Financial Consultant: Main Duties and Responsibilities (01:39)
Tim Gibbons is a CPA and has several certifications. His main duty is business valuation, which requires working with many other types of financial professionals.
Financial Consultant: Career Beginnings (01:27)
Gibbons majored in marketing while getting his degree in business. He pursued his master's degree with an emphasis on accounting and then became a CPA.
Financial Consultant: Keys for Success (01:20)
This career requires hard work and dedication as well as an interest in finance. Problem solving skills are also vital as is staying current on changes in the field.
Financial Consultant: Education and Certification Requirements (02:12)
Passing the Certified Professional Accountancy Examination is required to become a CPA. Good math and writing skills are important.
Financial Consultant: Workplace Atmosphere (01:46)
Tax professionals work long hours during tax season. Travel is required for business valuation engagements.
Financial Consultant: Advice for Aspiring Pros (01:30)
This work is challenging, but interesting and rewarding. There are standards to follow, but creativity is also necessary. Internships can turn into full time employment.
Financial Consultant: A Day on the Job (01:54)
Gibbons works from a list of current projects. There can be six to ten valuations going on at the same time. Work programs are established with clients and followed throughout the engagement.
Financial Consultant: Industry Goals and Services (01:41)
Providing top quality accounting services is the main objective of this job. Policies and procedures are in place to help meet this goal.
Financial Consultant: Industry Challenges (01:27)
The accounting industry is facing a shortage of qualified professionals. New tax laws continue to challenge tax professionals and others in the industry.
Financial Consultant: Looking at the Future (01:55)
Gibbons predicts that demand for accountants will continue to grow. He notes how technology has improved the profession.
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