Essay about Careers in Accounting

819 Words Aug 29th, 2015 4 Pages
Week 8
Assignment 1: Careers in Accounting
Brandon Joseph
Professor Darlene Green-Connor
ACC: Acounting I
August 22nd, 2015

The two career options I chose to highlight for someone with an accounting education were that of a management analyst and a financial manager. I chose these two positions for a numbers which I will explain later. Further in this paper, I will detail a local position with the Department of the Treasury as an auditor.The first career option that I will explore is that of a management analyst. The primary role of a management analyst is to search for organizational inefficiency and suggest ways to increase a businesses or organizations profitability. My primary reasons for choosing this position are the
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My primary reasons for choosing this position are median wage and position prestige. The pay rate for financial managers is excellent. Both the private ($117,845) and the public (102,270) sector's median annual wage outpaces the national average for other management occupations (93,910) and the job growth is right on par with national average. The first career option I explored was one for someone who was in their first few years in the industry. This position is one to aspire to after getting some experience. A high pay rate and the opportunity to work with some of the elite business people in the world is attractive for ambition applicants.

The Boston office of Audit for the Department of the Treasury, Office of the Inspector General is hiring two auditors. I found this position on and it requires a degree in accounting or a related business field or some combination of at least four years of accounting experience and a college education. An auditor will be assigned to work with a team of junior and senior auditors to plan and prepare for future audits, participate in performance audits, including attending interviews, walkthroughs, and entrance/exit conferences and prepare all of the associated paperwork. The applicant will also need to travel on occasion. A successful auditor needs to have a strong ethical foundation to insure the integrity of their work and prevent fraud. When working in the public

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