The time has come, the IRS said. It's officially busy season and this season is expected to be full of excitement given the interesting year we had in 2020. Busy season is a time, in public accounting specifically, when both auditors and tax accountants work extremely long hours (yes longer than the long hours worked outside of busy season). It can be normal to feel burned out, depressed, anxious, frustrated, and other waves of emotion during busy season. It does not have to be the worst time ever, though. This is why I am sharing my tips for surviving busy season.
Oh Hey- it's been a while. There are countless careers one can have in accounting and today we will be discussing advisory. Careers in advisory are exciting, quite lucrative, and they offer variety. In today's video I will go over what an advisory accountant does, discussing the varying focus areas from compliance to process improvement. [...]
Oh hey! Ever wondered what an accountant does all day? Well spend the day with me from sun up to sun down as I tackle a very busy work day. In today’s video I am taking you with me on the first day on month end close, which is always a busy day. Next, I am giving you an inside look at how I tackle my other day to day tasks as an accountant.
The time has come for career fairs, conferences, mock interviews, and all things job hunting. If you are looking to secure a role in public accounting, you will undoubtedly be asked if you prefer to work in audit or tax. Knowing your preference is going to be very important in this process. Often students will answer "either one is fine", believing this increases their shot at securing a position. This actually does the opposite. When recruiters do not know where to place you, your resume goes into the "nope" folder. The same can be said for office location but we can save general tips for another video. For now, let's focus on deciding between a role in audit or tax.
I have seen quite a bit of comparisons between the Enrolled Agent (EA) credential and the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) credential lately. I decided to do a breakdown of some of the main differences between the two to help you decide which is the credential for you. Today's video will define and describe what an EA and CPA does, give an overview of the process to getting the credentials, and compare the overall careers.
Oh hey! It has been over a year since I made the change from public accounting to corporate and I thought I would update you all on what my experience has been like. I currently work for a large public corporation as an investment accountant. Like many of you, I had some pre-conceived ideas about [...]
Oh Hey fellow accountants! We are more than half way through this year and whew, what a year! If you have not already, you should be doing your self-evaluations at work soon. It can feel somewhat unnatural writing unbiased reviews about yourself or even being critical of yourself. This is why in today's video I [...]
The career options in accounting are rather broad. Although when most people hear that I am a CPA, they instantly ask if I can do their taxes or help their kid with math (not all accountants love math btw). There is much more that a career in accounting has to offer. As many of you already know, I got my start in accounting working at a CPA firm as a tax associate. I have spoken candidly about what my time there was like, but if you are curious you can check out my previous blog on this topic. I started in my current role in June 2019, and I want to share with you what my career in corporate accounting has been like so far.