I Quit my Full-Time Accounting Job

I Quit my Full-Time Accounting Job

I am back now and ready to catch up. First things first- I quit my full time job in accounting. I actually did it! I had been in my role as an investment accountant working for a large insurance company for two years. There is a recap of what my first year in corporate was like posted in another blog. While it was a fantastic job, I had to let it go. In today's video I will be sharing how I knew it was time to quit my job and what I did to prepare for my departure.

What to do When You’re Failing in Accounting

What to do When You’re Failing in Accounting

Oh hey accounting students! We are nearing the end of the semester and this is around the time when students have that "come to Jesus" moment. If you have started to realize that you are failing or seriously underperforming in accounting, there may be time to turn it around. I have not failed an accounting course before but I did come very close and ended with a "C". The Accounting department never let me forget that "C" either, but I digress.

Best Accounting YouTube Channels for Learning

Best Accounting YouTube Channels for Learning

In today’s video I am sharing three of the best accounting channels on YouTube that help with learning. While there are countless other YouTube channels that speak to the accounting experience (like The Accounting Struggle) sometimes you just need to know how to convert from cash to accrual accounting. These channels will help you with that.

5 Basic Skills You Need to be an Accountant

5 Basic Skills You Need to be an Accountant

I think most people would agree that accountants are highly skilled individuals. Accountants are known for being experts at analyzing, critical thinking, and problem solving. There are a plethora of skills you will need to develop to have a successful career in accounting. In today’s post I am sharing five basic skills that you need to be successful as an accountant. This is most certainly not an exhaustive list, but I believe these skills to be essential. These skills are easily transferable to other roles and can be developed and strengthened over time.

Upping Your Accounting Skills in the Wake of Emerging Technology

Upping Your Accounting Skills in the Wake of Emerging Technology

There has been a lot of discussion surrounding robotics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning as it relates to the accounting industry. The question is often, "are machines replacing accountants?", or "are robots taking over accounting jobs?". Today I am discussing why you should view these technological advances as opportunities rather than threats.

Don’t Let this Semester Fall Apart

Don’t Let this Semester Fall Apart

I get it, I get it. It’s homecoming season, football season, cuffing season, and so on. The holidays are just around the corner and you can already imagine the scent of sweet potato pie baking in your family’s kitchen (yes, sweet potato because we only use pumpkins as props where I’m from). If your mind has started to drift and you feel the semester starting to fall apart, allow me to redirect your attention.