Continuous Improvement

December 8, 2014

D'Angelo Charlton
Audit Staff

My memory is not as great as it once was but I can still vividly recall my first day with PKM. It’s hard to believe that in less than two months I will begin my third busy season in public accounting. Time sure does fly when you’re having fun!

During a recent recruiting event a student asked at what point did I get the gist of auditing and public accounting and my honest reply was, “I’m still getting it.” My first busy season was filled with learning opportunities which prepared me for my second busy season. I accepted more responsibilities during my second busy season, so I had to learn all over again. I thought surely my third busy season would be a breeze but again I find myself in a new role and accepting greater responsibilities and duties. So, what do I think of it all? I find public accounting and my time with PKM to be very rewarding. There is not much room for complacency because there is always more to learn, more to do and more ways to be involved. While it can get overwhelming at times, looking back there is always a sense of accomplishment once the task is completed. Benjamin Franklin aptly noted, “Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.”

Once I accepted that there will always be room for growth and learning, I realized that I finally got the gist of public accounting.