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ACCOUNT ANALYST, IN-DEPTH: There's Room For Everyone

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Joffer goes in-depth of what he likes and dislikes about his job and the corporate world. He explains the importance of mentorship, internships and how there's a position for all types of personalities in the tech industry.

School: University of Southern California
Degree: Business Administration
Job Title: Account Analyst

Job Summary: Accountants and Auditors

Job Description

Accountants and auditors prepare and examine financial records. They ensure that financial records are accurate and that taxes are paid properly and on time. Accountants and auditors assess financial operations and work to help ensure that organizations run efficiently.

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Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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$40,000 - $110,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
10 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Long hours
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Indoor, Hospital / Clinic, Military
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Detail oriented, Analytical skills, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, Organizational skills, Mathematical skills

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m='11270'>someone</span> <span m='11570'>to</span> <span m='11680'>lead</span> <span m='11890'>you.</span> <span m='12010'>Especially</span> <span m='12530'>when</span> <span m='12690'>you're</span> <span m='13280'>early</span> <span m='13570'>on</span> <span m='13720'>in</span> <span m='13790'>your</span> <span m='13940'>career,</span> <span m='14560'>it's</span> <span m='14660'>important</span> <span m='15040'>to</span> <span m='15100'>have</span> <span m='15760'>a</span> <span m='15850'>clear</span> <span m='16059'>direction</span> <span m='17100'>and</span> <span m='17280'>a</span> <span m='17330'>good</span> <span m='19850'>role</span> <span m='20110'>model</span> <span m='20540'>to</span> <span m='21400'>kind</span> <span m='21540'>of</span> <span m='21630'>follow</span> <span m='22030'>and</span> <span m='22355'>to</span> <span m='22680'>kind</span> <span m='22850'>of</span> <span m='23010'>take</span> <span m='23240'>you</span> <span m='23330'>under</span> <span m='23500'>their</span> <span m='23640'>wing</span> <span m='23990'>and</span> <span m='24560'>show</span> <span m='24720'>you</span> <span m='24840'>how</span> <span m='24980'>things</span> <span m='25210'>are</span> <span m='25270'>done</span> <span m='25550'>to</span> <span m='25660'>teach</span> <span m='26010'>you</span> <span m='27500'>the</span> <span m='27570'>things</span> <span m='27830'>that</span> <span m='28380'>you</span> <span m='28510'>should</span> <span m='28770'>know.</span> <span m='30920'>And</span> <span m='31380'>they</span> <span m='31570'>should</span> <span m='31750'>also</span> <span m='32060'>encourage</span> <span m='32520'>you</span> <span m='32680'>to</span> <span m='33600'>contribute</span> <span m='34190'>as</span> <span m='34320'>much</span> <span m='34520'>as</span> <span m='34570'>you</span> <span m='34700'>can,</span> <span m='34920'>because</span> <span m='35240'>everyone</span> <span m='35600'>has</span> <span m='35780'>something</span> <span m='36120'>to</span> <span m='36220'>contribute.</span> </p><p><span m='37460'>So</span> <span m='37580'>I</span> <span m='37660'>think</span> <span m='37840'>that's</span> <span m='38140'>something</span> <span m='38410'>that</span> <span m='39160'>I</span> <span m='39260'>really</span> <span m='39490'>enjoy</span> <span m='39700'>about</span> <span m='39890'>my</span> <span m='40010'>job.</span> <span m='40570'>I</span> <span m='41300'>also</span> <span m='41620'>enjoy</span> <span m='43000'>making</span> <span m='44200'>data</span> <span m='45620'>understandable.