This course will provide information on the types of certifications available in the accounting and finance profession. Many certifications provide additional specific knowledge focused on one key area.
Concentrated knowledge in a particular area may increase the value employers or clients may have when working with a professional with these certifications. This class review some of those certifications and the types of opportunities that may be pursued with the certification.
This organization of professional women is near and dear to my heart. As an alumna of Florida A&M University, the success of African American women in business is a plight that's near and dear to my heart. After 17 years in the profession, I have come across many challenges in both private and public accounting. I have worked in corporate accounting in positions of Senior Regional accountant, controller and CFO. I left my last corporate position in 2009 to start my own public accounting firm CFO Benefits Inc., which has been a great success. While writing my dissertation to complete my Doctorate in Business Administration with the focus being accounting, I was astonished at the difficulties experienced by African Americans in the accounting profession, as well as women in the accounting profession. Even today African Americans make up less than 1% of CPAs. Women may represent more than 50% of accounting graduates entering the profession for the last 20 years, but make up only 19% of the partners in accounting firms nationwide. Further while studying for the CPA exam I encountered so many women that need the support of other women who are exactly where they are or who have already gone through the same frustrations and hours upon hours of studying while either working full time, raising kids, being a wife etc. Without the support of other women, this journey can be impossible. So ladies I present to you your #1 resource, we are here to support you in all of your professional endeavors The Lady CPA Network. Let’s take this Journey together.
Sabine Charles is an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, board advisor, and exam prep expert.
Sabine has over 15 years of experience as an executive audit director. She has proven leadership and results-driven success advising fortune 500 senior executives in internal audit controls, business risk, fraud investigation, and operational auditing.
Her “Big 4” background contributes to her level of expertise and successful collaborative approach in building financial infrastructure and refining audit systems that improve productivity, reduce cost, and stimulate growth. She offers a broad range of knowledge with extensive expertise in global operations, information technology audit, investigations, and accounting in financial services and higher education industries. Some of her previous places of employment include Deloitte, Citibank, and American Express.