Mutual of America
Mutual of America
I ensure that departments have proper internal controls that adhere to procedures and policies.
A great day at work would entail open communication with each department, along with learning the various duties and responsibilities that govern the department and ensuring that they're being used in the most efficient and effective manner.
Skills, training and experience needed at work are not only acquired through school. A few of the skills or tools that I learned are active listening, critical and positive thinking and problem solving. In order to conduct audits, I need to listen to the people I'm meeting with and analyze the information I'm given to ensure each department is performing efficiently according to the procedures and policies put in place by the Company and the government.
Here's the first step for college students
The first step I would recommend in college is discovering what you're passionate about. To be an auditor, you have to be interested in learning about business and enrolling in business classes. Auditing is a part of the accounting major.
"People from our neighborhood never leave the neighborhood."
I refused to listen to them. I always knew that there was a bigger world out there, bigger than the four block radius my peers and I were used to. I always had teachers and some friends encourage me to see the bigger picture of a brighter future if I applied myself to a goal. My goal was to graduate from college.
Realizing from an early age that good grades would help overcome my single parent household income and help me get into a good college.
Discovering a hobby to do indoors and staying away from the streets where a lot of peers got into gangs and violence.
Learning English and overcoming the stereotypes that Spanish people lack the ability to excel in educational settings.