Capstone Component Two: Professional Self-Assessment


Capstone Component Two: Professional Self-Assessment

Now that you have completed the three sets of tasks for S.N.H.U., LLC, you will write a professional self-assessment for the final component of your capstone. In this professional self-assessment, you will reflect on the capstone and your experience in the MS Accounting program as a whole. The professional self-assessment will serve as the formal introduction to your portfolio. This means that you should use the self-assessment as an opportunity to emphasize your strengths and employability. In addition, the professional self-assessment is an opportunity to explain how the portfolio artifacts that you developed showcase your superior accounting knowledge, skills, and expertise.

Remember that when prospective employers or admissions counselors view your portfolio, the professional self-assessment is the first thing they will see. It should be well organized, thoughtful, and effectively communicate your strengths in the field of accounting.

Some of the issues that you could address in the final component of this capstone may include:

 Ethics are a crucial component of the accounting profession. How can you relate ethics to your capstone and MS Accounting program experience? How can you maintain ethical principles in your future accounting career?

 What have you learned throughout the MS Accounting program and the capstone experience that prepares you for a job in an accounting firm or for further education?

 How did you apply accounting best practices in your capstone experience?

 How will you apply what you have learned in the capstone and in the program to your future academic and/or professional life? In other words, how does this capstone fit intothe big picture of your academic and/or professional goals?

 What unforeseen problems or obstacles did you encounter during your capstone experience? What challenges did you face? How did you address these?

Guidelines for Submission: Your professional self-assessment should be one to two pages in length and should be included as the introduction to your portfolio, whether your portfolio is presented online or in person,Guidelines for Submission:Your professional self-assessment should be one to twopagesinlengthandshouldbe included as the introduction to your portfolio, whether your portfolio ispresentedonline or in person. Each portfolio artifact should be submitted as an organized packagein a business context, written in APA format and includinga title page or table of contents where appropriate.Round all answers up to the nearest dollar value in any calculations. Use double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, and one-inch margins.

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Objective   Seeking a demanding position where my educations and extensive experience will be further developed and utilized.
Skills   In-depth knowledge of the accounting principles, book-keeping practices and taxation policies Ability to communicate effectively and coordinate work with other staff members for day to day activities Good IT systems knowledge and be able to adapt to new procedures quickly. Reliable, punctual, professional and competent. Good numerical & literacy skills & can work accurately within deadlines. Excellent communications skills and able to liaise with vendors.  
Work History   10/2013- Present                                         09/2011-08/2013                 06/2010-12/2010     MANAGEMENT AIDE/aCcount Clerk  minneapolis public Housingauthority -MINNEAPOLIS, MN                                                                                General office duties, answering phones, filing and distributing the mail promptly responds to routine telephone and in-person inquiries and makes appropriate referrals to the proper maintenance and/or management sources when concerns are raised. Pays vendors by monitoring discount opportunities; verifying federal id numbers; scheduling and preparing checks; resolving purchase order, contract, invoice, or payment discrepancies and documentation; insuring credit is received for outstanding memos; issuing stop-payments or purchase order amendments. Ensuring all invoices is validated against relevant purchase orders. Research and resolved billing and invoice problems. Verify details of transactions, including funds received and total account balances. Participated in conducting building inspections, move-in and move-out inspections as assigned. Assisted with vacant unit turn around process and other inspections of public housing units. Conducted apartment tours for potential tenants and answered any questions. Handled tenant complaints personally to verify they were properly handled. Monitored common areas for cleanliness and safety. Updated tenant and unit information to keep current in housing database. Maintained tenant relations with regular tenant visits and phone calls.   aCcounts payable clerk AVON (manpower staffing)-White plains,ny Maintains historical records by organizing and filing documents. Maintains journal entries for accounts payable expenses Prepare and process Accounts payable vouchers, checks, wires and ACH payments for multiple companies Resolve invoice discrepancies, and reconcile past due balances.​ Answer phones and take messages and other basic receptionist duties   ACCOUNTING ASSITANT Morris Heights health center (internship)- bronx ny Make entries of the financial transactions of the organization and get them checked from seniors File and maintain a record of various supporting documents sent and received by the organization for reconciliation purposes Receive sales and purchase reports and note the amount of sales / purchase returns by recording the corresponding entries. Prepare and send notices to debtors for remittance of bills.
Education     COMPUTER SKILLS     Master’s degree: accounting, present Southern New Hampshire University – Manchester, NH Bachelors of science: Marketing mangement, may 2011 The College of New Rochelle – New Rochelle, NY Ability to work with accounting software like QuickBooks, Peachtree and Oracle Financials, Emphasys Elite Acquainted with Ms Word, MS Excel, spreadsheet, MS Outlook


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