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Career Story: Accountant At A Country Club

Accountant At A Country Club

Job Title: Accountant

Type of Company: I work for a country club.

Education: BA, History, Monmouth College (Monmouth, IL) •• MBA, Finance, Babson College (Wellesley, MA)

Previous Experience: I worked as a business manager.

Job Tasks: I reconcile bank statements, approve invoices, cut checks, prepare journal entries, manage cash, transfer funds, order cash, reconcile cash banks. I report to the club's controller. I use a variety of computer programs daily. These include Excel, Microsoft Word, Abacus, Cyma And Club Tech. I also perform a variety of other tasks when individuals are absent. I contact vendors to request copies of invoices. I interact with many people throughout my working day. There are many departments within the organization that need to coordinate to get a variety of tasks completed on a daily basis. On any given day there are numerous challenges presented to complete tasks. Communication is key in getting tasks completed. I also reconcile a variety of accounts monthly and speak on a variety of topics.

Scheduling your day is key to getting the most accomplished. Assertiveness helps to accomplish some tasks as well as patience. Keeping track of various accounts is also part of the job. I also prepare deposits and take them to the bank. I am also responsible for the disposal of a variety of documents as well as the disbursement of cash. I am also responsible for backing up our computer system. On occasion, I receive office supplies.

Best and Worst Parts of the Job: The best part of my job is problem-solving. I get a sense of accomplishment when I work something out that had stumped me. I enjoy interacting with others and I also enjoy counting cash (even when it's not mine).

The worst part of my job is the commute.

Job Tips: Your education should be solid in accounting. Communication courses would also help. Logic and reason need to be used to solve problems. Do not allow your emotions to interfere with your decision-making. Be yourself but display self-confidence. Continuing education also helps. If you plan to move on in your career, make sure that the next job is a good fit.

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