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Electronic Career

Portfolio

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Table of Contents
1 . Electronic Career Portfolio 23 . Beta Club Award
2 . Table of Contents 24 . Student Council Awards
3 . Nature of Work 25 . Quiz Bowl Awards
4 . Training and Qualifications for an 26 . NLHSR and Character
Accountant Counts Awards
5 . Employment 27 . Perseverance - Practice
6 . Job Outlook Makes Perfect
7 . Salary for an Accountant 28 . Pursuit of Goals - Being
8 . Goals and Objectives Responsible
9 . Resume 29 . Credits
1 0 . Personal Data Sheet
1 1 . Recommendation
1 2 . Pursuit of Goals : Achieve Results
1 3 . Cont . Maintained Honor Roll
1 4 . Pursuit of Goals : Receive Award in
Accounting
1 5 . Pursuit of Goals : Obtain
Leadership Skills
1 6 . Pursuit of Goals : Activities and
Citizenship
1 7 . Pursuit of Goals : Receiving Awards
for Hard Work
1 8 . Pursuit of Goals : Attend College
1 9 . Renaissance Society and National
Beta Club
2 0 . Science Award and Honesty and
Integrity Award
Nature of Work
Accountants help to ensure firms are run
efficiently , public records are kept
accurately , and taxes are paid properly
and on time .
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Specific job duties vary widely among the
four major fields of accounting and
auditing .
§Public Accounting
§Management Accounting
§Government Accounting
§Internal Accounting
Training and Qualifications
for an Accountant
§Most accountants and auditors need at
least a bachelor ’ s degree in accounting or
a related field
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§Many accountants choose to obtain
certification to help advance their
careers , such as becoming a Certified
Public Accountant ( CPA )
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§Accounting degrees require 4 years of
college for a bachelor degree and a extra
year for a master degree to become a CPA
Employment
§Accountants and auditors held about 1 . 3
million jobs in 2008
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§Twenty - four percent of accountants and
auditors worked for accounting , tax
preparation , bookkeeping , and payroll
service firms
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§Around eight percent were self - employed
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§Some accountants are full - time college
and university faculty
Job Outlook
§Accountants are expected to experience
much faster than average employment
growth from 2008 - 2018
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§Accountants who have a professional
certification , especially CPA ’ s , should
have the best prospects

§An increased need for accountants and


auditors also will grow from greater
emphasis on accountability , transparency ,
and controls in reporting
Salary for an Accountant
§Top ten percent earns more than $102 , 380
per year
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§The middle half earns between $45 , 900
and $78 , 210 per year
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§Bottom ten percent earns less than
$36 , 720 per year
Goals and Objectives
§To get my master degree and become a
Certified Public Accountant ( CPA )

§Be in the top ten percent and earn more


than $102 , 380 per year
Pursuit of Goal: Achieve
Results
§Maintained honor roll entire high school
career
Cont. Maintained Honor
Roll

Practice Makes Perfect


Pursuit of Goals: Receive
award in Accounting

Received Excellent in Accounting


II at the
2010 FBLA District I Leadership
Pursuit of Goals: Obtain
Leadership Skills
Leadership Position Year Activity or Organization
Freshman Class Secretary 2006- Cotton Valley High School
Sophomore Class Vice- 2007
2007- Cotton Valley High School
President
Junior 2008
Class Vice-President 2008- Cotton Valley High School
FBLA President 2009
2008- Future Business Leaders of
Beta Club Reporter 2009
2008- America
CVHS Beta Club
2009
Senior Class Vice-President2009- Cotton Valley High School
2010
Student Council President 2009- CVHS Student Council
FBLA President 2010
2009- Future Business Leaders of
2010
Beta Club Vice-President 2009- America
CVHS Beta Club
2010
Pursuit of Goals: Activities
and Citizenship

Activity Year Major Accomplishment


4-H Club 2006- Learn Responsibility
Student Council 2006-
2010 Represent CVHS and my class
FBLA 2006-
2010 Competing and Placing at
North Louisiana Rodeo Club 2006-
2010 District Level
Competing at Rodeos
Character Counts 2010
2008- Helping Kids at School
Student Council Canned 2006-
2010 Passing out food to the
Food Drive 2010 community
Pursuit of Goals:
Receiving Awards for
Awards
Hard
Year
Work
Group Activity
Top 36 in Calf Roping 2007 Louisiana High School Rodeo
Top 20 in Calf Roping 2008 Louisiana High School Rodeo
Reserve Champion Swine 2008 4-H
Overall Science Fair 2008 CVHS Science Fair
Winner
Top 15 in Calf Roping 2009 Louisiana High School Rodeo
Grand Champion Swine 2009 4-H
Grand Champion 2009 4-H
Showmanship
Doug Sale Exhibitor 2009 4-H
Top 15 at Little Britches 2009 Little Britches Rodeo Finals
National
Reserve Champion 2009 Louisiana State Fair
Yorkshire Pig
Grand Champion 2009 Louisiana State Fair
Louisiana
Pursuit of Goals: Attend
College
•McNeese State University in Lake
Charles , Louisiana
•Fall 2010 - Graduate 2014
•Graduate with a Bachelor of Science
in Accounting
•Attend LSU and receive master degree
•Take Certified Public Accounting Exam
•Practice in my own CPA firm


GO COWBOYS !
Pursuit of
Goals :
Being
Recognized
for hard
work and
consistency
Renaissanc
e Society
&
National
Beta Club
Awards
Pursuit of
Goals :
Being
recognized
for being
Honest ,
Loyal , and
Achievement Science
Award &
Honesty
and
Integrity
Awards
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Pursuit of Goals : Developing
Leadership and Business Skills
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Pursuit of Goals :
Developing
Technology Skills
and Familiarity
with latest
software
applications such
as Excel

Intro to
IBCA
& BCA
Awards
Pursuit of
Goals :
Recognized
for Local
Level
Achievements
Beta Club
Awards
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Pursuit of
Goals :
Gain
Academic
Knowledge

Quiz Bowl
Awards
Pursuit of
Goals :
Being
Responsible
and Gaining
Knowledge

North
Louisiana
High School
Rally &
Character
Counts Award
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Pursuit of Goals :
Achieving in Extra
Curricular Activities
Pursuit of Goals :
Being Responsible
Participating in 4 - H
projects with Pigs
References
1.http://www.bls.gov/
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3.http .careers
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5.http://www.collegegrad.com/career/accountingcareer.shtml
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7.http://www.startheregoplaces.com/getting-there/in-high-school
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