I had always known that I wanted to be one of the hospitality accountants at this luxury hotel. When I was a kid, my class went on a field trip to the hotel and the staff told us their jobs. One man there said he was the accountant. I asked him what he did and he said “I am in charge of all the money that comes and goes from here!” As a kid, I thought that was magical! Meeting the man who was in charge of all the money was like meeting a millionaire. Of course, as I got older I got wiser and knew his job wasn’t as amazing as I imagined as a kid. I still wanted to be one though.
Going to college was fun as well. I went to accounting classes and took classes in business. Some people in my classes thought that I had the idea of starting an accounting firm out of college. I had to explain to them that my goal was being an accountant at the hotel. Obviously, people thought I was crazy for having such a specific goal but I didn’t mind. (more…)