Discuss about the Business for Career Goals for an Individual.
The present research study is a report study that has been done in order to show case what could be the different career goals for an individual like me who has undertaken an bachelor of business in accounting and also been working as a finance officer in a reputed institutions such as the Victoria University.
In the present report there are two different sections. In the first section, the different career options that any individual could opt for have been given. The goals have been divided into three different term goals- Short term goal, mid- term goal and long term goal. The second part of the study focuses on the self appraisal of both personal and professional development through the learning experience of the work integrated.
The career goals that could be taken up by an individual with such qualities could be divided as below according to different terms:
The short term goals of an individual pursuing a bachelor of business in accounting could be as follows:
- Take up internship offers: The internship offers could be taken up in order to gain work experience. The internships help in attaining not only knowledge of on job experience but also better future scope.
- Business School Communication Career Advantages: This increase the value of the accounting degree and people are more likely to withdraw more job opportunities and offers from it (Nouri and Parker 2013).
Mid- Term Goals:
The mid- term goals of an individual pursuing a bachelor of business in accounting could be as follows:
- Administrative roles: The business accounting certificate paves for the opportunities of getting different administrative roles in both private, non- profit and public companies.
- Higher degrees: After pursuing the bachelors of business of accounting, one may even opt for higher degree for higher studies abroad (Crawshaw and Game 2015).
Long- Term Goals:
The long term goals are the most important career steps as on these goals the whole career depends. The career goals that may be chosen could be:
- Management Accountant: For opting for a management accountant, a bachelor degree in accounting and an experience of minimum two years is required along with a professional license (Cron and Slocum 2013).
- Auditor: Auditing in a reputed company requires a minimum of a bachelor degree in accounting. With advancement one can upgrade to operational auditor from being an internal auditor (Clinton and White 2012).
As it has been mentioned by Jeter (2014), the different career goals that have been mentioned and discussed earlier are the goals that could be easily achieved by anyone who has done or is still pursuing their bachelors of business in accounting. For achieving the goals that are set above requires different activities done on the basis of it. Different other degrees and study abroad is required for reaching the goals of higher studies and gaining more degrees. For the goals of getting some jobs, proper knowledge for the implementation of accounts is required.
Skills and Experience Relevant to my Career Goals:
For the completion of the above goals the only required thing is knowledge regarding accounts department and appropriate required degrees. The skills and the ability of performing the audits and maintaining the records book of accounts of a business organization is of utmost important for the completion of the goals set above. For the completion of the long term goal, a minimum job experience of 2 years is required which implies taking up of internships and other small jobs related to accounts department of any firm or organizations (Bills et al. 2014).
Conclusions and recommendations:
The above study shows the different career option that an individual with an accounting bachelor’s degree could take up. The career option goals that are mentioned in this study are divided into three types that are the short term goals, mid- term goals and the long term goals. The goals that are mentioned in these three categories are the scopes of different courses that on could go for after completing their bachelors of business in accounting. There are also recommendations for going abroad for higher studies. If studying more is not preferred then there are also different options such as the taking up of internships and other part time jobs that would help in gaining experience and also in improving the career roles. If the goals are to start for a constant long term option then one can also opt for some responsible post such as a auditor, senior or management accountant or management in reputed companies.
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