Audit and Assurance Accountant: Main Duties and Responsibilities (01:19)
Kelly Shafer works at a public accounting firm. She started as a staff accountant and recently became a partner. She supervises and reviews projects.
Audit and Assurance Accountant: Career Beginnings (01:54)
Shafer's degree is in business administration with a concentration in accounting. She also has a master's degree in accounting. Auditing requires on the job training.
Audit and Assurance Accountant: Keys for Success (02:00)
This is a demanding career with long hours and deadlines. Shafer enjoys the challenge. Writing and analytical skills are as important in this job as math skills.
Audit and Assurance Accountant: Education and Certification Requirements (01:22)
Licensed CPAs are sought after in public and private accounting practices. A bachelor's degree in accounting is the minimum required education.
Audit and Assurance Accountant: Workplace Atmosphere (02:15)
There is typically travel required for those new to the field. This is a team oriented career with constant supervision. The work week is often over 40 hours and involves working directly with clients.
Audit and Assurance Accountant: Advice for Aspiring Pros (00:58)
Shafer recommends getting the CPA certification as soon as possible.
Audit and Assurance Accountant: A Day on the Job (02:05)
Shafer plans each day the night before, although things often change. A typical day is spent reviewing papers, answering questions, and attending meetings.
Audit and Assurance Accountant: Industry Goals and Services (01:13)
Public accounting provides audit and assurance, tax preparations and advice, bookkeeping, and consulting services. Shafer's firm prides itself on providing quality service.
Audit and Assurance Accountant: Industry Challenges (01:21)
Accounting practices and standards are constantly changing. It is necessary to stay up to date and understand how changes apply to clients.
Audit and Assurance Accountant: Looking at the Future (01:11)
Shafer anticipates that technology will make auditing more efficient. She also predicts a trend toward more consulting services.
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