Hi My Name is Jeanette and I Work It in Accounts Payable!

When you were a kid, did you know exactly what you wanted to be? Did you know there were other options besides a doctor, teacher, or policeman?

 

Well for many young professionals entering the workforce for the first time, finding the career that feels less like work and more like a hobby can be difficult… especially if you don’t know your what your options are.

 

For Work It Wednesday, we explore different career fields from girls who are Working-it! For this week we start with...

 

Hi My name is Jeanette Delgado and I Work in Accounts Payable

 

1.    How did you choose your career?

 "I actually fell into my career. I started working as a corporate receptionist, and was promoted to the accounting department. Working with numbers was never a personal goal of mine."


2.    What do you find most rewarding about your career?

"The thing I find most rewarding about my career is that I am always learning. Since I fell into my career, and had no prior experience in accounting, I had to learn everything on the fly. I am constantly learning about accounts, general ledgers, financial reports, etc."


3.    Is this what you always wanted? If not, how did you land into it?

"This is not what I pictured myself doing at all. I started working as a corporate receptionist as soon as I graduated high school. After a while I would get bored at the front desk so I began to ask for more work. Little by little I started learning the functions of accounting and was then promoted into the accounting department."

4.    What is your background? 

"I would  definitely consider my background in  accounting. Only because I have had different jobs, but for the most part they have all been accounting related."

5.    What is the best piece of advice you can give to someone who wants to be in your field?

"The best piece of advice I can give someone, is to go to school. Take an accounting course and see if you like it. It is not the most entertaining job in the world, but it makes you feel important since you are working with numbers. There is a lot to learn in accounting and if you don’t like working with numbers, this is not the career for you."

6.     Being a busy woman, what do you like to do on your free time? What do you value most in a career? Ex. Money, fun, work life balance?

"What I value most about my career is that there is always room to grow. There is also an accounting department in every field you can imagine. No matter what field you look into someone always has to crunch the numbers. In my free time I love spending time with my family and friends, I like to go to concerts and just hang out."

7.     Do you have any other goals you strive to achieve? What is the greatest lesson you have learned? What would you do differently if given a second chance?

"My next goal is to obtain a degree in Business. I am constantly surrounded my CFOs CEO’s etc., overall bosses. I want to be one of them one day. One of the greatest lessons I have learned within my field is that if you put in the work, you will reach your goals. Being a CEO of a company is completely attainable, you have to be involved in every part of your business and accounting is one of the major factors. If given a second chance, I would have definitely invested the time to get my degree right out of high school, I could have been running my own business by now."

8.      Where do you see yourself in 10 years? 

"In 10 years I picture myself my own boss. Running my own company and making a lot of money. :)"