Career Opportunities for Accountants
XACC - 280
January 20, 2013
Public accounting and financial advising would be two business sectors that I might want to work in if I were an accountant. Per the website, “The Free Dictionary”, it takes “A person who has the requisite skill and experience in establishing and maintaining accurate financial records for an individual or a business” to be in an accounting role (The Free Dictionary, 2012). Taxation would be the part of Public accounting that I would want to specialize in. I have worked as a receptionist in a Certified Public Accountant firm in the past and loved it. ...view middle of the document...
There has been so many debates as to whether Social Security will or will not be there for this and future generations. I would like to make it so it would not matter because your financial future is secure.
I have chosen the Certified Public Accountant and Advisor firm of Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP (Dixon Hughes Goodman, 2012). I was a receptionist a number of years ago before the merger when it was Goodman & Company, LLC. I loved working with the accountants and the tax return prepares. The work did not stop at April the 16th. There were amended returns and monthly tax forms for companies that needed to
be completed. The thing that I loved most about working for a CPA firm was the people. I loved to see all of the clients from month to month and year to year. You get to build relationships with them that stick with you. Even though I was not able to work on the tax forms, I was the first face and voice that the clients experienced and I feel that I made a positive difference and would love to do it again.
Dixon Hughes Goodman Certified Public Accountants and Advisors. (2012). Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP. Retrieved from http://www.dhgllp.com
The Free Dictionary. (2012). Legal Dictionary. Retrieved from http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com
Weygandt, J. J., Kimmel, P. D., & Kieso, D. E. (2008). Managing business ethics: Straight talk about how to do it right (6th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.