Author Archives: Carla Spoto

My name is Carla Spoto. I am an undergraduate student at the College of Staten Island in New York City. I graduated from New Dorp High School in 2012 with an Advanced Regents Diploma and was inducted into the National Honor Society. In college, I am studying Accounting, Economics and Finance in college and will be graduating with a double major. I have recently been inducted into the International Honor Society for Economics at the College of Staten Island. My career goal is to obtain my CPA license and PFS designation and work as a Personal Financial Specialist for all types of income levels. As a college student I participated in many volunteering opportunities as well as having internships. My volunteering experience was outside my college, where I participated in fundraisers for various health organizations, food drives, and walk-a-thons. My experience volunteering shaped me into the generous person I am today. I only had one internship through college called the VITA Program where I worked as a tax preparer. I currently have a job as an accountant at a local CPA firm in Staten Island. My advice to you all is to never stop improving, and be as selfless as possible because what you attract is what you exude.

Personal Selling

Personal selling is when businesses use people to “sell” the product to a customer face-to-face.  These sales people promote the product with every aspect of themselves. The salesman has tools provided by their marketing team, but actually closing the deal is based mostly on personal interaction.

Human Resource Planning

The Human Resources (HR) department at a business is in charge of everything from hiring and firing employees, organizing and implementing training programs, resolving internal conflicts, determining the pay scales, and everything in between. Managers work with their HR departments to fill vacancies and resolve conflicts – both of which can require careful planning

Management Theory

When holding a job, there are usually certain people that have specific “titles” that describe the work that they do.  With those titles, comes the chain of command, which can be looked at as a flow chart: The CEO –> who oversees Management –> who oversees Associates. While the chain of command is fairly straightforward, the middle part, or Management, has many different ways of functioning.

Basics of Payroll Accounting

Payroll is run weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, or even semi-monthly, so for each pay cycle, taxes need to be calculated and reported. All tax payments need to be calculated for each pay cycle, then filed once per quarter. Therefore, Payroll Accounting is an involved process that properly accounts for all taxe

Starting a Career in Accounting

Auditing, Wealth Management, Forensic Accounting, Payroll, and more! There has never been a bigger demand for accountants in EVERY type of business. What certifications will you need to launch your career?