What is the most fulfilling aspect of your job in the fields of accounting, auditing, consulting, and/or taxing?
People like me often search for jobs that will allow them to make a difference in the world and give their life purpose meaning, and direction. Who knows? Maybe accounting could realize that goal. #accounting #auditor #auditing #accountant #consulting #tax #taxation #consultants
For reference, I am an auditor currently working at PwC.
While I wholeheartedly agree that the people and perks (pay, job security, benefits) of the accounting profession are a huge draw, my answer more closely echoes Michael's. The part of my job that gives me the most fulfillment is the ability to step into a business and very quickly understand the ins and outs of any company and industry. Not only does this provide challenge, which I believe is important to any job, but you will be also able to gain a solid understanding of many different businesses and industries in the very beginning of your career. I have found that the knowledge you can gain from experiences in audit can set you up very well for a career in just about any facet of a business.
I want to address another part of your question before submitting this...
If you are looking for purpose and direction or the ability to make a difference through your career, you will get out what you put in. Make sure you make the most of your future company's resources. That said, in the accounting profession, I have found that many firms put great emphasis on volunteering and giving back to society.
We are supporting the business and helping them to make sound business decisions. I can show them where they are not efficient and how they can manage their funds better. Also, I help to assess if a project or a product is financially viable and profitable, which can save a lot of money, time and resources.
Finance is at the core of everything. Without funding, you cannot help others or improve the current situation. And a good cost management or accounting work will enable your company to do much more with their money that they would do without sound advice.
Having worked in the public accounting firm and as an internal auditor of a private organization, these are my most fulfilling moments:
- when clients thanked us for helping them to improve on their process
- when we see a difference in their behavior as a result of feedback we give them from audit.
- when we are able to see meaningful insights through analytics or automation to tie the narrative of audit
- when clients solicit our inputs after the audit due to our expertise
The most fulfilling part of my job is engagement. I get to engage with clients to try to solve their problems and offer a fulfilling, rewarding experience to them. I get to engage with staff, to assist them in achieving their career goals, address their concerns and challenges, celebrate achievements, and support them inside and outside of work. My engagement with both my clients and team members helps foster my skills and continued development, and ultimately makes my job more rewarding!
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This is a very insightful question. For me personally, the most fulfilling part of my job as a manager at PwC is working with my teams, coaching them and seeing the growth of the individuals. For me, it really is about the people. What is most important to you? If you can answer this, I am sure you will be able to find the right job to help you feel fulfilled.
Best wishes on your journey!
The most fulfilling part of my job is working with my team. I have always enjoyed working in a team dynamic and that we are all working towards one goal.
Great question! I think the most fulfilling aspect of my job is getting to meet different people and being able to work together as a team and cover for each others strengths and weaknesses. In my field, we often form teams to work on a certain client, and you never feel alone during that particular job. If you are stuck on one thing it is likely that another person on your team has the answer. Being an auditor has taught me how to work with my peers better and allowed me to learn how I prefer to help others and be helped by others.