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 © 2001 Andersen All rights reserved. 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 © 2001 Andersen All rights reserved. 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 © 2001 Andersen All rights reserved. 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 © 2001 Andersen All rights reserved. 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 © 2001 Andersen All rights reserved. Assurance The work you would do… Attest and review of • Financial statements • Processes and controls • Regulatory compliance • Technology • eBusiness • Integrated audits © 2001 Andersen All rights reserved. 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 © 2001 Andersen All rights reserved. Here’s what’s cool about accounting! • • • • • • • • • • • © 2001 Andersen All rights reserved. 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 © 2001 Andersen All rights reserved. Business Consulting The work you would do… • Asset Optimization Solutions • Change Enablement • Customer Solutions • eBusiness Solutions • Management Solutions • Supply Chain Solutions © 2001 Andersen All rights reserved. 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 © 2001 Andersen All rights reserved. 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 © 2001 Andersen All rights reserved. – 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 © 2001 Andersen All rights reserved. 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 © 2001 Andersen All rights reserved. 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. © 2001 Andersen All rights reserved. Outsourcing The work you will do… • Finance operations management • High-volume transaction processing • Enterprise resource planning and Application service providers • Internal audit © 2001 Andersen All rights reserved. Risk Consulting The work you will do… • Strategic and enterprise • Operations • Internal audit • Technology • Financial and commodities • Fraud and integrity © 2001 Andersen All rights reserved. Global Corporate Finance The work you would do… • Corporate Finance • Corporate restructuring • Real estate • Privatization and emerging markets © 2001 Andersen All rights reserved. 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 © 2001 Andersen All rights reserved. Project Manager Phil Knight’s career Accounting teacher Accounting major Worked at a major accounting firm received CPA © 2001 Andersen All rights reserved. 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 © 2001 Andersen All rights reserved. The many faces of technology! Technology Programmer Database Analyst Systems Architect Web Developer Chief Information Officer System Security Specialist Network Designer Risk Management Consultant © 2001 Andersen All rights reserved. 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 © 2001 Andersen All rights reserved. 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 © 2001 Andersen All rights reserved. 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... © 2001 Andersen All rights reserved. A career in accounting or technology could be for you !!