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9781581311730

Vault Career Guide to Accounting

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  • ISBN13:

    9781581311730

  • ISBN10:

    1581311737

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-12-01
  • Publisher: Vault Reports Inc

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Summary

Professional career guide from the Vault Career Library - from a look at the types of accounting, including tax and audit, to the types of accounting careers, including the Big Four accounting firms, and government work.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1(2)
Overview of Accounting
3(2)
THE SCOOP 5(30)
What is Accounting?
7(20)
Why Accounting?
8(5)
Types of Accounting
13(2)
A History of Accounting
15(2)
Financial Regulation and the U.S. Financial Reporting System
17(2)
Financial Statements
19(4)
Industry Trends and Outlook
23(4)
Accounting Services
27(4)
Breakdown of Accounting Careers
31(4)
Types of Accountants
31(3)
Public or Private?
34(1)
GETTING HIRED 35(28)
Hiring Process and Interviews
37(14)
How Do I Get a Job?
37(1)
The Value of Summer Internships
38(4)
What Do I Put on My Resume?
42(2)
On-Campus Recruiting
44(1)
The Interview Process
44(4)
Sample Interview Questions
48(3)
The CPA
51(12)
Why Should I Become a CPA?
51(2)
The 150-Hour Education Requirement
53(2)
The Exam
55(1)
CPA FAQ
55(4)
Preparing for the Exam
59(3)
Required Work Experience
62(1)
ON THE JOB 63(22)
On the Job
65(18)
Public Accounting Career Path
65(4)
Nonpublic Accounting Career Path
69(2)
The Training Difference
71(1)
The Typical Day in Accounting
71(2)
Day in the Life -- Auditor Intern
73(2)
Day in the Life -- Tax Staff
75(2)
The Typical Public Accounting Project Cycle
77(1)
Our Survey Says: Accounting Lifestyle
78(4)
Succeeding in the Firm
82(1)
Is There Life After Public Accounting?
83(2)
Investment Banking
83(1)
Corporate Finance
84(1)
Other Industries and Functions
84(1)
APPENDIX 85
Glossary
87
About the Authors
95

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