Archive for June, 2008

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Mrs. Diane Turner…

June 28, 2008

In my senior year in high school I had to take a business elective to graduate.  Interested and through words from my parents I decided upon an accounting course.  Settling into the class a teacher walked into the room the first day to introduce the learning criteria.  Her name was Diane Turner.  After a full year with the accounting course Mrs. Turner influenced me to major in the field in my college years.  Mrs. Turner had her CPA and was successful in the field until she decided to go into teaching accounting.  She explained to me that with hard work and dedication in the career that promotions were guaranteed.

The reason for my blog is to not only thank this woman for her words of encouragment but to realize to myself how important she was in determining my future.   I attended H. Frank Carey High School and I have to say the business deparment is outstanding!

http://www.careyhighschool.com/Business/busdept.htm

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FREE website that explains Accounting!!!

June 26, 2008

Here’s a website that can help anyone interested in the accounting field.  Anybody who is wondering what exactly the field entails should take a look at this.  It’s free…TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT!!!!

 

http://www.accountingcoach.com/

 

Did it help??? Let me know, I want feedback!!!?

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Is St. John’s University a good school for accounting majors?

June 26, 2008

When I was in high school many told me that St. John’s University was a great school.  They were telling the truth!  But many may argue that other schools are better for business majors.  The success that St. John’s has as university is increasing in all areas.  But according to some articles the business school (Tobin College of Business) has declined in success over the past years. 

Lets look at some statistics (from 2004) and we can all make the judgement:

http://www.businessweek.com/bschools/04/part_time_profiles/stjohns.htm

Is the Tobin College of Business a wise decision for an accounting major?

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Wesley Snipes??? Pay your taxes!!!

June 23, 2008

Here’s an interesting article about a man who thinks he is above the laws of America.  His name is Wesley Snipes.  The famous actor!!! He decided for 3 years not to file for tax returns.  WHO DOES THIS MAN THINK HE IS?????? GOD???

Read this. It made me laugh!

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/25/business/25snipes.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

 

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The Levels of Accounting…GOALS!

June 23, 2008

The reason why some may join this field is one simple answer, THE MONEY!  Others, like myself, find it enjoyable or interesting.  But for those that just like the money, here are some #’s for you or should I say, SALARIES!!!!!

http://www.careers-in-accounting.com/acsal.htm

These salaries aren’t completely accurate but they give you a sense of realization.  By that I mean that it gives me a sense of goals to set.  Like many say, “In order to get to the top, you have to start at the bottom.”

 

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tOp fIrMs!!!!!

June 19, 2008

For some who want to enter an accounting career they may want to “jump” into big firms.  Some may like big firms over small firms for petty reasons.  Either way the bigger the firm usually the bigger the money.  It’s a matter of opinion.

Here are some of the big firms- top firms!

http://www.careers-in-accounting.com/actop.htm

If you were to go into an accounting career which would you go into small or BIG?!

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Accounting with a CPA or Without?!?!

June 16, 2008

Many have looked at the positives of getting their CPA (certified public accountant) license.  There are not too many negatives.  The main reason why some don’t get their license, in my experience of knowing, has been because the exam is very very very….hard!

The percentage of failure is greater substantially than passing the exam.  BUT if you pass, YOU ARE THE MAN/WOMAN!

Look at the average salaries in new york for accountants. (http://www.indeed.com/salary?q1=accountants&l1=new+york).

Now look at the average salaries in new york with a CPA

(http://www.indeed.com/salary?q1=cpa&l1=new+york)

So why aren’t more accountants taking this exam?

If your a CPA, you got money, period!