It’s been a challenging week so far.
Writing to get everything off my mind.
Something to think about.
Time to step out of the comfort zone.
I just turned 20 this year. :)
It’s great that you’re interested in accounting, and you’re at an age where you have a head-start in regards to learning more about the accounting world.
This website is a great source for learning about different career paths you could possibly take within accounting: http://allaccountingcareers.com/accounting-careers.
Also, this is a really cool site that explains accounting concepts, in case you’re interested in learning a little bit on your own! http://www.accountingcoach.com/
Feel free to message me privately if you have any other questions!
Phone interviews are so nerve-wracking because you have no way to see exactly how the interviewer is reacting to your answers.
I get asked this question often, so here is a very basic explanation for the difference between public and private accounting.
Public Accountants: accountants who offer accounting services to a wide variety of businesses. Services can include audits, consulting, and taxes.
Private Accountants: accountants who work internally for one particular company. They may do financial accounting, cost accounting, budgeting, or serve as an internal auditor.
Something happened a couple of weeks ago that really made me pause and think about myself and whether I do certain things only because others do them.
Basically, quite a few classmates and friends of mine decided that they weren’t going to pursue a major/minor in Accounting anymore. Which is fine, of course. Everybody should study what they think is best for them.
However, it freaked me out a bit. These were the same group of friends that I had taken Accounting courses with for the past 2 years. And now they were switching majors, which meant I was going to take Intermediate Accounting 3 by myself next semester.
Suddenly, I felt…isolated. I started to wonder how I would be able to get through the next 2 years of accounting without them.
But I’m grateful that my friends did what they did, because it made me realize that I was in the right place for me. Even though I was sad about their decision, I realized that I didn’t have any desire to do the same and drop accounting.
In fact, I’m really looking forward to Federal Taxes this fall.
Imagine being given a list of all the people who made you into the person you are today. And next to their name you could see the exact personality trait you got because of them.
Last week, I attended a conference for women that was hosted on my college campus. I had the opportunity to attend hour-long sessions on topics ranging from Elevator Pitches to Negotiation to Increasing Productivity.
Of all that I learned, here is what stuck with me the most:
Yes, I am! I was busy during Spring Break, but I’m back! :)