Meet Cody Cassady, an online Master of Accountancy student, and hear about the course that had the largest impact.
Master of Accounting (MAcc)
Why are you interested in a career in accounting?
Nearly everything we know rests upon the financial statements accountants prepare or auditors ensure are prepared properly. As a nonprofit professional, I'm acutely aware that this also has a direct impact on the ability for organizations to continue to meet some of the most demanding, deeply entrenched issues of our time. Knowing this, accounting is, to me, the perfect balance--on-the-ground enough to see a direct correlation between our work and the mission of the organization, but removed enough to be able to do it all again at next month-end (and as many month-ends are needed until the mission is accomplished.)
What has been your favorite class/professor at Auburn and why?
Dr. Stanley's Advanced Accounting, without question. At the end of the semester, I looked back in awe at the complexity of the topics we covered with Dr. Stanley. The class wasn't easy, by any means, but Dr. Stanley's level of patience and care enabled each of us to thoroughly learn the concepts. His kindness made it possible to enjoy learning foreign currency transactions--I wasn't sure that was possible!
How do you balance your career and family commitments while pursuing an accounting education?
It hasn't always been easy--there is no shortage of late nights and early mornings. But my success so far has been possible in large part due to the understanding of the professors I have had. Because most of them have worked in this field extensively, they get it. But, over all, they're interested in our success, which makes all the difference.