</span> <span m='46420'>So</span> <span m='46640'>like</span> <span m='46850'>I</span> <span m='46900'>said,</span> <span m='47120'>I</span> <span m='47180'>work</span> <span m='47570'>a</span> <span m='47640'>lot</span> <span m='47940'>in</span> <span m='48080'>Excel</span> <span m='48390'>sheets.</span> <span m='48710'>And</span> <span m='49760'>those</span> <span m='50000'>little</span> <span m='50310'>cells--</span> <span m='51100'>the</span> <span m='51190'>little</span> <span m='51400'>boxes</span> <span m='51810'>we</span> <span m='51910'>call</span> <span m='52130'>cells--</span> <span m='52460'>I</span> <span m='52940'>see</span> <span m='53900'>millions</span> <span m='54290'>of</span> <span m='54370'>those</span> <span m='54560'>a</span> <span m='54620'>day,</span> <span m='54950'>but</span> <span m='56080'>I</span> <span m='56220'>enjoy</span> <span m='56540'>taking</span> <span m='56990'>that</span> <span m='57390'>big</span> <span m='57810'>lump</span> <span m='58040'>sum</span> <span m='58350'>of</span> <span m='58720'>data</span> <span m='59090'>and</span> <span m='59820'>making</span> <span m='60210'>it</span> <span m='60500'>really</span> <span m='60870'>digestible</span> <span m='61640'>and</span> <span m='61840'>really</span> <span m='62250'>easy</span> <span m='62510'>to</span> <span m='62590'>understand</span> <span m='63220'>for</span> <span m='63470'>anyone--</span> <span m='63850'>it</span> <span m='63930'>could</span> <span m='64050'>be</span> <span m='64950'>someone</span> <span m='65230'>who</span> <span m='65319'>works</span> <span m='65550'>in</span> <span m='65630'>sales,</span> <span m='66100'>or</span> <span m='66470'>just</span> <span m='66630'>a</span> <span m='66690'>regular</span> <span m='67040'>person</span> <span m='68010'>who</span> <span m='68110'>doesn't</span> <span m='68370'>understand</span> <span m='68810'>it.</span> <span m='68930'>But</span> <span m='69260'>to see</span> <span m='69560'>certain</span> <span m='69810'>numbers,</span> <span m='70310'>to</span> <span m='70430'>see</span> <span m='70630'>certain</span> <span m='70930'>trends</span> <span m='72520'>easily</span> <span m='73710'>is</span> <span m='73940'>what</span> <span m='74070'>I</span> <span m='74120'>like</span> <span m='74310'>to</span> <span m='74420'>do.</span> </p><p><span m='75240'>Certain</span> <span m='75470'>things</span> <span m='75640'>that</span> <span m='75750'>I</span> <span m='75840'>don't</span> <span m='76170'>like,</span> <span m='77890'>I</span> <span m='77950'>don't</span> <span m='78120'>like</span> <span m='78290'>my</span> <span m='78380'>commute--</span> <span m='79540'>or I used</span> <span m='80020'>to</span> <span m='80170'>not</span> <span m='80190'>like</span> <span m='80430'>my</span> <span m='80530'>commute.</span> <span m='82520'>But</span> <span m='82670'>no,</span> <span m='83010'>in</span> <span m='83280'>all</span> <span m='83470'>honesty,</span> <span m='84310'>I</span> <span m='84440'>think</span> <span m='85210'>that</span> <span m='86100'>something</span> <span m='86320'>that</span> <span m='86610'>I</span> <span m='87100'>dislike</span> <span m='87630'>about</span> <span m='87960'>the</span> <span m='88040'>corporate</span> <span m='88380'>world</span> <span m='88690'>is</span> <span m='90910'>kind</span> <span m='91100'>of</span> <span m='91150'>having</span> <span m='91360'>to</span> <span m='91470'>play</span> <span m='91670'>the</span> <span m='91810'>politics.</span> <span m='92830'>I</span> <span m='93270'>haven't</span> <span m='93660'>experienced</span> <span m='94120'>that</span> <span m='94310'>too</span> <span m='94440'>much,</span> <span m='94650'>but</span> <span m='94760'>in</span> <span m='96160'>past</span> <span m='97070'>internships--</span> <span m='98110'>something</span> <span m='98410'>I'd highly</span> <span m='98690'>recommend</span> <span m='99470'>anyone</span> <span m='100300'>gets</span> <span m='100560'>before</span> <span m='100830'>they</span> <span m='100930'>graduate--</span> <span m='102800'>but</span> <span m='102990'>to</span> <span m='103860'>kind</span> <span m='104010'>of</span> <span m='104090'>figure</span> <span m='104300'>that</span> <span m='104470'>out,</span> <span m='105300'>and</span> <span