Welcome Smith-Cotton High School Students!

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Welcome Smith-Cotton High School Students!

  1. 1. Welcome Smith-Cotton High School Students! Sabrina E. Marquess, C.P.A.
  2. 2. Agenda/Topics To Be Covered <ul><ul><ul><li>Who’s Who </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Typical Day </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Types of </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Clients </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Benefits </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Required </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Paperwork </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Required Skills </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Other </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Job </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Shadowing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>FAQ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Summary </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 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. 4. <ul><li>Over 5 years of professional experience </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.wtcpa.com </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.mnvccpa.com </li></ul>Who’s Who Sabrina E. Marquess, C.P.A.
  5. 5. Smith-Cotton HS Marshall HS Santa Fe HS Who’s Who Sabrina E. Marquess, C.P.A.
  6. 6. College Recruiter Who’s Who Sabrina E. Marquess, C.P.A. MV SFCC N W M S U U C M
  7. 7. E-Mail Typical Day of a C.P.A. Postal Mail Phone
  8. 8. QuickBooks Typical Day of a C.P.A. Microsoft Office Suite Engagement PPC ProSystems Tax Asset Keeper RIA Creative Solutions
  9. 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. 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. 11. Magazine Publishing Company in California Types of Clients – Mine AUDITS
  12. 12. Automobile Dealerships Types of Clients – Mine AUDITS
  13. 13. Diamond Jeweler Types of Clients – Mine AUDITS Printing Company
  14. 14. Recycling Company in Midwest Types of Clients – Mine AUDITS
  15. 15. Rock Salt Production Company Types of Clients – Mine AUDITS
  16. 16. First Aid Kit Supplier Types of Clients – Mine AUDITS
  17. 17. International Power Plant Company Types of Clients – Mine AUDITS
  18. 18. Professional Athletes Types of Clients – Mine Tax Corporate Executives Doctors Attorneys Teachers Family Friends
  19. 19. Pharmacies (Midwest) Types of Clients – Mine Consulting Services Kitchen & Closet Organizer Company (U.S., Mexico, Canada)
  20. 20. Super Heroes Need CPAs? Types of Assignments – Others
  21. 21. Title Subtitle Types of Assignments – Others Splitting the Pie – Forensic Accounting
  22. 22. Title Subtitle Types of Assignments – Others Calling the Shots – Production Accountant
  23. 23. Types of Assignments – Others High Stakes – Internal Audit Casinos
  24. 24. Types of Assignments – Others A True Bean Counter – CFO
  25. 25. Sizzling Specialty Areas
  26. 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. 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. 28. <ul><li>6 weeks paid vacation </li></ul><ul><li>All expense paid trips </li></ul><ul><li>Intramural athletics </li></ul><ul><li>Paid CPA license & review course </li></ul><ul><li>Flex time schedules </li></ul><ul><li>Work from home opportunities </li></ul>Benefits – General
  29. 29. JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes 2006 Benefits – Volunteer Opportunities
  30. 30. Missouri Society of CPAs Benefits – Volunteer Opportunities
  31. 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. 32. 4 Parts : Auditing, Financial, Business, and Regulation Review Courses for Both Required Paperwork CPA & Ethics Exams
  33. 33. 1 Year Service Requirement Can be under any CPA in any field Required Paperwork Service
  34. 34. Strong communication (both oral and written) Required Skills Leadership Abilities Technical and problem solving skills
  35. 35. Required Skills Strategic and critical thinking Interpretation of converging information
  36. 36. Required Skills Technologically Adept Focus on customer, client, and market
  37. 37. Student Membership Resources YES! I would like more information about CPAs! Name………………………………………. School……………………………………… Graduation Year……………………….. Email……………………………………….. www.leap-forward.com
  38. 38. Resources – MSCPA Student Membership Benefits <ul><li>LEAP Mentor Board </li></ul><ul><li>Scholarships up to $1,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Association News </li></ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Competitions/Events </li></ul><ul><li>Internships </li></ul><ul><li>Career Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Discounts </li></ul>
  39. 39. www.startheregoplaces.com Resources - Websites www.leap-forward.com www.mocpa.com
  40. 40. <ul><li>Experience what a working day is like as a professional </li></ul><ul><li>Understand how classroom learning can be practically applied </li></ul><ul><li>Ask questions and receive advice on career paths and the CPA profession </li></ul>WTA Job Shadowing Day November 12th
  41. 41. Frequently Asked Questions 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder 2007 Honda Shadow 600 What kind of CAR do you drive?
  42. 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. 43. Frequently Asked Questions Where do you travel? <ul><li>California </li></ul><ul><li>Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Michigan </li></ul><ul><li>New York </li></ul><ul><li>Oklahoma </li></ul><ul><li>Massachusetts </li></ul><ul><li>Arkansas </li></ul><ul><li>North Carolina </li></ul><ul><li>Florida </li></ul><ul><li>Tennessee </li></ul><ul><li>Maryland </li></ul>
  44. 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. 45. Frequently Asked Questions What classes do I take? <ul><li>Financial & Managerial Accounting </li></ul><ul><li>Auditing </li></ul><ul><li>Business Law </li></ul><ul><li>Communications </li></ul><ul><li>Economics </li></ul><ul><li>Ethics </li></ul><ul><li>Finance </li></ul><ul><li>Information Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing </li></ul>
  46. 46. Frequently Asked Questions What should I consider when looking at colleges? <ul><li>Admission Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>% Freshman Return </li></ul><ul><li>Average Class Size </li></ul><ul><li>Average Tuition Increase </li></ul><ul><li>% Students Receive </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Aid </li></ul>
  47. 47. Education Pays <ul><li>Lifetime earnings estimates (ages 25-64) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Less than high school: $1.0 million </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High school: $1.2 million </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some college: $1.5 million </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Associate’s degree: $1.6 million </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bachelor’s degree: $2.1 million </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Master’s degree: $2.5 million </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional degree: $4.4 million </li></ul></ul>What can I earn in a lifetime?

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