Gleim is excited to welcome Erica Supat to the Gleim Blog. Erica successfully conquered the CPA Exam and is now a Senior Auditor at a public accounting firm. Learn more about Erica by visiting her website or her Facebook page.
Expect the unexpected. It’s actually pretty hard to pinpoint a day in the life of a first year associate because no two days will ever be alike. Ever! Every day is different with new situations with multiple different clients. I think that’s the best part of being an auditor. You can’t really say what we do is boring because we always have to be on our toes with whatever may arise.
As a first year, you’ll be dealing with the easier audit areas like the cash section and most definitely the search for unrecorded liabilities testing. It’ll be those sections that don’t require a lot of judgment. When the time comes, you’ll be given harder sections and be trusted to work on those difficult sections. It really all depends on your team, the client, and how big your firm is. The smaller the firm, the more likely it is that you’ll be seeing a lot more sections in your first couple of years.This blog posting continues. Click here to read more →