So the last few months have been pretty crazy. I received an official promotion from staff accountant to senior accountant now. The workload has literally doubled. The pay increase was pretty good, but now I am forced to work longer hours. Being an audit lead has its advantages and disadvantages so far.

Advantages are:
  • You can delegate the busy work to others
  • Work more flexible hours (i.e. working from home)
  • Make all the major calls to any audit enagement. Its fun being in charge at such a young age
  • Pay increase
  • Being a boss after just 1-2 years of work
  • Taking on engagements and implementing my own managerial philosophy
Disadvantages are:
  • I have to work more hours
  • I have much much more responsibility
  • I constantly have interns asking me ridiculous questions (of course the same stupid questions I myself asked as an intern. 
  • Tired all the time now
  • Weekends consist of me planning or reviewing workpapers
  • Having to tell my coworkers what to do (especially when I was promoted and they werent... somewhat awkward)
To commemorate my promotion I have decided to illustrate the mindset of various positions in public accounting. Now this is not all true, but its based on my current experience and what I have gathered from others. Enjoy :D


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Office Birthdays

I don't like celebrating birthdays in the office... I just don't.. Its always an attempt by a few people to help someone (who usually doesn't want to celebrate) make a big day about their bday. The parties are always dull and most of the conversation ends up inevitably steering towards work. When you have a small office (like the one I work in) birthdays are not as frequent as a larger corporation, but I think we make a bigger deal out of them. Office parties always end in disaster...

Alone in the Audit

There's something very creepy about being at the office by yourself after everyone has gone home for the night. Its only happened to me a handful of times, but I still get a little bit paranoid. I always feel as though someone else is with me. Although I'm an adult (and supposed to be mature... although these pictures are almost as good as a 6 year old), I still get that same feeling of when I was left alone at home as a kid. Every creaking sound or rustling in the bushes freaks me out.

After some time, I start to get so riled up that I make myself mad. I am overly determined to beat up whoever is intruding on our office. Soon I find myself skulking around the office. I am in operative mode. I will find whoever or whatever made the noise. Quickly, however, my confidence dwindles as I go from office to office...

 Eventually (like every night) I give in and figure my imagination is getting the better of me. I go home, sleep, come back to work, and redo the whole bit over and over again.

I know this is not much of a post... Ive just been staying later at the office.. by myself... so this is the only thing that distracts me from all the noises. But I guess if I spent less time drawing, and more time working.. I would not have to stay so late... Oh well...

5 hour stomach virus

For those of you who are not familiar with 5 hour energy let me give you a breakdown:

Its an "energy" supplement that is supposed to give you a full days worth of energy. The commercials I have seen show an ordinary businessman waking up at 630AM!!!! (woah! so early). When the sun is just coming up, he then goes downstairs, and instead of making himself a healthy meal, decides to skip it and reaches for a nice bottle of liquid crack. He downs the bottle and, amazingly, is suddenly dressed and ready for his big day (not to mention that promotion!).

My experience started the same. My alarm failed to wake me up so I had to rush out of the house. As I was scrambling to put my clothes on, while simultaneously brush my teeth, I realized "Hey! Why don't I just grab a 5 hour energy! No need for breakfast! Its not like I haven't eaten in 12 hours!"

Ahhh... so refreshing! The day seemed so much more positive already!  Here I come world!

And then it happened... It was a cataclysmic effect inside my bowels. The forces of the evil 5 hour empire had decided to induce an ultimate battle for the governing rule over my lower intestine. My body's defenses scrambled, and in its hastiness decided attempt an expulsion of the viral product in the best way possible; By forcing it out as quickly as possible. Little did my body know that the '5 hour' had other plans.

My stomach began to cramp like a vice. It was twisting like a screw into a board.

The pain was unbearable. I began to sweat and quake. Soon the forces of the krakens evil seed would come spewing forth from my abdomen, unleashing a hell upon my desk of which no one in public accounting has ever witness.

 Oh what dread it would be if I was to unleash this terrible beast in my office... The consequences would be dire!

Suddenly, I awoke, to find myself asleep at my desk... it was afternoon... whats your 2:30 feeling like, you ask? you dare to ask me Mr. "5 hour energy?" Well...its pretty crappy... can I have another?


Unfortunately I just found out I failed the AUD test for the CPA exam... I went on a roller coaster ride of emotions, in which I suffered 2 strokes, one abdominal spasm, three cases of the "woe is me's", and five consecutive counts of blame-o-matic anger displacement syndrome.

It all started when I checked my score...

First, I became sad and reflected on everything bad that my overactive imagination could find to render me useless.

Then I became angry and blamed others...

Then I became hysterical, and was SURE that some dumb intern at the AICPA pushed the wrong button, or pulled a rope, and gave me a 74 in a fit of enraged jealousy.

Then I accepted it.... and now I must re walk the long lonely road that is the Audit test...