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Grammar

Fill in the gaps with the following verbs for you to learn how to be a good accountant.
(make X2) (have) (ask) (look for X2) (think) (have) (fail not) (apply) (drop not) (fail) (have not) (work) (do) (study)

Example: of

An

accountant is a practitioner which is the measurement, provision of assurance about information that helps

accountancy, or

disclosure financial managers, other allocation how to be

investors, tax authorities and makers make resource

decision

decisions. The question is a good accountant?

1. H________ higher grades when you're in high school, especially in Math subjects. A_______ your guidance counselor what is the qualification to be accepted in Accounting Program. Also L________ Universities that offers a good Accounting Programs and degress.

2. A______ a school that you think that offers better Accounting Program that will fulfill all of the requirements to be a CPA.
3. L_______

the subject of Accountancy Program and t_______if you can pass those subjects.

4. To be retain in Accountancy Program. _______ a grade of 2.5(74%) in average from 1st year to 2nd year. D______d______ or f________ any subjects. 5. When you are in 3rd year to 4th year can have 1 failed subject and then the university will give you chance to retake that subject. But d_____h____any failed subjects. 6. In your 5th y ear in Accounting Program m______ sure that you will give your best because you will take up the CPA examination. 7. Before applying for the test, you'll need some accounting experience, in addition to a bachelor's degree. D___________ your best in taking up the CPA examination. S_______ hard so that you can pass the examination.

Match the sentence with the imperative to learn about how to set up your first accounting system.

How do I Setup My First Accounting System?

1. Count income

to an accountant or bookkeeper, especially when initially setting u up your accounting system

2. Count income

An Accounting Method. the fist decision to be made is which type of accounting method to choose.

3. Speak

when you actually receive it (either as cash, credit card charges or check and your expenses are counted when you actually pay them.

4. Pick 5. Dont make

when a sale is made (regardless if you actually receive the money for it either method provided you have less than $5 million in annual sale.

6. Decide

how you are going to record transactions.

7. Choose

mistakes that will need to be corrected later in the year when filing taxes or other government forms.

Use imperatives in parenthesis.

How

to

Become

an

Accountant

By an eHow Contributor Successful numbers have at oral and written and accountants a close need to possess a special aptitude for attention to detail. They must also excellent computer skills and be adept communication. This is a career in constant accuracy are of utmost

which education and importance.

1.___________ certain you excel in math in high school. (Make) 2.___________your guidance counselor which classes to take to best prepare you for college and a degree in accounting. (ask) 3.Also __________for a list of colleges that offer accounting programs and degrees.(ask) 4._____________ to colleges for their catalogs and applications well before your senior year in high school. (write) 5.__________research on the degree requirements of the state in which you hope to obtain your eventual CPA certificate. (do) 6.___________ the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (aicpa.org) for further information.(see) 7. __________certain that the colleges to which you apply offer accounting programs that will fulfill all of the state's current requirements.(make)

Identify the imperative. Put a tick on it.


WHAT IS TO BE AN ACCOUNTANT LIKE?

1. Keep track of a company's money

2. Do accounting, auditing, tax, and consulting work

3. Do many different kinds of accounting for people outside the company.

4. To be a manager accountant: keep track of the money spent and made by the companies for which they work.

5. To be Internal auditors : make sure that a company's accounting records are right. 6. To be an Internal auditor check the records to see that no one in the company is stealing. 7. To be an Internal auditor: check to see that no one

in the company is wasting the company's money.

Use the imperatives below. How to be an accountant auditor.

Nature of the Work To be Accountants and Help Analyze and perform concentrate 1. H_______ to ensure public records kept

auditors: communicate offer specialize carry out

that firms are run efficiently, accurately, and taxes paid

properly and on time.

2. A_____________financial information for various entities such as companies, individual clients, and Federal, State, and local governments.

3. C__________ the fundamental tasks of the occupationproviding information to clients by preparing, analyzing, and verifying financial documents

4. P_________ a broad range of accounting, auditing, tax, and consulting activities for their clients, which may be corporations, governments, nonprofit organizations, or individuals. For example,

5. C __________ on tax matters, such as advising companies about the tax advantages and disadvantages of certain business decisions and preparing individual income tax returns.

6. O__________ advice in areas such as compensation or employee healthcare benefits, the design of accounting and data processing systems, and the selection of controls to safeguard assets. Still others audit clients' financial statements and inform investors and authorities that the statements have been correctly prepared and reported.

7. S___________in forensic accountinginvestigating and interpreting white-collar crimes such as securities fraud and embezzlement.

Order the following sentences with a coherent sense. How to choose a good accountant.

1. / a / list / and / Compile / Research _____________________________________________ 2. / the / pages / yellow / to / Flip / to _____________________________________________ 3. / specializes / in / small / businesses / Ask / who / accountant / an/for___________________________________________________________________ 4. Institute / American / the / Call _______________________________________________ 5. / making a choice / an / accountant / interview / before____________________________ 6. / moneys worth / sure / get / your / make / you____________________________________ 7. Experience with / experience / broad / Someone / Choose___________________________

Speaking You are a very experienced accountant. You have a friend that applied for a job as auditor but he only has year of experience. Advice him how to become a good auditor.

