OF EXPECTED WORK/DETAILS OR PROCEDURES
task for this proposal will be to conduct at least two
interviews with professionals from the accounting field.
First, I am conducting an interview with Mrs. Laura
DeLaune, an instructor at LSU who has a M.S. and is
a C.P.A. I am also conducting an interview with Mrs.
Elizabeth Briggs, who is also an instructor at LSU and
has her M.B.A. and is a C.P.A. and C.I.A. During these
two interviews, I shall inquire about necessary preparation
as an undergraduate student, graduate school programs,
pros and cons of the accounting profession, salaries,
different areas of accounting, and future employers’
expectations. These two interviews shall take place
in their offices and will be recorded using a tape recorder
to ensure accuracy when reporting my results.
task for this proposal will be to create an annotated
bibliography of all the sources used in creating my
portfolio. I have found many great articles using different
databases and accounting websites. The database Infotrac
provided me with numerous articles, such as “Global
Challenges Call for More CMAs and CFMs,” “Success Strategies
for Students,” “The value of an MBA,” “Accounting Industry
Attempts to Boost Career Profile,” and “Memo to students:
Big Six makes a difference.” The National Association
of State Boards of Accountancy website provided information
about CPA candidates in Louisiana. Both Careers in Accounting
and Occupational Outlook Handbook websites provided
me with overviews about the accounting profession such
as skills and talents needed, different areas of accounting,
salary comparisons, and current facts and trends in
the field. The American Institute of Certified Public
Accountants website reported many statistics, which
were of interest to me. Not only did I use the Internet
to find information about the accounting profession,
but also a Careers in Accounting booklet and an article
out of the December 2000 issue of Journal of Accountancy.
These two sources supplied me with information about
steps undergraduate students should take and also finding
a job after graduating.