Why I chose accounting as my major
If you were to ask any one of my friends to describe me in a single word, the overwhelming majority of their responses would be: practical. Next would be: logical. I’m completely fine with these definitions with regards to my character and actually find some pride in them. Logical thinking and practicality is something my parents (who still live in Albania today), instilled in me from a very young age. They taught me to make intelligent choices in my life. Because of my practical and logical nature, I decided to major in accounting. We are living in a society, today, where money, its value, and how it is used and moved around is in constant need of monitoring and analysis. I decided to major in accounting because of my logical thinking: I am going to college because I want to have a job, companies will always need people to handle their finances and will pay good money for someone to do so, so I am pursuing a major in a field that is in high demand and will most likely be in high demand for years to come.
Making sure I was never out of a decent paying job isn’t the only motivation for me to pursue an accounting degree. As I’ve mentioned above, I consider myself a practical individual. I realize that in order for one to lead a fulfilling life, one must take a certain pride and glean some enjoyment from one’s work. The mathematical nature of accounting, the right or wrong of it, balancing books, tracking a company’s cash flow, all of these things excite and interest me. There is nothing subjecting about it, it feels almost like police work when I sit down and have to piece together just how the numbers add up, or why they aren’t. I would really like to secure a paid internship at a Mortgage Company and, although there is a lot of work to do, I would accumulate a great deal of invaluable knowledge. Knowledge of what an accountant does for a mortgage company such as this and the responsibilities I can expect of myself in my future field, but also, the knowledge that I would truly be content in this career
I understand that accounting jobs are in high demand, but I also understand that I am facing a lot of talented competition in the workplace. In order to distinguish myself as an accountant and attain a successful career in this field is to first become certified in the CPA. While I pursue my additional credits required of me to qualify for the CPA exam, I plan to finish off those credits and attain my Master’s degree in accounting. I also have a passion for teaching and training and I hope to impart the knowledge I learn through my studies and workplace experiences to younger, hopeful accountants, later in my life.
I may be a practical and logical person, but I truly believe that someone can have a successful career that is personally fulfilling. I don’t have a pipe dream of becoming an accountant. I have worked hard, coming to a foreign land, by myself, working multiple jobs to pay for my own classes, finishing my degree on time, all while maintaining a high GPA was a daunting task. However, I was always taught that if one sets aside the time and effort, then there is no reason for them not to succeed. Please help me to continue realizing my dreams, as reasonable as they may be.