A Day in the life of a Accountant/Auditor Accountants keep track of payments, financial positions, and transfers of capital or income for individual or institutional clients. Some are responsible for examining the tax implications of those actions. Accountants must be comfortable with numbers, but must also spend a considerable amount of time reviewing other peoples work and, in particular, delivering bad news. As a financial physician (a term that cropped up more than once in our surveys), youll be the bearer of unpleasantness more often than blessings, and can expect to be greeted, at times, in a lessthan-friendly fashion.

Vocabulary and Writing

QUESTIONS: (Choose the best response for each one)


1. He is the head of the accounting department = He's __________________________ of the accounting department. in charge charge in control 2. I'd like to __________________________ you to Lisa, our database specialist. introduce meet assist 3. I'm __________________________ manager at Disney. (There are many managers there) the an a

4. I'm __________________________ CEO of Herbalife International. (There is only one CEO) a the an 5. James always does __________________________ well. job working his job

6. You should always call the customer by their __________________________, not their first name. last name/surname second name familiar name 7. I remember faces very well = I'm __________________________ good with faces good at faces good in faces

Writing Read the following steps of how to be a good accountant. Your best friend is planning to become an accountant. He wants to be a good accountant. Write him a letter giving him advices explaining how to be that. Use the information below.

Instructions Things You'll Need:

You'll only need to study hard, give your best to be a good Accountant.

1.You should have higher grades when you're in high school, especially in Math subjects. Ask your guidance counselor what is the qualification to be accepted in Accounting Program. Also look for Universities that offers a good Accounting Programs and degree. 2. Apply a school that you think that offers better Accounting Program that will fulfill all of the requirements to be a CPA. 3. Look for the subject of Accountancy Program and think if you can pass those subjects. 4.To be retain in Accountancy Program, you must have a grade of 2.5(74%) in average from 1st year to 2nd year. You should not have a drop any subjects or failed subjects. Dear Michael,
________________________________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________

Reading Read the following articles do the activities proposed below: 1. Write ideas of background information about you know according to the title. 2. Make 5 questions about the article that you would like to have answered. 3. Write a short summary of the reading. 4. Give a partner an opinion about the reading.

Overcoming Mistakes Made During the Recession by Andy Denka | Published on 4/20/2010

The recession has put managers to the test in ways they likely had not experienced in the past. Often, choices were made to reduce costs that weren't planned out as strategically as they would have been in other times, and companies already are beginning to regret some decisions that were made too quickly. Does that make these supervisors bad managers? No. Hindsight is 20-20. But there are lessons that can be learned from these missteps now that an economic recovery may be on the horizon. Here are a few of the most common staffing mistakes made, along with suggestions for getting your team back on track: Mistake #1: Cutting personnel levels too deeply

Many organizations operating with lean teams are discovering being short-staffed is hampering their ability to conduct business and contributing to burnout of remaining employees. As conditions begin to change but uncertainty persists, gaining staffing flexibility through the use of temporary financial professionals can provide a particular advantage. Your firm can expand or contract your personnel levels as needs dictate far more quickly and less expensively than if your organization is composed entirely of full-time employees. At the same time, you can evaluate temporary professionals for potential full-time positions should your needs shift. This flexible staffing strategy can leave you better prepared for any changes ahead, making it a useful business practice to implement on an ongoing basis. Mistake #2: Overlooking opportunities to strengthen core staff

Many companies have failed to see opportunity along with the turmoil in the recession. With top accounting and finance professionals still in the job market, firms now have the chance to hire highly skilled individuals who might not have been available to them in the past. By making strategic additions, employers can upgrade the skill set and expertise of their teams. This improved knowledge can be particularly valuable as you plan for future expansion and needs.

For instance, you might hire an accounting manager proficient with eXtensible Business Reporting Language who can guide your department through the learning process. Mistake #3: Feeling employees are just lucky to have jobs

While certainly understandable to a degree, some companies have been so caught up in their efforts to survive the recession that they have given little thought to maintaining employee job satisfaction or loyalty. As economic conditions improve, this mistake can prove costly as unhappy workers pursue other job opportunities. Even if budgets remain tight, there are steps you can take to create a more positive work environment. Providing flexible scheduling options or access to a mentoring program, for example, cost very little if implemented wisely. Also talk to your employees to find out what improvements they would like to see in the workplace. If you arent able to fund a suggested idea right now, explain the situation and brainstorm alternatives. By showing a sincere interest in what employees have to say and following through on their recommendations when possible, you can help reconnect with your staff. Also meet individually with personnel to discuss their professional goals. What would they like to be doing at your company two years from now? Are they being given the necessary tools and guidance to achieve those objectives? Outline the steps that will be required for them to advance professionally. The more you can give people a vision of a future at your firm, the less likely they are to want to leave. You may not be able to remedy these mistakes overnight. For instance, it may take time to rebuild employee satisfaction. With the right steps in your staffing strategy, however, you can improve the efficiency and morale of your team, which can pay off particularly as the economy gains momentum and business plans shift. For more advice on management and career issues, listen to The Management Minute, Robert Halfs podcast series, at www.rhi.com/podcasts. Andy Denka is the executive director of Accountemps, the worlds first and largest specialized staffing service for temporary accounting, finance and bookkeeping professionals. For more information about Accountemps, a division of Robert Half International,

visit www.accountemps.com. Follow Accountemps on Twitter atwww.twitter.com/Accountemps for industry news and workplace and career advice. The article was originally published on SmartPros. 2010 SmartPros Ltd. All rights reserved. Republished with permission.

Article courtesy of Andy Denka