m='105750'>identify</span> <span m='106015'>it,</span> <span m='106450'>and</span> <span m='108480'>to</span> <span m='108720'>really</span> <span m='109080'>kind</span> <span m='109240'>of</span> <span m='109300'>stay</span> <span m='109490'>away</span> <span m='109690'>from</span> <span m='109850'>that,</span> <span m='110770'>that's</span> <span m='110970'>something</span> <span m='111370'>that</span> <span m='112810'>I've</span> <span m='113070'>decided</span> <span m='113520'>to</span> <span m='113630'>do,</span> <span m='113860'>and</span> <span m='114330'>not</span> <span m='114590'>get</span> <span m='114740'>myself</span> <span m='115150'>into</span> <span m='115320'>sticky</span> <span m='115650'>situations</span> <span m='116340'>with</span> <span m='117620'>egos</span> <span m='118180'>and</span> <span m='119730'>a</span> <span m='119760'>lot</span> <span m='120020'>of</span> <span m='120100'>pride</span> <span m='120540'>in</span> <span m='121140'>and</span> <span m='121760'>power</span> <span m='122840'>struggles</span> <span m='123560'>with</span> <span m='123780'>other</span> <span m='123990'>people.</span> <span m='125452'>I</span> <span m='125890'>just</span> <span m='126050'>like</span> <span m='126160'>to</span> <span m='126250'>keep</span> <span m='126420'>it</span> <span m='126510'>pretty</span> <span m='126700'>simple,</span> <span m='127070'>do</span> <span m='127180'>my</span> <span m='127330'>job,</span> <span m='127790'>do</span> <span m='127940'>it</span> <span m='128009'>well,</span> <span m='130050'>and</span> <span m='130229'>kind</span> <span m='130410'>of</span> <span m='130460'>just</span> <span m='131039'>do</span> <span m='131580'>my</span> <span m='131740'>role</span> <span m='132030'>and</span> <span m='132090'>my</span> <span m='132220'>job</span> <span m='132610'>with</span> <span m='132760'>integrity.</span> </p><p><span m='133740'>A</span> <span m='133840'>really</span> <span m='134060'>big</span> <span m='134270'>key</span> <span m='138930'>was</span> <span m='139100'>to</span> <span m='139190'>get</span> <span m='139320'>an</span> <span m='139430'>internship.</span> <span m='140150'>I</span> <span m='140290'>didn't</span> <span m='140490'>know</span> <span m='140720'>what</span> <span m='140900'>exactly</span> <span m='141890'>I</span> <span m='141980'>wanted</span> <span m='142190'>to</span> <span m='142300'>do.</span> <span m='142410'>I</span> <span m='142480'>knew</span> <span m='142760'>I</span> <span m='142830'>wanted</span> <span m='143120'>to</span> <span m='143250'>work</span> <span m='143450'>in</span> <span m='143570'>technology.</span> </p><p><span m='144660'>I</span> <span m='144750'>also</span> <span m='145010'>like</span> <span m='145270'>business.</span> <span m='148020'>I</span> <span m='148090'>like</span> <span m='148310'>startups.</span> <span m='149500'>So</span> <span m='149990'>that's</span> <span m='150270'>just</span> <span m='150450'>an</span> <span m='150530'>idea</span> <span m='150870'>of</span> <span m='151220'>where</span> <span m='151340'>my</span> <span m='151470'>head</span> <span m='151640'>was</span> <span m='151770'>at</span> <span m='152290'>early</span> <span m='152560'>on</span> <span m='152670'>in</span> <span m='152730'>college.</span> <span m='153100'>But</span> <span m='153740'>I</span> <span m='153940'>sort</span> <span m='154180'>of</span> <span m='154250'>had</span> <span m='154400'>a</span> <span m='154480'>direction,</span> <span m='156170'>and</span> <span m='156440'>I</span> <span m='157750'>knew</span> <span m='157920'>before</span> <span m='159790'>my</span> <span m='160030'>junior</span> <span m='160400'>year</span> <span m='160940'>of</span> <span m='161130'>college</span> <span m='161500'>that</span> <span m='161650'>I</span> <span m='162030'>needed</span> <span m='162340'>to</span> <span m='162440'>get</span> <span m='162570'>an</span> <span m='162680'>internship</span> <span m='163600'>to</span> <span m='163730'>make</span> <span m='163940'>myself</span> <span m='164380'>competitive</span> <span m='165420'>after</span> <span m='165740'>I</span> <span m='165790'>graduate.