Making the most of your first busy season

July 5, 2012

Kermine Jean-Louis
Audit Staff

In public accounting, busy season is a time full of opportunities.  As a first year staff, at PKM, a leading accounting firm in Atlanta, I’ve had the opportunity to experience the immense growth that occurs during a first busy season.  I’d like to share some tips to make the most out of your first busy season:

  1. Don’t be afraid to ask questions – Co-workers and in-charges expect and welcome questions.  You’ll never learn if you don’t ask questions.
  2. Be organized – It’s important to balance work life. More likely than not you will have competing priorities.  It’s important to have a task list and stay on top of deadlines.  In the haste of completing engagements, being unorganized can lead things to slip through the cracks.
  3. Don’t forget to take care of yourself – Although we work longer hours during busy season it’s important to make time for a good night’s sleep, family and friends.  You won’t be able to take care of your client if you don’t take care of yourself first.

Your first busy season may be a bit overwhelming but if you make the best out it, the experience will be invaluable.