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  • 1. Welcome Smith-Cotton High School Students! Sabrina E. Marquess, C.P.A.
  • 2. Agenda/Topics To Be Covered
        • Who’s Who
        • Typical Day
        • Types of
        • Clients
        • Benefits
        • Required
        • Paperwork
        • Required Skills
        • Other
        • Resources
        • Job
        • Shadowing
        • FAQ
        • Summary
  • 3. Who’s Who Sabrina E. Marquess, C.P.A. Smith-Cotton High School, Class of 1999 Northwest Missouri State University, Class of 2002
  • 4.
    • Over 5 years of professional experience
    • http://www.wtcpa.com
    • http:// www.mnvccpa.com
    Who’s Who Sabrina E. Marquess, C.P.A.
  • 5. Smith-Cotton HS Marshall HS Santa Fe HS Who’s Who Sabrina E. Marquess, C.P.A.
  • 6. College Recruiter Who’s Who Sabrina E. Marquess, C.P.A. MV SFCC N W M S U U C M
  • 7. E-Mail Typical Day of a C.P.A. Postal Mail Phone
  • 8. QuickBooks Typical Day of a C.P.A. Microsoft Office Suite Engagement PPC ProSystems Tax Asset Keeper RIA Creative Solutions
  • 9. Bank Reconciliations : Reconcile million dollar accounts Typical Day of a C.P.A. Research Projects : Read, inquire, search for answers, examples, support Payroll : $1K to $500K
  • 10. Typical Day of a C.P.A. Depreciation : Record, recognize, and report purchases, sales, and exchanges Tax Returns : 10 pages to 30,000
  • 11. Magazine Publishing Company in California Types of Clients – Mine AUDITS
  • 12. Automobile Dealerships Types of Clients – Mine AUDITS
  • 13. Diamond Jeweler Types of Clients – Mine AUDITS Printing Company
  • 14. Recycling Company in Midwest Types of Clients – Mine AUDITS
  • 15. Rock Salt Production Company Types of Clients – Mine AUDITS
  • 16. First Aid Kit Supplier Types of Clients – Mine AUDITS
  • 17. International Power Plant Company Types of Clients – Mine AUDITS
  • 18. Professional Athletes Types of Clients – Mine Tax Corporate Executives Doctors Attorneys Teachers Family Friends
  • 19. Pharmacies (Midwest) Types of Clients – Mine Consulting Services Kitchen & Closet Organizer Company (U.S., Mexico, Canada)
  • 20. Super Heroes Need CPAs? Types of Assignments – Others
  • 21. Title Subtitle Types of Assignments – Others Splitting the Pie – Forensic Accounting
  • 22. Title Subtitle Types of Assignments – Others Calling the Shots – Production Accountant
  • 23. Types of Assignments – Others High Stakes – Internal Audit Casinos
  • 24. Types of Assignments – Others A True Bean Counter – CFO
  • 25. Sizzling Specialty Areas
  • 26. Benefits –Salary Public Accounting $42,750 - $52,000 $36,750 - $46,000 $35,500 - $42,500 0-1 Large Firm Medium Firm Small Firm Year
  • 27. Benefits –Salary Private Accounting $33,250 - $41,000 $32,000 - $38,250 $29,500 - $35,250 0-1 Large Firm Medium Firm Small Firm Year
  • 28.
    • 6 weeks paid vacation
    • All expense paid trips
    • Intramural athletics
    • Paid CPA license & review course
    • Flex time schedules
    • Work from home opportunities
    Benefits – General
  • 29. JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes 2006 Benefits – Volunteer Opportunities
  • 30. Missouri Society of CPAs Benefits – Volunteer Opportunities
  • 31. Avila College · Central Methodist College · Central Missouri State University · College of the Ozarks · Columbia College of Missouri · Culver-Stockton College · DeVry University · Drury University · Evangel University · Fontbonne University · Hannibal-LaGrange College · Harris-Stowe State College · Lincoln University · Lindenwood University · Maryville University of St. Louis · Missouri Baptist University · Missouri Southern State College · Missouri State University · Missouri Valley College · Missouri Western State College · Northwest Missouri State University · Park University · Rockhurst University · St. Louis University · Southwest Baptist University · Southwest Missouri State University · Stephens College · Truman State University · University of Missouri – Columbia · Universt of Missouri – Kansas City · University of Missouri – Rolla · Univers of Missouri – St. Louis · Washington University – St. Louis · Webster University · Westminster College · William Jewell College · William Woods University · Required Paperwork 150 Hour Requirement
  • 32. 4 Parts : Auditing, Financial, Business, and Regulation Review Courses for Both Required Paperwork CPA & Ethics Exams
  • 33. 1 Year Service Requirement Can be under any CPA in any field Required Paperwork Service
  • 34. Strong communication (both oral and written) Required Skills Leadership Abilities Technical and problem solving skills
  • 35. Required Skills Strategic and critical thinking Interpretation of converging information
  • 36. Required Skills Technologically Adept Focus on customer, client, and market
  • 37. Student Membership Resources YES! I would like more information about CPAs! Name………………………………………. School……………………………………… Graduation Year……………………….. Email……………………………………….. www.leap-forward.com
  • 38. Resources – MSCPA Student Membership Benefits
    • LEAP Mentor Board
    • Scholarships up to $1,000
    • Association News
    • Networking
    • Competitions/Events
    • Internships
    • Career Resources
    • Discounts
  • 39. www.startheregoplaces.com Resources - Websites www.leap-forward.com www.mocpa.com
  • 40.
    • Experience what a working day is like as a professional
    • Understand how classroom learning can be practically applied
    • Ask questions and receive advice on career paths and the CPA profession
    WTA Job Shadowing Day November 12th
  • 41. Frequently Asked Questions 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder 2007 Honda Shadow 600 What kind of CAR do you drive?
  • 42. Frequently Asked Questions Do you work a lot of hours? No different than working 4 extra hours a week Typical CPA works 200 hours overtime
  • 43. Frequently Asked Questions Where do you travel?
    • California
    • Canada
    • Michigan
    • New York
    • Oklahoma
    • Massachusetts
    • Arkansas
    • North Carolina
    • Florida
    • Tennessee
    • Maryland
  • 44. Frequently Asked Questions What $1,000 scholarship? Due Date: January 31, 2008 Based Upon: Academic Achievement Leadership Potential Clarity of Viewpoint What Do You See As One of the Biggest Challenges Facing the Accounting Profession Today? Eligibility: Missouri Resident Accounting Major
  • 45. Frequently Asked Questions What classes do I take?
    • Financial & Managerial Accounting
    • Auditing
    • Business Law
    • Communications
    • Economics
    • Ethics
    • Finance
    • Information Systems
    • Marketing
  • 46. Frequently Asked Questions What should I consider when looking at colleges?
    • Admission Requirements
    • % Freshman Return
    • Average Class Size
    • Average Tuition Increase
    • % Students Receive
    • Financial Aid
  • 47. Education Pays
    • Lifetime earnings estimates (ages 25-64)
      • Less than high school: $1.0 million
      • High school: $1.2 million
      • Some college: $1.5 million
      • Associate’s degree: $1.6 million
      • Bachelor’s degree: $2.1 million
      • Master’s degree: $2.5 million
      • Professional degree: $4.4 million
    What can I earn in a lifetime?