Andersen - - - Then and Now ….
TODAY
$$9 billion
REVENUES
14 YRS. AGO
$1 billion
(about 75 yrs
get there)
PEOPLE
85,000
21,000
OFFICES
385 (84 countries)
150
TRAINING
$600 million
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What are your aspirations?
Do you aspire to:
• Own your own business
• Have an impact on the success
of a company
• Work in an ever changing environment
• Really know the business world
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Then...
A career in accounting or
technology could be for
you !!
The Business World is in Transition
The New Economy has drastically reshaped the competitive environment across business sectors
and industries, causing companies to revisit and transform their entire business operation.
Globalization
New currencies
New technology
War for talent
New competitors
Increased importance of intangible assets
Quest for long-term value
Boom and bust of start-ups
Decreased importance of time and space
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Our Market Offerings and Industries
Market Offerings
Industries
Assurance
Tax Services
• Financial Services
Business Consulting
• Energy and Utilities
eBusiness
• Healthcare
Human Capital
• Government Services
• Products
Legal Services
• Real Estate and Hospitality
Outsourcing
• Technology, Media and
Communications
Risk Consulting
Corporate Finance
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To know accounting is to know business
Accounting is:
• The language of business
• Constantly changing
• Driver of a company’s success
• A secret society of aliens who are
plotting the overthrow of the world as
we know it
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Assurance
The work you would do…
Attest and review of
• Financial statements
• Processes and controls
• Regulatory compliance
• Technology
• eBusiness
• Integrated audits
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Tax Services
The work you will do…
• Corporate tax
• International tax
• Local and indirect tax
• Private client services
• Strategic tax outsourcing
• Tax technology solutions
• Tax transformation
• Valuation
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Here’s what’s cool about accounting!
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Very challenging
People oriented profession
Flexibility
High demand for accountants - job security
Financial rewards
Help businesses reach their aspirations
Unlimited opportunities
Respected profession
Trusted advisors/consultants
No two days are the same
Not to mention…..all the office supplies you
could ever want
Technology is the backbone of business
• Constantly changing
• Depended on for information
& information exchange
• Creates efficiencies
• Breaks down barriers
• Critical to today’s
business strategy
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Business Consulting
The work you would do…
• Asset Optimization Solutions
• Change Enablement
• Customer Solutions
• eBusiness Solutions
• Management Solutions
• Supply Chain Solutions
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eBusiness
The work you will do…
• Identify and prioritize opportunities
• Develop strategies
• Capitalization
• Unique web site design
• Technical architecture
• Integration of internal systems
• Full implementation – from design to risk management
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Process vs. programming
Process
Programming
– Analyze business impact
– High technology understanding
– Analyze needs
– Comprehends the details of
hardware and software
limitations
– Gather user requirements
– Stay current on latest business
trends and technology capabilities
at a high level
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– Stay current on latest
programming languages
Here’s what’s cool about technology!
• Constantly changing/cutting edge
• Impact on people
• Flexibility
• High demand for technology skills
• Financial rewards
• Impress dates with your mastery of
“technospeak”
• Help resolve business issues
• Unlimited opportunities
• Respected profession
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Human Capital
The work you will do…
• Compensation strategy and
equity incentives
• International employment solutions
• People strategy and Human Resource
Management
• Retirement, actuarial and benefits
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Legal
The work you will do…
• Banking and finance
• Mergers and acquisitions
• Intellectual property and
Information technology
• Labor
• Litigation and arbitration
• Real estate
• Competition and trade
Andersen Legal is an international network of independent law firms sharing common methodologies. All affiliated law firms are outside the US.
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Outsourcing
The work you will do…
• Finance operations management
• High-volume transaction processing
• Enterprise resource planning and
Application service providers
• Internal audit
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Risk Consulting
The work you will do…
• Strategic and enterprise
• Operations
• Internal audit
• Technology
• Financial and commodities
• Fraud and integrity
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Global Corporate Finance
The work you would do…
• Corporate Finance
• Corporate restructuring
• Real estate
• Privatization and emerging markets
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Oh, the Places You’ll Go
Director of
Marketing
Entrepreneur/
Own Business
Accounting
Regional
Sales Mgr.
FBI Agent
Director of Human
Resources
Investment
Advisor or Analyst
Teacher
Business
Consultant
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Project
Manager
Phil Knight’s career
Accounting teacher
Accounting major
Worked at a major accounting firm received CPA
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Chief Executive Officer,
President and Chairman
of Nike, Inc.
Owner of small business became Nike, Inc.
Check out where some accountants are today
Donna Zarcone
President and Chief Financial Officer,
Harley-Davidson Financial Services
Michael D. Capellas
President and Chief Executive Officer,
Compaq Computer
Dave Bossung
Regional Sales Vice President,
AT&T
Adrian Barr-Bracy
Vice President - Finance, St. Louis Rams
Niel Ellerbrook
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
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The many faces of technology!
Technology
Programmer
Database
Analyst
Systems
Architect
Web Developer
Chief Information
Officer
System Security
Specialist
Network Designer
Risk Management
Consultant
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Applications
Designer
We look for people who are…
• Involved in activities
• Personable
• Team oriented
• Strong academically
• Interested in business
• Aspiring to do great things
• Able to walk and chew gum
• Excited to work with others
• Creative
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What you can do now
Leave yourself opportunities by…
• Maintaining a high GPA
• Majoring in Accounting, Computer
Science or Management/Computer
Information Systems
• Participating in activities - get involved!
• Doing what you’re passionate about
• Gaining experience through internships
• Taking relevant courses
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Do You Want to…
• Help clients manage the revolutionary
changes taking place in the economy?
• Work for a recognized
service?
leader in client
• Be challenged to learn more?
• Work where
innovation is fostered?
• Pursue your passions beyond work?
Then...
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A career in accounting or
technology could be for
you !!
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