</span> </p><p><span m='166400'>I</span> <span m='166490'>would</span> <span m='166650'>say,</span> <span m='167010'>if</span> <span m='167260'>you</span> <span m='168150'>have</span> <span m='168540'>an</span> <span m='168850'>interest</span> <span m='170210'>in</span> <span m='170330'>technology,</span> <span m='171870'>there's</span> <span m='172450'>room</span> <span m='172750'>for</span> <span m='172910'>everyone.</span> <span m='173940'>Whether</span> <span m='174190'>you</span> <span m='174990'>are</span> <span m='176830'>more</span> <span m='177190'>of</span> <span m='178740'>an</span> <span m='178890'>observer,</span> <span m='179760'>a</span> <span m='180050'>logical</span> <span m='180550'>thinker,</span> <span m='180940'>someone</span> <span m='181170'>who</span> <span m='181280'>likes</span> <span m='181610'>to</span> <span m='181770'>just</span> <span m='182780'>sit</span> <span m='183120'>by</span> <span m='183240'>yourself</span> <span m='183790'>and</span> <span m='184120'>figure</span> <span m='184400'>out</span> <span m='184500'>a</span> <span m='184560'>problem--</span> <span m='184950'>like</span> <span m='185170'>a</span> <span m='185220'>lot</span> <span m='185380'>of</span> <span m='185470'>engineers--</span> <span m='186010'>or</span> <span m='186150'>you</span> <span m='186270'>like</span> <span m='186470'>to</span> <span m='186620'>be</span> <span m='187720'>very</span> <span m='187940'>social</span> <span m='188325'>and</span> <span m='188710'>work</span> <span m='188910'>in</span> <span m='188990'>marketing,</span> <span m='190550'>or</span> <span m='191000'>public</span> <span m='191360'>relations,</span> <span m='192020'>or</span> <span m='192140'>human</span> <span m='192430'>resources,</span> <span m='194010'>I</span> <span m='194390'>think</span> <span m='194630'>there's</span> <span m='195090'>room</span> <span m='195270'>for</span> <span m='195450'>everyone.</span> <span m='195850'>But</span> <span m='196080'>in</span> <span m='196260'>terms</span> <span m='196650'>of</span> <span m='197380'>actually</span> <span m='197710'>getting</span> <span m='198020'>in,</span> <span m='198210'>I</span> <span m='198270'>think</span> <span m='199920'>it's</span> <span m='200570'>a</span> <span m='200670'>lot</span> <span m='200880'>about</span> <span m='202750'>taking</span> <span m='203050'>advantage</span> <span m='203450'>of</span> <span m='203530'>an</span> <span m='203630'>opportunity.</span> <span m='204900'>And</span> <span m='205040'>once</span> <span m='205240'>you</span> <span m='205350'>do</span> <span m='206000'>find</span> <span m='206890'>an</span> <span m='207000'>internship,</span> <span m='207620'>it</span> <span m='207680'>may</span> <span m='207800'>not</span> <span m='207980'>be</span> <span m='208130'>with</span> <span m='208950'>the</span> <span m='209230'>dream</span> <span m='209470'>company</span> <span m='209880'>that</span> <span m='210080'>you</span> <span m='210820'>have</span> <span m='211020'>in</span> <span m='211120'>mind,</span> <span m='211450'>but</span> <span m='212930'>get</span> <span m='213100'>some</span> <span m='213220'>experience--</span> <span m='213920'>like</span> <span m='214080'>I</span> <span m='214140'>mentioned</span> <span m='214450'>before--</span> <span m='214770'>on</span> <span m='214910'>your</span> <span m='215040'>resume</span> <span m='215410'>to</span> <span m='215520'>be</span> <span m='215660'>able</span> <span m='215820'>to</span> <span m='215890'>talk</span> <span m='216160'>about it</span> <span m='217940'>in</span> <span m='218530'>a</span> <span m='218590'>bigger</span> <span m='218910'>interview,</span> <span m='219470'>with</span> <span m='219680'>a</span> <span m='219760'>bigger</span> <span m='220220'>company.</span> <span m='221480'>But</span> <span m='221960'>every</span> <span m='222210'>opportunity</span> <span m='222580'>that</span> <span m='222740'>you</span> <span m='222880'>have,</span> <span m='223210'>I'd</span> <span m='223570'>highly</span> <span m='223870'>recommend</span> <span m='224260'>that</span> <span m='224490'>you</span> <span m='224580'>just</span> <span m='224800'>put</span> <span m='224920'>your</span> <span m='225030'>head</span> <span m='225210'>down</span> <span m='225520'>and</span> <span m='225650'>just</span> <span m='226020'>go</span> <span m='226130'>to</span> <span m='226210'>work,</span> <span m='227626'>work</span> <span m='228100'>your</span> <span m='228210'>butt</span> <span m='228390'>off.