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Muhammad Haider

Hi. I work for a public accounting firm that specializes in certain tax credits programs setup by the government back in 1980's. I work for a mid-size but growing accounting firm that is in the top 50 in terms of size, so my experiences definitely are similar to those professionals working in the Top 10, but we also have our differences, mostly in terms of the clients we have.

My job consists of conducting both the audit and tax returns for each client. Because our clients are small, I alone can work through the audit and tax return unlike many larger firms which have teams and divide aspects of the audit to each team member. During an audit, I have to complete a planning section which outlines important aspects such as risk each account group will have. And risk determines how much testing is done in the fieldwork and how much support you need from the client to make sure that the balances of the accounts is in fairly stated, a fancy was of saying it represents what happened and is not made up or messed around with to make the audited company look better. Beyond this I work on the tax returns for the same clients which easily flows from the audit, after a few tax adjustments.

If you want to be in the accounting profession, of which public accounting is a small part of, you will have to see what your personality is like. Do you like to investigate and do you pursue the details. Numbers tell the story of what the company is doing, how it is doing, and finance majors use this information to see where it is headed.

I think which ever major you choose, you should keep a small part of the other. It will always help you to see the same information from different perspectives.

Answered 2 years ago

Muhammad Haider
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Don Mineo

Check out the OOH, also read college catalogs speaking about their programs.
http://data.bls.gov/search/query/results?cx=013738036195919377644%3A6ih0hfrgl50&q=finance

Answered 2 years ago

Don Mineo