Consultant (Female, Age 34) in chatsworth, CA
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At a Glance
Basic data on your current job
|Other Compensation||None Set|
|Company Size||(not answered)|
|Years Experience||5 months|
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|
Table of Contents
Current job Q&A
Describe the type of organization you work for.
Describe your job role and responsibilities.
operational and financial audit (SOX)
Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
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.
Yes, I enjoy interacting with various individuals within different departments
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.
I work in an office. I love that it is a short distance from home, however, the gray walls is the worst part of the ambience.
Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 6
The Actual Work: 1
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||I arrived in the office and checked my emails for all inquiries and regarding outstanding audits and address accordingly|
|10am to 11am||I met with the staff to provide the Director the current status for all outstanding audits and issues that I may need to escalate with senior management|
|11am to 12pm||I met with various business departments to address their inquiries pertaining to audit requirements.|
|12pm to 1pm||lunch|
|1pm to 2pm||Proceeded with reviewing all documentation received for SOX Controls testing and begin testing|
|2pm to 3pm||I continue to review the documentation and testing|
|3pm to 4pm||After identifying documentation that are not complete, I prepare an email and send accordingly|
|4pm to 5pm||I proceed with document review and testing with another audit item|
|5pm to 6pm||off to home|
|6pm to 7pm|
|7pm to 8pm|
|8pm to 9pm|
|9pm to 10pm|
|10pm to 11pm|
|11pm to 12am|
How you got your job
How did you get your current job?
referral from a former colleague & friend
What was the application process?
Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
Yes, I interviewed with everyone in the department. I first met with the Director, then the manager, and the Senior Auditor.
If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
Since the position is specifically related to SOX, the staff inquired as to the extent of my knowledge on basic requirements (404, 302 Certification, etc)
Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
training entailed familiarity on the business strategy and departmental divisions, since I already had the basic finance & audit background
Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
absolutely, without the basic Accounting background I learned from school, I wouldn’t understand the objective each department within the company are trying to accomplish
If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
yes, it prepared me for the culture within an office setting
If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
Attempt to obtain a position from a public accounting firm and gain experience in auditing.
What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
Social, organization, versatility, open minded, & patient
Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
Yes, college graduate with basic accounting knowledge
What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Be attentive, organize, and do not take anything personal.
Long-term career plans
Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
no, since I am a consultant, and my time at work is focused on completing a set of assignments
What are your current career goals?
To obtain a versatile background that will enable me to continue consulting
Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
My motivation is learning. As long as my work is not the same all the time, and I’m learning something new every day, I will continue to do what I do.
Prior work history
Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:
|Prior Job 1||Consultant||5 months||$45/hr||Manage Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) planning, documentation and audit of key operational & financial controls for various business departments within SunAmerica Annuity and Life Assurance Company|
|Prior Job 2||Reg Financial Compliance Consultant||7 yrs / 4 months||112000||Managed Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) planning, documentation and audit of key operational & financial controls for the various business unit segments within the Commercial & Consumer Business.|
Please list your educational background:
High School GPA:3.8
|3.8||UC Santa Cruz||Business Economics|
|Graduate or Professional|
(Masters or Doctorate)
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