Segments in this Video

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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Accountants and Auditors—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight

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What is it like to be an accountant? In this Career Q&A video interview, Kelley Duval talks about her career path, what she does on the job, and the keys to success in the field. She also offers candid advice on breaking into the profession as well as insight into the industry’s biggest challenges and how the field may change in the next ten years.

Length: 13 minutes

Item#: BVL113306

ISBN: 978-1-64023-272-3

Copyright date: ©2016

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