TOKTW 2018

Name of your host: Daniela Diaconu

Relationship to you: Mother

The Interview:

1.What is your job title?

Accountant

2.What is your job description?

Accounts receivable, accounts payable, overtime payment and payment

3.What are the duties and/or tasks you perform at your job?

Issue invoices, apply payments, code vendor invoices for approval and payment, general overtime reports for approval and payment.

4.What qualifications do you have for this job in the following areas:

  1. a) training?

None

  1. b) education?

Accounting diploma

  1. c) experience?

Worked as an accountant before.

  1. d) skills and attributes (personal qualities)?

Very efficient in excel, yardy, nexus and IMPAK (accountant programs), organized, can multitask, can prioritize different tasks over others.

5.What are some of the things you like about the job?

Good balance between interacting with people and work, able to manage workload as long as deadlines are met.

6.What are some of the things you dislike about this job?

Nothing

7.How do you anticipate this job changing in the next 5 years or so?

Computers will do more of the job making it easier and faster.

Student Reflections:

1.Give three reasons why you would like this job:

  1. a) You do similar things everyday making the job simple
  2. b) The computer helps do your job, you use different programs to assist you
  3. c) Calm work environment helping you concentrate

2.Give three reasons why you would not like this job:

  1. a) Too many papers, hard to keep them all organized
  2. b) Making mistakes can be really bad which is stressful
  3. c) The job is boring, the stuff you do isn’t very interesting

3.Is this job for you? Why or why not?

No, the job seems too boring and there are too many papers to keep organized. It’s also bad to stare at a computer screen for too long. I would prefer something with more action and where there aren’t so many papers to keep organized.

4.Explain the value of the TOKTW experience in relation to your ideas about your post secondary (after high school) plans (education? training? travel? work?).

It helps you see how certain jobs are. It helps you decide which jobs you prefer and the pros and cons of different jobs. It is a helpful day and helps you understand exactly how to do a job. You also can get information from different people at the workplace giving you a better perspective of the job.

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