(Male, Age 34) from Collingswood, NJ
This is a REAL-LIFE job profile written by a Male aged 34 who works as a Assistant Controller in Collingswood, NJ. We have removed all names and personal information in order to protect privacy. This professional kindly spent a bit of their time to complete one of our job profile surveys so that prospective job seekers like you could read their insights. Please excuse any punctuation or grammatical errors in this profile.
At a Glance
Basic data on your current job
|Job Title||Assistant Controller|
|Other Compensation||None Set|
|Company Size||(not answered)|
|Years Experience||4 years|
Opinions on your CAREER overall (i.e. not just your current job)
|Years in Career||0|
|Income Rating||0 / 10|
|Interest Rating||0 / 10|
|Work-Life Rating||0 / 10|
|Fulfilment Rating||0 / 10|
Current job Q&A
Describe the type of organization you work for.
A small-mid-sized trucking company with offices on the east and west coasts
Describe your job role and responsibilities.
general ledger, monthly financial statements
Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
health, dental, 401K
Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
My job does entail working with others on a daily basis and I generally like this part of my job. However, not everyone understands the deadlines involved with the timely preparation of monthly financial statements.
Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Job Title: 2
Level of Responsibility: 2
The Actual Work: 2
A day in the life of…
Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:
|5am to 6am|
|6am to 7am|
|7am to 8am|
|8am to 9am|
|9am to 10am|
|10am to 11am||Arrive at work, check company email and phone messages. Print reports|
|11am to 12pm||Reconcile bank statements and enter data into accounting sytem|
|12pm to 1pm||meeting with boss to convert payroll|
|1pm to 2pm||lunch|
|2pm to 3pm||get bank statements from clerk, handle collections as needed|
|3pm to 4pm||ongoing|
|4pm to 5pm||reconcile statements|
|5pm to 6pm||make copies of statements for each company and for CPA firm|
|6pm to 7pm||ongoing and end of day|
|7pm to 8pm|
|8pm to 9pm|
|9pm to 10pm|
|10pm to 11pm|
|11pm to 12am|
Table of Contents
How you got your job
How did you get your current job?
What was the application process?
submitted my resume through a recruiter
Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
Yes, I interviewed for my job with the owner of the company and the Financial Officer
If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
You can never be too prepared for your job, especially if you are taking over for someone who may have been less qualified for the job
Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
go to college and get his/her B.S. in Accounting and then work toward his/her MBA in Finance
What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
To pursue a position like mine a person should be detailed oriented, be good with numbers, and work well under pressure deadlines.
Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
I feel that a bachelor’s degree or above is needed
What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Put in your time, be willing to learn different jobs and try different areas of accounting such as health, cost, public/private,etc and see which is a better fit for them
Long-term career plans
Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
What are your current career goals?
Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
Prior work history
Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:
|Prior Job 1||Assistant Controller||2 1/2 yrs||55000|
|Prior Job 2|
Please list your educational background:
High School GPA:
|Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
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