job

Soft skills are increasingly becoming the hard skills of today's work force. It's just not enough to be highly trained in technical skills, without developing the softer, interpersonal and relationship-building skills that help people to communicate and collaborate effectively. Problem solving, delegating, motivating, and team building are all much easier if you have good soft skills. Knowing how to get along with people, displaying a positive attitude and carrying yourself well are all crucial for success. Soft skills revolve around personal relationships, character, and attitude. By developing these skills, you can increase your work performance, build stronger relationships, and take your career to the next level.

Workshop Details
When: Wednesday, August 27th
Where: Kessler Orlean Silver
1101 Lake Cook Road, Suite C
Deerfield, IL 60015
Cost: Free
RSVP: Kristin Kentra

About the Speakers
The Impact of Psychology on Your Business
Paulette Janus, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and founder of Janus Behavioral Health Services with offices in Chicago and Wilmette. Paulette has over 15 years experience providing individual, couples, and family psychotherapy, specializing in children, teens, and families. She is also trained in and provides alternative dispute resolution interventions including family mediation, divorce coaching, and co-parent coaching.

The Carrots & Eggs of Leadership
Cathy Carroll is the founder of Legacy Onward, a leadership coaching firm specializing in family businesses.  Cathy had a 20-year corporate career with Hewitt Associates, Sabre Inc., and United Airlines before leaving to lead a turn-around of her father's manufacturing business. Legacy Onward helps leaders navigate the dynamic challenges of leadership, and Cathy has a knack for helping leaders identify and overcome the obstacles blocking them from the results they want.

Take Charge of Your Email Inbox
Bonnie Shay, Professional Organizer, is the founder of Mariposa Creative Solutions. Bonnie aims to create order out of disorder; she specializes in office organizing (home or professional), residential organizing, and photo organizing (printed and digital). Bonnie is also an expert in the field of email management and has recently published Take Charge of Your Email Inbox, a step by step guide of how one can “de-clutter” their inbox and maintain a streamlined inbox going forward.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Kessler Orlean Silver is Hiring Staff Accountants

Kessler Orlean Silver is hiring!  If you or anyone you know meets the following requirements, please forward a resume to

Staff Accountant
A full time accountant will be responsible for preparation of year-end accounting journal entries and work papers as well as preparation of small business tax returns. He/she will also prepare quarterly payroll and sales tax returns, individual tax returns and trust returns.
The staff accountant will be responsible for the completion of small business and/or not-for-profit audits and review engagements under the supervision of managers and senior staff members working in a team environment.

  • Competitive salaries
  • Work-life balance
  • Training
  • Flexible schedules
  • Medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Short term/long term disability insurance
  • 401(k) plan
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • CPA Exam reimbursement
Desired Skills and Experience:
  • Good people skills
  • Strong computer and technical skills
  • Bachelors degree in Accounting
  • Work towards CPA designation
  • CPA designation a plus

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Is Retirement Confidence Lagging?

How confident are you that you have saved enough for retirement? The Employee Benefits Research Institute (EBRI), an independent research firm, recently released the results of its 24th annual Retirement Confidence Survey. According to EBRI, only 18% of the current workers it interviewed were “very confident” they would have enough money to live on comfortably in retirement, while 24% were “not at all confident.” These numbers show only a slight improvement from the prior year and are significantly lower than the years before 2008.