Personal Statement

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“Accounting is like a puzzle.” You have to analyze every aspect of a job before making a decision. My first accounting professor told me if you are good at problem solving, you can be great at accounting. It was hard to find his reasoning at first, but after choosing to take his accounting course, I realized what he meant. You need logic; everything has a set direction and technique. Each piece of an accounting job is placed carefully and has a high significance amongst its environment. You need analytical skills. Take apart every piece of information you receive on a job and use it to make your own conclusions in order to put all the pieces back together in a form that makes sense.

When I first applied for an undergraduate degree, I applied for the biology program. I found out very quickly that was not for me. In high school, I always knew that math was my strong suit, but never had the opportunity to take an accounting or business class. I thought the only major I would be good at was a math one, although I knew I did not want to be a math teacher. Because of my lack of knowledge in the types of business fields, I began to explore other options, like science. Once I realized that path wasn’t for me, I thought I would try accounting, since I knew it had something to do with math. After taking the basic accounting course, I realized this is what I wanted to do, it was so interesting. Everything finally made sense to me. There were so many other options in the math field, than just being a teacher; I just needed to be shown them. During the past 22 months, I have had firsthand experience in the accounting field as a lead auditor and tax assistant. I handle many audits for local municipalities and non-profit organizations. Although, I enjoy audit more than tax, I am the preparer on a lot of tax jobs in my office as well. Working in the field and landing a job as a staff accountant right after finishing my bachelor degree was a dream come true....
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