Becoming A Certified Public Accountant: Aspirations of Numbers

Essay by deebogulHigh School, 12th gradeA+, March 2004

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A music star, an actor, a firefighter, doctor, or even President of the United States, vocations most children dream of. I was one of the "other" children who had dreams of jobs that weren't as glamorous. One day we'll see the "other" children excel as president of a Fortune 500 company, or in my case, managing the company's finances, which really seems to serve as the basis for any business. In the following paragraphs, I will discuss several reasons and statistics, which I feel prompted the want for me to attain the extent of my aspiration to become a Certified Public Accountant.

Accounting is classified as the bookkeeping methods involved in making a financial record of business transaction and in the preparation of statements concerning the assets, liabilities, and operating results of a business. A career in the profession of a Certified Public Accountant offers you the skills you need to be successful in a wide variety of businesses and disciplines.

CPAs gain financial knowledge and analytical skill that are sought after by companies of all sizes and in every industry. The work of a CPA interests me because their work never ends, and they are constantly confronted with the chance to accrue new skills and feign ways to better the accounting process.

Although accounting is a tedious job and often requires an extreme number of working hours throughout the week, I believe that with the proper training, and more hands-on learning, I will be able to face the world and change my processes to stay ahead of the times. "Accountants need a general business outlook on the economy and must communicate to management how to make tomorrow better than today" (Khan). Opportunities for the accountant's career are countless and I wish to be one of the counted.

Last summer, I was fortunate enough to enjoy the selection of myself among a choice few for an internship at Robert Half International Incorporated. Throughout the duration of my internship I participated in the preparation of many financial statements for some of today's top businesses, one in particular, Boddie-Noell Enterprises, which is often referred to as Hardee's. This experience increased my yearning to become a CPA. As I worked alongside the accounting elite for several months, I realized that being an accountant, whether it be glamorous or not, was what I was destined to become.

Upon completion of the necessary requirements for graduation, I will receive my diploma on June 10th of the current year. When I venture to Old Dominion University in the fall, I will seek the career that will allow me to make a difference in the business world and offer an attractive salary. Double Majoring in Accounting and Finance with a minor in Business Administration will provide necessary elements associated with accounting, so that I may be successful in my future endeavor. The CPA profession also offers competitive entry-level salaries and significant long-term growth potential. I aspire to master the rudiments of accounting, which will allow me to pursue my dream of becoming a Certified Public Accountant.

Works Cited

Kahn, Taskean. Hear From the Experts. 2004. 18 March 2004.