Personal Fit Example 2

Personal Fit Example 2 - Personal Fit (NAME) 2 December...

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Unformatted text preview: Personal Fit (NAME) 2 December 2008 In his book, Champions of Change, David Nadler outlines a congruence model that discusses organizational fit (26-43). In it, he looks at how various pieces of an organization play together. In considering where I want to launch my career, I wanted to see how I will fit with two different CPA firms: (FIRM1), and (FIRM2). I will do this first by giving a little bit of background to my situation, then analyzing my person-work, person-formal organization, and finally my person-informal organization fit for both (FIRM1) and (FIRM2). Background: Next winter semester I will be doing a part-time internship with (FIRM1) in (CITY). (FIRM1) is a small CPA firm with approximately 66 total employees of which 33 are CPAs (Rankings). (FIRM1) provides a wide range of services including advisory, tax, IT, and audit/assurance. It specializes in QuickBooks support and training (Quickbooks Training) and school district and private firm audits ([REFERENCE]). It is a (FIRM3) Affiliate company meaning it has access to some (FIRM3) resources outside of Utah and provides some services for (FIRM3) inside of Utah ([REFERENCE]). (FIRM1) is registered with the PCAOB but has intentionally decided not to perform any SEC audits ([REFERECE]). During the summer I will intern with (FIRM2) in Salt Lake City. (FIRM2) is one of the big four accounting firms and was ranked number one in BusinessWeeks Best Places to Launch a Career list. The Salt Lake office, although small compared with national offices, is the largest accounting office in Utah with approximately 150 employees of which 121 are CPAs (Rankings). It performs the audits for nine of the largest eleven public companies in Utah and specializes in large SEC audits ([REFERENCE]). Before accepting either internship I informed both companies of my intent to accept both. Both firms were okay with this. History shows that I will probably receive job offers from both firms at the end of my internships. I wont actually have to decide between the two firms until then. However, time will go fast in the internships, and I will do well to go into them already prepared with some ideas of potential fits and misfits with both firms. Person-Work Fit: While both (FIRM1) and (FIRM2) are CPA firms, the work performed at each is quite different. Both firms would be considered grey-hair firms by Maister (Maister 5). Auditing and advisory in general require a some experience. However, there is a difference in level of experience required by the work performed at (FIRM1) and at (FIRM2). At (FIRM1), I would be involved in a number of different areas. The small nature of the firm would encourage me to gain a broad knowledge. However, this broad knowledge includes a relatively small amount of depth. While working with QuickBooks I will be helping and training clients in their use of the software for book-keeping. I will then use reports from the same software to perform audits ([REFERENCE]). Much of this work is more on the procedural end of Maisters spectrum, but the majority ([REFERENCE])....
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