Career Goals Of An Accountant

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My career goal is to work as an accountant for a Big Four company. The job market is expected to grow by 11% over the next 10 years. This means that there will be many job opportunities for accountants, so the competition will not be too bad. However, for larger firms, there will be a lot of competition though because everyone wants those jobs. The economy will also have a major effect on accounting jobs. If the economy continues to grow, there will be more accountants needed in order to go over financial documents. They will also have more job opportunities since there will be more money to pay the salaries of accountants (BLS, 2015).
Every state has multiple accountants, so there will be job opportunities wherever they go. For example,
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There are also certain standards set by the AICPA that all accountants have to meet in order to sit for the CPA exam. This can be seen as both a threat and opportunity. It can be seen as a threat since some people may not meet those requirements when they need to and it can prevent them from taking the exam. This can be seen as an opportunity because once you meet the requirements and take the exam, you are open up to a whole world of job opportunities. I have many strengths and weakness that could either help or hurt me while job hunting. In a competitive market, some of my strengths will help me to stand out. I am involved with analytics club, so it will look good to employers that I am able to analyze large sets of data. I am also good at interacting with people and helping them with whatever they need. Some weaknesses I have is that I do not speak up for myself and I do not always participate in group discussions. I have been trying to work on these throughout the past couple …show more content…
It is something that I like doing, so it makes it one of my top strengths. My weaknesses would only affect me here when needing to be in meetings with other accountants and higher level managers and having to discuss any financial statements. In the area of finance, my strengths would be being able to analyze numbers and manage money effectively. My weaknesses would be being able to invest in different companies and stocks since I have never done anything like that before.
Overall, my strengths and weaknesses will definitely affect where I end up getting a job. For my potential job, I would need to be good with math and have interpersonal skills in order to succeed. Being that I have both of those qualities, I believe that I have the potential to be successful as an accountant in a Big Four

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