So, here I am working my job, that I found through a temp agency about 2 years ago. I have been promoted to a position that involves accounts receivable, doing financial reporting to the controller and keeping track of the service work that we provide. I feel I don't know enough about accounting and business to be as effective as I should be. I feel stupid when I have to continue to ask the controller the hows and whys about things like the accrual process, lien waivers, what happens when I enter a credit memo or need to adjust a customer account. I want to finish my degree and I constantly wonder if I should pursue something that I would really love or I could get a business degree and maybe that would help me in my current company. I don't really know how or where. I just feel very out of the professional world. I am in charge of collecting the past due accounts for our department and when I first started this position about a year ago, I really didn't focus on the past due accounts, and the 120+ past due balance got up to 140K! I am still trying to collect on past due invoices from 2007. The thing is that even my supervisor never brought up how important the collections were. I'm lucky to have an understanding controller, but I feel that I'm just putting invoices into the computer and really out of the bigger picture....what is the way to turn? Plus I need to make more money with my degree, hopefully.
I need to get my degree
July 13th, 2008 at 12:30 pm