MS Job Preview: Wyatt Buerkle joins PwC

Wyatt Buerkle is a member of Simon’s MS in Accountancy Class of 2017. He recently answered some questions about his new role as audit associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

What is your job? What is your title and what are your anticipated responsibilities?
My job is in midtown Manhattan as an audit associate with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. My first responsibility will be to immerse myself into the rigors of my role with PwC. I have no previous practical financial accounting experience, so everything will be new to me. My anticipated job responsibilities include key quantitative tasks, such as testing various aspects of the financial statements, and key qualitative demands, such as working towards team goals with my group and building a strong relationship with the client.

WyattHow did you find this position?
I found the position online through the Simon Career Management Center’s career portal, Simon Works.

What Career Management Center (CMC) resources did you use to help you prepare for the interview process or any of the job responsibilities?
To prepare for the interview I used multiple CMC resources, including: the VMock résumé builder, the MS Accounting Fast Track program, Got Mock? interview preparation, practice sessions with the accountancy student career advisor, Jackie, Simon Works, and multiple meetings and phone calls with my dedicated career advisor, Heidi Ames.

What are you most looking forward to about your new role?
I look most forward to receiving and getting acquainted with my client, meeting my team members, getting the opportunity to explore the NYC area, and of course, my paycheck!

What do you think will be the most challenging aspect of your role?
I expect the most challenging aspect of my role will be busy season, especially because I have no previous practical financial accounting experience.

Are you relocating? If so, what are you looking forward to exploring in your new home?
I will be relocating from Rochester to the NYC area, though I’m not exactly sure where yet. I look forward to exploring the New York food scene and the City’s parks and historical sites, and I hope to find a local soccer league I can join. Most importantly though, I am a diehard New York Red Bulls fan, so I look forward to buying season tickets and supporting my team!

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