</span> </p><p><span m='228990'>Work</span> <span m='229230'>life</span> <span m='229400'>balance</span> <span m='230000'>in</span> <span m='231200'>the</span> <span m='231340'>Silicon</span> <span m='231826'>Valley,</span> <span m='234680'>it</span> <span m='235080'>ranges.</span> <span m='235700'>My</span> <span m='235820'>last</span> <span m='236130'>company,</span> <span m='236600'>it was</span> <span m='236730'>a</span> <span m='236790'>startup,</span> <span m='238410'>which</span> <span m='238530'>is</span> <span m='238970'>a</span> <span m='239060'>great</span> <span m='239310'>way</span> <span m='239560'>for</span> <span m='241920'>anyone</span> <span m='242240'>to</span> <span m='242350'>get</span> <span m='242490'>their</span> <span m='242580'>foot</span> <span m='242740'>in</span> <span m='242810'>the</span> <span m='242890'>door,</span> <span m='243390'>is to</span> <span m='243520'>work</span> <span m='243680'>at</span> <span m='243750'>a</span> <span m='243810'>startup,</span> <span m='244510'>get</span> <span m='244650'>a</span> <span m='244700'>lot</span> <span m='244860'>of</span> <span m='244930'>experience.</span> <span m='245880'>But</span> <span m='246840'>something</span> <span m='247760'>to</span> <span m='248050'>watch</span> <span m='248320'>out</span> <span m='248920'>and</span> <span m='249010'>just</span> <span m='249190'>to</span> <span m='249260'>be</span> <span m='249370'>mindful</span> <span m='249730'>about</span> <span m='250000'>is,</span> <span m='250390'>startups,</span> <span m='251090'>there's</span> <span m='251310'>a</span> <span m='251650'>big</span> <span m='253660'>culture</span> <span m='254010'>about</span> <span m='254580'>working</span> <span m='255020'>a</span> <span m='255100'>lot.</span> </p><p><span m='255800'>So</span> <span m='255980'>the</span> <span m='256110'>balance</span> <span m='256600'>there</span> <span m='257760'>is</span> <span m='257950'>not</span> <span m='258110'>like</span> <span m='258279'>other</span> <span m='258510'>companies,</span> <span m='259019'>where</span> <span m='259640'>people</span> <span m='259880'>are</span> <span m='260029'>used</span> <span m='260279'>to</span> <span m='260380'>working</span> <span m='260690'>from</span> <span m='260890'>9:00</span> <span m='261130'>AM</span> <span m='261350'>in</span> <span m='261399'>the</span> <span m='261459'>morning</span> <span m='261769'>and</span> <span m='261910'>leaving</span> <span m='262190'>at</span> <span m='262330'>5:00</span> <span m='263030'>PM.</span> <span m='264350'>At</span> <span m='264500'>startups</span> <span m='265870'>it's</span> <span m='265970'>a</span> <span m='266790'>whole</span> <span m='267050'>other</span> <span m='267220'>ball</span> <span m='267470'>game,</span> <span m='267700'>and</span> <span m='267860'>a</span> <span m='267920'>lot</span> <span m='268060'>of</span> <span m='268110'>people</span> <span m='268360'>come</span> <span m='268610'>early and</span> <span m='268970'>leave</span> <span m='269340'>really</span> <span m='269610'>late.</span> <span m='269920'>So</span> <span m='270120'>it's</span> <span m='270250'>not</span> <span m='270400'>9</span> <span m='270580'>to</span> <span m='270680'>5,</span> <span m='270990'>it's</span> <span m='271700'>8</span> <span m='271900'>to</span> <span m='272010'>6,</span> <span m='272540'>it's</span> <span m='273320'>7</span> <span m='273740'>to--</span> <span m='274640'>later</span> <span m='275270'>than</span> <span m='275920'>7</span> <span m='276190'>to</span> <span m='276280'>7</span> <span m='276540'>sometimes.</span> </p>","file":{"id":585718,"video_id":"","name":"2959-Joffer - Account Manager - IN DEPTH.mp4","duration":277362,"thumbnail_url":null}});

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