Assignment 1: Careers in Accounting

Aug 7th, 2015
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Accounting
Price: $25 USD

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Assignment 1: Careers in Accounting

Due Week 8 and worth 240 points

Accounting is the study of how businesses track their income and assets over time. Accountants engage in a wide variety of activities besides preparing financial statements and recording business transactions. These activities include computing costs and efficiency gains from new technologies, participating in strategies for mergers and acquisitions, quality management, developing and using information systems to track financial performance, tax strategy, and health care benefits management.

Use the Internet or the Strayer Online database to research career options within the accounting field and accounting job postings in your local area to respond to the questions in the assignment.

Write a one to two (1-2) page paper in which you:

  1. Describe at least two (2) career options someone with an accounting education can pursue. Be sure to reference sources such as the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
  2. Describe one (1) researched accounting position, and explain the essential skills that would make a candidate successful in the position. Articulate the primary manner in which the researched accounting positions could add value to the company seeking candidates.
  3. Use at least two (2) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student's name, the professor's name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Identify and explain the fundamental concepts and principles in accounting, the components of the accounting equation, the primary financial accounting equation, and financial statements and reports.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in financial accounting.
  • Write clearly and concisely about financial accounting using proper writing mechanics.

Criteria

Unacceptable

Below 60% F

Meets Minimum Expectations

60-69% D

Fair

70-79% C

Proficient

80-89% B

Exemplary

90-100% A

1. Describe at least two (2) career options someone with an accounting education can pursue. Be sure to reference sources such as the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Weight: 40%

Did not submit or incompletely described at least two (2) career options someone with an accounting education can pursue. Did not submit or incompletely referenced sources such as the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Insufficiently described at least two (2) career options someone with an accounting education can pursue. Insufficiently referenced sources such as the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Partially described at least two (2) career options someone with an accounting education can pursue. Partially referenced sources such as the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Satisfactorily described at least two (2) career options someone with an accounting education can pursue. Satisfactorily referenced sources such as the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Thoroughly described at least two (2) career options someone with an accounting education can pursue. Thoroughly referenced sources such as the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

2. Describe one (1) researched accounting position, and explain the essential skills that would make a candidate successful in the position. Articulate the primary manner in which the researched accounting positions could add value to the company seeking candidates.
Weight: 40%

Did not submit or incompletelydescribed one (1) researched accounting position, and did not submit or incompletely explained the essential skills that would make a candidate successful in the position. Did not submit or incompletely articulated the primary manner in which the researched accounting positions could add value to the company seeking candidates

Insufficientlydescribed one (1) researched accounting position, and insufficiently explained the essential skills that would make a candidate successful in the position. Insufficiently articulated the primary manner in which the researched accounting positions could add value to the company seeking candidates.

Partiallydescribed one (1) researched accounting position, and partially explained the essential skills that would make a candidate successful in the position. Partially articulated the primary manner in which the researched accounting positions could add value to the company seeking candidates.

Satisfactorilydescribed one (1) researched accounting position, and satisfactorily explained the essential skills that would make a candidate successful in the position. Satisfactorily articulated the primary manner in which the researched accounting positions could add value to the company seeking candidates.

Thoroughlydescribed one (1) researched accounting position, and thoroughly explained the essential skills that would make a candidate successful in the position. Thoroughly articulated the primary manner in which the researched accounting positions could add value to the company seeking candidates.

3. 2 references

Weight: 5%

No references provided

Does not meet the required number of references; all references poor quality choices.

Does not meet the required number of references; some references poor quality choices.

Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices.

Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.

4. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements

Weight: 15%

More than 8 errors present

7-8 errors present

5-6 errors present

3-4 errors present

0-2 errors present


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