Career Exploration Project_
November 22, 2014 | By Jessica |
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Part I. Introduction B ecoming an accountant is the career field I’m interested in . An accountant is a practitioner of accounting or accountancy, which is the measurement, disclosure or provision of assurance about financial information that helps managers, investors, tax authorities and others make decisions about allocating resources. I’m interested in being an accountant because I have 12 years’ experience and this is what I enjoy doing. Students graduating in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in accounting can expect an average starting salary of $52,900. In this career field I’m looking for a full -time permanent position with insurance benefits, 401k and room for advancement so I can gain as much knowledge as possible. To be a professional accountant, you need two types of abilities: innate and learned. In other words, there are certain talents you are born with, and there are those skills you need to acquire in class. The innate skills you would need have a way with numbers, having a passion for detail, a love for solitude, good communication skills, and a thirst for knowledge. The skills that you learn will also be what you need such as computer skills, higher mathematics, along with laws, rules and regulations. My strengths are working well under pressure, self-motivated, accurate in reaching deadlines successfully, strong communications skills, highly organized with well-developed time management skills, willingness to gain knowledge and improve skills, team building, leadership and task management. My weakness is the need for more education. My long-term career goal is to finish college and earn my degree.