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What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?

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Holley’s Answer

You've already received some great answers. One common theme I see is around people. A big part of what makes careers rewarding is working with others who motivate and challenge you. Whether you're new and seeking coaches/mentors or have been in the career for a bit and get to be a coach or mentor yourself, being surrounded by people who help challenge you and motivate you to learn and grow is very important. That has been true in all the jobs I've had so far!

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Joseph’s Answer

Hi Adalberto,

Both your questions are very good. Being an auditor, I think one of the most rewarding parts of my job is the problem solving aspect of it. Sometimes I get assigned a task that isn't very straightforward and it requires me to come up with creative solutions to find an answer. For example, my boss wants me to create different scenarios to test significant estimates in a financial model. Well, I had to come up with a way to present what I was trying to accomplish in Excel, so that he could easily follow it. Doing tasks like that is very rewarding in my opinion. Also, working in a team can also be very rewarding and that is what people would most typically talk about in our profession so I'll leave it at that.

Hope that helps!

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Victor’s Answer

Hi Adalberto,

The most rewarding aspect of my job is developing my skills and helping to foster the growth of my team. Regardless of the route you take in a career in accounting, you will find yourself working with others. Being courteous understanding, and staying true to who you are will be the qualities that people <span style="color: rgb(93, 103, 106);">around you </span>will value. For example, being a senior associate, I constantly lead new teams, which exposes me to new people and different learning styles. Acknowledging each person's strengths and professional areas they want to work on allows me to help them grow. As I teach others, I am reinforcing my own knowledge and understanding.

In an ever-changing industry, learning from others' successes and challenges makes us all better and produces a higher quality end product - whatever that may be.

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Pam’s Answer

I've found that the answer to this question changes throughout the different levels of career progression.  At the beginning of my career as a new hire at an accounting firm, the opportunity to travel to clients all over the country and build communication skills was most rewarding.    As I was promoted into more managerial roles, using the skills that I had developed to help clients and teach younger accountants was very rewarding.

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Reto’s Answer

Adalberto,

I'm in a specialty practice, providing accounting advice to audit and non-audit clients. I love the puzzles we solve, the advice I provide to my clients, the complex situations we get involved and can provide value to mgmt; providing me the opportunity to coach my staff, see them grow and develop as they can tackle more and more challenging tasks and take on incremental responsibilities.


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Emilee’s Answer

I think the most rewarding thing about a career in accounting is building relationships with your team and the client personnel you are providing work for. For me personally, it has given me the opportunity to learn and grow from a wide range of individuals with diverse backgrounds and become a professional that my client feels comfortable asking my advice when a new business or accounting change takes place.

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Bob’s Answer

I find it very rewarding when I develop relationships at a new client and help them solve complex problems. I also like to see my team members develop, grow and advance in their careers.

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Abbas’s Answer

The most rewarding aspect of the job is to constantly develop the skills you need to succeed in the future for e.g dealing with technical material, managing difficult projects etc. Another aspect i really like about this job is that you make building relationship both inside your team and with your clients, which helps grow your professional network.

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Julia’s Answer

There's a couple. Being surrounded by supportive teams and knowing that I'm working towards the next level in my career. Being aware of career progression and the overall environment of a workplace are important details to note.

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Allison’s Answer

Just starting off in my career as an auditor, I would definitely say that the vast network of people that I get to interact with on a daily basis is the most rewarding aspect. There are people of all different backgrounds and experiences that I have the ability to learn from and interact with as we work together to solve a common problem. There is a greater chance of gaining access to new opportunities if you constantly network and expand your connections as well.
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Ashley’s Answer

Hi Adalberto! I love working with a team on a vast array of clients. I love meeting so many people through this job. I also love all of the learning opportunities that PwC offers. People here are always coming up with new ways to do thing which is inspiring!
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Emilio’s Answer

I definitely loving building relationships with the people around me. Working in team environments makes my work so much more enjoyable and makes me look forward to coming to work everyday.
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Anthony’s Answer

I'd say the most rewarding aspect of my accounting job is collaborating with highly talented and skilled co-workers and together completing challenging work and that sense of achievement that is felt from this. I also think that all the learning and growth aspects both professionally and personally and seeing and helping your peers grow and develop is rewarding as well.
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Joshua’s Answer

I am an audit partner at a fairly large regional CPA firm. Having started with the firm straight out of college when the firm was about 50-60 people and helping the firm grow to north of 1,500 employees has been very rewarding. That said, the most rewarding aspects of my job are the following: 1) providing the highest level of services to my clients and gaining their trust as a business partner/advisor 2) providing promotion opportunities to any and all deserving employees 3) being able to provide "financially" for my family and 4) helping mentor Senior Managers so that they are read for the ultimate promotion to Partner.

If I had to choose one of the above that drives me the most at this point in my career, it would be #4. I want to ensure that my firm continues to provide young professionals with the opportunities I had to make partner when I first started. There will always be opportunities to provide industry leading best in class service to your clients and if you take care of #1, then #2 and #3 will take care of themselves. #4 is the ultimate reward for hard work, dedication and a career in servitude to one's clients all the while driving value and becoming an asset to the firm. At this point in my career, helping the employees that have supported me and my clients throughout my career make it to partner is the ultimate reward.
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Nicholas’s Answer

The most rewarding aspect about my job is the people I work with! I love the industry I'm in because of my coworkers, they keep me going and I wouldn't be able to do it without them! I'm truly blessed to work with such an amazing group of people
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Kimberly’s Answer

As many of the responses have mentioned, the relationships you build throughout your career are very rewarding. Everyday I am surrounded by friendly people who are very smart. We work together as a team to share knowledge with each other and solve complex puzzles. There are always new things to learn in this career!
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Lulu’s Answer

Hello Aldaberto

The most rewarding aspect of what i do is Making someone smile through my art
and see when grow and flouring into someone they dreamed of being

Makes my heart glow



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