Career GoalsWhen I married nearly 5 years ago, I suddenly needed to relocate and find a new job where my husband and I decided to reside. I was working as a department manager for accounts payables and assistant bookkeeper, a position I acquired through many years of experience and time with the company. It was over two years before I found a suitable replacement job and in the meantime I had a long commute to work and home everyday. Eventually I accepted a substantially lower position and pay then my knowledge and previous experience. I feel that had I attained a college degree, a requirement for most career opportunities, my job search would not have been so lengthy.
Today I am finally working towards my AAS in Business and I would like to increase my accounting knowledge and increase my opportunity for advancement in my secular job, by specializing in human resources and eventually managerial accounting. Advancing my knowledge in the accounting field seems to be the most logical fit for me. I work in accounts receivables now, and I have worked in accounts payables as well as bookkeeping in the past, thus I have a reasonably good overall understanding of business accounting. I enjoy working with numbers and financial reports, I like a good challenge and I have a problem solving nature. I feel that the accounting field is a good career goal for me. My long term career goal is to obtain a position as a financial accounting manager.
An accounting manager is responsible for the financial health of a company, and the development of strategies and plans for long-term financial goals of their organization. They oversee the daily operations of the accounting department, forecast the financial needs of the company and assist the compa. .ure promotions. I hope to advance into the position of human resource specialist and depending on my continued education I may eventually seek a position in managerial accounting in my company. Works CitedBureau of Labor Statistics, U.
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