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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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Audit and Assurance Accountant—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight

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What is it like to be an audit and assurance accountant? In this Career Q&A video interview, Kelly Shafer talks about her career path, what she does on the job, and the keys to success in audit and assurance accounting. 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: 16 minutes

Item#: BVL155278

ISBN: 978-1-64347-825-8

Copyright date: ©2018

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