Accountants and Auditors: Main Duties and Responsibilities (00:25)
Kelley Duval, senior manager at Ernst & Young, assists people with tax compliance, provides tax advice, offers career guidance, and attracts talent to the firm.
Accountants and Auditors: Career Beginnings (00:33)
Duval discovered she enjoys accounting in high school. She majored in accounting in college and began interviewing with firms after graduation.
Accountants and Auditors: Keys for Success (00:58)
Understand the technical aspects of your field and know where to look for answers. Communication and relationship building skills are important.
Accountants and Auditors: Education and Certification Requirements (01:13)
Most accounting jobs require a bachelor's degree; some require a master's. Some states require specific credit hours to obtain a CPA license and continuing education; keep current on new developments.
Accountants and Auditors: Workplace Atmosphere (02:59)
Duval spends the majority of her time in her office; Ernst & Young emphasizes several "pillars." She identifies three service lines in the accounting industry.
Accountants and Auditors: Advice for Aspiring Pros (02:20)
Concentrate on your studies, be proactive, find a mentor, take a break when you get stuck, take notes, and create a network.
Accountants and Auditors: A Day on the Job (00:51)
Duval uses a calendar to keep track of activities. She reads emails, works on client projects, and attends meetings.
Accountants and Auditors: Industry Goals and Services (00:42)
The industry's goal is to create confidence and trust in the capital market and world economies. Duval's firm tries to correctly capture financial transactions.
Accountants and Auditors: Industry Challenges (01:39)
The industry needs more professionals. Globalization creates potential communication difficulties. Pervasive technology requires good client/accountant relationships.
Accountants and Auditors: Looking at the Future (00:47)
Accounting provides job security; accounting will always be needed.
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