Concentrations: Finance & Accounting | Audit Assistant at Deloitte
Ann currently works as an audit assistant at Deloitte within the New York City office. While audit is a service utilized across all different types of companies, Ann’s focus is within the financial services industry dealing mainly with mutual funds. As an auditor, Ann is asked to engage heavily in teamwork. Her team is asked to provide an opinion on the accuracy and truthfulness of a company’s financial statements, and then relays that information to the public to instill confidence in the company. Her team will run risk assessments on each line of a financial statement, while also performing analytics and substantive procedures to test certain values and attributes. While the work of auditors is largely the same regardless of the company or team you work for, Ann has found that the people at Deloitte are really what make the job enjoyable. After attending a sophomore leadership program with Deloitte, Ann decided to accept an internship at the company mainly because “everyone I met I could see myself working with.” Ann also saw the value of starting her career at a large firm, such as Deloitte. Working for such a company has helped open up doors to multiple industry resources and connections that Ann would not have access to otherwise. Ann often finds herself being pulled onto different teams and working with new clients, further exposing her to all the opportunities within the business field. As Ann tries to figure out the next step in her career, this expanding network has become more and more valuable.
While at BU
During her time at BU, Ann became heavily involved within the Questrom community. She was an active member of LOCK, Honors Advisory Board, and the BU Accounting Association. It was her role with BUAA that would eventually lead her to Deloitte. Even though Ann came to BU knowing she wanted to study business, she wasn’t exactly sure what concentration she wanted to select. As a freshman, she attended multiple BUAA events, gaining a strong understanding and interest for the public accounting world. The club also introduced her to the sophomore summer leadership programs offered by accounting firms, which would eventually lead to her internship and eventually her full-time position. The programs gave her an opportunity to interact with professionals from different firms and provided a deep dive into each service line offering. Armed with a better understanding of the offered service lines, Ann decided to choose audit, as she really wanted to understand all aspects of a business and gain client interaction experience. Ann states that every day brings something new and exciting to learn about, especially because companies are always changing and financial markets are becoming more complex.
In terms of the Honors Program, Ann really enjoyed the sense of community that came with the Program. Since BU is so large, it can sometimes be overwhelming to find a strong community, even within Questrom. However, HP always gave Ann a group to fall back on, meeting some of her best friends through the program.
Ann encourages everyone to get as involved in clubs as possible. There are so many clubs within Questrom and the greater BU community that can help students gain experience and knowledge in a field of interest. Clubs make it easier to meet people with similar goals, and can often lead to job opportunities, as demonstrated by Ann’s involvement in BUAA.
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