Looking at Today’s Young Accounting Professionals

Amanda BeitelFor students graduating with an accounting degree, and looking forward to fall recruiting, September becomes the perfect time to begin meeting with recruiters from accounting firms for  launching a career in accounting.  A career in accounting can be challenging and rewarding, which allows many in the field to achieve a comfortable work-life balance, while still achieving their professional goals.

One such young professional working in the accounting profession, Amanda Beitel, 29, was recently highlighted by the Statesman Journal in its on-going “Today’s Young Professional” series. After completing much of her undergraduate coursework in accounting through the online degree program at Linfield Adult Degree Program, Ms. Beitel continued her studies to obtain a graduate degree and her CPA.

Ms. Beitel now enjoys working as an accounting manager for Business Oregon, the state’s economic development agency. Her duties include, but are not limited to, managing the accounting and procurement functions for the department, as well as supervising internal control reviews and cash management. In addition to her work for the state, she has a small tax and accounting practice where she assists individuals and small to medium-sized businesses.

Many accounting students are eager to start their accounting careers. To help juniors, seniors, and post baccalaureate accounting students get started, OSCPA (Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants) is hosting a free Career Showcase on September 28, 2011 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. Students will have an opportunity to meet recruiters from public accounting, government, and other industries to start networking for potential internships and employment. For more information, please contact Kris McDowell at kmcdowell@orcpa.org, or 503-597-5477; 1-800-255-1470 ext. 13.

For more information on online accounting degrees and how you can get started contact the Linfield Adult Degree Program today and we can help you start toward a career in the field of accounting.